Brain Holidays (Croatia)
Brain Holidays are pioneers of reggae music in Croatia, and were founded way back in 2000. In 20 years of work, they have behind them hundreds of concerts, five studio albums released by Dallas Records. The album "Jamaican Connection" was recorded in the best studio on the Caribbean islands, Tuff Gong (Kingston, Jamaica), founded by the legendary Bob Marley, and hosted top musicians such as Italea, Hornsman Coyote, Alejandro Buendia, Kanjija and Brice. Throughout the process of recording the album in the Tuff Gong studio, Brain Holidays was guided by Tuff Gong sound master Roland McDermott, who is also the sound engineer of Morgan Heritage, Koffee and Julian Marley, one of Marley's sons. Preparations for the recording of the fifth album, the trip to Jamaica and the celebration of the band's 20 years of activity lasted two years. The entire project was ethnomusicologically observed and turned into a graduate thesis at the Academy of Music, and the documentary film "Bite Of Paradise" was filmed, which won an award at the 16th DORF Festival. "System Error" was nominated for the 2018 Porin discography award in the category for the best album of alternative and club music. Guests are always welcome in neighboring Slovenia and Austria, and the performance at Rototom, the world's largest reggae festival in 2005, should be highlighted. At the beginning of 2020, they held a concert in Kingston, Jamaica. The topics interwoven through the songs of Brain Holidays vary from love to current economic problems, but with music based on the positivity of everyday life. Positive vibes, as an inevitable determinant of reggae music, are a kind of leitmotif of the band, which spreads cheerfulness in good and bad times and opens its arms to all people of good will. The warmth of the Caribbean rhythms of Jamaica, Brain Holidays best represents in live performances where their magic comes to full expression.
Main Stage: Fortress Forte Mare
Brain Holidays (Croatia)Main Stage: Fortress Forte Mare