Beseda u Bigbítu music festival breaks music stereotypes
Beseda u Bigbítu music festival mixes quality music cocktail of attractive foreign bands with the best from the Czech independent music scene for the visitors again. Tall Shipp (GB), Elektro Guzzi (AT), Wattican Punk Ballet (ARM/HU), Kamp! (PL), DVA, Houpací koně, Katarzia (SK), Modré hory (SK) belong to the most important headliners of the 22nd season.
Quality, pleasant atmosphere and interesting music as well as side events belong to the key values of this Moravian festival, which will host over 40 bands from 6 countries during the first August weekend. „I experienced the fantastic vibrations as soon as I got off the car. It was the best performance of the whole tour, people at Beseda have their hearts wide open,“ stated Chicago blues singer Wanda Johnson after her performance at the festival. „At the festival, seemingly opposite music and mental streams have been changing into symbiosis of mutual sharing of unusual experience for last 20 years. We deeply believe this year will not change this tradition”, director of the festival Tomáš Ševčík comments.
22nd Beseda u Bigbítu music festival will take place 1st – 2nd August 2014 in Moravian village Tasov near Veselí nad Moravou, 100 kilometers from Brno or Bratislava. Within 2 days, festival´s visitors can attend tens of music and theatre performances, reading sessions, meet with land-art exhibitions, slam poetry or competitions of young musicians from the region of South Moravia.
The festival has been held at a grove in the Moravian village Tasov at the base of The White Carpathians since 1992 (as a two-day event since 2002). It supports minority genres and strives to create a place for meeting of talented amateur musicians with experienced artists from Visegrad countries and other regions and continents. Artists regardless of genre boundaries (including dulcimers and contemporary opera) annually meet on the two festival stages and perform for more than 1000 visitors. The biggest stars of the past years include French trumpeter Erik Truffaz, Finnish crossover band Waltari, Wanda Johnson & Shrimp City Slim Blues Band (USA), Másfél (HUN), Tres Hombres (HUN), Felix Kubin (DE), Besh o droM (HUN), Erik Sumo Band (HUN) and – representing the Czech and Slovak scenes – Tata Bojs, Polemic, Bluesweiser, Boboš & Frozen Dozen, Peter Lipa, Mňága a Žďorp, Anna K, Psí vojáci, Už jsme doma as well as hundreds of others.
Beseda u Bigbítu music festival is organized as non-profit event and the organizers from Žebřiňák civic society together with tens of volunteers invest their time to maintain the festival’s tradition, raise its quality and expand the accompanying events. Since 2009, the festival has been developing cross-the-border cooperation with Slovakian, Hungarian and Polish partners and is co-financed by International Visegrad Fund, Life an Artist foundation and private donators.