Due to a tragic accident, in which the bass player of the Latvian band Brainstorm was killed, the Europa XXL festival, which was to be held in Duisburg, Germany on 13th June, has been cancelled.
Siddharta wish to express their deepest condolences to Brainstorm for the sad loss.
A concert is never merely our own, we craft it together – we on stage and you under it. Bravo. Thank you.
This was Siddhartas first Rh- appearance in Croatia. A crowd of over 1,500 exceeded our expectations, which ultimately grew to the atmosphere we were used to at home in Slovenia.
The presence of our devoted Slovene fans added to many a chorus being backed up by the audience. This left an imprint even better with our southern neighbours. After a long time a slot in the almost two-hour-long concert opened for Stipe.
The concert was for us generally a good start and a positive push in the promotion of our music outside our homeland.
We took off at 4 AM. Normally this is the time we return from our gigs but on that night it was when we left. It meant we had a long way ahead of us. And we did.
We arrived in Prague at 4 PM and it took us another hour to find our hotel. We took a quick shower and left for the venue, which was on one of the ten islands on the Vltava River.
At 8 PM we had an hour's time to prepare for the concert, including setting up the stage equipment and at 9 our music broke out in full. We played 13 numbers, mostly from the Rh- and Nord albums. The concert was – as usual – an energetic one and I believe convincing enough for all who came to hear us play despite the rain.
After the concert we took some time to see the sights of Prague but soon we were off to bed and on the next morning on our way back to Ljubljana.