The season of festivals is in full swing!. Whether you are going to Ostrava for Colors, Vizovice for Masters of Rock or Brno for Pop Messe or Mendel Festival, fans of every genre will have plenty to choose from.
Besides festivals, there are lots more concerts to attend, including KISS, Slipknot, Pearl Jam, Jack White and Jeff Beck with Johnny Depp who will all be stopping by Prague this summer.
Kryštof kempy – 2. 7. – 27. 8. 2022
Twice Kryštof had to postpone the fourth year of his camps, but this year, they are finally happening. With each one-day festival, the band
will explore films and music as they become real Hollywood stars. In addition to the organizers, other musicians will appear on the stage:
the bands Sebastian and Slza, Olga Lounová and Michal Horák are all slated to perform.
The camps will stop in a total of eight towns, and are sold out in Hukvaldy (July 9), Strážnice (July 16), Konopiště (August 6) and Loket nad Ohří (August 20). The last tickets remain for Náměště na Hané (July 2), Svojšice u Přelouče (July 23), Liberec (August 13) and Pilsen (August 27).
Jack White – 5. 7. 2022, Forum Karlín, Prague
Jack White is returning to the Karlín Forum after eight long years, this time as part of his The Supply Chain Issues Tour, where he will perform tracks off his new album Fear of the Dawn. As with his last visit, it will be strictly a “phone-free show”, which is a pleasant refreshment for everyone who no longer enjoys watching concerts through the displays of people in front of them.
Thievery Corporation – 7. 7. 2022, Žluté lázně, Prague
The electronic duo Rob Garza and Eric Hilton have been widely celebrated since last year following the release of their debut album Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi. Although it might seem that they have tried countless influences and musical directions during their careers, they say: “In those 25 years in music, we have left nothing unfinished. Of course, we have not yet been able to fit all our favorite influences into our work, so we are looking forward to everything that still awaits us. ”
Masters of Rock – 7. – 10. 7. 2022, R. Jelínek liqueur complex, Vizovice
If it weren’t for the pandemic, the Vizovice rock festival would be celebrating its 20th year this year. Nevertheless, or perhaps precisely because of that, we can look forward to an extremely busy program: Judas Priest, Nightwish, Lordi and Sepultura will visit the capital of the Wallachian Kingdom, and Arakain and Citron will not be missing from a healthy lineup of domestic stars.
Jeff Beck + Johnny Depp – 11. 7. 2022, O2 arena, Prague
After several successful concerts in England, Johnny Depp will continue joining Jeff Beck on the entire European tour. The announcement of this concert was a bit unexpected, as it took place only a month before the event itself.
In addition to a number of instrumental songs and songs in which Depp will sing, they will present songs from their upcoming joint album 18, which include the single “This Is a Song for Heddy Lamar.” Due to the huge interest, the concert was moved from the originally planned Karlín Forum to the larger premises of the O2 universe.
KISS – 13. 7. 2022, O2 arena, Prague
After an epic and storied forty-five-year career, KISS will extend its final tour, End Of The Road and stop in Prague. Their concert will take place on July 13 and fans can look forward to the biggest hits of the band’s discography.
Colors of Ostrava – 13. – 16. 7. 2022, Dolní Vítkovice, Ostrava
Organizers managed to keep all the big names that were planned for 2020, so we are looking forward to Twenty One Pilots, Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Martin Garrix, and LP. In total, Colors will offer musicians from 32 countries on 19 stages. There will also be a number of interesting speakers in the Meltingpot discussion forum.
Harry Styles– 15. 7. 2022, O2 Arena, Prague
Since the days of One Direction, Harry Styles has developed into a respected artist, record-breaking darling of fans and critics alike.
He has rapidly overtaken his former colleagues from the boyband. As part of the Love On Tour tour, he was originally supposed to present his second solo album Fine Line, but due to covid’s delays, he finally managed to release another album Harry´s House, from which the current hit As It Was comes, among others. No wonder the Prague concert has been hopelessly sold out for a long time.
Hrady CZ – 15. – 16. 7. (Točník), 22. – 23. 7. (Kunětická Hora), 29. – 30. 7. (Švihov)
Not everyone fits big festivals with tens of thousands of participants and foreign mega-stars. Those who prefer the Czech scene can, as usual, visit one of the Czech and Moravian castles and chateaux. In July you can go to Točník, Kunětická Hora or Švihov. This year we will have concerts by Wild Bill, Anna K, David Koller, Mig 21, Mirai, Pokáč, Tomáš Klus, Vypsaná Fixa and many others.
Combine music with tourism and set out to discover the beauties of the Czech lands. Buy tickets to the selected castle on the festival website.
Mendel Festival – 17. – 24. 7. 2022, Brno
Celebrate 200 years since the birth of Gregor Johann Mendel, an abbot and genius scientist, the father of genetics. The Mendel Festival connecting science, faith and entertainment will take place on 17-24. July 2022 (not only) on Mendel Square in Brno. You can look forward to
an all-day program for the whole family – science, history, art, and culture. The headliner of the event will be the American funk legend Kool and the Gang. Lipo, Kateřina Marie Tichá, Thom Artway, Barbora Poláková and Ewa Farna will also perform.
Glorchestra Tour – July 21 – September 14, 2022
The Glorchestra project is an unconventional combination of musical genres that you don’t often hear together. Modern music like hip hop,
alternative electronics, songwriting, pop and dance music all await you, accompanied by a symphony orchestra. After the successful last
year, the Glorchestra returns and brings a unique musical experience. As part of the tour, they will stop in Slavkov u Brna, at the Prague
Exhibition Grounds or in Ostrava. Tata Bojs, rapper Vladimir 518 and the distinctive Slovak singer Katarzia will also perform with the orchestra.
Pearl Jam – July 22, 2022, O2 arena, Prague
Pearl Jam, originally from the American city of Seattle, celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2020. In addition, they released their eleventh studio album Gigaton. Considered one of the most popular rock bands of the 1990s, their name is closely associated with the grunge movement. They have countless hits on their account.
Slipknot – 28. 7. 2022, O2 arena, Prague
After a year’s delay, a masked gang from Iowa finally arrives in Prague. They return to us quite regularly: the last time they visited the O2 Arena was in 2019. The band had to cope with both personnel changes (longtime percussionist Chris Fehn left it in 2019) and, above all, a big loss
when former drummer and one of the founding members Joey Jordison died last year after a long illness. Nevertheless, they forge on and we can
only hope that this time the concert will not be marked by a bad sound, which has been a frequent target of criticism in previous Czech performances.
Pop Messe – 29. – 30. 7. 2022, Brno
The last of the July festivals is also the youngest. The Brno festival Pop Messe is preparing for its second year after a successful debut.
More performers on more stages, a larger complex, and a wider accompanying program are all promised this time around. As the name
suggests, the dramaturgy focuses on pop in all its forms: “The Pop Messe program aims primarily (but not only) at young multi-genre music that goes beyond the commonly used term POP.” Among the performers are, for example, the London grime legend Skepta, Son Lux, and the duo
Bicep. As for Czech bands, you can look forward to Midi Lidi, Koňe a Prase, Bert & Friends and Mutanti hledaj východisko.