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History

SZIGET and JAZZ KOKTEBEL
From May to September, HAYDAMAKY had an uninterrupted summer concert season.   “Kozak-Rock” was heard at festivals such as Stare Misto (2009, Lviv, Ukraine) and on the Italian radio station Volxfesta (2009, Bolzano, Italy) in the southern Alps.  HAYDAMAKY performed at the final concert of the cultural expedition Linz Europe Tour (2009, Linz, Austria) put on by the founder of Alpine rock Hubert von Holzen.  Serbian VJ masters Zeljko Serdarevic and Dragan Mileusnic created for HAYDAMAKY an ingenious video program, which the band used for every large-scale concert, while designer Olesia Telizhenko created the musician’s unique costumes. 
The band’s project with Voo Voo was the headliner for the Inne Brzmienia Festival (2009, Ljublin, Poland), where it was first performed a year earlier, it was also presented at the Wegorzewo Eko Union Rock festival (2009, Vehorzhevo, Poland) and at a string of club concerts.  Performances with the Polish music grandees presented the joint album VooVoo & Haydamaky, which had been distributed on June 4th by Poland’s largest media corporation Agora.  The booklet style album was the first in a series of prestigious record projects by famous Polish artist Inne Brzmienia and Voo Voo’s manager Mirek Olszowka.  The record was presented in Warsaw at Agora’s anniversary gala.  The album’s first edition was distributed two weeks later.
Towards the end of July, HAYDAMAKY performed at the FelSziget Peninsula Festival (2009, Thru-Мuresh, Romania), and two weeks later, they played on the main stage of the largest and most popular festival in Central and Eastern Europe – Sziget (2009, Budapest, Hungary).  The first performance for HAYDAMAKY, a band from Ukraine, on a world stage of this caliber and importance, was a great event for Ukrainian show-business and all the more, it sent its reverberations throughout Europe.  After Hungary, HAYDAMAKY performed on one of four stages at the Huntenpop festival (2009, Varsselder, Holland).  With the Voo Voo project, the band was the headliner for the second day of the Jazz Koktebel Festival (2009, Koktebel, Crimea, Ukraine) – a brilliant, extensive three hour concert, presenting the joint album in Ukraine.  This was the first time that Serhiy Borisenko played drums for the group.