August 4, 8:00
On August 4, the main stage will belong to the Brooklyn-born Digable Planets. Founded in 1987 by Ishmael Butler, Mary Ann Vieira and Craig Irving, the band’s debut album Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) dropped in 1993, immediately climbing to the top of the charts. The album’s hit single Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) mingled street poetry with classic bebop and funk albums, in a combination that would win the band a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1994. While working on their second album, the members of Digable Planets hit on creative differences and decided to pursue solo projects. Twenty years later, the band has gotten back together and is now working on a new album, that once again hopes to bring rap the elegance of classic jazz. On August 3, Digable Planets will perform at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, continuing their tour on August 5, with a concert at Ekaterinburg’s Yeltsin Center.
Concerts take place as part of Mosaic Music, a series of musical events co-organized with the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. The program brings together both Russian and international artists and musicians, whose works draw on the development of music in the second half of the 20th century, while using sound to form an understanding of what it means to be contemporary.
Admission free of charge.
Special attendance rules apply on August 4:
- Entry to the park is through the security zone on the main bridge.
- To ensure visitor safety, security checks and bag inspections may be conducted at the park entrance. Visitors are requested to cooperate with park employees at all times, failure to do so may result in being denied entry by the park management.
- The following items are strictly prohibited on park territory: weaponry (firearms, weapons that can cause injury, air-weapons and knives, even with relevant documentation), gas- and compressed-air canisters, firecrackers, detonators, flares, fireworks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, food, household chemicals, drugs and explosives.
- Entry to the park with animals and pets is prohibited.
- Entry to the park in a state of severe alcoholic or drug-induced intoxication is strictly prohibited. The park management reserves the right to assess the intoxication levels of individuals and to refuse entry if necessary.
- Any visitor displaying aggressive or confrontational behaviour towards either park personnel or other visitors, in a state of severe intoxication, or violating park rules will be required to immediately leave the territory of the park.
- Any visitors with pacemakers or other medical devices whose normal functioning could be affected by the metal-detectors positioned at the park entrance must immediately inform security personnel.
- Damage to park property is prohibited. Any visitor causing damage to park property will be held financially liable for the full cost of any repairs.
- Any commercial activity on the park conducted without the express written permission of park management is prohibited.
- Photography and video-recording of performances by visitors is only permitted using amateur/consumer equipment, and for private purposes only. No detachable lens cameras and other professional photo and video equipment is allowed.
- Visitors to the park automatically agree to participation in photo- and video-recordings, television and radio broadcasts as park visitors, and grant permission to the park to use photo-, video- and audio-recordings on which they are present.
- The park does not accept responsibility for personal items, vehicles or other property left on park territory.