The fourth annual Czech Music Crossroads international showcase festival, taking place on 17–18 July 2016, just before the Colours of Ostrava festival in Dolni Vitkovice. It offers an opportunity for Czech artists, focusing on world music, folk, jazz and new acoustic music, to apply for the showcase regardless of released albums or length of professional experience.

You can submit your applications before 20 January 2017 to The application must consist of the following: three songs in MP3 format; a short profile; contact information; and links to your web, YouTube or Bandcamp pages. Representatives of all registered groups receive accreditation to Czech Music Crossroads. The name of the selected group will be publicly announced in early February.

The program will include panel discussions led by internationally recognized expert Peter Dorůžka and so-called speed-dating, where foreign experts provide registered candidates with personal consultation on their strategy and artistic growth.

The expert jury of The Magnificent Seven, led by the main director of the Colours of Ostrava festival, Zlata Holušová, will choose three bands from the Czech Republic (plus one from the group of applicants). The selection of the three bands from Poland, Hungary and Slovakia will be left to our foreign colleagues.