Rock for People is a rock, punk and heavy metal festival in the Czech Republic. As one of the largest open-air music festivals in the country, it’s a stand-out highlight of Europe’s summer rock calendar.
Theatre, discussions, and workshops run alongside a consistently huge lineup, with some of the biggest and best bands in the world touching down in the former airport at Festivalpark year after year.
Rock for People begins on Friday at the Hradec Králové, in the Eastern part of Bohemia (approximately 1.30h from Prague), with a “light version” as the line-up is smaller than in previous years.
International acts include Mando Diao (Sweden), De Staat (Netherlands), JC Stewart (Northern Ireland) and Eurovision winners Måneskin (Italy).
Previous headliners include Queens of the Stone Age, Billy Talent, Scrillex, The Prodigy, Arctic Monkeys, The Kooks, Enter Shikari, The Offspring, Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers, Bloc Party, Placebo, Basement Jaxx, Massive Attack, Cypress Hill, Manu Chao, The Hives, Gogol Bordello, Klaxons, Parov Stelar Band, Papa Roach, and many other acts.
Rock for People has been recognised annually in various magazines and readers´ polls as the best event of the year, receiving in 1998 certification from the Czech Republic Ministry of Culture and in 2000 the Czech Grammy Award for Best Event of the Year.
The guests can enjoy movies, an internet café, adrenaline sports, and many more attractions. The festival capacity is more than 30,000 people, and national TV and radio are always present to cover this exciting event.