THE UKRAINIAN GOTHIC PORTAL (www.gothic.com.ua) presents: annual
gothic / dark / independent festival "Children of the night"
festival "Children of the night" is the oldest festival
of gothic/industrial scene in ex-USSR, the one, which managed to gather ultimatively
big number of visitors from the beginning. That's why it is labeled as "biggest
gothic/dark event of ex-USSR" and "dark slavic
History of the
festival goes to 1999 when it was first originally planned and realized with around
2000 of fans visiting the event and first goth / industrial bands playing there.
In USSR "gothic" or related issues
were prohibitet, so there was no scene at all. After the breakdown of Soviet Union
in 1989 the gothic / industrial scene of Eastern Europe developed tremendously
. In early 1999 it became possible to organize first events for some thousands
of audience. Unfortunately, each national independent scene (e.g. Ukraine, Russia,
Belarus, Baltic States) developed isolated, but the demand grown for one common
event gathering all together. Thus, in 1999-2000 the Chorna Rada 1 was made attracting
attention of the whole region.
Rada" is translated from slavic languages as "dark gathering",
"dark council" and is famous for its historcal interpretations. The
place for festival, Kiev-city is also a rightest choice, because Kiev is historically
acknowledged as "cradle" of such slavic nations as ukrainians, russians
or belorussians. The first name of the festival, "Children of the night"
was originally used in 1999 and identifies and talks for itself.
Nowadays, "Chorna Rada: children of the night" is the central slavic
gothic / industrial event, that presents annualy the best bands from Ukraine.
Russia, Belarus and rest of Eastern Europe in Kiev. The place to come for lovers
of gothic, industrial, cyber and dark romance from different neighboring countries
of region, who visit the festival.
What's about ukrainian gothic / industrial scene? The scene and the gothic subculture
develop very fast in Ukraine. There are many different bands and projects, the
most known of which are KOMU VNYZ, SOLARICE, GRAY\SCALE, DUST HEAVEN, INFERNO,
VIY and others, less known among the wider audience.
In the Internet there is famous info-resource known worldwide as the Ukrainian
Gothic Portal - gothic.com.ua
- which, in addition to the press/media activity, works as a promoter
and booking agency (organization of the concerts the ukrainian artists at
the gothic festivals in Poland and Germany), a label (Tridens Records -
www.tridens.com.ua - release of the compilations
CD "Ukrainian Gothic" and albums of the bands) and as a distributing center
(distribution of more than 2000 items of the rare records of the world gothic
scene). Organizer: every month various gothic parties, organized by team
of Ukrainian Gothic Portal (www.gothic.com.ua), take place at clubs of the biggest
Ukrainian cities, in particular in Kiev, Odesa, Lviv and Ternopol.
For Ukraine the gothic parties are unique in their concept because they combine
the concerts of the oustanding bands, theatrical performances, poetry readings,
films and video viewing, art exhibitions and dancing.
Official press information: Ukrainian gothic / industrial festival "CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT": always in September in Kiev (Ukraine).
The Ukrainian Gothic Portal (www.gothic.com.ua) invites
you again for the unique event - the festival "Children of the night"
(www.chornarada.kiev.ua), that is the biggest gothic / industrial / independent
event in Ukraine and neighboring slavic countries. The festival gathers
annualy best bands, DJ's and thousands of lovers of gothic / industrial scene
from the ex-USSR: Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Baltic States and Eastern Europe.
festival has 5-years history, takes place in Kiev and is organized every year
. The exact festival dates are stated in news on festival site. Two things are
sure: it's always in September and in Kiev.
For its history and idea the festival "Children of the night" is has received such titles and labels:
romance gathering of slavic nations",
"Biggest ukrainian gothic
/ independent festival",
"Most significant dark event in the ex-USSR"
The festival gathers best bands, DJ's and thousands
of lovers of gothic / industrial scene from the ex-USSR: Ukraine, Russia, Belarus
and Baltic States. The festival keeps developing the same position in slavic region
as the biggest gothic festivals of Germany (Wave Gotik Treffen, M'era Luna),
Poland (Castle Party) and in other countries do, assembling tens of thousands
of people from the different parts of the world.
and PROGRAM OF THE FESTIVAL:
LIVE PERFORMANCES: Many already famous and young bands of the gothic / dark independent / industrial
scene of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and other countries of ex-USSR, NIS and Eastern
& DJ's from Europe, USA and Japan are awaited guests every year as well.
line-up & info of the Chorna Rada -2005
line-up & info of the Children of the night -2006
are in planning!
GOTHIC DJs & PJ's
of the best gothic/industrial DJs & PJ's from Ukraine (Kiev, Lviv, Ternopol,
Odessa), Belarus (Minsk), Russia (Moscow) and other countries of ex-USSR, NIS
and Eastern Europe. International guest-DJ's from Europe, Japan and USA. There
at the festival will be traditionally presented the whole spectrum of the gothic
scene (gothic rock, industrial, gothic metal, cyber & synth gothic, electro, ebm,
medieval & folk gothic, future pop, dark wave , etc.). Officialy confirmed are
the DJ's listed in DJ's section of official festival site.
