Czech Summer Rock Festivals 2008

Our annual guide to the biggest outdoor gigs across the Czech Republic



PLANET FESTIVAL 2008
June 13th-14th, 2008
Tábor, Southern Bohemia
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With a bill heavy on alt-rock, the festival formerly known as Love Planet returns to Tábor, around 90 kilometers south of Prague, after an unexpected relocation to the capital last year.

LINE-UP
Friday, June 13th
Hýlačka Stage
Suffer; Chiki Liki Tu A; Landmine Spring; UDG; Bad Religion; Beatsteaks; Sunshine

Kotnov Stage
Nana Zorin; Hypnotix; The Chancers; Polemic; Ohm Square; Skyline; Kosheen

Metro Stage
Charlie Straight; The Uniques; Utopium; Imodium; Late Night Venture; Babe LN; Katcha; Ed Rush; Shy FX + Stamina MC; Ghonzales

Saturday, June 14th
Hýlačka Stage
Dorians Gray Prostitutes; Anyway; The Prostitutes; Lavangance; Roe-Deer; Julia; Southpaw; Tata Bojs; Front 242

Kotnov Stage
Le Pneumatique; U Prague; Lakeside X; 100°C; Bow Wave; Zion Train; Sunflower Caravan; Hadouken!; IAMX

Metro Stage
The Fake Tapes; Deverova Chyba; Scissorhands; Please the Trees; Nemo; Kill the Dandies; Vladivojna La Chia & Banana; Sporto; Magnetik; The Fakes; Warren Suicide; The Scandals; The Voracious

TICKET INFO
Advance tickets are available via the Ticketpro network.

TICKET PRICES
In Advance
Two-Day Ticket: 890 CZK + Booking Fee

At the Gate
Two-Day Ticket: 1,050 CZK
Saturday Ticket: 790 CZK

(Camping included in price of two-day ticket)

WEBSITE
http://www.planetfestival.cz/
(Information in Czech and English)




UNITED ISLANDS OF PRAGUE 2008
June 19th-21st, 2008
Various venues in Prague
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Although spread over three days, United Islands doesn't really hit its stride until Saturday the 21st, when three of Prague's river islands -- Střelecký ostrov, Dětský ostrov and Ostrov Kampa -- stage four free all-day concerts.

LINE-UP
Thursday, June 19th
Warm-up gigs at various Prague clubs

Friday, June 20th
Invitation-only concert at Meet Factory

Saturday, June 21st
100°C; Beatburger Band; Bomberos; Bratři Orffové; David Dorůžka; Docuku; Gitans; I Am Kloot; Infinite Quintet; J.J. Band; La Shica; Mako Mako; Milo; Nikola Brasko; No Blues; No Folk; No Jazz; Ondřej Pivec; Peppe Voltarelli; Phishbacher; Quimby; Rudovous; Son Caliente; The Bridgeheads; The Walls; Toxique; Vertigo Quintet

TICKET INFO
Entry to nearly all United Islands of Prague events is free.

WEBSITE
http://www.unitedislands.cz/
(Information in Czech only)




RESPECT FESTIVAL 2008
June 27th-28th, 2008
Ostrov Štvanice, Prague
Prague Directory Listing

This long-running world music event returns to Štvanice, one of Prague's larger river islands, with another fine selection of far-flung sounds.

LINE-UP
Friday, June 27th
Besh O Drom; Lo Cor De La Plana; Ersatz Musika; Kiva

Saturday, June 28th
Dengue Fever; Oumou Sangare; Tanya Tagaq; Shanbehzadeh Ensemble; Toy Vivo Trio 

ENTRY PRICES
Two-Day Ticket: 500 CZK
One-Day Tickets: 400 CZK

WEBSITE
http://www.respectmusic.cz/
(Information in Czech and English)




ROCK FOR PEOPLE 2008
July 3rd-5th, 2008
Festivalpark, Hradec Králové, Eastern Bohemia
Maps & Directions

Now in its 14th year, Rock for People has become one of the biggest and most prestigious festivals in the Czech Republic, typically attracting around 20,000 visitors per day.

