Beyonce and Solange Knowles seem to be rather keen on Hvar…
With all the fetival announcements and preparation of the season, there has not been as much time as usual to relax and observe what is going on. The announcement of exclusive festival For 2013 earlier this week is the latest edition to the Hvar calendar.
Although I am not a big party animal, or even know many of the acts taking part, there is a nice intimacy about this festival, which will have only 2,000 tickets and take place at Carpe Diem Beach, Stipanska, Amo Beach on Jerolim and Veneranda.
Hvar is the island which Beyonce loves, and with good reason. It was here that she revealed her baby bump to the world in 2011 at Hula Hula Beach Club, found the inspiration for the name of her daughter, Blue Ivy, who subsequently became an honorary citizen, and who was recently filmed in Croatian waters talking about utopia.
Her sister, Solange, visited in 2011 also, and was quoted as saying:
“It was beautiful. One of my favourite places I have ever been” said Knowles, when questioned by a reporter who informed her she was from Croatia. Asked where she had been in the country, she repiled:
“I was in Hvar and also Dubrovnik. It is not the easier place to get to, Hvar, which was my favourite, but it’s worth it.”
Given that I am the least cool person on the planet and could not name a Beyonce song if my life depended on it, I was intrigued to see the name Solange as one of the headline acts for For 2013. Could it really be Beyonce’s sister? Apparently yes, from some cursory research:
Solange (Knowles) je svestrana glazbenica, glumica, plesačica i pjevačica koja je dosad objavila tri studijska albuma: ‘Solo Star’ iz 2003., njezin najuspješniji album do danas ‘Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams’ iz 2008. godine dosegnuo je fantastično deveto mjesto US Billboard ljestvice, te krajem prošle godine objavljeni ‘True’ kojeg je cijenjeni glazbeni recezentski portal Pitchfork ocijenio s visokih 7.8.
That is kind of news, isn’t it? I have a feeling For 2013 is going to be rather a good little festival…