The Crossroads professional music conference and festival is being organised by the Colours of Ostrava Music Festival.
Colours of Ostrava is a multi-genre music festival held annually in the city of Ostrava. Since 2012, the event is being held in the impressive surroundings of Dolní Vítkovice – the site of former blast furnaces, mines and ironworks. The first festival took place in 2002. In 2005 and 2006, Colours of Ostrava scooped up the Czech Angel (Anděl) award for Music event of the year. For three consecutive years in 2004, 2005 and 2006, it was also awarded best music event of the year in the category of concert/festival of the year at the ALMA Akropolis Live Music Awards.
The festival has brought a number of impressive headliners to Ostrava over the years including top names in jazz, world music, rock, pop as well as the alternative scene. The festival also offers a diverse accompanying programme including theatre, workshops, discussions, films etc.
Czech Music Crossroads partner organizations are: Katowice City of Garden (Poland), Amity Civic Association / World Music From Slovakia, Hangvető Zenei Terjesztő Társulás (Hungary).