The three day Festival in the Sky in Panenský Týnec, 53 km outside of Prague, is an event you do not want to miss. The festival, from Thursday, June 28th until Saturday, June 30th, is hosting over 30 international bands on two stages. Some bands that are drawing major attention to the festival include: Macklemore, Wiz Khalifa, Lana del Rey, Portugal. The Man, Milky Chance, X Ambassadors, and Nine Inch Nails.
Featured on posters around Prague, Lana Del Rey is a headliner on Friday. The New York born singer’s popularity came to fruition with her 2012 album Born to Die, which featured songs such as “Summertime Sadness” and “Video Games”. She was featured on the soundtrack for the highly anticipated remake of The Great Gatsby film in 2013. The song “Young and Beautiful” was awarded the Satellite Award for Best Original Song and nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. Last summer Lana Del Rey’s album Lust For Life was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. Most recently, May 5th, 2018, she released a single with Andrew Lloyd Webber for his new album Unmasked: the Platinum collection. This new single deviates from her usual original songs, but is “You Must Love Me” from the musical Evita.
Festival in the Sky was created by one of the biggest Austrian production companies, nova Music, and has been an annual production since 2013, first taking place in Prague. In 2013, there were around 17,000 visitors, but by last year, in 2017, around 25,000 people attended the festival hosted at Aerodrome, the same location as this year.
The festival isn’t just a host of musical performers, as the ‘Festival City’ will feature merchandise kiosks, restaurants, and cafeterias. The festival claims to offer different forms of relaxation and attractions for adrenaline fans, something for everyone to enjoy! The goal in creating the festival is to create an event that “celebrates life and offers unlimited reasons for party with friends and following new friendships”.
For the music fanatic who loves food, there is an extensive food lineup as well. There will be food trucks with a vast variety of flavors and cuisines that range from Czech to international cuisines such as Italian or Mexican. If you’re vegetarian, vegan, or celiac, there will also be a variety of food options that cater to your dietary specifications.
The festival might not be in Prague, but the festival organizers have made transportation a breeze—and it’s free. They have a shuttle that will pick you and your friends up from the train station: Vrbno nad Lesy or from Praha Nové Butovice. The shuttle runs all three days of the festival and depending on the pick-up location you may need to book your seat ahead of time.
If you plan on attending all three days, consider staying through one of many accommodation options that range from camping in tents to a VIP village. These options range from €20 to €239 and all include ceramic toilets, showers, WIFI connection, safe lockers, kiosks and merchandise stores. You can choose an option that best suits your needs.
Make sure to mark your calendars and book your tickets at aerodrome.cz before they’re gone. One day tickets start from €66 and you can book an exclusive VIP experience, which includes a three-day pass, VIP parking, entrance, and catering for €299. There is even a chance for one fan to win a day ticket to the festival. All you have to do is submit a video of you playing one of this year’s featured artists’ songs by May 10th to be entered.
Check out aerodrome.cz to see the complete lineup for the festival and the days each band will be performing to plan your festival trip.
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