Colours of Ostrava Festival to announce first 2019 headliners: The Cure and Florence + The Machine
Colours of Ostrava Festival, held from July 17–20, 2019 in the Czech Republic announces the first headliners: The Cure and Florence + The Machine. The festival will be held in the astounding industrial area of the former mining site of Dolní Vítkovice in Ostrava. Spread over two dozen unique outdoor and indoor stages, Colours of Ostrava 2019 will offer an unrivalled selection of contemporary and classic performers, from electro to world music, jazz, indie rock, and reggae. Festival-goers can look forward to over 350 events ranging from bands, DJs, films, open discussions, workshops, theatre, poetry, art installations and programmes for kids.
The diversity of the programme is one among many festival’s assets: the event is held on the site of the city’s former mines and ironworks, a European Cultural Heritage Site – a place unlike any other. Despite its industrial feel, the festival site boasts plenty of green space plus a range of quieter and shaded spaces ideal for lounging and recharging batteries. In terms of accommodation, easy options range from camping in the picturesque surroundings of the Ostrava Silesian Castle to higher-end accommodation options at Ostrava city centre hotels and flats. Transport is an easy matter too, Ostrava being easily accessible by train and car from airports in Prague and Krakow, the festival site then reachable by tram within the city centre.
Colours of Ostrava was founded in 2002 and ranked as one of the Top 10 music festivals in Europe in 2016 by The Guardian. In 2017, the festival was shortlisted for the European Festival Award in the category Best Major Festival. Colours of Ostrava also organises the free Festival v ulicích (Street Festival) in the centre of Ostrava, the Czech Music Crossroads, a music showcase conference. In 2015, Colours of Ostrava have launched the international Meltingpot discussion forum: a large-scale event spreading the ideas of outstanding international speakers, held as part of the festival.
Four-day tickets for 2019 are available on the festival website’s e-shop www.colours.cz and various ticket networks for 102 Euros, children and the disabled are offered major reductions. Last but not least, a ticket to Colours of Ostrava entitles festival-goers to a wide range of reductions for tourist attractions in the region.
And if you have time to spare, why not take a few extra days to discover the charm of the city itself? Formerly known as the Steel Heart of the Czech Republic, Ostrava is the third largest Czech city and has a unique atmosphere. Nestled between the Slovak and Polish borders with breath-taking views of the Beskydy Mountain range, Ostrava has it all: a rich and diverse history, a bustling cultural and social life, plus beautiful landscapes.
For more information visit www.colours.cz
2018 after-video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNxVJeCXMqI
Colours of Ostrava Basic Facts:
Taking place since 2002, entering its 18th year in 2019
Excellent line-up (120 bands and 350 programme features spread across 20 stages, including concerts, theatre, films, discussions, workshops, and performances.)
Fantastic children’s stage with baby-sitting services, a zone for breastfeeding mothers
Wheelchair access (tickets also available at substantially discounted rates)
Discounts on a range of tourist attractions
Close to Ostrava city centre with good transport links to the city as well as the train station and airport
A reasonably-priced campsite
One site for everything — all the stages in the same area
Four-day tickets available through https://www.colours.cz/practical/tickets/buy, Festicket.com, GoOut, Joystore.pl, Reservix.de
Accessibility: Ostrava — Prague 370 km, Ostrava — Krakow 170 km, Ostrava — Warsaw 400 km, Ostrava — Vienna 310 km, Ostrava — Bratislava 300 km, Ostrava — Berlin 530 km.
For more information, photos etc., please contact:
Jiří Sedlák, ArtsMarketing.CZ
Colours of Ostrava
Tel.: +420 604 868 914
E-mail: [email protected]