LINE-UP
Headliners
Kaiser Chiefs; The Offspring; Massive Attack

Other International Acts
Black Mountain; Demented Are Go; DJ Scratchy; Donots; Dreadzone; Enter Shikari; Empyr; Flogging Molly; Happysad; H2O; Helmet; Holy Fuck; Hopes Die Last; Indios Bravos; Invasives; iO; Karras; Kissmet; La Kinky Beat; Locos; Los de Abajo; Madball; Montreal; N.O.H.A.; Nomad Soundsystem; Outvile; Panteon Rococó; Park Avenue; Seth Lakeman; Skop; The Ghost; Tremore; VNV Nation; Watcha Clan; Zulu 9:30

Czech & Slovak Acts
100°C; Aneta Langerová; Anna K; Another Way; Atari Terror; Bára Zemanová; Benedikta; Bikini; Blue Effect; Bundy Tad; Clou; Cocotte Minute; Čankišou; Dark Gamballe; David Koller; Divokej Bill; E!E; Eggnoise; Electrik Mann; Fourth Face; Fast Food Orchestra; Fru Fru; Gaia Mesiah; Gang Ala Basta; Gipsy.cz; HC3; Horkýže Slíže; Imodium; Kabát; Khoiba; Koa; Kryštof; Landmine Spring; Lavagance; Lety Mimo; Le Pneumatiq; Liguére!; Maradona Jazz; Medvěd 009; MiG 21; My Music; No Gravity; Nuck Chorris Gang; Para; Pavol Hamel & Radim Hladík; Post It; Priessnitz; Prohrála v kartách; Psí vojáci; Rattle Bucket; Rybičky 48; Skyline; Southpaw; Status Praesents; Sto zvířat; Sunflower Caravan; Sunshine; Tata Bojs; Temperamento; The Airbags; The Tap Tap; The Chancers; The Prostitutes; Tleskač; Tři sestry + Jaroslav Uhlíř; UDG; United Flavour; Už jsme doma; Vladimír Mišík & ETC & guests; Vladivojna La Chia & Banana; Vypsaná Fixa; Wohnout; X Core; Xindl X; Xavier Baumaxa & hnědé smýčce; Znouzectnost; Žlutý pes; ZVA 12-28

TICKET INFO
Advance tickets are available via the Ticketstream and Ticketportal networks.

TICKET PRICES
Festival Pass
In Advance: 950 CZK + Booking Fee
At the Gate: 1,100 CZK

(Holders of ISIC, ITIC and ALIVE cards get a 100 CZK discount on festival passes.)

One-Day Tickets
In Advance: 680 CZK + Booking Fee
At the Gate: 750 CZK

WEBSITE
http://www.rockforpeople.cz/
(Information in Czech, English and German)




COLOURS OF OSTRAVA 2008
July 10th-13th, 2008
Výstaviště Černá louka/Slezskoostravský hrad, Ostrava, Moravian Silesia
Practicalities

Held in the Czech Republic's third-largest city, around 250 kilometers east of Prague, this world music-focused event regularly attracts big names and is among the country's most popular festivals.

LINE-UP
International Acts
Sinéad O'Connor; Goldfrapp; Happy Mondays; Jan Garbarek Group & Trilok Gurtu; Gogol Bordello; Habib Koité & Bamada; The Dandy Warhols; Koop; Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar; Daby Touré; Hawkwind; Noa; Sergent Garcia; Inga Liljeström; Craig Adams & The Higher Dimension of Praise; Recycler; Tim Eriksen; Tanya Tagaq; Les Boukakes; Irfan; Deva Premal & Miten; Tosh Meets Marley; A Filetta; Sir Jay & His Blue Orchestra; Lou Rhodes; The Violet Burning

