9th — 12th July 2020
9th — 12th July 2020
We have announced the Pohoda in the Air program

We have announced the Pohoda in the Air program

We are announcing the Pohoda in the Air programme. It features over 50 slots, out of which 31 will be concerts, starting on Thursday and lasting until the Welcoming of the Sun on Sunday morning. The core will consist of a live broadcast from Trenčín Airport and its interesting locations that are not commonly available to Pohoda visitors, such as the airport tower and its roof, the old military equipment, the hangar, and the fire tank. In addition, artists from all over the world will perform special concerts at the festival, while all five inhabited continents will be represented. → read more

29. June 2020
Kronos Quartet, Marina Satti & Fonés, Donny Benét, Liraz, Shht, Bazzookas, Space Lady and Crack Cloud at Pohoda in The Air

Kronos Quartet, Marina Satti & Fonés, Donny Benét, Liraz, Shht, Bazzookas, Space Lady and Crack Cloud at Pohoda in The Air

Trenčín, Vancouver, Sydney, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Kabul, Athens, Ghent, La Junta… This is what a short list of cities from which Pohoda Festival will be organizing a unique online event named “Pohoda in the Air” in three weeks looks like so far. We are going to welcome the sun during the sundown in San Francisco together with Kronos Quartet. DonnyBenét will be playing his new album Mr. Experience from Australia. The Canadians Crack Cloud have a debut album as well as a special audiovisual performance created for Pohoda in store for us. Shht from Belgium will be playing their space rock for the new generation and Bazzookas will be performing from their bus again. Pohoda in the Air viewers will also have a chance to see amazing female artists such as Space Lady from Colorado, Marina Satti & Fonés from Greece and Iranian-Israeli singer and actress Liraz. → read more

24. June 2020
Richie Hawtin at Pohoda 2021

Richie Hawtin at Pohoda 2021

Another reconfirmed name of 24th edition of Pohoda festival is legendary DJ, technology innovator, and techno producer Richie Hawtin. The New York Times called him an intellectual driving force of electronic dance music. His music was part of the exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, at the Grand Palais and Center Pompidou in Paris, as well as at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Turin. He is a co-founder of Beatport, Plus 8 label, and was also involved in the development of major electronic instruments such as Ableton Live, Traktor Scratch, Lemur Controller, and MODEL 1 mix. The three-time winner of the Best Techno DJ award will make the Trenčín airport dance. → read more

23. June 2020
TNGHT at Pohoda 2021

TNGHT at Pohoda 2021

Another reconfirmed name of Pohoda 2021 is the joint transatlantic project of Hudson Mohawke and Lunice – TNGHT. Seven years after their fantastic debut, which greatly influenced the electronics of the past decade, they’ve returned to the scene with the album TNGHT II. It’s not the kind of music suitable as background noise or music you’d hear in a café. Hud Mo and Lunice describe it as the most perfect record they’ve ever made in terms of instrumentation. The result is excellent electronics with no categories applicable. It’s a record that falls outside the market rules or the expectations of others, one the duo made on their own terms. As Hud Mo says about the album: "I think it’s a good indicator if something sounds weird and refreshing to us". → read more

15. June 2020
Tittingur released album Epiphany

Tittingur released album Epiphany

Tittingur are releasing their third album called “Epiphany” today. They will perform it publicly in premiere at the Pohoda in the Air festival. In fact, it will be a digitally-streamed public release of the album, which is, paradoxically, their first recording on analog media. The band said that in the new album, they are moving into yet more abstract territories of the zeitgeist sound of electronic music. Ambiguous rhythms, ferocious synths, inexplicable collages, braindancing; everything more explosive, piercing and exaggerated than ever before. Broken sound dystopia and a view of the natural world in decay. The album was created mainly in Copenhagen over the past year and it will be released as the first Tittingur album on a disc under Weltschmerzen label. https://tittingur.bandcamp.com/ → read more

29. May 2020
Slowthai reconfirmed for Pohoda 2021

Slowthai reconfirmed for Pohoda 2021

Another reconfirmed name for Pohoda 2021 is the British rap star - Slowthai. As mentioned by Hypebeast, "he is a turbulent punk rocker born in the era of grime." In May 2019, he released a debut album called Nothing Great About Britain, on which he collaborated with artists such as Mura Masa, Skepta and Slaves. The album made it to a top 10 of British chart, The Guardian placed it among ten best albums of the year and gave it the highest possible rating. Portal Dazed put the album to the third place among top recordings of the year. Slowthai was also nominated to the Mercury Prize. He is one of the undervalued voices of his generation whereas his texts serve as a manifesto of poor suburbs and excluded communities.  → read more

26. May 2020
The winner of the 6th Pohoda Visual Art Contest is Andrej Kolenčík

The winner of the 6th Pohoda Visual Art Contest is Andrej Kolenčík

The Pohoda Visual Art Contest jury decided to evaluate both the proposals for material and on-line art. The winner of the 6th edition of the contest is Andrej Kolenčík and his project “Coming Soon”. The intention of this short ecologically engaged video is to evoke in the viewer a worrying feeling about the future and to provoke a disputation about the topic with the controversial execution of the video. The fate of the twins as a symbol of the next generation will be unclear and untold. What is the future of our children in the current functioning of the world?   → read more

25. May 2020
The band Drť to release their debut album Puntičkár

The band Drť to release their debut album Puntičkár

The Slovak-Hungarian band Drť released their debut album Puntičkár on May 15th with the Pohoda festival record label. It is dedicated to the victims of persecution, repression, and murders of the communist regime. The author of the project is the composer and saxophonist Miroslav Tóth, also known for his collaboration with the Kronos Quartet. The band also includes other well-known musicians—composer Lucia Chuťková, Marek Buranovský (Vojdi), Márton Csernovszky (The Best Bad Trip), Áron Porteleki (Thisnis, Dorota), and Michal Kaščák (Bez ladu a skladu). The songs are muzicalization of the statements of the former head of the State Security Service, Alojz Lorenc, and the stylization was taken care of by Marek Kundlák. → read more

19. May 2020