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More than five thousand spectators came to see the OKD Mining Festival

More than five thousand spectators came to see the OKD Mining Festival

OSTRAVA (31st August 2008) – The unique premises of the Mining Museum housed more than five thousand people on Saturday during the OKD Mining Festival. They had a great time at the evening concert of the British rock legend The Sweet as well as at the unscheduled performance of Neřež, a Prague group that replaced at the very last moment the injured singer Marie Rottrová, and made the audience dance under the stage to their old hits from the Nerez era.


The “children city” full of merry-go-rounds, spectacles and staged fairy tales was greatly appreciated by the smallest kids. Theatre fans welcomed the extraordinary performance of the “Ostravak’s Diary” opening this year’s season at the Puppet Theatre in Ostrava. A mining brass band called Ondruš played for its public at a different area of the vast premises. That was exactly what the organizers of this year’s first OKD Mining Festival continuing the Miners’ Day traditions intended to achieve – to prepare worthy celebrations of the miner’s trade and to provide enjoyment and fun for all generations.


Miners’ Day celebrations will continue next week at the individual mines. Karviná Mine prepares the celebrations on the premises of the Orlová open-air cinema, Darkov Mine organizes a festival in the Božena Němcová Park in Karviná-Fryštát and Paskov Mine on the football ground at Staříč.


Vladislav Sobol

OKD Communication Department