ZDRAVO MLADI turns 10!

We are closely monitoring the whole situation with the coronavirus, but the optimism for the jubilee ZDRAVO MLADI prevails!

We are scheduled to meet on August 27th at the park of your favorite Youth Cultural Center.
We spent 9 summers listening to the most up-to-date names on the progressive music scene, and for this tenth edition of ZDRAVO MLADI we have announced: Danish legends from the indie rock scene – Efterklang, fresh psychedelia from Istanbul – Lalalar, the amazing Viagra Boys from Sweden, and the British post-punk trio – Shopping!

The festival will be realized with strict observance of the Protocol for organization of events, which was adopted at the 73rd Session of the Government of North Macedonia.

The festival is supported by the EU Delegation in Skopje.

Early bird tickets available via bileti.mkc.mk and YCC ticket office.

About the artists::

Efterklang is a Danish indie rock band from Copenhagen, formed in December 2000. The band consists of the 3 childhood friends Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg. Efterklang released their 5th album – ‘Altid Sammen‘ via British label 4AD on September 20th 2019. Check out the album track “Vi er uendelig,” which arrives with a new video directed by Andreas Koefoed.
Marking the group’s return seven years after their last studio release – a period of transition, of high adventures and creative questing – Efterklang’s fifth album Altid Sammen is their finest yet. Bold and ambitious, yet engaging on a primal and emotional level, the album is steeped in the experimentation that has been their trademark since their debut album.
The end result of all these journeys, all these experiments, is the best music of Efterklang’s career. It’s not a “reunion” album, because the members’ union was never sundered, no matter what The Last Concert might have suggested. But Altid Sammen is the work of a different band and of different men.

Istanbul’sLalalar remind you of your favorite 80’s cult show theme, and simultaneously sound like a delightful dumpster dive of spaghetti western-psychedelics, Anatolian funk, sampling and hazy electronics. The one constant: Lalalar is the type of band you want to move to with abandon. The title of scorching debut single ‘Isyanlar’ translates to ‘rebellions’, and that’s more or less the gist of how this bunch operates on stage.

Viagra Boys are a Swedish post-punk band from Stockholm.
The band was formed in 2015, with several members coming from the bands Les Big Byrd, Pig Eyes and Nitad. In 2018, they released their first album, Street Worms. Nils Hansson, a journalist at the newspaper Dagens Nyheter described the band favorably, praising their musical style, as well as their use of black humor and satire, and rated the album a five out of five.

Shopping. The DIY ‘supergroup’ formed in 2012, respected players on a young, queer, East London scene that counted basement venue Power Lunches (RIP) as its hub. Their sound – kinetic, minimalist dance-punk inspired by the likes of ESG, Gang of Four, Slits and Au Pairs – has won them glowing press from all quarters (NME, Pitchfork, NPR)

Funk Shui’s establishment on the Macedonian scene is achieved primarily through their two studio albums “Ether” (2012) and “R.E.M” (2015), and also through the numerous singles released in the last 10 years. Funk Shui has provided numerous collaborations with domestic artists, including Chista Okolina, Ljubojna, Pluto’s Doubts and others, as well as foreign artists such as Buč Kesidi from Serbia and Samanthamaya from Slovenia. The single “Meteori”, which is an announcement for the new album, was shared at the end of May and already at the beginning of June it climbed the music charts, becoming at the same time a song of the week on the Croatian influential portal muzika.hr.