The music festival ObrFest will take place in Brno – in the Maloměřice and Obřany district for the seventh time. During one June weekend the stage will include musicians such as Lenka Dusilová, Kittchen + Aid Kid with projections by Linda Arbanová, Lazer Viking, Už jsme doma, Jiří Schmitzer and British blues singer-songwriter Justin Lavash. As every year, the festival will include Brno bands and musicians from Maloměřice and Obřany. The accompanying programme of the festival also includes children’s activities.
This year, the performers include the alternative group Budoár staré dámy, the rock band Insania, the street šraml Urband and the recently moved in singer-songwriter Martina Trchová with her Trio. The Friday concerts will take place on the smaller stage “Malostage”, while on Saturday alternating between that and the larger “Obrstage”. Malostage will also provide a space for lesser-known bands, such as the klezmer-world music project Der šenster gob, the art-rock band Wrak! and the local jazz group Friday Jazz Session. This will be followed by the Brno band Hrozně and the alternative-indie group Where are we now? A novelty this year is the busking stage, which will run throughout the whole festival in cooperation with Kafara – a cultural rectory that organises concerts, exhibitions and performances all year round in Brno-Obřany. Its tent will offer the opportunity for everyone to play. This stage won’t be limited timewise and if there are enough musicians, it might well run through the whole night. In cooperation with Mental Power and Liga vozíčkářů (Wheelchair Users’ Association) ObrFest traditionally works with charity projects.
ObrFest is set for 14 and 15 June 2019, in the grounds of the football fields on Borky street in Brno-Maloměřice.
The festival has newly established cooperation with the Mental Power Prague Film Festival, which gives people with mental and combined disabilities the opportunity to play in films and take part in their creation. On both days the festival will present several chosen winning films from past years. It will also be attended by the president of the film festival, Patrik Henel, who will present the project. Several artistic workshops, the Family Theatre 3věžičky for all ages, Improshow, a bouncy castle for children and other events will take place as part of the accompanying programme.