With another music festival to be held for the first time in June, Zagreb will indeed become one of the most popular European festival destinations this year. On June 3rd and 4th on the Tuskanac terrace, great musicians and singers will perform at the Art and Music Festival Reflektor (Spotlight). A new event will be hosted just before the two more known music colleagues – InMusic and Zagreb Calling– and it will round up Zagreb’s musical offer for June. The interesting first edition of Reflektor will bring to you some sharp players blessed with magnificent voices and even better music knowledge. On the first day, Reflektor’s stage will host Anna Calvi, Lovely Quinces and new electro-pop attraction Side Project.
Anna Calvi is a lady the Croatian audience had met at the Terraneo Festival and an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. She is known for intense guitar playing and live performance during which she often tries to imitate sounds of other instruments. This exciting musician spent eight years on stage playing with many famous names such as Arctic Monkeys, Interpol, Nick Cave, Grinderman and Morrissey and worked with Brian Eno, David Byrne, Marianne Faithfull and innovative and eclectic Heritage Orchestra.
Although this great musician comes from Zadar, we love to consider Lovely Quinces as our local legend. Impressive verses and even more impressive voice by Dunja Ercegovic are what is hidden behind this appealing name. Lovely Quinces released two excellent EP’s – “No Room For Us” and “Meet Me In Moscow, Part One”. They/she played with Tame Impala and Morcheeba, and sold out clubs in Croatia and the Balkans, Europe but also in New York, Chicago and Toronto. Worth listening to!
After the successful promotion of the debut album called “Things Which No One Else Should Know About”, on the Reflektor Festival, Side Project will perform their combination of synths and electric guitars perfectly rounded up in a unique genre with graveyard-pop signature. Side Project is made up of Anja and Luka two 20 year olds, from Zagreb, Croatia.
Blood Red Shoes
Blood Red Shoes are an alternative punk rock band from Brighton consisting of wonderful Laura-Mary Carter (guitar, vocals) and Steven Ansell (drums, vocals). An energetic duo has 4 studio albums, “Box of Secrets”, “Fire Like This”, “In Time To Voices” and “Blood Red Shoes” and a compilation of rarities “Tied At The Wrist”.
Jonathan is a band made of five close friends from Rijeka, Croatia whose paths crossed in 2011. All of them came from other groups with many years of experience, but none was prepared for the instant chemistry and ease to make a whole new sound together.
The band’s name reflects this idea of unity, Jonathan being a metaphorical single person with a blend of character traits and whimsies from each. Not keen to confine their music to a single genre, they are quick to point out their past in alternative and punk rock scene. Jonathan prefers to define themselves against other indie bands of today with a sound raw with primal energy and sarcastic lyrics delivered with genuine feeling. With their performance at the Reflektor, Jonathan will present their new material.
Many good news and bands are waiting for you in one of the most beautiful places in Zagreb city center. If you are interested in attending this year’s Reflektor, here is some info about the tickets:
-1st day, 110 kn (130 kn on the day of the concert);
– 2nd day 60 kn (80 kn on the day of the show);
– Festival tickets (for both days) 140 kn (160 kn on the day of the show).