Czech Summer Rock Festivals 2009

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



PLANET FESTIVAL 2009
June 5-6, 2009
Tábor, Southern Bohemia
Google Maps

Love Planet returns to Tábor, around 90 kilometers south of Prague, with a bill blending alt-rock and dance acts headlined this year by reformed UK techno legends Orbital.

CONFIRMED ACTS
Friday, June 5
Orbital; Transglobal Underground; Baddies; White Lies

Saturday, June 6
Peter Bjorn & John; Humanzi

Also Appearing
Sunshine; Tata Bojs; Skyline; UDG; Vypsaná fixa; Ohm Square; Southpaw; Sunflower Caravan; 100°C; Please the Trees; Vladivojna La Chia & Banana; The Chancers; Fake Tapes

TICKET INFO
Advance tickets are available through the Ticketpro and Ticketportal agencies.

TICKET PRICES
Two-Day Tickets
Until March 31: 690 CZK + Booking Fee
April 1-June 4: 890 CZK + Booking Fee
At the Gate: 1,100 CZK
(Camping included in price of two-day ticket)

One-Day Tickets
To be confirmed

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




RESPECT FESTIVAL 2009
June 26-27, 2009
Ostrov Štvanice, Prague
Prague Directory Listing

This long-running world music event returns to Štvanice, one of Prague's larger river islands, with another diverse selection of sounds from around the globe.

CONFIRMED ACTS
Friday, June 26
Justin Adams - Juldeh Camara; Erik Truffaz Indian Project "Benarez"

Saturday, June 27
Kasai All Stars; Muzsikas; Issa Bagaygo; Mari Boine

TICKET INFO
Advance tickets are available from Radost CD-Video and Palác Akropolis and through the Ticketpro network.

From April 20, holders of International Student Travel Confederation (ISTC) cards get a 50 CZK discount.

TICKET PRICES
Until April 19
One-Day Ticket: 300 CZK
Two-Day Ticket: 350 CZK

From April 20
One-Day Ticket: 450 CZK
Two-Day Ticket: 500 CZK

At the Gate
One-Day Ticket: 500 CZK
Two-Day Ticket: 550 CZK

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




ROCK FOR PEOPLE 2009
July 4-6, 2009
Festivalpark, Hradec Králové, Eastern Bohemia
Google Maps

The Arctic Monkeys are the star attractions at this year's Rock for People, which, in its 15th year, remains one of the Czech Republic's biggest festivals, typically attracting around 20,000 visitors per day.

CONFIRMED ACTS
International Acts
Arctic Monkeys; Placebo; SKA-P; The Kooks; Hadouken!; Underworld; Bloc Party; Gogol Bordello; Freestylers; Ignite; Mucky Pup; Bouncing Souls; Static-X; Comeback Kid; Therapy?; The Black President; Defeater; Gocoo; Expatriate; The Inspector Cluzo; Fancy; Firewater

Czech & Slovak Acts
Aneta Langerová; Blue Effect; Circus Ponorka; Circus Praha; Cocotte Minute; Divokej Bill; Fleret & Jarmila Šuláková; Horkýže Slíže; Chinaski; Meky Žbirka; Plexis; Skyline; Southpaw; Sto zvířat; Sunshine; Švihadlo; Tleskač; Tony Ducháček & Garage; UDG; Už jsme doma & FPB; Visací Zámek; Vypsaná Fixa; Wohnout; Xavier Baumaxa & Hněddé Smýčce; Xindl X

• Program to be confirmed

TICKET INFO
Advance tickets are available through the Ticketstream network.

TICKET PRICES
Festival Tickets
March: 1,050 CZK + Booking Fee
April: 1,150 CZK + Booking Fee
May: 1,250 CZK + Booking Fee

One-Day Tickets
To be announced on May 1

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




COLOURS OF OSTRAVA 2009
July 9-12, 2009
Výstaviště Černá louka/Slezskoostravský hrad, Ostrava, Moravian Silesia
Practicalities

The city of Ostrava, around 250 kilometers east of Prague, is home to one of the Czech Republic's most diverse and most popular music festivals, which this year features David Byrne.

