Big Names at Colours of Ostrava Festival

Alanis Morissette, Bobby McFerrin, The Flaming Lips, ZAZ, Janelle Monáe, Antony and the Johnsons with Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, Rufus Wainwright, Animal Collective, Kronos Quartet … a festival full of stars in a unique industrial environment = an unforgettable atmosphere at an inviting price!

Alanis Morissette, Bobby McFerrin, Animal Collective, The Flaming Lips, ZAZ, Janelle Monáe, Antony and the Johnsons with Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, Rufus Wainwright, Kronos Quartet and many others…

A great festival guaranteed (c) S .Kaczor

These are the main stars of the 11th annual edition of the international music festival Colours of Ostrava, taking place from July 12-15, 2012 in Ostrava – the third largest city in the country, in the northeast of the Czech Republic. Taking place over four days on ten outdoor and indoor stages (one for example, is in a former gasometer) the festival offers over 150 bands, DJ’s, films, discussions, workshops and theater performances.

The music is from the all over the world – world music, jazz, rock, electronica, folk. It will get under your skin – the joyful and peaceful atmosphere, perfect organization, the unique environment of the former ironworks and mines, where you will find everything you need for a summer event – trees, grass, a place for relaxation and dance, a children’s stage, a wide variety of foods, great Czech beer, and a secure tent city where you can lay your head. All this at a more than an inviting price, with everything done to European standards with all the facilities you are used to at the largest events.

Enjoy the Colours of Ostrava, find out why thousands of Czechs come here every year (and gladly return again) and why journalists say that it’s one of the best cultural events in the Czech Republic!

Get more information at or at You can get the four day ticket for very inviting price on the Eventim network. And of course there are English speaking personnel onsite.

The festival takes place in the European Historic Protected Landmark in Ostrava, the Mining area of Vítkovice and the Hlubina Mines, in the complex of the abandoned mines, ironworks and steelworks, in an area that holds within it industrial beauty, but also offers everything you could want for a great summer music event. The complex is slowly being transformed into a new cultural, educational, and community center open year-round. Some of the main benefits of the festival include, camping in the greenery, but also being close to the music stages, visitors have their own parking lot. There are also plenty of rest areas among the individual music production sites. What’s more you will also appreciate the easy access to the festival – the Vítkovice mine complex is just three tram stops from the center of the city of Ostrava. Increased public transport will be provided for festival visitors.

At Colours you will find everything that belongs to a summer festival – European standards at an attractive price.


Colours of Ostrava 2012:

ñ      11th annual edition – from July 12 – 15, 2012

ñ      Location: Ostrava, the third largest city in the Czech Republic.,+Czech+Republic&t=m&z=10 ; Mining area of Vítkovice – the European Cultural Heritage protected site of the grounds of the former mine, ironworks, and steelworks offers not just large outdoor stages with solid ground and greenery, but also plenty of indoor stages, including one in a unique gasometer.

ñ      There is a safe, peaceful atmosphere, perfect organization, it’s also suitable for families with children

ñ      It is close to the center of Ostrava – 3 tram stops

ñ      It has its own parking lot for visitors – for cars and caravans

ñ      A large tent city next to the festival area

ñ      All the stages are in the same compound

ñ      Four-day tickets are available through the Eventim network

ñ      Distances: Ostrava – Prague 370 km, Ostrava – Krakow 170 km, Ostrava – Warsaw 400 km, Ostrava – Vienna 310 km, Ostrava – Bratislava 300 km, Ostrava – Berlin 530 km



Alanis Morissette (CAN), Bobby McFerrin (USA), The Flaming Lips (USA), ZAZ (FRA), Janelle Monáe (USA), Antony and the Johnsons with Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra (GBR / USA), Rufus Wainwright (USA / CAN), Animal Collective (USA), Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen (USA / FIN), Parov Stelar Band (AUT), Fink (GBR), Hjaltalín (ISL), Katzenjammer (NOR), Hugh Masekela (ZAF), Staff Benda Bilili (COD), Banco de Gaia (GBR), Ibrahim Maalouf (LBN), Portico Quartet (GBR), Rubik (FIN), R.U.T.A. (POL), Quique Neira (CHL), Lindigo (REU), Tamikrest (MLI), Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba (MLI), Shtetl Superstars (GBR, DEU, ITA, UKR, ISR), Euzen (DNK), Celso Piña (MEX), Orquesta Típica Fernández Fierro (ARG), Dánjal (FRO), Sauti Sol (KEN), Barons of Tang (AUS)…

And many others Czech and Slovak band + theatres, movies, discussions, workshops, performing arts…

Four-day tickets are available through the Eventim network in most of the European countries.

For more information see or the English language Facebook page: The general partner is Česká spořitelna. Supported by the City of Ostrava. Main partners: ArcelorMittal Ostrava, OKD, Vítkovice – Machinery Group, ČEZ Group.

By Zdenek Strnadel

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