Massive Attack & The Chemical Brothers to Headline 2018 Prague Metronome Festival

Massive Attack
Massive Attack

After debuting with Iggy Pop in 2016 and bringing Sting and Kasabian to the Czech capital last year, Prague’s Metronome Festival has quickly become one of the city’s biggest summer events.

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An this year, the Metronome Festival is getting even bigger.

Last December, festival organizers announced two of the headliners for this year’s festival, which will take place in June: British singer-songwriter Tom Odell and electronic music pioneers The Chemical Brothers.

For The Chemical Brothers, the festival will represent only their second-ever performance in Prague after last playing in the city in 2007.

The Metronome Festival has also booked music legends David Byrne (former frontman of the 80s new wave staple Talking Heads) and John Cale, a founding member of the Velvet Underground.

But the fest wasn’t done there: just last week, organizers announced the booking of iconic 90s English trip hop group Massive Attack, who will be performing their first-ever open-air show in Prague.

Massive Attack has collaborated with artists such as Madonna, David Bowie, and Sinéad O’Connor, and their music can be heard in movies like The Matrix and Mad Max: Fury Road.

The group joins an impressive Metronome Festival lineup that also features DJ sets from Faithless and Dave Rowntree, Czech band Tata Bojs, who will be celebrating their 30th anniversary at the fest, and many more.

The fest has promised more names to be announced in the upcoming weeks.

This year’s Metronome Festival will take place at the Prague Exhibition Grounds at Výstaviště Holešovice from Friday-Saturday, June 22-23.

Standard two-day passes run 1990 crowns, with discounted prices for teenagers 12-18 running 990 crowns. Tickets can be purchased online from the official Metronome Festival website.

Keep an eye out for updates & future announcements from the official site and the Metronome Festival Facebook page.

Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee

The versatile Danny Lee has been living in Prague and writing about the Czech capital for the past 15 years. You've probably read his work in the past without even knowing it.
Daniel Lee