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Colours Of Ostrava

Starts: 17th Jul 2019

Colours of Ostrava is a multi-genre international music festival held each year in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Since 2012 it has been held in the breathtaking surroundings of Dolní Vítkovice – the site of former blast furnaces, mines and ironworks.


Start Date

17th Jul 2019

End Date

20th Jul 2019


Dolni Vitkovice


The Cure, Florence + The Machine, Rag'n'Bone Man, Years & Years, Rosalía and MØ


The festival will be held in the astonishing industrial area of the former mining site of Dolní Vítkovice in Ostrava. Spread over two dozen unique outdoor and indoor stages, Colours of Ostrava 2019 will offer a unique 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, art installations and programmes for kids.

The diversity of the programme is one among many festival’s assets: the event is held on the site of the city’s former mines and steelworks, a European Cultural Heritage Site - a place unlike any other. Despite its industrial feel, the festival site boasts plenty of green space plus a range of quieter and shaded spaces ideal for lounging and recharging batteries. In terms of accommodation, easy options range from camping in the picturesque surroundings of the Ostrava Silesian Castle to higher-end accommodation options at Ostrava city centre hotels and flats. Transport is an easy matter too, Ostrava being easily accessible by train and car from airports in Prague and Krakow, the festival site then reachable by tram within 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 The Guardian. In 2017 and 2018, the festival was shortlisted for the European Festival Award in the category Best Major Festival. Colours of Ostrava also organises the free Festival v ulicích (Street Festival) in the centre of Ostrava, and the Czech Music Crossroads, a music showcase conference. In 2015, Colours of Ostrava have launched the international Meltingpot discussion forum: a large-scale event spreading the ideas of outstanding international speakers, held as part of the festival.

Colours of Ostrava Basic Facts:

● Taking place since 2002, entering its 18th year in 2019
● Excellent line-up (130 bands and 350 programme features spread across 20 stages, including concerts, theatre, films, discussions, workshops, and performances)
● Fantastic children’s stage with baby-sitting services and breastfeeding spots
● Wheelchair access (tickets also available at substantially discounted rates)
● Discounts on a range of tourist attractions
● Close to Ostrava city centre with good transport links to the city as well as the train station and airport
● A reasonably-priced campsite
● One site for everything — all the stages within one area
● Four-day tickets available through,, GoOut,,
● Accessibility: Ostrava — Prague 370 km, Ostrava — Krakow 170 km, Ostrava — Warsaw 400 km, Ostrava — Vienna 310 km, Ostrava — Bratislava 300 km, Ostrava — Berlin 530 km.

Disabled Facilities

Wheelchair access (tickets also available at substantially discounted rates)


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