Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, Glass Animals, Jenny Hval and Liraz at Pohoda 2021 + Pohoda in the Air news The latest re-confirmed names for Pohoda 2021 are Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, Glass Animals, Jenny Hval and Liraz. During Pohoda Day_FM, festival representatives also revealed the winner of the 6th edition of Pohoda Visual Art Contest, Andrej Kolenčík, and info regarding Pohoda in the Air festival. The first confirmed artists for the festival are Milan Lasica, Dorota Nvotová and the electronic duo Tittingur.
15. May 2020
Pohoda in the Air
The online festival Pohoda in the Air will be taking place during the original dates of Pohoda’s 24th edition and will feature live streams each day from Thursday till Sunday. On top of the live stream from the airfield, “virtual festival-goers” will get to see concerts from around the world tailored exclusively for Pohoda as well as the premiere of a documentary produced by Pohoda and directed by Lucia Kašová – Orchester z krajiny ticha (Orchestra from the Land of Silence) – about the first Afghan female orchestra ZOHRA. Visual arts will be strongly represented as well. The main Pohoda in the Air stream can be watched via Pohoda website, Facebook as well as festival’s YouTube channel. The website will also feature parallel streams and a stream capturing the festival site.
Pohoda fans can now get ready for the festival thanks to the special edition of merch that was made by recycling the old collection. Pohoda in the Air Urpiner stage box is a pre-festival novelty: people can order a beer box with a Pohoda-themed cup upfront. The box itself will have a special feature: it will be possible to turn it into a functional stage for festival watching. More info as well as names confirmed for both, Pohoda in the Air and Pohoda 2021, will be gradually added to www.pohodafestival.sk website.
Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
After a fantastic concert with Atoms for Peace, Thom Yorke will return to Pohoda in 2020, this time with the Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes project. Performing works spanning his solo career Thom Yorke will be joined by legendary producer Nigel Godrich, and visual artist Tarik Barri. Last year he released his third solo album Anima. According to Denník N, "he was looking for a soul and found a new beginning" on it. The newspaper further states: "Anima by Radiohead’s frontman belongs to the best you can listen to this summer." British The Telegraph rated the album with a 10/10 score and described it a bleak dystopian rhapsody that you can actually dance to.
“Intelligent pop” is the expression that many of us would think of as an oxymoron, but the thing is true for the work of the great British band Glass Animals. In May 2016, they released their second album, How to Be a Human Being, which marked their final breakthrough among the hottest bands of the day. A former student of neurology, singer Dave Bayley, has distinguished himself as a great observer and narrator of the stories of ordinary people. They were supposed to perform at Pohoda as early as 2018, but due to serious injury to drummer Joe Seaward, they had to cancel the rest of the tour, and this year their participation was postponed due to spreading the coronavirus. Currently, however, they have joined the crowd of reaffirmed artists of the relocated 24th year of Pohoda.
Jenny Hval, a prominent representative of Nordic songwriting, will perform at Trenčín Airport. In September 2019, she released her seventh album, The Practice of Love. According to Pitchfork, “she brings her heady, personal text into the world of dance music to create an affecting, transcendental album that lives on the boundary of pop and the avant-garde.”
Visitors of Pohoda 2020 can look forward to seeing Iranian-Israeli singer, dancer, songwriter, and actress Liraz (having played in movies such as Fair Game and A Late Quarter, for example). In her musical project, Liraz combines modern sounds and beats of Los Angeles and Tel Aviv with ethnic flavors of her Persian / Tehran roots. In November she released the song Zan Beran – her personal statement on and call for gender equality. The pulsating electro-pop flavor of the track is the first taste of her upcoming second album, which will be released in late May and which Liraz will present on the Trenčin airstrip this summer.
Confirmed artists Pohoda Festival 2021:
Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, FKA twigs, The Libertines, Glass Animals, Metronomy, Wolf Alice, Archive, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Floating Points Live, Jenny Hval, black midi, Hatari, Shame, Paula Temple, Emel Mathlouthi, Kokoroko, Marina Satti & Fonés, Black Country, New Road, Tomáš Klus, Acid Arab Live, Injury Reserve, Bazzookas, Wooze, Liraz, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Iva Bittová a Dunaj, PENGSHUi, Asmâa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou, Space Lady, Paupière, Malox, Crack Cloud, Shht, PoiL, Murman Tsuladze a Trupa Trupa...