Hatari, Iva Bittová & Dunaj and Emel Mathlouthi reconfirmed for Pohoda 2021
The list of re-confirmed artists has been extended by three more names. Pohoda 2021 will also feature Iva Bittova & Dunaj, the "voice of the Arab Spring" – Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi and industrial-techno-punk-rock formation Hatari.
17. April 2020
Icelandic industrial-techno-punk-rock formation Hatari is another confirmed name of Pohoda 2021. The band got the attention due to their impressive performance at Iceland Airwaves and Eurosonic. Shortly thereafter, they won the national competition Söngvakeppnin 2019 which enabled them to qualify for the final of Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv. Their participation at Eurovision was a big surprise and they fitted into the kitsch freak show perhaps only with their eccentric costumes. The name of the band translates as "haters", which characterizes the basic paradigm of the band – they respond to the dystopic tendencies of the consumer world with harsh criticism of capitalism while wearing sadomasochistic outfits.
More info here: www.pohodafestival.sk/en/artist/hatari
Pohoda 2021 will also feature the "voice of the Arab Spring" – Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi. Emel rose to fame for the protest song called "Kelmti Horra" (My Word is Free), which became the anthem of the Tunisian revolution and, in fact, of the whole Arab Spring as well. She also performed the song during the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony, earning a standing ovation from the moved audience. Her work borderlines experimental, electronic, North African, Arabic and film music and it is characterized by highly emotional expression with many dynamic changes and ornamental singing with a wide range. In addition to fantastic music, her three albums Kelmti Horra, Ensen and Everywhere We Looked Was Burning, also carry strong messages, fears and visions of this extremely talented multi-instrumentalist, singer and poet. More info here: www.pohodafestival.sk/en/artist/emel-mathlouthi
Iva Bittova a Dunaj
The first delicacy from our western neighbours was added to the Pohoda 2021 line-up today. After more than twenty years, one of the most inventive Czech bands of the 1980s and 1990s will share the same stage with the most prominent lady of the Czech alternative scene, Iva Bittová. More here: www.pohodafestival.sk/en/artist/iva-bittova-a-dunaj