One of the biggest music festivals in Czech Republic presenting world-famous music stars.
Agressive Music Fest
Alternativa festival is an annual show of bold, creative and dense music. Ever since the early 90s, with one of longest traditions among comparable Prague events, the festival endeavours to form an alternative to unified line-ups of commercial festivals and to discover yet unknown connections between foreign and local artists. Having originated as a means to present the most proclaimed personas of experimental, freejazz and improvisation scene, Alternativa has proceeded to introduce both legends and cult artists beside flourishing newcomers of local and global music scene. Alternativa strives to search for new angles in the music context and to step out of established boundaries.
Among dozens of foreign artists, which have performed often for the first time in Czechia, we can find number of interesting names such as saxophonist John Zorn, Polish folk renaissance Księżyc, industrial legends Test Dept. and Laibach,American diva Lydia Lunch, post-jazz formation Polar Bear, the cult band Magma, metal innovators Amenra, Dirge of Celeste or the selection of Norwegian avant-garde scene Supersilne and Deathprod. The festival has lately presented also the most contemporary arists working with electronics – Beatrice Dillon, Ewa Justka or Pharmakon.
One of the distinctive features of the festival are commissioned, unique shows – over the years, it has become a tradition that many musicians meet on the stage during their Prague show in unexpected and never-repeated combinations. As well as providing a stimulating platform for local independent promoters being asked to curate a festival night. This responsibility has been give to Jednota, Genot Centre, Wrong, Heartnoize, Punctum or BCAA System. The variability of festival venues and the programming team, emphasis on sustainable growth and open-mindness of external influences are qualities which are pushing Alternativa festival towards another decades of existence and authenticity.
Audio Zoo festival
A multi-genre two-day festival of electronic music. Full weekend of festivities accompanied by variegated line up made up by artists representing diverse genres and mostly, festival available for everyone – that’s AUDIO ZOO, a festival, that will turn Expo Holešovice in a musical jungle.
Beats for Love
Beseda u Bigbítu
Bohemia JazzFest is an open-air music festival founded 2006. BJF takes place during 2 weeks every July in Prague and in five other cities in the Czech Republic (Plzeň, Domažlice, Tábor, Liberec, Brno) presenting some of the worlds most talented and legendary musicians of jazz, blues and funk and new world music. Every year BJF is drawing nearly 100 000 visitors to historic town squares throughout the country.
Thanks to their sponsors and supporters Bohemia JazzFest has become more than just another music festival. It's a summer ritual, a time when music fans throughout Central Europe gather to hear some of the world’s greatest performers for free. The festival motto is “Quality for everyone”.