Jihočeská Porta will offer bands the opportunity to record three songs in the studio for free

Jihočeská Porta will offer bands the opportunity to record three songs in the studio for free

Jihočesk Porta will offer bands the opportunity to record three songs in the studio for free

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České Budějovice – The South Bohemian round of the Porta music festival, which will take place in two weeks, will for the first time offer selected bands the opportunity to record three songs in the studio for free. The best two participants will once again advance to the national final in Řevnice to Prague. The director of the Porta festival, Anna Roytová, told ČTK.

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“This year's Porta will be particularly interesting in that its course will be diametrically different from what has been in place for years. It will also be different in that so far a lot of bands have signed up that have never played at Porta in South Bohemia. This will be an enrichment, not only genre-wise, but also thanks to people and meeting new faces who will have to resonate with Porta,” she said.

According to Roytová, the organizers have prepared several novelties for the participants. In addition to the possibility of recording in the studio, this includes, for example, performances at the festivals Prázdníny in Telč, Okolo Třeboň or as a guest at a concert by the group Epydemye. The form of the five-member jury is also new. He will talk to the contestants similar to SuperStar, right after their performance. According to the organizers, the musicians will immediately hear a professional assessment.

Porta is the oldest music festival in the Czech Republic, focused on folk, country, tramp song and related genres. This year, from June 23 to 25, it will be the 57th year in the forest theater in Řevnice near Prague. Richard Krajčo, Jiří Krhut, Robert Křestťan, Ivan Hlas trio, Petr Bende, Samson, Nerez and Lucia or Rangers – Plavci will perform there as guests. Porta is no longer focused only on the country genre as it was at its beginnings in the 1960s. According to Royt, tramp bands are decreasing in the Czech Republic.