This year’s Weekend will pay tribute to Oliver and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, while the Saturday „Weekend Goes Global“ party will, for the first time, bring international stars, the Belgian duo 2manydjs
Zagreb, September 13th, 2018 – The brilliant David Bowie adored them, they collaborated with Kylie Minogue and played at her party, and now they´re coming to the 11th Weekend Media Festival! The brothers David and Stephen Dewaele, better known as 2manydjs, will make us throw on our dancing shoes as part of the best Weekend of the year, which will take place from September 20th until September 23rd in the old tobacco factory where over 5000 visitors are expected.
Their album „As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2“was voted Best album of the year by the distinguished New York Times, so there is no doubt that we will be closing the eleventh Weekend edition with a „big bang“. The Belgian duo is coming as part of the „Weekend Goes Global “party program as the first international stars to perform at the festival. 2manydjs rose to fame with mash-ups and remixes of numerous hits by international stars such as Salt-N-Pepa, Destiny´s Child and Dolly Parton, but they also featured one local lady, Zdenka Kovačiček. The brothers sampled her song „Elektra“ as part of their „Waffles“ project, and now they will be sharing a stage with her.
Namely, the diva of the Croatian music scene and our popular jazz and swing singer Marko Tolja, accompanied by the Jazz Orchestra of HRT and under the direction of Miron Hauser, will open the festival. Together, they will take us through the greatest jazz, rock and blues hits as well as pay tribute to the legendary Oliver Dragojević.
On Friday night, the stage is reserved for Sick Rhyme Sayazz, true pioneers of the Croatian hip-hop scene, who will bring a faster rhythm full of comical verses. The famous duo of Baby Dooks and Bizzo will exhilarate many hip-hop fans as well as all those ready to have a good time with hits such as „Lovačke priče“, „Telefon Faki“ and „Patriša“. So better brush up on your hip-hop knowledge, because the 11th edition of the largest regional communications festival is just a week away!
“After following interesting lectures and panels about communication industry trends, our participants will be able to relax with the best parties. We decided to dedicate a special part of the program to Oliver and Aretha Franklin, local and international greats that have, unfortunately, left us this year, but whose music lives on forever. We are also thrilled to host, for the first time, international acts like 2manydjs whose combination of rock, electronic music, dance and hip-hop will close the best weekend of the year in the best way possible“, stated Tomo Ricov, Weekend Media Festival director.
An unbelievably interesting and fun Weekend is waiting for you at the old tobacco factory in Rovinj from September 20th until September 23rd, with this year´s partner countries France and Germany. See you soon!