The Mighty Sounds Festival is a unique three-day music event, which is annually held in July near the Czech City of Tábor. The festival focuses primarily on punk and punk rock, rock’n’roll, hardcore, reggae, ska, rockabilly, indie rock and other styles of music that are derived from, or closely related to, these styles. One of the things that make this festival special is the large number of foreign bands present. More than 80% of the lined-up bands are from outside of the Czech Republic. Of course there are also top Czech bands representing the above different styles of music. So, Might Sounds is something different and something special – not at all like a typical Czech music festival.
There have been nine previous Mighty Sounds Festivals since the first festival was held in 2005. Dropkick Murphys, Ska-P, Suicidal Tendencies, Pennywise, The Subways, Anti-Flag, Ignite, Sick Of It All, Madball, Comeback Kid, Backyard Babies, H20, The Casualties, Frank Turner, Biohazard, Nekromantix, The Slackers, Enter Shikari, Architects, Gallows, Macka B, Ky-Mani Marley, Alborosie, Inner Circle, Derrick Morgan či The Aggrolites. In addition to the opportunity to hear some famous and major bands representing a range of diverse musical genres, the festival also provides attendees with the opportunity to listen to a number of sometimes smaller but highly talented and perhaps unfamiliar – but always top quality – bands.
The Mighty Sounds Festival gives its attendees a guarantee – which is that you won’t find a similar line-up of bands in the Czech Republic this year. At each festival, the program includes over 150 artists who will be performing on four live and three DJ stages. Traditionally, live theater also has its place at the festival in the Theatre Tent where there are also film screenings. And, from year-to-year, there are also a wide range of other activities to participate in as part of the accompanying program, such as soccer and netball tournaments, graffiti and more. We also regularly cooperate with the Czech-supported EU project “Light for the World”, which helps spread awareness about the need for blindness prevention in Africa and which raises money for needed operations.
The above is an overview of the Mighty Sounds Festival. More details on the upcoming 2017 edition are given in the individual sections. Here you will find continually updated information about the festival’s program. You can also buy your tickets here.