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History of the festival

Colours of Ostrava is a multi-genre international music festival held each year in Ostrava. Since 2012 it has been held in the breathtaking surroundings of Dolní Vítkovice – the site of former blast furnaces, mines and ironworks. The first festival took place in 2002. Colours of Ostrava scooped up the Czech Angel (Anděl) award in 2005 and 2006. For three consecutive years in 2004, 2005 and 2006, it also picked up best music event of the year at the Akropolis Live Awards (ALMA) in the concert/festival of the year category.


A whole host of stars have flocked to perform in Ostrava over the festival’s history. Check out our Colourspedia page which lists all of the artists who have ever performed at Colours of Ostrava.

After two years of postponements due to the coronavirus pandemic, finally a full-size, live, without restrictions...

The Killers, Twenty One Pilots, Martin Garrix, LP, Franz Ferdinand, Kings of Convenience, Meduza, Inhaler, Larkin Poe, Modest Mouse, Phoebe Bridgers, Princess Nokia...

130 bands, 31 countries, 24 stages, more than 450 programmes

The Cure, Florence + The Machine, Rag'n'Bone Man, Years & Years, Rosalía, MØ, ZAZ, Mogwai, Tom Walker, Mariza, John Butler Trio, Richie Hawtin Closer, Shaka Ponk...

Tough year and yet another great edition of the festival. Thank you everyone for bringing such an emazing energy to Ostrava!

N.E.R.D., Kygo, Jessie J, Grace Jones, Joss Stone, George Ezra, Paul Kalkbrenner, Cigarettes After Sex, Kaleo, Future Islands, Ziggy Marley, Aurora, Calexico, GusGus...

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