Colours of Ostrava
Colours of Ostrava is a multi-genre international music festival organized annually in Ostrava since 2002. Since 2012, it has been held in the magnificent surroundings of Dolní Vítkovice – a re-cultivated industrial site that was formerly home to a steel mill, mines and an ironworks. It offers over 350 program points on 21 open and covered stages, including concerts, discussions, theatre performances, films, workshops and art activities. In 2015 and 2017, the festival made the shortlist of the Best Major Festivals at the European Festival Awards and won the Czech Superbrands award in 2015. In 2016, The Guardian ranked it among the top 10 European festivals. In the past, it has featured stars of world music such as Björk, Robert Plant, Norah Jones, Jamiroquai, Iggy Pop, The National, Imagine Dragons, Midnight Oil, Grace Jones, St. Vincent, Jamie Cullum and Bobby McFerrin. Colours of Ostrava also organizes a free musical showcase in the centre of Ostrava called Festival in the Streets, the Czech Music Crossroads conference, and the Meltingpot international discussion forum, which was first held in 2015.
120 000 000 — Czech crown festival budget
> 350 — program points