Kaščák Michal


Promoter, musician, composer, and lyricist. At the age of thirteen, he was performing mainly in the underground clubs of communist Czechoslovakia, with a band Bez ladu a skladu they participated at the most important alternative music festivals in the country since Rockfest in 1986. The New York Times ranked them as one of the artists who contributed to the fall of the Iron Curtain. After the Velvet Revolution, the band started performing throughout Europe, ending its activities in 1997.

In the same year, Michal Kaščák founded Pohoda festival. He is the festival director, curator, and booker. Pohoda is an art festival where alternative, indie, electronics, world music, and punk clash with classics, literature, dance, visual arts, film, and theater. The festival creates a unique space for different cultures and worldviews, it is a celebration of freedom and tolerance. In addition to the festival, Pohoda team also organizes concerts and small festivals, for example, Doma dobre for the homeless. Derek Robertson of Drowned in Sound wrote about Pohoda “The organization is superb. Compared to UK festivals this is Utopia. In fact, it’s one of the most well-behaved festival crowds I’ve ever witnessed…”

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