& PJ's line-up & info of the Chorna Rada -2005
& PJ's line-up & info of the Children of the night -2006
The celebration of beauty and romance wil be conducted with an exposition
of extraordinary works by the Ukrainian photographers and painters as well as
with viewing of the avant-guard videos and esoteric performances
GOTHIC, FETISH, CYBER & DARK EROTIC CLOTHES: Expected: a gothic fashion
showing and a selling of clothes in the style of gothic / dark erotic / cyber
/ fetish / S&M by the young designers.
Some competitions for all the visitors are expected: "Mr. and Ms. Gothic 2005",
"The Best Vampire and Vampiress" and a competition for the best musical improvisation.
The winners will get the signed CDs, T-shirts and a lot of other interesting exotic
prizes. Plus the guests will have a chance to win two tickets for our festivals-partners:
Wave Gotik Treffen and Castle Party. Plus some more.
FASHION & MAKE UP:Beautiful Ukrainian gothic girls will be doing true gothic
make-up that will turn any person into the true star of the festival.
Documentary "The Children of the Night" is made every year: All the visitors
will have a chance to take part in shooting of a couple of music videos and become
participants of the documentary "The Children of the Night". The shooting of the
film will be lasting during the festival.
How to get
there: address: club "Peremoga"
(transliterated from Ukrainian)/ "Pobeda" (transliterated from Russian)/ (earleir
known as "New York"), subway station "Darnitsa", Perova Boulevard, 2Official site
of the festival "Children of the night" - www.chornarada.kiev.ua
invite you to join us to celebrate the feast of romance, beauty and gothic!
to get the tickets:
in Kiev: subway
station Petrovka, Moscow Avenue 6 (Moskovskij Prospect 6), bookstore "Orpheus"
(next building behind "Megamarket")
Look at the map
Price: one day - 45 gr., 2 days - 65gr. While buying the tickets at
the bookstore "Orpheus" you will be given a reduction in the price for the books
or any other goods.
Please have a deeper look at the
original of the ticket In order to prevent any kinds of counterfeit we recommend
you to buy your tickets only at the places mentioned here. Soon we will publish
the addresses of other stores in Kiev and Odessa where you will be able to buy
Those, who live in other cities of Ukraine and CIS countries,
may get additional information and order you tickets by phone: +38 066 351
9598 and +38 050 681 80 95.
You can order your tickets but it is desirable
to collect them during one day before the festival takes place. Means that your
payment is due by the evening of September 16th.
information and accreditation
Fedun: e-mail: email@example.com (regarding taking part at the festival,
booking of the bands, media support in Ukraine and accreditation in Europe)
"Svarog" “kachuk: tel.: +38 050 681 80 95, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (regarding
accreditation, taking part at the festival, booking of the bands and other queries)
Eugen "Demiurg" Babich: tel.: +38 066 351 95 98,
e-mail: email@example.com (queries on media support and sponsorship)
Demian "Duncan" Sushko: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (queries on accomodation
Bands, artists, DJs and others who are
interested in taking part in the festival or just in supporting the event may
contact all those people mentioned in the section CONTACT
Journalists from Ukraine and Europe are highly welcomed. The press will be
informed with exclusive information on the event and provided with the passes
into the VIP-area at the club. If you wish to get accreditation, the main condition
is to announce the festival (on the Internet pages or in the printed media,
on Radio or TV stations). Consecutive publications of the festival news are important
as well. The representatives of the media, who are not able to announce the event
but wish to write a review after the festival is over, have to prove the status
of a journalist. Those journalist, who will come from EU will receive a possibility
to get a living place free of charge for the days of festival.
To take part in a stage performance the bands can send their demo or promo
copies at the contact addresses given above or give them to the representatives
of the festival who are responsible for the selection of the bands.
YOU WISH TO HELP US: At the moment we are looking for promoters of event
in all the countries of the world, especially in EU. We will be glad to cooperate
with specialized press. If you are interested please get in touch via whose email
addresses, that are listed in the section CONTACT
OF THE FESTIVAL:
release (detailed version, only in ukrainian yet!)
release (shortened version for the media, only
in ukrainian yet!)
Audio promo: Radio-trailer ( 1# in ukrainian language: [mp3]
[wav], #2 in
russian language: [mp3]
promo: TV-trailer (mpeg4, soon to come)
in english language:
small, 180*250, web-versions:
#1: general poster
of festival (prefferable), #2: Chorna rada-2005, #3: Children of the night-2005
Posters, middle, 300*417, web-versions ( # 1 version: Chorna
rada, # 2 Children
of the night)
Logo (logo,title,web GIF-file)