Spending the summer in Czechia? The festival season has already started!

Colours of Ostrava

Concerts packed with Czech and foreign performers, music enthusiasts from around Europe and a great community atmosphere - summer music festivals, are becoming more and more popular in this country and there are plenty to choose from. Here are a few of the events you shouldn’t miss in the upcoming months.

Rock for People

The legendary festival will head to Hradec Králové again this week between Wednesday 12 and Saturday 15 June. It is especially attractive for rock fans who can look forward to The Prodigy, The Offspring or Bring Me the Horizon. Yungblud or Avril Lavigne will be present too.

Fans of the domestic scene can look forward to Vypsaná fixa, Mňága a Žďorp and Aneta Langerová, among others. In addition, the festival brings new or lesser-known talents into the spotlight. Civilní obrana, Night Art Expo and Naty Hrychová will all be making their debut here.

A standard four-day ticket costs around 4000 CZK.

Metronome Prague 2024

The unique Metronome Prague festival will take place for the seventh time between June 20 and 22. With a varied programme featuring many international performers, the organisers aim to create an authentic festival atmosphere right in the capital.

Photo: Bára Matějková,  Metronome Festival

Unlike some other festivals, there is a big grassy area for visitors to enjoy, encouraging them to sit on the ground and relax while listening to the music. Right outside the gates of the venue is one of Prague's largest parks, Stromovka, where visitors can easily escape from any crowds. Among others, Michael Kiwanuka, Milky Chance and Kosheen, who are celebrating 25 years as a band, have accepted the invitation to perform.

A standard three-day ticket can be purchased for 3190 CZK.

Hrady CZ

For those of you who prefer the Czech and Slovak music scene, one of the best options is definitely the festival Hrady CZ. Eight historic castles in 8 regions of the Czech Republic will host, as the organizers themselves note, "the very best of the Czech and Slovak music scene." You can count on a really wide range of performers - bands such as Chinaski, Jelen, Mig21, Horkýže Slíže, Vypsaná fixa, or icons Daniel Landa and Lucie.

The program is the same at all the venues, so just go to the castle that is closest to you. It is also a smaller festival with only one stage. However, this is definitely compensated by the great atmosphere. This festival provides a unique opportunity to combine historical tourism with a packed musical event. Every Friday and Saturday between July 12 and August 31 you will have the opportunity to visit various Czech and Moravian castles from Točník to Bouzov.

A standard two-day ticket is now around 1800 CZK, but prices will be going up!

Colours of Ostrava

Dolní Vítkovice,  Ostrava | Photo: Štěpánka Budková,  Radio Prague International

The iconic Ostrava music festival is due to be held in Dolní Vítkovice again this year. Between July 17 and 20, live music from both international and Czech performers will once again resound in Ostrava’s iconic industrial complex. Visitors and fans can look forward to a rich multi-genre programme with music greats such as Lenny Kravitz, Queens of The Stone Age, James Blake, and the Swedish star Zara Larsson. Czechia will be represented by Lake Malawi, the Eben brothers and Lenny.

A standard four-day ticket will cost you 4190 CZK.

Author: Bětka Horáková
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