The Brno rock musician Oldřich Veselý died in the January of last year. This year’s tenth Beatfest has the subtitle Memories of Olda Veselý. There will be appearances from Roman Dragoun & His Angels, Miloš Makovský & Neopak, Lešek Semelka & SLS, Synkopy 61, Folk Team and others.
The musical career of the singer and keyboard player Oldřich Veselý began around the year 1969, when he played in the group Great Music Factory. Later he moved over to the group Synkopy 61 and then on to the legendary Blue Effect. He recorded with them the still valued albums Svitanie (Twilight) and Svět Hledačů (World of Seekers). After 1980 the line-up of Synkopy 61 was rejigged and they began to perform as Oldřich Veselý and Synkopy, making recordings such as Sluneční hodiny (Sundials), Křídlení (Winged) and Zrcadla (Mirrors). During his career he also composed stage music. Oldřich Veselý died on 17 January 2018 in his seventieth year.
The now traditional rock festival Beatfest is entering its 10th year, dedicated to the memory of Veselý. His colleagues and friends will be performing in the festival.
The event will take place on 28 February 2019 from 6 p.m. in the hall at KC Semilasso.