Croatian punk rock band “Hladno Pivo” (in translation “Cold Beer”) and it’s frontman Mile Kekin are coming to Arsenal Fest 09, which will be held from June 19 to June 22 in Kragujevac (Serbia). Arsenal is the first festival in which Mile will perform independently as a singer on June 20th at Garden Stage, where he will promote his new album “Kuća bez krova” (House without a roof) and a day later on June 21, he will perform at the Main Stage with his band Hladno pivo!
“AT THE ARSENAL FEST, FIRST I WILL PERFORM ALONE AS THE SUPPORTING BAND FOR MY OWN BAND 🙂 I BELIEVE IT WILL MAKE A LOT OF CONFUSION AMONG PEOPLE LIKE, WHO IS PLAYING WHAT AND WHERE?! BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT WE ARE IN THIS SITUATION. THE PERFORMANCES ARE NOT IN THE SAME DAY SO IT WILL BE EASIER FOR PEOPLE” SAID KEKIN
On the “Kuća bez krova” (House without a roof) album, Kekin recorded ten carefully selected and top-of-the-line author songs and some of autobiographical songs, which by genre differ from materials that are usually performed at concerts of his band. Songs „Reno 4“ , „Atlas“, „Takav par“ i „Atlantida“. are listed out like singles.
“I’m not doing the same thing as I do with my band. I will play with the musicians who followed me on this album, as well as the previous one ‘U dva oka’ (2001). I know it’s not easy for the audience to separate me from my band, but it’s just exactly what they have to do when they come to my solo concert. Both textually and musically, this is a completely different movie, much calmer and with the main character that resembles me ” said Kekin.
Hladno Pivo for the performance on June 21 at the Main Stage at Arsenal Fest is preparing says Mile “a combination of hits that people already know”.
“I believe we will refresh the repertoire and perform some of the songs that we have not played for a long time. This year we decided to play only big festivals. We’re going back to Arsenal Fest, where I was stunned by the chosen location, which is fantastic. As in the novels by Charles Dickens, as if you were playing in an industrial district in England. I immediately liked it, as well as the sound production which was top level.
One of the region’s most significant band, Hladno Pivo has celebrated three decades of being on stage, marked last winter with a big concert at the Zagreb Sports Club where a recently released double CD was recorded and Blue-Ray “30 Years – Greatest Hits Live” (Croatia Records). Song which was listed out as a singl is „Jednim osmijehom”.
Arsenal audience, therefore, can await the biggest hits of the band, who recorded songs such as Trening za umiranje“, „Pjevajte nešto ljubavno“, „Svijet glamura“, „Teško je ful biti kul“, „Šamar“, „Ezoterija“, „Soundtrack za život“, „Nije sve tako sivo“, „Konobar“, „Samo za taj osjećaj“, „Na ovim prostorima“, „Bačkizagre stuhpa šeja“, „Trening za umiranje“…
Tickets for all four days of Arsenal cost only 19.50 € or $22.13 via Ticket Vision (former Eventim) www.tickets.rs and in Kragujevac in the Kragujevac Youth Center , Children’s Theater ticket offices and “Da Gama travel” (Visnjiceva 3)