Spread over two dozen unique outdoor and indoor stages, Colours of Ostrava 2017 will offer an unrivaled selection of contemporary and classic performers, from electro to world music, jazz, indie rock, and reggae. Festival-goers can look forward to over 350 events ranging from bands, DJs, films, open discussions, workshops, theatre, poetry, and art installations.
But the diverse programme is only one thing that makes Colours of Ostrava unique. The festival is held on the site of the city’s former mines and ironworks, a European Cultural Heritage Site and unlike any other concert venue. Despite its industrial feel, the festival site also boasts plenty of green space plus a range of quieter and shaded spaces which are ideal for lounging and recharging your batteries. In terms of accommodation, there are options ranging from camping in the picturesque surroundings of the Ostrava Silesian Castle to higher-end accommodation options at Ostrava city centre hotels. Whichever option suits you best, there’s no need to travel long distances to the festival, which is just three tram stops from the city centre.
Colours of Ostrava was founded in 2002 and ranked as one of the Top 10 music festivals in Europe in 2016 by TheGuardian.com. Colours of Ostrava also organises the free Festival v ulicích (Street Festival) in the centre of Ostrava, the Czech Music Crossroads, a music showcase conference, and the international Meltingpot discussion forum that took place at the festival for the first time in 2015.
Four-day tickets are available on the festival website’s e-shop www.colours.cz and Ticketpro network for 84 Euros. You can also book tickets for the campsite and festival site parking areas online. Last but not least: prices for food and drinks at the festival are very reasonable: a large beer is slightly over 1 euro.
And if you have time to spare, why not take a few extra days to discover the charm of the city itself? Formerly known as the Steel Heart of the Czech Republic, Ostrava is the third largest Czech city and has an atmosphere all its own. Nestled between the Slovak and Polish borders with breath-taking views of the Beskydy Mountain range, Ostrava has it all: a rich and diverse history, a bustling cultural and social life, plus beautiful landscapes.
Taste from the 2017 line-up: Jamiroquai, Midnight Oil, Justice, Imagine Dragons, Norah Jones, alt-J, Birdy, Moderat, Laura Mvula, and Benjamin Clementine, …
For more information visit www.colours.cz.
Source: Colours Of Ostrava