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Go_A

Ukrainian electro-folk band Go_A gained huge recognition at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 after placing 5th in the final, however, public voting placed them 2nd. The band has been actively touring worldwide since 2021 and became fairly known throughout Europe and the UK for their mesmerising performances at major festivals such as Glastonbury, PinkPop, Pukklepop, AppelPop, PohodaFest, Europavox and many others.

Go_A was one of the first bands to achieve international recognition by performing in their native Ukrainian language on the Eurovision stage. The phenomenon of Go_A’s music is that it enchants every listener, regardless of the language barrier. They debuted with their Eurovision single “Shum,” which entered the Billboard Global 200 at 158, making it the first song by an artist from Ukraine, as well as the first Ukrainian-language song, to reach the global charts. “Shum” became an international phenomenon with over 100 million streams worldwide, becoming the 17th Eurovision track to reach this mark and the 5th non-English-language track. At the end of 2021, GO_A won the Eurovision Awards in the category of “Most Innovative Stage Production” and won the Vision Music Awards hosted by Wiwibloggs in two nominations: “Most Memorable Staging” and “Best Use of Props”!

Their performance at the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury in the following year was recognised by The Guardian as one of the “Top acts not to miss at Glastonbury 2022,” alongside legendary names such as Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, and Sam Fender. Their captivating performance at PinkPop this year earned them a spot in the top 3 best performances at the festival, receiving high praise from critics. The band has also traveled multiple times to Canada to captivate audiences in different cities.

In 2023, Go_A had their longest tour yet, the Ukrainian Magic Tour, spanning 23 different countries and featuring approximately 40 exhilarating shows around Britain, Scandinavia, the Balkans, Georgia, and Turkey. Among these gigs were some significant dates – a sold-out show at a legendary club Paradiso in Amsterdam for over 1500 visitors, a show at the iconic Indigo at the O2 in London, Nalen in Stockholm, and Roxy in Prague, as well as a couple more sold out gigs in Dublin and Paris.

Go_A’s performances seamlessly blend traditional musical instruments and percussion with modern and contemporary arrangements. Each performance is infused with Ukrainian folk tribal vibes, thanks to Kateryna’s authentic yet folklore singing style, traditional musical instruments, percussion, and electronic sound.