Four-day Colours of Ostrava begins

One of the Czech Republic’s biggest music festivals, Colours of Ostrava, gets underway on Wednesday. The event will run until Saturday. Artists appearing at the festival, which takes place at a former steel works in the eastern city, include NERD, Grace Jones, George Ezra and Jessie J. Organisers said earlier this week that it was almost sold out.

Running alongside Colours of Ostrava is Melting Pot, a discussion forum that will feature over 100 speakers, including well-known writers, scientists and economists.