This year’s Trutnov Woodstock is dedicated to the victims of the forced post-war expulsion. We are started to sell tickets for the same price as last year. Third year in a row we are not putting the price up
Dear squaw, brave co-warriors and trackers...
In the May time of the end of the clash of weapons of World War II celebrations and in the month of seedlings we are drumming out of our foothill camp full of blooming flowers and trees this dedication and opening presale tickets.
Cult Open Air Festival "Trutnov 1987-2013", a celebration of joy, summer and meetings in the open air, which will be held from 15/8 to 18/8, will this year be dedicated to the victims of the forced post-war expulsion. A few years ago we dedicated the festival to Sir Winton, who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the gas chambers during the World War II. This year, we want to remind the post-war victims from "the other side" of the wild expulsions. The life stories of ordinary people, who were often guilty just by being of a different nationality. In many places in our country there were post-war killings, violence and injustice on innocent people. Greed and revenge played a significant role, just like the annexation of Sudetenland by Germany, which drove many Czechs out of their homes, not to mention the Jews. "In the Sudetenland in the times after the displacement basically grew up a whole generation of people who lived in somebody else’s houses, woke up in somebody else’s duvets and ate from somebody else’s plates. Post-war frustration is understandable, motivations can be understood, but we reject collective guilt, " is the common language of our wigwams.
This sends out one sad message again - you should never postpone what you want to do, whatever the circumstances... Richie, Freedom!
The Czech Woodstock in Trutnov will be visited by legendary John Mayall. The king of white blues will open the festival while performing his first open air gig in the Czech Republic
The legendary musician John Mayall will arrive at the oldest music festival in the Czech Republic nicknamed “Woodstock”, taking place on 15 - 18 August in the part of Trutnov called “the Battlefield” and the adjacent land.
In the Easter aftermath of the resurrection we are drumming out a little joy. We believe that it will rise and revive your souls after the long period without sunshine and that it will please many a heart of squaws and conspirators of our festival tribe. The foothill camp will be visited by the uncrowned king of white blues and Eric Clapton teacher, who will celebrate a whopping eighty notches on his riffle butt in November - the legendary master John Mayall. We are thus fulfilling one of our dreams.
Trutnov Open Air will take place again this year. The Woodstock-like date was chosen by the stars and the festival is divined by an astrologer
At the beginning of the new year, after a hopeful time when our wigwams and teepees were full of the joyful hope of the Prince Schwarzenberg taking over the Chief’s relay, and in the month of snow and hunger we are drumming out a new hope - Open Air Festival Trutnov, nicknamed the Czech Woodstock, will be held again this year on its traditional place "On the Battlefield"! It will take place exactly to the day 44 years after his famous predecessors Woodstock. The Woodstock-like date of 15th – 18th August was chosen intuitively, but also with the help of an astrologer and the stars. The festival will move a bit and start a few days earlier than what used to be the habit in the past few years. It will take place “On the battlefield,” despite the fact that while last year we could see only excavations in some places, now the land on which the festival has always been held and which Trutnov Town Hall has allocated for commercial development, houses the first concrete construction (a parcel logistics centre), designed by the councilor Vokatý.
We are announcing the programme of the Thursday unofficial festival opening. It will be unusual - Festival will be started by ecumenical service. We invite all co-warriors to Prepare Magor´s poems
As you know, the festival meeting - Open Air Trutnov, will take place from Thursday 16th of August till Sunday 19th and is dedicated to the Chief Václav Havel and the Underground guru Ivan Martin “Magor” Jirous In Memoriam. The knowledgeable ones know that the schedule of the festival is traditionally not revealed in advance, because we honour the moment of meeting and surprise. The exception proves the rule, however, and so every year we uncover at least the program of the first unofficial festival day.
Trutnov Woodstock will be different this year: the dramaturgy of extreme diversity, repeated concerts, mass ministered by Auxiliary Bishop of Prague and for the first time without our Chief. It will still be held “on the Battlefield,” but also “on the Bui
At the beginning of the month of ripening grain and grass, ten days before opening the gates of the festival site Na Bojišti (On the Battlefield), the oldest Czech Open Air Festival in Trutnov is drumming out new names of the various bands and performers that are part of this exciting festival program. This year's twenty-fifth anniversary of Trutnov Open Air Festival will be held from 16th to 19th of August. The festival has achieved an impressive quarter of a century (this year could have therefore been dedicated to the festival alone) and it will be different from previous years in many ways. There will be even greater diversity of styles, non-musical activities, debates, double concerts, masses ministered by the bishop Father Václav Malý, but above all, unfortunately, it will be the first time without two of the major figures of its history - the Chief and Magor. Both died at the end of last year and the festival is dedicated to them In Memoriam. Also, for the first time it will take place not only on the Battlefield, but almost “on the building site”. The work on meadows that were selected to be built up by the local councillors has already started and they are actually building close to one of the scenes. There are already underground excavators biting into the red soil near the tent and the existing sacred nature is being transformed into a commercial zone. Anyone will be able to see with their own eyes that our feared visions of the coming end were no chimeras, as the local mayor remarked, but, unfortunately, they are starting to take shape. There will be some warehouses and a logistics centre for packages. The ones gaining in this battle will be especially a councillor and the owner of the design studio Vokatý - who was involved, among other things, in the infamous Sazka hall, the construction company and hence the investor. We will have to move the fence and seek new paths to our tee pees and tents. The festival will get even more conspiracy and Indian spirit.
With the end of the storm month, Trutnov Woodstock is announcing more bands – a Jamaican legend, a Spanish cult band, a discovery from the Foo Fighters stable, as well as Marta Kubišová with her orchestra.
