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Who can you look forward to hearing? | Colours of Ostrava

Colours of Ostrava   /  18. - 21. 7. 2013  /  Dolní Vítkovice

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Sigur Rós

Icelandic cult post-rock band emerging  through their understated ethereal sound as  red-bloodied rock infidels

Jamie Cullum

British jazz pianist, singer and showman frequently nicknamed Sinatra in Sneakers. Accolades include being nominated for a Grammy, Golden Globe and B...

The xx

British trio. One of the most important Indie bands around at the moment as well as Mercury Prize winners bringing along their captivating dream pop ...

The Knife

Enigmatic Swedish duo considered to be one of the most original and influential names in contemporary electronic music


Tomahawk = Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantômas, etc.), Duane Denison (the Jesus Lizard, Unsemble, etc.), John Stanier (Helmet, Battles, etc.)...

Damien Rice

Famous Irish songwriter whose tender tunes cannot fail to tug at least a little bit at our heartstrings


British musician, producer and key figure in contemporary electronic music from the Ninja Tune label


Widely acclaimed French creator of visually suggestive video clips for the likes of Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey. Performing live with his...

Devendra Banhart

American singer songwriter, respected visual artist and freak folk protagonist will be performing his recently acclaimed album, Mala.

Asaf Avidan

Outstanding Israeli folk-rock singer-songwriter with a captivating voice, much compared to Janis Joplin. Coming to the Czech Republic for the first t...

Dub FX

Australian singer, rapper and beat-boxer plus his signature torrent of drum´n´bass, hip hop, reggae, dubstep and jungle

Inspiral Carpets

Return of the cult band from the “Madchester” scene at the start of the 90s. Performing their acclaimed album, Life featuring original singer, St...

Tiken Jah Fakoly

The biggest start of contemporary African reggae. The uncompromising and rousing voice of Africa, considered by many as the next Bob Marley.

Rokia Traoré

The most exciting and widely acclaimed voice on the contemporary music scene in Mali. Singer, composer, musician and dancer hailing from the Bambara ethnic...

Jon Hassell

Musical genius and 21st century visionary, Jon Hassell. Perceived by many as a successor to Miles Davies, Composer, trumpet player, experimentalist,...

Sara Tavares

Portuguese singer-songwriter of Cape Verdean descent. Sure to enchant us all with her seductive, nostalgically muted, yet magically passionate v...

Transglobal Underground & Fanfara Tirana

Unparalleled  blend of global dance fusion trailblazers and a twelve-member Balkan brass band from Albania

Maria Peszek

Singer, composer and actress who has been keeping the Polish music scene well and truly alive for years now with her open, emotive and provocative songs....

Amparo Sánchez

Andalusian singer with an amazing husky voice blending flamenco, Cuban Bolero, Mexican Ranchera, Reggae and Blues

Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico

Greek singer who has recorded an album for the highly reputed ECM Record Label. A fusion of Medieval Sephardic songs, Greek national style Rebetiko…...

Girls Against Boys

This year the legendary noise/ post-punk formation and crème de la crème of the American alternative rock scene from the first half of the 90s will...

Acoustic Africa

Exceptional voices of Dobet Gnahoré - Manou Gallo - Kareyce Fotso and more = African music feast blended with afropop, funky and R’n’B

Balkan Beat Box

A wild and uncompromising Mediterranean groove train. One of the feistiest bands out there right now

The Bots

Emerging name on the US music scene. Two young brothers from California impressing the world for gleaning success at such a young age, but above all for...

Dr Meaker

Bristol soul dubstep. Competition winners in the Dance Music category at Glastonbury, playlist favourites at London’s Radio 1, the masterminds behind remixes...

Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa

World class player and singer for Zawinul Syndicate and Orchestre National de Barbés. Aziz and his band are guaranteed to put you into an hypnotic gnaw...

Sam Lee

The brightest star on the contemporary British Folk scene nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize

Dhafer Youssef

Superb Tunisian signer and oud player boasting a voice transcending all limits. Performing alongside top jazz musicians.

Irie Révoltés

Positive reggae ska rebellion dipped in hip hop

Submotion Orchestra

Hypnotic combination of dubstep, jazz, ambient and soul.  This  seven-member strong band from Leeds rank among the most interesting British...

Kumbia Queers

1000% Tropipunk or rather God Save the Queers. Six punk anarchists from Argentina performing a style of Cumbia which will far surpass the boundaries of your...


Swinging punk cabaret from New York merging rock, blues, klezmer and chansons

Mich Gerber

Outstanding double-bassist. Blending acoustic playing with sampling while also drawing from dreamy ambient, trip hop, jazz as well as avant-garde cl...

Anna Maria Jopek

Polish vocalist and pianist, having performed with Bobby McFerrin, Pat Metheny and Branford Marsalis and musical visionary, Peter Gabriel.

Wilaya 49

A collage of Mediterranean music, drum´n´bass, hip hop and gnawa trance, Watcha Clan from Marseille

Duke Special

Eccentric cabaret artist hailing from Northern Ireland with distinctively long dredlocks and unidentifiable outfits. One of the most fascinating figures...


Humour and energy-charged hip hop swing presented by the Rensfeldt brothers Johan (voice) and Anders (keyboards, DJ).


Barmy ska-kozachok appealing to audiences aged 7 to 70! Offering up a mixture of Polka, punk, Balkan brass band, rock´n´roll, borscht-flavoured vodka...

