MeetFactory, o. p. s.
Ke Sklárně 3213/15
150 00 Praha 5
13:00 do 20:00 + based on evening program
In March 2010, MeetFactory expanded from running the residency program, exhibiting art and staging theatre to a fourth authentic line of production, music. Every year, between 50 and 70 music events are staged in the factory hall converted to a top quality music venue, which can hold an audience of up to one thousand people. The shows are either part of a regular line of music events, or unique ad hoc performances. This steady series of music shows mostly targeted at younger audiences, enriches what is already on offer on the Prague music scene. MeetFactory not only runs its own range of musical events but also co-hosts about forty events a year in collaboration with leading Czech promotion companies. The multifunctional venue is also regularly used for a variety of guest events; film shoots (advertisements, student films), product presentations (e.g. Puma, Citroen, Ducati) or social events (fashion shows, post-premiere parties, company parties, weddings etc.).
MeetFactory’s music strategy is based on a range of genres and particularly accommodating. Anything goes- from major gigs by indie groups both local and foreign, as well as regular community and subculture events (electronic music, hard & heavy etc.), to more intimate and specialized affairs reaching out towards contemporary classical music, alternative scene or electronic experiments. Apart from single events, MeetFactory also regularly co-hosts festivals such as Lunchmeat, Sperm, Komiksfest or Stimul and collaborates with charities such as Amnesty International, Coolich for Africa and the Czech Paraplegic Association.
Among most memorable recent events were the concert of Animal Collective from the US, the birthday party of the industrial legend Einstürzende Neubauten, the gigs of the British bard Fink, the electronic Ratatat, Caribou or Hercules & Love Affair. Some very popular events originated from the local music scene, e.g. the double-billing of Monkey Business and PSH, the launching of MIDILIDI’s third studio album, the sold-out gig of WWW or the concert of the Havířov singer-song writer Xavier Baumaxa.
Main features of our music planning
Bohemian Like You – this is a production line introducing new trends in international indie guitar and electronic scene, simultaneously supporting local prodigies. Between 2011 and 2012, MeetFactory hosted performers and groups such as the Efterklang, Beach House, Austra, The Black Lips, Tortoise and Dan Deacon
Contact – in this line, we lend an ear to foreign emerging stars. Most often, it is their first appearance before the Czech audience. In the course of 2012, MeetFactory thus introduced Emika from the UK, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart from the US and the British-Spanish ensemble Crystal Fighters
New trends in dance music – regular underground dance parties featuring foreign producers and DJs Music matinees – these music events, targeting young audience between 16 and 23 years of age, combine low cost with music education
Trainspotting – a complementary free-of-charge line of DJ production takes place in the lounge with the view of the tram tracks or the courtyard at the back of the building These regular features are complemented by other events such as periodic discos on roller skates, flea markets, university student fresher parties and lots more.
Václav Havelka /programming & booking / firstname.lastname@example.org
Marek Mikič /programming & booking / email@example.com