CONFIRMED ACTS
Jamie Cullum; David Byrne; Maceo Parker; Michael Nyman Band; Stereo MCs; Morcheeba; Asian Dub Foundation; Jon Anderson; Mercury Rev; Johnny Clegg; Jaromír Nohavica; Mahmady Keita & Sewa Kan; Maria Doyle Kennedy; Seun Kuti & Egypt 80; LA-33; KTU; Victoria Hanna; Nina Stiller; N.O.H.A.; Diwan Project; Israeli Ethnic Ensemble; Speed Caravan; Svjata Vatra; Manickam Yogeswaran; Dzadzeloi Traditional Cultural Troupe

Boo; Daniel Benjamin; David Koller; Dub-o-net; Eternal Seekers; Evolution Dejavu; Fleret & Jarmila Šuláková; František Segrado & Veselá bída; Glenn Kaiser Band; Hi-fi; Jan Budař & Eliščin Band; Jan Kalousek; Jape; Los Remedios; Lvmen; Mikoláš Chadima & MCH Band; Mňága a Žďorp; Monika Načeva, Michal Pavlíček, DJ Five; Off Axis; Slow Tension; Švihadlo; Tata Bojs; Terne Čhave; The Violet Burning; Tomáš Kočko a Orchestr; Two Men Whose Love's Music; Už jsme doma; Věra Špinarová; Vypsaná Fixa

• Program to be confirmed

TICKET INFO
Advance four-day tickets are available through the Ticketpro agency. One-day tickets are not available in advance.

From April 1, holders of the Alive card, the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and the International Teacher Identity Card get a 110 CZK discount on four-day tickets bought in advance.

TICKET PRICES
Four-Day Tickets
Until May 31: 1,060 CZK + Booking Fee
June 1-July 8: 1,160 CZK + Booking Fee
At the Gate: 1,300 CZK

One-Day Tickets
Thursday: 390 CZK
Friday: 790 CZK
Saturday: 990 CZK
Sunday: 690 CZK

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




MIGHTY SOUNDS 2009
July 18-20, 2009
Olší, Southern Bohemia
Maps

Legendary British band Buzzcocks headline this year's Mighty Sounds, a much-loved three-day festival mainly focused on ska and punk bands, held in a village outside Tábor, around 90 kilometers south of Prague.

CONFIRMED ACTS
Adam Bomb; Afrodisiak; All Idols Fall; Anyway; Backyard Babies; Basta Fidel; Blechreiz; Boom Club; Braintheft; Bug 'n' Dub; Budulínek; Carlos and His Coyotes; Chase Long Beach; Cocoman and The Solid Vybez; Coolie Ranx; Dave Barker; Deadline; Discoballs; dOMi; Doowhenblade; Down I Go; Dub In Da Trip; DUB Inc.; Ellis Christopher; Elvis Jackson; Far From Finished; Fast Food Orchestra; Feher Fekete Kerek; Gangnails; Green Smatroll; Guns On The Roof; Hentai Corporation; Houba; Hudson Falcons; Intensified; Jaya The Cat; Jet-Sons; Koffin Kats; Konflikt; La Gossa Sorda; Liberator; Locomotive; Makako Jump; Mama Earth; Mark Foggos's Skasters; Mike TV; Mouthguard; Narcotic Fields; Nebiba; New Town Kings; New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble; Nguru; Niceland; No Means No; NVÚ; Nyabinghi Warriors; Open Season; Pat Kelly; Peshata; Peter Pan Speedrock; Phantoms On Fire; Pipes And Pints; Plus Dots; Plus Minus; P:N:S; Polemic; Prague Ska Conspiracy; Punk Floid; Queens Of Everything; River Jordan; Rude & Viser aka Mr. Review; Sakumprásk; Sex Deviants; Sin Sospechas; Skapollo; Smooth Lee; SNFU; Squirtgun; Sto Zvířat; Sunflower Caravan; Takin' Off; Talco; Texas Terri Bomb; The Aggrolites; The Brains; The Chancers; The Dead Reckoning; The Display Team; The Eccos; The Hitchers; The Offenders; The Peacocks; The Rifffs; The Skints; Uraggan Andrew & Reggae Orthodox; The World/Inferno Friendship Society; Tleskáč; Totální nasazení; Tracy Gang Pussy; Volant; Vyčůrat a spat; Wickeda; Wonk Unit

• Program to be confirmed

TICKET INFO
Advance tickets are available from Growshop and through the Ticketpro, Ticketstream, Ticketportal and Sazka Ticket networks.

TICKET PRICES
In Advance
Until June 30: 630 CZK
July 1-16: 680 CZK

At the Gate
Three-Day Ticket: 750 CZK
Saturday + Sunday: 600 CZK
Sunday Only: 480 CZK

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




O2 SÁZAVAFEST 2009
July 30-August 2, 2009
Kácov, Central Bohemia
Maps

Sázavafest's riverside setting, 60 kilometers southeast of Prague, gives it a more laidback feel than many of its rivals but it still attracts thousands of visitors and big-name artists like Moby.

