Top 10: Music Festivals in the Czech Republic 2020

Top 10: Music Festivals in the Czech Republic 2020

Aside from sporadically producing international football icons and hosting a continual conveyor-belt of stag/hen do's in their delightful capital city, Czech Republic, or Czechia as it's uncommonly referred to, still exudes the air of a country that's been relatively untouched by swarms of tourism and fanfare. 

Despite an enigmatic reputation, the Czech Republic is home to a long list of Europe's most renowned music festivals, whether it's owed to an imperious lineup, being a hedonistic haven for a dedicated demographic, or merely due to an awe-inspiring locale. 

From Let it Roll to Transmission and Colours of Ostrava, we've pinpointed of the top music festivals in the Czech Republic.

Let It Roll

Headliners (2020): Pendulum, Dimension, Sub Focus [DJ set] + MC I.D

Let It Roll have been tearing up the drum and bass scene for years now, becoming one of the genre's leading lights. 

Their flagship festival, held each August on a former military airbase near Prague, features over 300 artists across 8 stages and is now the place to discover the best new D&B producers, as well as a jaw-dropping opening ceremony.

When & where: 30 July - 1 August 2020; Milovice

Let It Roll 2020 Guide / Book Let It Roll 2020 Tickets Here


Let It Roll Winter

Headliners (2020): Andy C, Black Sun Empire, Wilkinson [DJ set]

Let It Roll's other main event is its winter edition inside Prague's PVA EXPO. Taking over for one night only in February, this is a chance to experience one of drum and bass' best loved brands without committing to its full festival.

When & where: 28-29 February 2020; Prague

Let It Roll Winter 2020 Guide & Waiting List



Headliners (2020): Gareth Emery + more TBA

What Let It Roll is to D&B, Transmission is to trance. Having built up a reputation for world class lineups, epic sound, and immense visuals (lasers, smoke cannons, dancers), a Transmission party is a night every trance fan must experience.

When & where: 24 October 2020; Prague

Transmission 2020 Guide / Book Transmission 2020 Tickets Here


Imagination Festival

Headliners (2019): Angerfist, Atmozfears, Noisia

Transcending drum and bass, hardcore and everything in between, Imagination's thudding bass reverberates around the imposing Výstaviště Praha Holešovice all the way to 7am.

When & where: Dates for 2020 TBA; Prague

Imagination Festival 2020 Guide & Waiting List

Colours of Ostrava

Headliners (2020): The Killers, twenty one pilots, Martin Garrix, The Lumineers

Held inside a former coal works, Colour of Ostrava marries a diverse lineup with a truly unique setting, showcasing live shows, workshops and lectures amongst the blast furnaces, mines and ironworks, with some lectures even being held inside a former miners' bathroom.

When & where: 15-18 July 2020, Ostrava

Colours of Ostrava 2020 Guide / Book Colours Of Ostrava 2020 Tickets Here


Metronome Festival Prague

Headliners (2020): Beck, Underworld, Skepta, Sampa The Great

A city-wide favourite for some years now, Metronome Festival Prague has steadily grown into national gem showcasing a diverse roster of artists within the scenic surroundings of the Výstaviště Praha's exhibition grounds. A masterfully curated lineup embraces artists young and old, which keeps the 20,000 festival-goers ticking over nicely.

When & where: 19-20 June 2020; Prague

Metronome Festival Prague 2020 Guide / Book Metronome Festival Prague 2020 Tickets Here


Rock for People

Headliners (2020): Green Day, The 1975, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Sum 41

One of the Czech Republic's most famous rock, punk and heavy metal music festivals, Rock for People runs a showcase of theatre, discussions and workshops alongside its riff-heavy lineup and family-centric atmosphere.

When & where: 18-20 June 2020; Hradec Králové

Rock For People 2020 Guide / Book Rock For People 2020 Tickets Here


Metalfest Open Air

Headliners (2020): Within Temptation, Running Wild, Eluveitie, Soulfly

As Czech Republic's foremost celebration of heavy metal music, Metalfest Open Air provides a hellish environ for heavy metal headbangers to congregate and do what they do best - mosh, and mosh some more in Lochotín's outdoor amphitheatre.

When & where: 5-7 June 2020; Plzeň

Metalfest Open Air 2020 Guide / Book Metalfest Open Air 2020 Tickets Here 

Beats For Love

Headliners (2020): Armin Van Buuren, Alan Walker, Lost Frequencies

Held at the same spot as Colours of Ostrava, Beats For Love covers the industrial setting with a wide range of dance music, showing off its diverse lineup across thirteen stages.

When & where: 2-5 July 2020; Ostrava

Beats For Love 2020 Guide & Waiting List


Headliners (2020): Nina Kraviz

Apokalypsa has been tearing up the Czech techno scene for almost two decades, having thrown over 40 parties alongside some of techno, hardcore and tech-house's biggest names; having celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2019, it's testament to their irrefutable reputation. Things can only get better, however, with contemporary techno icon Nina Kraviz headlining.

When & where: 29 May 2020; Brno

Apokalypsa Special with Nina Kraviz 2020 Guide / Book Apokalypsa Special with Nina Kraviz 2020 Tickets Here

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