The MadHouse Guide to the 2019 Music Festival Season
If we were to list every festival happening in Europe this summer, we’d probably still be typing by the time September rolls around. So instead, here are some highlights in the Czech Republic and surrounding areas.
Festival: Metronome Festival:
Where: Prague (Výstaviště Exhibition Grounds), Czech Republic
When: 21-22 June, 2019
Headliners: Liam Gallagher, Kraftwerk 3-D
Cost: 2-day ticket from 95 euro
Why go: You want an excuse to come (or come back!) to The MadHouse! Or, maybe Oasis played a big part of your life.
Festival: Rock For People
Where: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
When: 4 – 6 July, 2019
Headliners: Franz Ferdinand, Flogging Molly, Manic Street Preachers
Cost: 3-day ticket from 85 euro
Why go: It’s the #1 rock festival in the Czech Republic
Festival: Mighty Sounds
Where: Tabor, Czech Republic
When: 12 – 14 July, 2019
Headliners: Dubioza Kolektive, Turbonegro, While She Sleeps
Cost: 3-day ticket 70 euro
Why go: You’re into rock/punk/ska/reggae/related genres with a super fun atmosphere
Festival: Colours of Ostrava
Where: Ostrava, Czech Republic
When: 17 – 20 July, 2019
Headliners: The Cure, Florence & The Machine, Zaz
Cost: 4-day ticket from 89 euro
Why go: You like indie festivals….with a solid line up and for a great price!
Festival: Let It Roll
Where: Milovice Airfield, Czech Republic
When: 1 – 4 August, 2019
Headliners: Chase & Status, Andy C, Camo & Krooked
Cost: 3-day ticket from 80 euro.
Why go: You wanna party til you get jelly legs. It’s the biggest Drum & Bass festival in the world, and essentially a who’s who of the d&b scene.
Festival: Pohoda Festival
Where: Trencin, Slovakia
When: 11 – 13 July, 2019
Headliners: Liam Gallagher, Lykke Li, The 1975
Cost: 3-day ticket from 99 euro
Why go: Cool & varied international line-up
Festival: Grape Festival
Where: Piešťany, Slovakia
When: 9 – 10 August, 2019
Headliners: Chvrches, The Kooks, Rudimental
Cost: 2-day ticket 69 euro
Why go: You can’t beat 2 days for 69 euros!!
Festival: Sziget Festival
Where: Budapest, Hungary
When: 7 – 13 August, 2019
Headliners: Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Florence & The Machine
Cost: 7-day passes from 329 euro
Why go: Aside from consistently winning awards for being one of the best European festivals, you really just need to experience the Island of Freedom for yourself.
Festival: Melt Festival
Where: Ferropolis, Germany
When: 19 – 21 July, 2019
Headliners: Bon Iver, A$AP Rocky, Modeselektor
Cost: 3-day ticket from 119 euro
Why go: Great space, electronic-heavy line up & vibes