Czech, Slovak and Polish Acts
100°C; BBP; Bílé divadlo: Z tohoto obrazu už nikdy nepodejdu; Budoár staré dámy; Černá kočka; Charlie Straight; Dan Bárta & Illustratosphere; Divadlo Aqualung: Cesta kolem světa za 60 dnů; Divadlo Buchty a Loutky: O neposlušných kůzlátkách; Divadlo Buchty a loutky: Rocky; Divadlo P. Bezruče: Should I Stay or Should I Go?; Divadlo SKUTR: Mistr a žák; Divadlo VOSTO5: Stand´artní cabaret; Fru Fru; Gulo čar Hypnotix; Iva Bittová, George Mraz, Emil Viklický, Laco Tropp; J.A.R.; Jaroslav Dušek a Divadlo Vizita; Karimski Club; Lenka Vychodilová & Ti3: Lemura – někdy luzná, jindy hrůzná; Longital; Lucie Bílá; Narcotic Fields; One Night Band; Para; Please the Trees; Pražský výběr II; Precedens a Bára Basiková; Priessnitz; Prohrála v kartách; Prouza; Ready Kirken; Sidi Tobiasz; Slniečko; Šufunky Gang; The Violet Burning; Vítkovo kvarteto; Vladivojna La Chia; Xavier Baumaxa

TICKET INFO
Advance tickets are available via the Ticketpro and Ticketportal networks. Holders of ISIC, ALIVE and ITIC cards receive a 110 CZK discount.

TICKET PRICES
In Advance
Four-Day Ticket: 1,090 CZK

At the Gate
Four-Day Ticket: 1,200 CZK
Thursday: 390 CZK
Friday: 790 CZK
Saturday: 890 CZK
Sunday: 590 CZK

WEBSITE
http://www.colours.cz/
(Information in Czech and English)




HAPPY DAYS OPEN AIR FEST 2008
July 17th-27th, 2008
Festivalpark, Hradec Králové, Eastern Bohemia
Practicalities

Lasting an astonishing 11 days and spread over five stages, this epic event claims to be a "holiday village" as much as a regular rock festival.

LINE-UP
Fun-Da-Mental; Lydia Lunch; Paige; Green Frog Feet; Loosavanna; Jill & Steve Walsh; Dan Bárta; Heller; Fights and Fires; Lenka Dusilová; United Flavour; Ivan Mládek a Banjo Band; Carrie Anne; Exilia; Medvěd 009; Plexis; Inarcadia; B!RD; Spiral Dive; Apple Juice; The Accelerators; Hell Dorado; -123 Min.; More Than Crossed; I Love My Neighbours; Pandorasdawn; Zdeněk Bína; Nikola Brasko; Taking Over Mars; Takoma Star; My Awesome Mixtape; Blank Promise; S.O.I.L.; Niceland; Unity; Ska'n'Daal; Totální nasazení; and more

TICKET INFO
Advance tickets are available via the Ticketstream.

TICKET PRICES
Festival Tickets
In June: 656 CZK + Booking Fee
In July: 777 CZK + Booking Fee
At the Gate: 888 CZK
Students (Before July 1st): 399 CZK
Married Couples (Before July 1st): 499 CZK each
Groups of four or more (Before July 1st): 499 CZK each

Weekend Tickets
July 17th-20th (Thursday to Sunday): 444 CZK + Booking Fee
July 24th-27th (Thursday to Sunday): 444 CZK + Booking Fee

WEBSITE
http://www.happydays.cz/
(Information in Czech and English)

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MIGHTY SOUNDS 2008
July 18th-20th, 2008
Olší u Opařan, Southern Bohemia
Map & Directions

Billed as the "biggest ska punk event in Europe," this three-day festival also brings rock 'n' roll, hardcore, reggae, indie-rock, breakbeat, jungle and hip-hop acts to a village near Tábor, around 100 kilometers south of Prague.

