ALTERNATIVA, first held in 1993, is a festival showcasing a wide variety of alternative music. From free jazz and improv to post-rock or noise, Alternativa seeks to deliver the audience a comprehensive experience of contemporary music avantgarde.
While a large part is dedicated to experimental electronics, the festival has also opened itself to alternative forms of dance music and ethnic rhythms. Visitors have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with minority music genres representing high artistic quality and creative approaches. The majority of artists performing at the festival belong to the world’s best.
Besides foreign and leading local bands, young Czech bands and musicians are given the opportunity to present themselves on their own stage, within the scope of Mala Alternativa - a show for aspiring young music projects. A panel of experts finally selects the most interesting project.