Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
There’s nowhere like eastern Europe for partying in dramatic industrial ruins.
Let’s be honest it goes pretty damn well with techno.
Colours of Ostrava is run on similar (production) lines – transforming the Dolní Vítkovice ironworks into a spectacular festival venue.
The line-up has broad appeal but focuses on artists with discerning sounds.
Congolese electronic rhythm-makers Mbongwana Star are on the bill as is LA punk band’s Bronx’s Mexicana’s side project Mariachi el Bronx.
Between performances – play among the heavy machinery (showing due care naturally) and there’s also a climbing wall – bike rental – bars and cafes.
The festival also deserves credit for the support it offers to disabled visitors to make sure everyone can enjoy the festival to the max.
• 14-17 July, four-day ticket €84, weekend camping €10, colours.cz