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March 23, 2023

Hot Chocolate, Tiziano Ferro and Steve Vai at the Golden Stag

The 2009 “Golden Stag” Festival is due to start tonight, on the stage located in the Sfatului Square in Brasov, where 27 competitors from 21 countries will struggle for the award, and international artists such as Hot Chocolate, Tiziano Ferro and Steve Vai will perform.

The Golden Stag became a national brand after its forty decades of existence and the present edition is due to take place until September 7, consisting of six evenings of music: the Evergreen opening evening, the pop evening, the rock evening, the final of the performing competition, the Laureates’ Gala and the superstars’ evening. Similarly to previous years, the last evening of the festival is dedicated to Romanian folklore.

The first three evenings (evergreen, pop and rock) will have an explosive beginning. The show will be spectacular, due to the band System and to the Focus Art International Ballet. The concept is based on the history of music, since the fifties.

The pop evening will feature the band Holograf as special guest and Directia 5 will be the star of the rock evening.

The final of the performing competition will be closed by an explosive performance by the band Vama, entitled “The Vama Show.”

The superstars’ evening will grant the audience an opportunity to enjoy musicians such as Loredana, Steve Vai and Tiziano Ferro and folklore artists will enter the stage on the last evening of the festival. Steve Vai will be granted a lifetime achievement award and afterwards, he will perform two songs on the stage of Brasov.

This year’s edition of the festival presents 24 competitors from 20 countries (Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, UK, the Republic of Moldova, Norway, Russia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine), as well as Romania’s three representatives Jasmine, Nadine and Marker.

The 2009 edition of the Golden Stag brings another premiere regarding its airing by TV channels, as for the first time in its history, it will be aired by Balkanica Music Television, located in Sofia, which covers Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia and Romania. Moreover, the festival will be aired by TVR 1, TVR HD and TVR International.

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