The Pop Messe Festival has announced more names. Spiritualized, Tommy Cash, Kokoko! and Mareux will come to Brno

9 May 2023, 1:00
The Pop Messe Festival has announced more names. Spiritualized, Tommy Cash, Kokoko! and Mareux will come to Brno

The Pop Messe festival is expanding its line-up for 2023. Artists such as Spiritualized, Gilla Band, Tommy Cash, Kokoko!, Clark, Mareux, Kode9, Tim Reaper, Fvck Kvlt, Berlin Manson, Kalle, and many more will be visiting the third edition of the festival in Brno. 

“We are thrilled to have a diverse and rich line-up for this year’s edition and to be able to enrich our existing programme with more artists, from music legends Spiritualized to the return of Tommy Cash to future stars such as Mareux, Kokoko!, Gilla Band, Tim Reaper, Berlin Manson, Fvck Kvlt, Kalle and more. Pop Messe 2023 will be packed with great music across genres. Fans of electro, guitar music and hip hop will be in for a treat,” says festival dramaturg Tomáš Kelar, adding: “One of the important things that sets Pop Messe apart is our effort to present a wide range of musical styles and genres. We believe that music has the power to connect, and we look forward to seeing what connections, experiences and friendships will be made this year. ” The festival is announced for July 28-29, 2023 at Za Lužánkami Stadium. 

The Pop Messe festival will offer the best of the current international and domestic pop scene in the last weekend of July. Spiritualized, an English space rock band, will delight fans of psychedelic and country-rock music, among other genres, while Tommy Cash will perform his audiovisual rap cabaret. Kokoko! lures with danceable DIY analogue beats spiced with a Central African wave, American Mareux impresses with 80’s dark synth-pop imbued with gothic romance, and the Irish band Gilla will excite fans with a lively industrial noise rock emphasis. Pop Messe 2023 will also feature Clark, the UK’s king of intelligent electronic music (IDM) and Czech indie-pop band Sunnbrella with their 80s and 90s sound. There will also be more intimate ensembles, such as the freshly Angel-awarded duo of Kalle David and Veronika Zemanová from Tábor, who will be accompanied by Jiří Bendl, drummer of Manon Meurt, as well as the Slovakian Berlin Manson, Fvck Kvlt, and the charismatic romantic Lazer Viking. 

In addition to the announcement of the new names, Pop Messe is launching the sale of one-day tickets. “For those who don’t have time to be at the festival both days, we have one-day tickets available. It’s important to us that everyone who desires the festival atmosphere can experience it and we hope this new option will make Pop Messe more accessible for many,” Kelar adds. 

The Pop Messe festival, which shifts the generally accepted term “pop” in terms of genre, will take place in the vicinity of the former Za Lužánkami stadium and in the adjacent Bobycentrum. In addition to the newly announced artists, it will also feature previously announced stars such as Young Fathers, Hudson Mohawke, Max Cooper, Lankum, Panda Bear and Sonic Boom, Annet X, Ventolin, and more.

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