CONFIRMED ACTS
International Headliners
Moby; Jimmy Somerville; Freak Power; New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble; Grooverider; Die Happy; The Gathering; Speed Caravan; The Kitchenettes; Fabio; Xandria; Green Frog Feet; Gerda Blank

Czech & Slovak Headliners
J.A.R.; Dan Bárta & Illustratosphere; Monkey Business; Chinaski; Michal Horáček & Kudykam; Support Lesbiens; Ewa Farna; Orikoule; Polemic; Sunshine; XIII. století;

Other Czech & Slovak Acts
100°C; Alef Zero; Basta Fidel; Bad Ass Honkies; Bekofis; Blue Effect; Clou; Dying Passion; Fast Food Orchestra; Innocens; Indy & Wich; Jiří Schmitzer; Kamil Střihavka; Keks; Krucipusk; Kurtizany z 25. Avenue; Lakeside X; Le Pneumatiq; Marek Ztracený; Michal Pavlíček; Michal Viewegh; Mňága a Žďorp; Ohm Square; Panama; Petr Rezek; Plexis; Post It; Prague Ska Conspiracy; The Prostitutes; PSH; Rybičky 48; Psí vojáci; Ready Kirken [Acoustic]; Silent Stream of Godless Elegy; Skyline; Slávek Janda Banda; Southpaw; Sto zvířat; Štěpán Kojan; Švihadlo; Tereza Černochová; UDG; Veronika Padilla; United Flavour; Visací zámek; Vladimír 518; Wohnout; Xavier Baumaxa

• Program to be confirmed

TICKET INFO
Three-day festival tickets are available in advance through the Ticketpro agency. One-day tickets are not available.

Holders of the Alive card, the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and the International Teacher Identity Card get a 150 CZK discount on tickets bought through Ticketpro or at the gate but not over the internet.

TICKET PRICES
Three-Day Tickets
May 1-June 20: 899 CZK
June 21-July 29: 1,200 CZK
At the Gate: 1,200 CZK

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




TRUTNOV OPEN AIR MUSIC FESTIVAL 2009
August 21-24, 2009
Na Bojišti, Trutnov, Eastern Bohemia
Google Maps

The Václav Havel-endorsed "Czech Woodstock" remains true to its alternative roots, bringing a mighty line-up of bands -- Primal Scream among them -- to Trutnov, around 120 kilometers northeast of Prague.

CONFIRMED ACTS
Primal Scream; Anti-Flag; Cavalera Conspiracy; Candie Payne; Enter Shikari; The (International) Noise Conspiracy; Pro-Pain

Lord Bishop; Tagada Jones; Akurat; Big City Indians; Leniwiec; Vedan Kolod; Aileen Loy & Trunk Show; The Tower of Dudes; DJ Scratchy; Zhanna Bichevskaya

Monkey Business; Plastic People of the Universe; Jiří Schmitzer; Skyline; Mňága a žďorp; SPS; Terne Čhave; Visací Zámek; Hudba Praha; Psí vojáci; Szidi Tobias; Rudolf Pellar; Polemic; Robert Křesťan a Druhá Tráva; Garage; Buty

Spirituál Kvintet; Blue Effect; Švihadlo; Čankišou; Sto zvířat; Totální nasazení; Pavel Dobeš; Jolly Joker; NVÚ; Jan Kryl; The Chancers; Nahoru po schodiště dolů band; Fru Fru; Locomotive; Kurtizány z 25. avenue; Záviš a Pepa Klíč; Dukla Vozovna; Květy; Circus Ponorka; Dva; Zeměžluč; Dáša Vokatá & band; Volant; Marta & Rasputin; Petr Váša a Ty syčácí; -123 min.; Bluesberry

The Prostitutes; Gangnails; Oldřich Janota; Atari Terror; Elektročas; Karpatské chrbatý; Vrbovskí víťazi; Umělá hmota; Našrot; Fast Food; X-Core; Dřevěné pytli v jutových uhlích; BT 'n' J; Luboš Pospíšil a 5P; Terezie Palková; Pop-Porn; Vlasta Třešňák; Velvet Underground Revival; Pepa Lábus; Vojtěch a Irena Havlovi; Smola a hrušky; Stoker Band; 100°C; Sváťa Karásek & Londýn

• Program to be confirmed

TICKET INFO
Advance tickets are available cash-on-delivery via the Trutnov Open Air Music Festival website and from Knihkupectví Kosmas, Maťa - Aurora and Musicland.

TICKET PRICES
Cash on Delivery: 770 CZK (27.50 EUR)
In Advance: 880 CZK (31.50 EUR)
At the Gate: 990 CZK (35.40 EUR)

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


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