At the end of the storm month, Trutnov Woodstock is announcing more bands: we can expect a Jamaican reggae legend Barrington Levy, Spanish Bombo Infierno Muchachito, a Barcelona cult club band, and a Trutnov discovery from the Foo Fighters stable - English Hawk Eyes. Marta Kubišová with Peter Malásek band are coming, too.
Last autumn we started negotiating his visit and concert under the mountains. Unfortunately, an illness started interfering with our plans, having killed them completely in the end, bastard. We regret postponing Jons invitation all the time. This has reassured us again that if you want to do something, you should do it immediately. A milestone of rock history, who had influenced many a musician’s heart and soul, has left. His music and style influenced our culture, too.
God Bless You, Jon...!
Wind, storm, visitors and Faith No More The oldest Czech music festival - Trutnov Open Air 1987-2012 – expresses sympathy with the visitors of the music festival in Hradec Králové
Following the events of the last few days in the connection with the rain and strong winds we are expressing our sympathy with the visitors of the music festival in Hradec Králové, which is ending in these days at the local airport. It was a test not only for the visitors and organizers, but also for the area where the festival is traditionally held. We are glad and appreciate that the difficult situation did not result in any tragedies or losses of lives like at the biggest Slovak festival Pohoda a few years ago when, despite great organization, a tent collapsed during a big storm, killing a young person. Following this tragic event that we unfortunately happened to witness we commented that air fields were not the best spot to hold similar meetings and festivals. We admire all those who have the courage to organize festivals at open spaces such as air fields that are very vulnerable to elements. We would not have such courage and for various reasons would not use an air field with a vast open space to organize a festival. Large and flat areas are not only boring and sterile but also offering no protection for the large capacity tents in an event of strong winds.
At the end of the school year we are drumming out the other bands. Punk, hippies and son of the legendary singer - to our Giant Mountains foothills will arrive Anti-Flag from overseas, psychedelic The Flying Eyes and Leonard Cohen' son Adam
With the first days of the month of storms we are drumming out more bands. Punk, hippies, and a son of a folk legend: our foothill camp will be visited by the overseas Anti-Flag - a band known for its punk-rock energy and unbelievably long and intense tours, psychedelic the Flying Eyes and Leonard Cohen's son, Adam. Open Air Festival Trutnov aka Czech Woodstock takes place from Thursday 16th August to Sunday, the 19th August and is dedicated to Vaclav Havel, Martin and Ivan "Magor" Jirous, In Memoriam.
The Czech Woodstock is drumming out: Our Giant Mountains foothills will be visited by JOHN CALE, an icon of the velvet underground and the founder of The Velvet Underground – a favorite band of both our Chief Václav Havel and Martin Magor Jirous.
The tam-tams from under the mountains have been sounded again and they have vibrated the souls of many a sensitive squaw, fellow warriors, trackers and shamans. With the arrival of the Month of Roses we are sending out signals that our happening will carve another cut on the butt. JOHN CALE has accepted our invitation.
He is an icon of the velvet underground and the founder of The Velvet Underground, the favorite band of both our Chief Václav and the underground guru Ivan Martin Jirous. It will be the first summer gig of Johna Cale under the skies on the Czechoslovak lands. “A record of a certain band, The Velvet Underground, played its specific role in this country, which might not have been noticed in America," our Chief Václav Havel said in April 1990. This year’s festival is dedicated to our Chief Václav and the underground guru Martin Magor “In Memoriam”.
We are drumming out further bands.
The foothill Czech Woodstock camp will be visited by the punk YELLOWCARD and alternative dEUS. Together with KORN they complete the traditional variety of the Krkonoše foothill mosaic.
We are drumming out that American band Korn will be accompanied by other bands. The punk band Yellowcard and alternative dEUS will be playing at “the Battlefield” in the month of grain and ripening grasses, on the 16th to 19th of August. They will complete the traditional mosaic of variety, exactly as our Chief used to like it. This year’s 25th year of the oldest and not only musical meeting of its kind is dedicated In memoriam to our Chief Václav Havel and the Underground Guru Ivan Martin Jirous. They both used to be welcomed and regular festival visitors.
We are drumming out from our foothill camp: KORN, the heaviest band in the festival´s history, is coming. They are going to please our romantic hearts with their heavy and innovative rhythms.
On the Good Friday, it the time of the happy news about Christ´s resurrection, we are drumming out that our foothill camp will be visited by an American band Korn. We believe that they will uplift and revive our souls and that their heavy and innovative rhythms will please many a heart! This year’s meeting will take place on the traditional spot “the Battlefield” in the period of 16/8 – 19/8. Experienced visitors know that our Chief Václav Havel and the Underground Guru Ivan Martin “Magor” Jirous often used to visit this festival that was built on the underground foundations. Since they both departed last year, this year´s festival will be dedicated to them In Memoriam.
We are drumming out…
This year’s Open Air Festival Trutnov will be again on “Na Bojišti (The Battlefield)”. We also believe that we will be able to hold our meeting on the traditional place next year, too.
Even though our wigwams are still surrounded by sorrow, the mountains are crying and the valleys are filled with tears cried after the departure of our Chief Václav and the father of underground Ivan Martin “Magor” Jirous and despite the fact that the mountains are covered with plethora of white snow and our tee-pees are surrounded by frost, we are drumming out the first news earlier than usual: The Open Air Festival “Trutnov 1987-2012” will be held traditionally in the month of grain and ripening grasses in the term of 16.-19.8. 2012. Our foothill camp will experience a few changes.