The best concerts in Kiev
July 26 at the U-park festival
In Ukraine, for the first time with a concert, the British band Massive Attack will arrive. The songs of the performers often carry political implication, since in 2000 the musicians opposed the war with Iraq, last year they gave part of the income from concerts to the refugee camp in Lebanon, and in this they removed their page in Facebook, in disagreement with politics about the disclosure of personal data of users.
July 30 in BelEtage
In Kiev, a young French musician Adam Naas will perform – the new star of French soul, the owner of a deep, unusual voice. Adam is 24 years old, in France he is already talked about, but he was hardly heard in Ukraine: two years ago he was opening for a jazz star Gregory Porter, and a year ago he released a solo single Fading away, which drew attention to Adam’s big labels. Adam says that he grew up on the work of Nina Simon – it’s hard not to notice in his sensual manner of performance.
August 18th, Secret place
The group Kiasmos was awarded the title of one of the most stylish and famous Icelandic groups. Kiasmos is a duo from Reykjavik: Oulavure Arnaldes and Janus Rasmussen, admirers of good literature, Chopin and contemporary art. They are known all over the world for melodic, atmospheric, sensual tracks, which are usually taken to the genre of minimal-techno, although in fact their music is much wider.
25 and 26 August
In Kiev for the second time there will be a festival Brave Factory. Last year’s festival brought together the most progressive musicians from around the world. Among the headliners this year – the British band Hidden Orchestra powerful audiovisual showbiz fashion French trio Apollonia and British multi-instrumentalist Thomas Jenkinson, who is famous for the ability to combine in his experimental tracks jazz and noises and sounds of natural origin. The first Brave Factory was held on the territory of the plant “Kievmetrostroy”, where several scenes were built specially for the festival. This year the venue is still being specified.
August 31 at the NSC “Olympic”
Imagine Dragons will perform in Ukraine for the first time. For nine years the group has come a long way: conquered festivals from Glastonbury to Lollapalooza, got a Grammy, earned the status of one of the main stadium teams in the world. January 9, the first day of online ticket sales in Ukraine in the queue was almost 50 thousand people.