Traditionally, the beginning of the summer holidays is accompanied by the festival Boskovice – for the Jewish Quarter. This year's 27th edition will be launched by the Les Bubbey Mayse quartet from France, inspired by Klezmer and traditional Yiddish songs. The musical program also features concerts of bands such as Neurobeat, Khoiba, Kittchen & Aid Kid with Tomáš Neuwerth or Panenské plameny.
The main stage in the Summer Cinema will see for example WWW Neurobeat with its new album Neutopíš se 2x v téže řece [You Won't Drown In the Same River Twice], which according to many is the best Czech album of 2018. The vibrant band mr sterile Assembly from New Zealand, related to the domestic band Už jsme doma, will offer alternative mixed with punk, exotica, costumes and a show. Khoiba, one of the major groups of electronic pop music in the Czech club scene, will bring their third album to Boskovice, which was released this spring. Drummer Tomáš Neuwerth will support the post-apocalyptic songs of the Kittchen & Aid Kid with dense electronics in fragile echoes of the sonic forests in Boskovice.
The programme will once again feature a stage under the auspices of the UNI Cultural Magazine, which, like every year, will offer mostly fresh unworn names, such as the rock band Panenské plameny from Kopřivnice, the trans-genre Stinka trio headed by writer Hana Lundiaková, or the discovery of last year's "O ptáka Noha" search show of young songwriters, accordionist and pianist Eliška Sýkorová. The synagogue will resound with songs in Hebrew, biblical texts with tales from Hasidic or traditional Jewish confession, performed by the group Augenblick of the evangelical priest Tomáš Molnár, which together with him is formed by violinist Juraj Stieranka, accordionist Aliaksandr Yasinski and double bass player Rosťa Tvrdík. The Czech-German jazz scene will surprise us this year with unusual instrumental combinations, and among the first confirmed names figure the domestic Tellemarkk trio (saxophone, cello and percussion) or the German duo Brassharfe combining, as the name suggests, trumpet and harp. Apart from musical performances, the festival programme features a number of workshops, lectures, theatre performances and film screenings. The Boskovice Festival is announced to take place on 4-7 July 2019.