Ever more successful Street Party celebrates its fifth year
21.06.2011 / 14:00
Visitors to this year’s Czech Street Party in Brussels were treated not only to a musical feast, but also to culinary delicacies, traditional beverages as well as exhaustive information on the Czech Republic and its regions.
- Photo Gallery – Czech Street Party 2011
- Poster and line-up for download: A3 / A4 format (pdf)
- Previous years
The fifth annual Czech Street Party, which traditionally took place in front of the building of the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU on Friday 17 June 2011, attracted what probably was the biggest crowd in its history. Despite light rain, several thousand people came to enjoy the Friday evening with Czech music and culture. Visitors had a chance to taste traditional food and drinks from different regions of the Czech Republic while listening to music by popular Czech artists.
The event was organized by Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU in cooperation with three other Czech organizations and twelve regions of the Czech Republic. The Czech Ambassador to the EU Milena Vicenová warmly welcomed the visitors and expressed her gratitude for their support for Czech culture. “We cannot guarantee nice weather for you, but we can guarantee excellent music,” the Ambassador said.
Popular artists performed for the first time at two stages during the evening. Chinaski, Czech-American singer Tonya Graves and Ready Kirken showed their talent at the main stage. The performance of the country music legend Ivan Mládek & Banjo Band was the highlight of the evening for many Czech, Polish and Slovak fans of all generations. The other, smaller, stage hosted the Czech beatbox star En.dru several times during the evening.
Apart from great Czech music, visitors were not only treated to culinary delicacies and traditional beverages, but also to all they ever wanted to know about the natural wonders and historical sights from the regions of the Czech Republic. They could also win attractive prizes including flight tickets to Prague.