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Ri Rock Festival 2019: The first weekend of the 41st edition is around the corner!

by Ivan Hanžek
41. Ri Rock

The first weekend of the 41st Ri Rock Festival begins on Friday, December 6th at OKC Palach featuring young bands: Hand of Apollo, Dream Pocket, Pokle, Wuna, Rašpa, Grampa and Detmeć with the support of Zadar’s Alergija and legendary punk band Gobilni. Alongside with KUD Idioti, the Goblins are probably one of the most influential punk bands in the ex-yu area. Although created 28 years ago, this will be their premiere in Rijeka. Prior to the concert at the 41st Ri Rock Festival at OKC Palach, the Goblins will hold a promotion of their new album “Singles” at the Dallas Music Shop at 5pm. Frontman Branko Golubovic Golub will present and sign an autobiographical book, “Izgužvane misli” which delivers an honest story and details about the band.

The event, which is being held on the second day of the festival on Saturday, December 7th with a festive evening with the awarding of the Ri Rock statuette Awards, where SOS Violence Center activist Lorena Zec will take the lead. The nominees in the categories are musicians who, in the opinion of the Ri Rock Association, have distinguished themselves in the past year by their hard work and work on the stage, and the category winners were selected by a jury of relevant experts, Rijeka musicians, concert organizers, media representatives and members of the Ri Rock Association.

The Ri Rock statuette Award consists of 8 categories, with the Ivica Vrkić Award for Best Single in 2019 being a special highlight, dedicated to the prematurely deceased journalist and music editor Ivica Vrkić. Ri Rock “statues” was made by Igor Zenko, who for twelve years in 3. Maj works as a welder and is a single father. Zenko is behind the Facebook page Kreativno poduzeće Stečaj d.d., which shows unique iron products created as a reflection of the current situation of the once-large European shipyard. Through the difficult moments of the famous case, on May 3rd, he offered artistic sculptures of iron, raising money to feed his daughter and himself. The Ri Rock Association decided to hire Zenko and pay him money to make Ri Rock statuette. Made of discarted material, Ri Rock statuette, with its rusty and corrosive appearance, perfectly matches the expression of the Rijeka rock scene.

As part of the award, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the performances of last year’s winners. Krešo i Kisele Kiše, The Black Room and The Siids will take the stage and will be joined by My Buddy Moose. The evening will end with a big concert by the Osijek rap duo Krankšvester.

Friday, 6.12., OKC Palach – Hand of Apollo, Dream Pocket, Pokle, Wuna, Rašpa, Grampa, Detmeć, Goblini, Alergija – 50/70 kn
Saturday, 7.12., OKC Palach – Krešo i Kisele Kiše, The Black Room, The Siids, My Buddy Moose, Krankšvester – 60/80 kn

It is important to point out that the winners of the first three categories will get the opportunity to perform at the 41st Ri Rock Festival on the second weekend at the Pogon kulture, when the festival will also include famous names of the Croatian music scene: Psihomodo pop, Sexymotherfuckers, Zdenka Kovačiček and Greenhouse blues band and Edo Maajka & Bend.

The following are the nominations for the 2019 Ri Rock statuette Award:

1st Category – Artist Of The Year – The nominees are:
⚫ Turisti
⚫ Grapevine Babies
⚫ FANAA
⚫ Old Night
⚫ KRYN

2nd Category – Album Of The Year – The nominees are:
⚫ Turisti – Revolución
⚫ Po’ Metra Crijeva – Črne besede va kastafskih šumah
⚫ FANAA – Fonomatik
⚫ Old Night – A fracture in the Human Soul
⚫ White On White – Out Of Nowhere 

3rd Category – New Hope Od The Year – The nominees are:
⚫ žulj
⚫ FANAA
⚫ White on white
⚫ Turisti
⚫ Stephany Stefan

4th Category – Sigle Of The Year (Ivica Vrkić) – The nominees are:
⚫ The Siids – Beats Running Down
⚫ Turisti – Naše Vrijeme
⚫ Kraj Programa – Kule od Karata
⚫ The Black Room – Black And Blue
⚫ One Possible Option – All We Do Today

5th Category – Cover Art Of The Year – The nominees are:
⚫ Turisti – Revolución – Vladimir Tomić Mosk i Mladen Stipanović Stipe
⚫ Po’ Metra Crijeva – Črne besede va kastafskih šumah – Hrvoje Silić
⚫ Mamut – Mrtvi Idoli – Moreno Mataković (Dark Indigo Art)
⚫ Old Night – A fracture in the Human Soul – All Things Rotten
⚫ Flip Flop Fatality – La Spirito Banita – Ana Grubić

6th Category – Music Video Of The Year – The nominees are:
⚫ KRYN – Risset – Mirko Žorž
⚫ Old Night – Elder – Kristina Barišić
⚫ Buco i Kalašnjikovi – 7776 – Filip Gržinčić
⚫ The Siids – Beats Running Down – Stella Mešić
⚫ Anatron – (Ti nisi) kao druge – Artem Dushkin

7th Category – T-shirt Art Of The Year – The nominees are:
⚫ Grapevine Babies – Mario Depicolzuane
⚫ Old Night – Leonard Haramija
⚫ Po’ Metra Crijeva – Hrvoje Silić
⚫ KRYN –  Vastness Inside
⚫ Flip Flop Fatality –  Ana Grubić

8th Category – Turiranje – The Most Active Performer Of The Year – The nominees are:
⚫ NORD
⚫ FANAA
⚫ Po’ Metra Crijeva
⚫ Grapevine Babies
⚫ Old Night

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