Top 10: Music Festivals in the Czech Republic

Top 10: Music Festivals in the Czech Republic

From Let it Roll to Transmission and Colours of Ostrava, we pick out ten of the best music festivals in the Czech Republic.

Let It Roll Open Air

Headliners (2017): Andy C, Camo & Krooked, High Contrast

Let It Roll have been tearing up the drum and bass scene for years now, becoming one of the genre's leading lights. 

Their flagship festival, held each August on a former military airbase near Prague, features over 300 artists across 8 stages and is now the place to discover the best new D&B producers. 

When & where: 2-4 August 2018, Milovice

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Let It Roll Winter Czech

Headliners: Netsky, Noisia, Alix Perez

Let It Roll's other main event is its winter edition inside Prague's PVA EXPO. Taking over for one night only in February, this is a chance to experience one of drum and bass' best loved brands without committing to its full festival.

When & where: 17 February 2017, Prague

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Headliners: Aly & Fila, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz

What Let It Roll is to D&B, Transmission is to trance. Having built up a reputation for world class lineups, epic sound, and immense visuals (lasers, smoke cannons, dancers), a Transmission party is a night every trance fan must experience.

When & where: 25 November 2017, Prague

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Headliners: Pendulum, Headhunterz, Miss K8

Transcending drum and bass, hardcore and everything in between, Imagination's thudding bass reverberates around the imposing Výstaviště Praha Holešovice all the way to 7am.

When & where: 24 November 2017, Prague

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Colours of Ostrava

Headliners: Cigarettes After Sex (more TBA)

Held inside a former coal works, Colour of Ostrava marries a diverse lineup with a truly unique setting, showcasing live shows, workshops and lectures amongst the blast furnaces, mines and ironworks, with some lectures even being held inside a former miners' bathroom.

When & where: 18-21 July 2018, Ostrava

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Hip Hop Kemp

Headliners (2017): Common, Lethal Bizzle, Little Simz

Hip Hop Kemp is central and eastern Europe's largest hip-hop and urban music festival, welcoming over 20 thousand fans to Hradec Králové's Festivalpark for a weekend of international and underground artists, alongside dance competitions, sports and more.

When & where: 23-25 August 2018, Hradec Králové

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Rock for People

Headliners: In This Moment, Skillet

One of the Czech Republic's most famous rock, punk and heavy metal music festivals, Rock for People runs a showcase of theatre, discussions and workshops alongside its riff-heavy lineup and family-centric atmosphere.

When & where: 4-6 July 2018, Hradec Králové

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Air Festival

Headliners (2017): KSHMR, Timmy Trumpet, MAKJ

Air Festival is one of the country's biggest EDM, house and trance music festivals having recently showcased the likes of Martin Garrix, KSHMR and Don Diablo under immense stage production, including confetti canons, fireworks, smoke and fire.

When & where: 27-28 July 2018, Hradec Králové

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Beats For Love

Headliners (2017): Fatboy Slim, Chase & Status, Wilkinson

Held at the same spot as Colours of Ostrava, Beats For Love covers the industrial setting with a wide range of dance music, showing off its diverse lineup across thirteen stages.

When & where: 4-7 July 2018, Ostrava

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Headliners: Chris Liebing, PETDuo, Chelina Manuhutu

Apokalypsa has been tearing up the Czech techno scene for almost two decades, having thrown over 40 parties alongside some of techno, hardcore and tech-house's biggest names.

When & where: 24 November, Brno

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