Metronome confirms other stars: Underworld is coming

Festival Metronome Prague 2022, which will take place on 23-25. June 2022, attracts another big name. One of the world’s most important bands of electronic music, the British Underworld, will perform at the Prague Exhibition Grounds. It will complement the previously announced stars of Nick Cave with The Bad Seeds, the British indie-pop duo Oh Wonder and the American singer and songwriter Beck. Tickets are on sale here. Underworld is not only one of the most important electronic bands in the world, but also one of the pioneers of this progressive style. Although they did not receive full fame until the 1990s, they began their activities at the beginning of the previous decade. From the very beginning, the main personalities of the ensemble are Karl Hyde and Rick Smith, who were continuously supplemented by more than a dozen other collaborators, the most important of which was undoubtedly DJ Darren Emerson. The turning point in the band’s career was the participation in the soundtrack of the cult film “Trainspotting”, which contained two songs Underworld “Dark & ​​Long (Dark Train)” and “Born Slippy”, which were among the most famous recordings of the 1990s and electronic music in general. Underworld’s career is also interesting in a global context because, although it is one of the most famous existing bands with millions in sales, they have never lost the desire and will to move their music, experiment and collaborate with many other artists, often from completely remote genres such as the minimalist improvisation group The Necks or rocker Iggy Pop on the other. In addition to dozens of basic discography albums, Underworld also has a number of live recordings, participation in film soundtracks and musical components of popular video games. The Metronome Prague music festival chose an unwanted holiday in 2021 for pandemic reasons. However, the organizers did not let themselves be discouraged by the restrictions and organized a three-day Metronome Warm Up event for the fans, an imaginary warm-up round for next year. The British band Morcheeba, electronic creators Hosh and Bec performed in the picturesque surroundings of the Křižík Fountain at the Prague Exhibition Grounds. Jiří Suchý. Advance ticket sales for Metronome Prague 2022 are launched on the festival’s official website. In addition to the standard and support categories, the sale also includes various music and festival gifts and other experiences for a higher contribution to the restart of the festival. Although the organizers do not anticipate anything like this, after the experience of the last two years, they emphasize the guarantee of a refund of the entrance fee if the festival event is endangered in any way.

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