The MadHouse Guide to Local(ish) Festivals
Festival season is upon us! There are (more or less) a million music festivals to choose from, but we’re going to (mostly) stick to the Czech ones, along with a few other European favourites.
Metronome Festival (June 23-24)
Prague, Czech Republic
Why go? For some reason it’s Prague’s only city festival.
2 day ticket: 72 euro
Open’er Festival (June 28-July 1)
Gydnia, Poland (900km from Prague)
Why go? The line-up. The price. The pierogis.
4 day ticket: 133 euro
Rock For People (July 4-6)
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic (120km from Prague)
Why go? It’s the best known/loved rock festival in the Czech Republic.
3 day ticket: 80/88 euro (before/after June 30th)
Pohoda Festival (July 6-8)
Trencin, Slovakia (350km from Prague)
Why go? The deep line up and price.
3 day ticket: 89/99 euro (before/after May 22nd)
Mighty Sounds (July 14-16)
Tabor, Czech Republic (90km from Prague)
Why go? It’s THE punk/hardcore/etc. festival in the Czech Republic
3 day ticket: 54 euro
Colours of Ostrava (July 19-22)
Ostrava, Czech Republic (350km from Prague)
Why go? It’s surprisingly (?) one of the best indie-music festivals in central Europe.
4 day ticket: 105/113 euro (before/after May 30th)
Let It Roll Open Air (August 3-5)
Milovice, Czech Republic (50km from Prague)
Why go? It’s the biggest open air drum and bass festival IN THE WORLD.
3 day ticket: 70 euro
Grape Festival (August 11-12)
Piešťany, Slovakia (350km from Prague)
Why go? Another cheap Slovakian festival with a solid line up.
2 day ticket: 55/60 euro (presale/door)
Sziget Festival (August 9-16)
Budapest, Hungary (530km from Prague)
Why go? The Island of Freedom is quite literally the perfect back drop for a 7 day music festival
7 day ticket: 299/325 euro (before/after May 31st)
Lollapalooza Berlin (September 9-10)
Berlin, Germany (350km from Prague)
Why go? It’s Lollapalooza. In Berlin.
2 day ticket: 139/149/159 euro