The tradition of the music fair is returning to Prague after thirteen years. The company Kytary.cz comes with it. The company, which has a more than fifty percent share of the Czech musical instrument market, included the fair part in the program of its September music festival five years ago. Up to now, the accompanying event has grown every year, until this year it took on the dimensions of a trade fair. On a record area of 1,400 m2, the giants of the world music industry, as well as domestic brands that are gaining ground at home and on the international market, will be presented from September 9 to 11 at the Kytary.cz complex in Modřany, Prague. In addition to the exhibitions, there will be a number of interesting concerts and workshops or a unique exhibition of guitarist Radim Hladík’s concert equipment, which was exceptionally lent by his son.
At the same time as the music fair, the three-day Festiwall music event with an attractive line-up will take place in the same location. In addition to a concert tribute to Radim Hladík, the phenomenal British guitar YouTuber Chris Buck and his current band Cardinal Black will perform, for example, the fusion-jazz-metal group Panzerballett with guest drummer Virgil Donati will take over the main stage, and lovers of guitar music will be delighted by one of the most respected female guitarists of today, Lari Basilio and her European companion Yasi Hofer. The Czech scene will be represented by, for example, Jiří Schmitzer, drummer Miloš Meier, Justin Lavash or the YouTube duo #kumst.
All-day tickets to the fair cost 99 crowns. Tickets for all three days of the Festiwall will cost CZK 490 in advance, Saturday concerts CZK 290, Sunday concerts CZK 390. Children under 140 cm are admitted for free. Advance sale is in the TicketLIVE network.
“Musicians, producers, lovers of music and musical instruments, as well as teachers from elementary art schools and others will see renowned multinational giants as well as smaller Czech producers and guitarists in one place. They will find out what is new in music technology, but also in musical instrument manufacturers. Representatives of the Yamaha, Roland, Fender, Hammond, Ibanez, Meinl, Tama, Hohner, Nord or Taylor brands will randomly arrive,” explains Kytary.cz marketing director Filip Černý.
According to him, the professional public can also look forward to smaller domestic guitarists and manufacturers of various equipment for musicians. “If you are planning to buy an instrument or musical equipment, you have a unique opportunity to view and try everything conveniently in one place and consult with experts. Fair discounts, which will only be available during the event, are also an interesting attraction,” he adds.
Musicians and bands can attend on-site seminars in music management, international tour planning, digital music distribution or production and sound design. Leading Czech musicians such as Michal Pavlíček, Petr Ostrouchov, Beata Hlavenková or Lukáš Chromek and others will share their experiences with the audience.