Bands

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LINKIN PARK

Very few bands manage to break through worldwide upon releasing their first album. Linkin Park earned that distinction in 2000, with the best-selling debut of the 21st century – Hybrid Theory. The band’s six studio albums have sold over 50 million worldwide, with platinum album sales in 34 countries across 5 continents. Now, after 10 years, they are comming back to Prague with their brand new record One More Light! Video links: Heavy (Official Video) - Linkin Park (feat. Kiiara) Bleed It Out (Official Video)
Simple Plan

SIMPLE PLAN

Canadian band Simple Plan are on tour for the 15th anniversary of releasing their debut album No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls and will be coming through Prague. They have released five studio albums over nearly twenty years, bringing them more than thirty nominations and twelve wins at prestigious musical awards such as the Juno Awards, MTV, NRJ and Teen Choice Awards. Their singles regularly top radio charts, feature in movies (see Disney’s Prom), and play at such prominent events as the closing ceremony for the Winter Olympic Games 2010 in Vancouver. Odkazy na videa: Welcome To My Life (Official Video) Jet Lag ft. Natasha Bedingfield (Official Video)
MGK

MACHINE GUN KELLY

One of the hottest names on the American hip-hop scene right now is coming to the Czech Republic for the festival again this year – Richard Colson Baker, known as Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) due to his rapid-fire rap delivery. He is currently dominating the hip-hop charts (both his albums, Lace Up and General Admission, hit the top 10 albums on Billboard), but MGK’s playlist often features Kid Rock and covers of Rise Against and Blink-182, which he also regularly plays at his explosive live shows. Odkazy na videa: Alpha Omega (Live in Czech Republic) The Gunner Machine Gun Kelly, Camila Cabello - Bad Things
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ENTER SHIKARI

The UK’s Enter Shikari have won hundreds of thousands of fans around the world, and the Czech Republic is no exception. Their debut album Take to the Skies (released in 2007) combined two seemingly incompatible elements, trance and hardcore, bringing them – among other things – a NME award for musical innovation. They are now often recognized as pioneers of “electronicore”. This four-album quartet acknowledges a highly eclectic mix of musical influences ranging from The Prodigy, Sick of It All, Rage Against the Machine, The Beatles and Stravinsky. Enter Shikari are also known for their extremely energetic live sets, which regularly bring Czech audiences to their feet. Video links: Hoodwinker (Official Video) Destabilise (Official Music Video)
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ROYAL REPUBLIC

Swedish Royal Republic are often compared to older Swedish group The Hives. Their modern take on rock ’n’ roll has featured in four albums so far, and although they first came to play in the Czech Republic for their fourth anniversary in 2011, today their electrifying live performances are so popular here that every concert is hopelessly sold out. Video links: Underwear (Official Music Video) Everybody Wants To Be An Astronaut (Official Music Video)
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MALLORY KNOX

Mallory Knox debuted in 2011 with album Signals which earned the band a nomination for “Best British Newcomer” in the magazine Kerrang!, scored them a guest spot at a Biffy Clyro concert and concert premiere at two of the three biggest music festivals in the UK: Reading and Leeds. Their second album Asymmetry (2012) took them even farther: across the Atlantic and with their 3rd album Wire (2017) they are right now on tour with Simple Plan. Video links: Better Off Without You (Official Video) Lighthouse (Official Video)
Counterfeit

COUNTERFEIT

Honesty, hard work, a big helping of talent, great respect for the audience, and humility. These are the attributes that define Counterfeit who, in just two years that they’ve been together, have managed three European tours, released several EPs and singles followed by their debut album Together We Are Stronger, earned a nomination for the Kerrang Awards and premiered their single on BBC Radio 1. They performed their first concert in the Czech Republic last June at Chapeau Rouge and in April this year they sold out the Rock Café, which was surrounded by legions of fans eight hours before the concert started. Video links: As Yet Untitled (official video) Enough