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Cross Club

The Cross Club is a music venue in Prague, Czech Republic.

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HistoryEdit

The Cross Club was founded by a group of friends in 2002. Originally a small club, which has expanded over the years into a 3-floor venue.[1] Cross club showcases various music performances, cultural events and exhibitions. There's daytime cafe and a restaurant in the premises.[2]

Cross Club areaEdit

 
Cross Club entrance
 
A bar inside Cross Club

Both interior and exterior are designed in steam-punk futuristic style and since the beginning have been created mainly from trash metal and other waste material by František "Sádra" Chmelík.[3] The whole space keeps undergoing changes over the time, currently with 2 indoor stages, multiple bars, cafe and restaurant, theater, rehearsal studios and an outdoor sitting area and stage.[4]

Line-upEdit

Cross club has hosted different acts from various music and culture fields, focusing mainly on unconventional scene and cultural diversity, favouring genres such as dub, dubstep, breakbeat, drum'n'bass, reggae, ska, punk rock, rockabilly, world music and experimental music.

Performers such as Camo & Krooked, EZ3kiel, Zion Train, Congo Natty, Dreadzone Soundsystem, Jah Shaka, Che Sudaka, Transglobal Underground, High Tone, Bambounou, Ragga Twins, The Stooges, Nanci and Phoebe, Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate, Zenzile, Bambounou Dom & Roland, Vibronics, Creepshow, Koffin Kats, The Bush Chemists, Rashad & Dj Spinn and many more have appeared at Cross Club in recent years.[5]

Presentations, discussions, screenings[6] and authors' readings also regularly take place at the venue, focusing mainly on social topics.[7]

See alsoEdit

In 2014, Cross club was listed as one of 25 best venues in Europe according to the Guardian newspaper article.[8]

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