International rock-fest "X-Star" takes place in Brest (photo)

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The audition of the contest's participants
and the contest itself were held in two days, it has already become a
tradition. 8 bands from the whole Brest region got to the final concert in the
civil-cultural center. According to the rules, the contenders were supposed to
perform two songs, and the jury estimated their performances under several
criteria. 

The process of
decision-taking on the finalists was accompanied by a real show from the fest's
headliners - the Americans Los
Vecinos
. A mixture of rock music and Latin American tunes
in the best traditions of Manu
Chao
 rocked even those viewers who were the most tired after
the many-hours event. 

The jury's verdict:
the Belarusian-speaking band Anakharsis got the first place. It wasn't a big
surprise for the public. The Brest-Stolin project looked favourable on the
background of all the others due to the high-quality performance of a classic
heavy-metal. Their frontman Yury
Kharevich
 became
the best vocalist.

Besides, a common
concert of the winners will take place on March 3 in the Brest club
"Sphere". Anakharsis will share the stage with Coloured Pencils and The
Lover's Gun
. The bands got the 2nd and the 3rd places at the
X-Star correspondingly.