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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.

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...

Breaking news, the festival is sold out for the first time!

Imagine Dragons, Norah Jones, Jamiroquai, Justice, Birdy, alt-J, LP, Midnight Oil, Moderat, Benjamin Clementine, Laura Mvula, Michael Kiwanuka ...

20 stages and the first international Meltingpot forum was held as part of Colours of Ostrava.

Underworld, Tame Impala, Of Monsters and Men, ANOHNI, Passenger, M83, Thievery Corporation, Kodaline, The Vaccines, Caro Emerald, 2CELLOS, Slowdive ...

What an amazing lineup and festival! Thanks everyone for coming and helping us smash yet another new visitor record.

Björk, Kasabian, St. Vincent, Rudimental, Mika, Clean Bandit, Swans, Caribou, The Cinematic Orchestra, Sly & Robbie meet Nils Petter Molvær, Fernando Saunders & Czech...

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