LINE-UP
Doreen Shaffer & The Moon Invaders; Dennis Alcapone; Mad Caddies; Citizen Fish; Dr. Ring Ding & Sharp Axe Band; Mr. T-Bone & The Young Lions; Born to Lose; Demented Are Go; Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation; Yellow Umbrella; Paprika Korps; Subhumans; Obrint Pas; Skaos; Vice Squad; The Ruined; The Upsessions; The Toasters; The Real McKenzies; Manuel Normal; Skeptic Eleptic; The Liptones; La Plebe; The Matadors; The Chancers; Totální Nasazení; Die Outsiders; Švihadlo; Polemic; Kamikaze Queen; The Basement Brothers feat. The Kitchenettes; Irie Révoltés; The Palookas; Palmeras Kanibales; Moskovskaya; Love and a .45; Random Hand; The Resignators; The Hitchers; Fast Food Orchestra; Sonic Boom Six; Buzzkill; Bukkake Karaoke; Sto Zvířat; Failsafe; The Turbo A.C.'s; Anyway; Prague Ska Conspiracy; Selfish; Volant; Pipes and Pints; Dub in da Trip; Marracash Orchestra; Green Smatroll; B!RD; Pub Animals; Feher Fekete Kerek; Howard's Alias; Drunken Boomerang; Crazy Arm; NVÚ; Gangnails; Záviš; Peshata; Zoopunk; 4 Debils; Inside Kru; and more

TICKET INFO
Advance tickets are available via the Ticketpro, Ticketstream and Ticketportal networks.

TICKET PRICES
In Advance
Until June 30th: 580 CZK
From July 1st-17th: 620 CZK

At the Gate
Three-Day Ticket (July 18th-20th): 680 CZK
Saturday + Sunday (July 19th-20th): 550 CZK
Sunday Only (July 20th): 430 CZK

WEBSITE
http://www.mightysounds.cz/
(Information in Czech, English and German)




SÁZAVAFEST 2008
July 31st-August 3rd, 2008
Kácov, Central Bohemia
Map

Despite attracting more than 20,000 visitors and a host of international names, Sázavafest's riverside setting, 60 kilometers southeast of Prague, gives it a more laidback feel than many of its rivals.

LINE-UP
International Acts
Sean Kingston; Roni Size & MC Dynamite; Sister Bliss (DJ Set); Camouflage; The Young Gods; The Skatalites; Transglobal Underground; Client; Pantéon Rococó; Di Grine Kuzine; Makoto & MC Deeizm; Yaz Alexander; Joan as Police Woman; Hoodska Explosive; Panonia All Star Orchestra

Domestic Acts
100°C; 2Wings; Airfare; Alef Zero; Anna K; Autopilote; Bára Zemanová; Bengas; Blue Effect; Bow Wave; Bratři Ebenové; Cartonnage; Čankišou; Circus Ponorka; Clou; Coolers; Crossband; David Kraus; Desmod; Dorota Nvotová; Dub in Da Trip; East Park; Ewa Farna; Far Crap; Fast Food; Fourth Face; Gang Ala Basta; Gipsy.cz; Hromosvod; Hypnotix; The Chancers; Chinaski; Iva Fruhlingová; Ivan Hlas; Jan Budař; Jan Kryl; Jana Kratochvílová; Jana Lota; Jiří Bílý; Jiří Konvrzek; Jiří Schmitzer; Kamil Střihavka; Keks; Ken Mai; Kill the Dandies!; Krucipusk; Kryštof; Luboš Pospíšil a 5p; Lakeside X; Lavagance; Le Pneumatiq; Lenka Dusilová; Lety Mimo; Living Room; Living Room; Love Gangsters; Magnetik; Majerovy Brzdové Tabulky; Mandrage; Martin Reiner; Medvěd 009; Meky Žbirka; Michal Pavlíček & Bára Basiková; Mňága a Žďorp; Monkey Business; Natálie Kocábová; Navigators; Nerez; No Gravity; No Side; Niceland; Nightwork; Obří broskev; One Night Band; Oskar Petr; Pavel Jakub Ryba; Pa-Li-Tchi; Panama; Peha; Peoples; Pepa Nos; Petr Spálený; Pohřební kapela; Polemic; Post It; Prague Ska Conspiracy; Pražský výběr; Priessnitz; The Prostitutes; PSH; Roe-Deer; Rybičky 48; Siguershands; Skrznaskrz; Skyline; Slávek Janda; Sly Rabbits; Southpaw; Sto zvířat; Sunflower Caravan; Sunshine; Švihadlo; Ta Jana; Těla; Tleskač; Tonda Novotný; Toxique; Třešňák Band; U Prag; UDG; Václav Koubek; Věc; Veronika Padilla; Michal Viewegh; Viktor Dyk; Vladimír Mišík & Radim Hladík; Vypsaná Fixa; Wohnout; Walda & Gang; Xavier Baumaxa; Yellow Sisters; Ztracená Existence

