Vintage culture conquering Rovinj again; Mike Sanchez as the main star of the festival
Zagreb, 13th February 2015 – Today, in Zagreb’s Gentleman Jack’s Barber Shop we presented the third edition of Dolce Vita Vintage Festival. It will be held in Rovinj from 11th till 14th June.
Dolce Vita is a new heritage festival that celebrates vintage culture in all its forms – music, film, design, fashion, dance and food. As the first vintage festival in Croatia and a real hedonistic weekend this year as well it will offer its visitors an original, inspiring and rich music program, top entertainment, and pleasurable cultural and gastronomic experience.
From 11th till 14th June, in beautiful Rovinj, all lovers of vintage culture will have the opportunity to experience true retro. Besides a rich music program which will include performances of the leading European swing, rock’n’roll and rhythm’n’blues artists, there will also be an exhibition of classic cars and vespas, as well as of vintage furniture and vinyl. We will enjoy feeling the 50s and 60s in the air.
The star of this year’s Dolce Vita is British singer and pianist Mike Sanchez. Following the recommendation of the legendary leader of the group Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant Sanches joined the band Big Town Playboys which became famous during the Eighties. Performing the early R & B and rock and roll, he had the honor of performing with blues legends such as Jimmy Reed and Little Walter. With his band he also appeared on the soundtrack of the film The Color of Money (Paul Newman, Tom Cruise). Big Town Playboys performed with Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck. Mike became a member of Rhtyhm Kings, a group founded by the legendary bassist of the Rolling Stones Bill Wyman. The highlight and the final cry of the dynamic, exciting and unique Sanchez took place two years ago when he recorded a joint album with Imelda May, the hit maker from the UK.
Other artists, who already traditionally perform at Dolce Vita, are Swingers. This time they will have a special reinforcement – Marko Tolja, a true lover of retro sound and style. Tolja will perform several songs with Swingers, and thus guide us in to a real swing time machine. Johnny and his Rockin’ Tunes will also make this year’s Dolce Vita dance not only with the music they will perform, but also with a special guest in Rovinj this year – phenomenal and talented Mario Petreković who will be their vocal reinforcement. Mario Petreković, who will have been with us for the third year in a row, will for the first time have such a special arrangement where he will be assisted by experienced Johnny and his band.
A special treat at Dolce Vita is a well-known Croatian pinup girl Ana Perduv who will prepare two burlesque performances specially choreographed for Dolce Vita. In addition to burlesque, dance school Back To Swing prepared for us this year swing, jive and lindy pop dance workshops.
Additionally, at Dolce Vita you will be able to attend a one-hour pin up hair & make-up workshops, where interested girls will have the opportunity to learn, in just a few steps, how to become a real pinup girl from the 1950s. Top and talented hair stylists and makeup will take care of that.
You can learn more information on the official website of the festival:
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