Thu 01 Jan 1970
After party in the bar 11pm-1am
Once upon a time (2003) in a faraway land called Bosnia and Herzegovina, a group of friends decided to form a band. Along with local Balkan flavours, their musical influences come from all over the world: ska, punk, reggae, electronic, hip-hop. Yet, there was no music industry, few concerts, no space for cultural or political expression among the new crop of plugged in youth. In fact, the entire region was reeling from deep moral and economic stagnation. It was from this environment that Dubioza Kolektiv was born, and not quietly, but kicking and screaming, presenting no-go topics front and centre, and demanding to be heard-and in doing so, they created a phenomenon.
Fast forward to 2020 the band continues stronger than ever and are now established as among the best and most popular live outfits in Eastern Europe. After blowing away audiences around the UK last year one reviewer said ‘when they grace our shores again, make sure you catch this life-affirming band and their explosive live show’. Theyre back in 2020 – with a UK tour and a new album #fakenews coming soon!
‘Kick-ass from start to finish, Dubioza Kolektiv marries power and positivity
‘Theres fiery polemic in the lyrics, but its all wrapped up in a frantic joie de vivre thats as infectious as it is unique.’
‘Yeah, the Dubioza Kolektiv really are that good. Damn
MASS MOVEMENT MAGAZINE
‘Their sprightly set is seat of the pants thrilling energy rush and all the better for it and the band win over the audience with their scratchy melange of musical twitching.’
LOUDER THAN WAR