The summer festival season has started and there are plenty to go to in the Czech Republic! The lineups look great! Festivals are always an opportunity to see your favorite band playing live but it also allows you to discover new musicians. Usually, the atmosphere is unique and people gather for the love of music. Check out our list of music festivals inside and outside the Czech Republic!
IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Masters of Rock 9.7-12.7
This festival is taking place in Vizovice and it is the place to be for rock lovers! Artists from all over the world are performing there. Unfortunately, the festival is beginning today and day tickets seem sold out! You will have to wait for the winter edition for another Masters of Rock!
Colours of Ostrava 16.07. – 19.07
You might have seen posters promoting this festival around the city. It is held since 2002 and received the award for Music Event of the year in 2005 and 2006. There are international musicians playing there and the headliners are famous. The kinds of music played in this festival vary from jazz, world music, rock, pop and alternative. This edition, you will be able well known performers such as Bjork, Kasabian, Mika, Clean Bandit or Caribou. There are also theatre performances, workshops, discussions and films too!
Sazavafest is a smaller festival which last three days in the city of Světlá nad Sázavou. The majority of the artists who will perform are Czech but there are some from Spain, Great Britain or Switzeland.
Trutnoff Open Air Festival 20.8-23.8
This festival is nicknamed the ‘Czech Woodstock’, referring to the famous American festival of 1969. This one is not providing three but four days of ‘love & peace’ and of course, music. This is one of the biggest festivals in the country and this year will be the 24th edition. It was founded on the tradition of Underground culture in the city of Trutnov. This festival is likely to provide you a unique atmosphere with famous headliners such as Prodigy or New Found Glory.
Ceské hrady.cz 10.7.- 29.8.
This is an interesting festival since it will take place outside several castles in the Czech Republic (the dates depend on the location). This is an opportunity to attend a festival in a unique place and you can choose which castle is the closest to you so you don’t have to travel far away!
OUTSIDE THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Pohoda Festival 9.7.-11.7.
The festival is actually starting today but it’s not too late to attend since the majority of the bands will play tomorrow and on Saturday! There are famous headliners such as the band Die Antwoord or Bjork!
Sziget Festival 10.8.-17.8.
This is one of the most famous festivals in Europe and thousands of people from all over the continent gather on the Island of Freedom for seven days of music. The entire island of the Hungarian capital is occupied by festival-goers and musicians from all over the world. The atmosphere is unique and besides music, you can enjoy movie screenings, cabaret performances and circus performances. Every kind of music will be performed there and among the famous headliners, there will be: Robbie Williams, Florence and the Machine, Avicci or Major Lazer.