Thousands of people gathered on Wenceslas Square in Prague, where the traditional Concert for the Future began on Wednesday afternoon. Dozens of artists and speakers will perform. The biggest star will be the musician Glen Hansard, singer and guitarist of the Irish group The Frames, who with the Czech singer and pianist Markéta Irglová won the Oscar for the best film song of 2007 for the song Falling Slowly from the film Once. ten years will pass this year.
In addition to Hansard, singer Jan Kirschner or a diplomat will perform Michael Žantovský and other important figures of the events of November 1989, such as Michael Kocáb or Šimon Pánek. There will also be joint representatives of non-profit organizations trying to show the positive face of the non-profit sector. The program will also feature Zdeněk Svěrák and Jaroslav Uhlíř, Aneta Langerová and the bands Zrní and Už jsme doma. There will also be a memory of the recently deceased Miroslav Žbirka, during which his band will perform. This year’s motto is The future is us.
The spokesman for the organizers, Jan Gregar from the organization Nerudný fest, said that the event is not connected with any current political movement or party, its character is non-partisan. The year was therefore held due to the then valid coronavirus confirmed concert via online transmission. This year, the organizers organize the event in compliance with current safety regulations.