Illustrative photo – On July 4, 2018, the Beats for Love dance music festival began in Ostrava's Dolní oblast Vítkovice. Almost 400 artists from all over the world will perform on more than ten stages.
Ostrava – The dance and electronic music festival Beats for Love, which will take place in Ostrava's Dolní Vítkovice from July 5 to 8, this year will offer performances by 480 artists from all over the world. The organizers are working with a larger area in front of the main stage, which will also be significantly larger. Visitors will be able to watch musicians on 18 stages. Last year there were four fewer. Festival director Kamil Rudolf told ČTK today.
“We have increased the space in front of the main Love stage by about 15 percent. And this despite the significantly larger stage. The main stage will be 62 meters wide and 30 meters high. We can no longer build a bigger one in the given space,” said Rudolf. The organizers expect around 40,000 visitors per day. The new entrance set up on the recently completed footbridge over the Ostravica River also has to handle their arrival. “In addition, it will significantly shorten the journey between the festival grounds and the campsite at the Silesian Ostrava Castle.
The main star of this year's event will be the Dutch legend of dance music, DJ Tiësto, who has already been announced. He will perform in Ostrava for the first time. The English DJ Sigma, the Belgian drum and bass producer Netsky or British DJ and producer Mark Knight. Canadian electronic music talent Apashe will have his premiere in Ostrava, who will perform exclusively with the brass section of the orchestra. Among the Czech performers, visitors will see, for example, reggae legend Cocomana.