TICKET INFO
Advance tickets are available via the Ticketpro network. Holders of ISIC, ALIVE and ITIC cards receive a 100 CZK discount.

TICKET PRICES
In Advance (Until June 30th): 890 CZK
At the Gate: 1,100 CZK

WEBSITE
http://www.sazavafest.cz/
(Information in Czech and English)




TRUTNOV OPEN AIR MUSIC FESTIVAL 2008
August 21st-24th, 2008
Na Bojišti, Trutnov, Eastern Bohemia
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Now in its 21st year, the Václav Havel-endorsed "Czech Woodstock" remains true to its alternative roots, bringing a mighty line-up of bands and good vibrations to an amphitheatre in Trutnov, around 120 kilometers northeast of Prague.

LINE-UP
International Acts
Stephen Marley; The Subways; Voodoo Glow Skulls; Abuela Coca; OT Vinta!; Dub Trio; KC McKanzie; Fanfare Transilvania; Esther Bertram & Howard

Domestic Acts
Jasná Páka; Garage; Jiří Schmitzer; Monkey Business; Psí Vojáci; 100°C; Dukla Vozovna; Záviš; Bratři Ebenové; Skyline; Buty & Jukebox; Květy; Airfare; -123 min.; Hudba Praha; Petr Váša & Ty Syčáci; Michal Prokop a Framus Five; Švihadlo; E!E; Sto zvířat; Jarret; Tleskač; Robert Křesťan & Druhá tráva; Plastic People of the Universe; Locomotive; Boron; Pepíček Čečil; SPS; Totální nasazení; Vladimír Mišík & ETC; Krucipüsk; Kale; Marta & Rasputin; NVÚ; Sputnik; Vilém Čok a ByPass; Afrodisiak; Jolly Joker; Folk3mail; Shoenfelt; Houba; Ready Kirken; Kohout plaší smrt; Jana Šteflíčková & Kůň; Status Praesents; Polemic; Eastpark; Majerovy brzdové tabulky; Dark Gamballe; Deverova chyba; Hadry z těla; Jaksi Taksi; Smola a hrušky; Budoár staré dámy; X-Core; Landmine Spring; Spínací Špendlík; Velvet Underground Revival; United Cans Unlimited; Karpatské chrbáty; Vrbovskí víťazi; Magma Hotel; Vlasta Třešňák & Band; Prague Ska Conspiracy; Sylva Krobová & klaun Bilbo; Schodiště; Phantoms on Fire; Milo; Die Outsiders; Pumpa; Pop-Porn; Znouzectnost; Gnu; Brutus; Insania; Hoochie Coochie Band; Fast Food Orchestra; Dorota Nvotová & Band; Pavel Fajt s bubny; and more

TICKET INFO
Advance tickets are currently available via the Trutnov Open Air Music Festival site.

TICKET PRICES
Via the Website: 680 CZK
In Advance (From July 1st): 770 CZK
At the Gate: 870 CZK

WEBSITE
http://www.festivaltrutnov.cz/
(Information in Czech and English)


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