Mama Marjas

First Lady of Italian reggae with a smoky voice and lashings of vivacity

Gin Ga

A promising band which we discovered at the Eurosonic festival: melodic and jaunty rock from Austria.


Swedish Killbilly banjo punk or three Swedish sisters performing mud-country. Drive Stage


Hip hop bluegrass all the way from Brooklyn. Resounding beats, rude rappers, yodelling singers, steel guitar and violin. Simply awesome. Drive…

Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir

Country blues and old-time music performed in the rawest way possible. Drive Stage

Mama Rosin

Cajun Garage laced with punk and rock´n´roll. Drive Stage

Diving For Sunken Treasure

Berlin psychobilly Gypsy swing punk. Drive stage

17 Hippies

“Berlin style” Kurt Weill cabaret, Roma Balkan brass band, Cajun, country, French chanson, folk rock, blues and pop. Drive Stage

My Jerusalem

Preachers of post modern gothic soul, forcing even the most steadfast non-believers to convert to their sound.

Worldly Savages

Gypsy folk punk multicultural uproar by Worldly Savages. Drive Stage

Hayseed Dixie

Killer grass. Rock hits moulded into bluegrass and country.  Tough to give an accurate description. Drive stage

De Temps Antan

Three hearty instrumental devils hailing from Quebec, Canadia. Drive stage

Scott McCloud

he Paramount Styles concert held on the New York Stage in 2011 was one of those you can’t don’t forget about in a hurry - with even the singer and...

Glenn Kaiser

Hard driving blues rock for church congregations, at times leading us to wonder whether a garbed ZZ Top might just plunge into the crowds

Porno para Ricardo

Porno para Ricardo first came to light in 1998 and is considered to be one of the most visible examples of discord with the Castro regime among the island’s...

Tata Bojs



Markéta Irglová

Vojtěch Dyk & B-Side Band bandleader Josef Buchta


Aneta Langerová

The Prostitutes


Pražský výběr

Jasná páka


Wanastowi Vjecy

The Plastic People of the Universe

The Tap Tap

Boris Carloff


Lesní zvěř

Sunflower Caravan

Pipes and Pints

Xindl X

Lucia Šoralová & La Alma


Nylon Jail

Country, folk, rock and electronica. Drive Stage

The Rocket Dogz

Rock´n´roll, punk and rockabilly. Drive Stage

Lucie Redlová & Garde

Folkrock and folk hailing from Valašské Meziříčí. Drive Stage

The Cellmates

Rockabilly and rock´n´roll from Bratislava. Drive Stage

Sarah And The Adams

Singer, pianist and composer, Šárka Adámková - the Czech Republic’s version of Norah Jones. Drive Stage


The Spankers

The Coolers

Václav Havelka III


Odeur de Violettes


Suzie Stapleton

One of the biggest up-and-coming artists on the Australian singer-songwriter scene.



Paul Wallfisch

Paul Wallfisch is the lead singer of New York-based band, Botanica however this only represents one aspect of the incredible talent he possesses.

My Name is Ann!

Vložte kočku

Bára Zmeková

Black Tar Jesus

Karolína Kamberská

Wild Tides


Jana Lota

Emil & Jakub

La Complet'Mandingue



A dále...

DJ Click

The Suicide Shop

Hasta la vista!

Blancanieves (Snow White)


Sunset Blvd.

Once Upon a Time in the West

Big Lebowski

All my Compatriots

Two Nil

Love in the Grave

Searching for Sugar Man po Sugar Manovi

The Goose on a String theatre: Ballad for a Bandit

VOSTO5: Pérák

VerTeDance & Zrní: How much does your desire weigh?

Komediomat Brno

The “na cucky” Theatre Olomouc: The “na cucky” cabaret

The Suitcase Theatre: Tiny Waltz Adushiadashi

Divadlo Športniki: Gagarin

The Hare in a Bag cabaret: a last time at Colours and an end of the world premiere

PaS de Theatre/Cooltour Ostrava: Squat

The Orient and Hawai: Latifah

Flamenco: Aires del Sur

Hip Hop: Dušan Vlach

Salsa: Jakub Mazůch and Michaela Gatěková


Electroboogie: Patrick Ulman and Zdeněk Kremláček

Kuba Kupčík: BumBumBand

Street dance: Beat Up

PechaKucha Night Ostrava

Folk dance: Eva Vajsová


Kmin / Marssy

Jirka Javorský / Jakub Fuciman

Lowa / Daniell

Martin Streed

Lum X / Petra

Workshop Stage Dance Show

Samba: Latifah + Bum Bum band

JXD: Ask me whatever you want...

Jan Světlík: Světlík’s Ostrava

Vladimír Morávek: Goose on a String

The Silver Wedding of Tata Bojs

Jan Šibík: The subjective objective of Jan Šibík

JXD: Ban grants for live culture!

I took photos of festival stars, how was it?

Along the Amber Trail

Martin Straka’s Photo Commentary

Come along and decorate the Kid’s Stage

Choreography practice for flash mob dance

CK Livingstone: Rudolf Švaříček - Antarktida

CK Livingstone: Rudolf Švaříček – Indie + Dalajlama

CK Livingstone: Štěpánka Jakešová – Shamans and the magic of the Amazon Basin

The Greatest Wish

Job's Bad Tidings

Jaromír 99 - autogramiáda k výstavě Nebel Moon

Fresh Film Fest - krátké filmy

The exact line-up for Colours of Ostrava 2013, including the day–to-day schedule and a breakdown of specific times, will be published during the course of June 2013.

For now you can take a look at the list of confirmed bands here.


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