It shouldn’t have been. Instead of a concert by one of the biggest pop stars in the world, Open’er participants saw huge orange cards with information about the evacuation on large screens. Both Dua Lipa and Megan Tee Stalion did not perform and tens of thousands of fans were forced to leave Kossakowo airport. While it’s understandable that the situation has arisen, it’s hard to blame the organizers, who made the decision to stop the event, guided by the safety of fans and performers. Unfortunately, history has cases where music festivals ended in tragedy.
Fortunately, the Polish summer is filled to the brim with events that can at least make up for the situation a little. In addition to major events that every music lover already knows, such as OFF Festival or Audioriver, fun and the power of music will also be ensured by smaller festivals spread all over Poland.
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In summer there is no time to lose, so you don’t have to wait long for the next musical emotions. This weekend already held Lekko Festival in Marki, Rap Station Festival in Sława and Bajzel Festival in Skarżysko Kamienna. During the first event, in addition to the undisputed stars of Polish popular music, there will also be promising artists who are already taking their place on the charts. The line-up consists of: Brodka, Artur Rojek, Bitamina, Zalia and Jucho. In turn, in Sława, representatives of the younger generation of Polish rappers as well as their older colleagues will appear on the festival stages. There will be Sokół, Pezet, Peja, Bedoes, Guzior, Żabson and Young Leosia, among others. Fans who decide to party in Skarżysko Kamienna can dance to the music of Daniel Spaleniak and Deaf Can Dance, among others.
The rappers move from Sława to Giżycko, where the 20th edition of the Mazury Hip-Hop Festival will take place on July 14-16. Jan Rapowanie, Tede and Oliwka Brazil perform on the stage of the amphitheater in the fortress Giżycko Boyen. At the same time, the festival will take place in Jarocin, where the stage will include the winners of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Kalush Orchestra and Czesław Śpiewa, Kaśka Sochacka, Mery Spolsky, Ralph Kamiński and Pidżama Porno.
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Major events will take place in Katowice and Kołobrzeg in the coming week. On July 21, Tauron Nowa Muzyka starts in the capital of the Silesia Voivodeship, where the public will perform, among other things. Moderat, The Bug, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, The Cinematic Orchestra, Tymek/Urbański and Fisz Emade Tworzywa. Also on July 21, the stars of electronic dance music will come to Kołobrzeg to excite the fans during the Sunrise Festival. On various stages, including Faithless, Paul van Dyk, David Guetta, Fatboy Slim and Paul Kalkbrenner.
The musical July can end in Płock, where the next edition of the Audioriver festival starts on July 29. An extremely rich lineup awaits fans of electronic sounds. During the event you can listen to dozens of artists including: Baasch, Horse Meat Disco, Friction, Joyhauser, Kasra, Len Faki, Monster and Something Something.
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There will also be no complaints about the lack of music in August, which will start from a really strong position. The OFF Festival starts on August 5 in Katowice. Artur Rojek collected, as usual, a very interesting series of artists. The OFF festival stages will feature Iggy Pop, Metronomy, ROMY, Arooj Aftab, Misommar, Bikini Kill, as well as Bedoes, Dziarma and Kacperczyk and Papa Dance. At the same time, Wrocław hosts the Stay Wild Festival, featuring Polish popular music stars including: Kortez, Natalia Przybysz, Mrozu, The Dumplings and Król.
The Saundrive Festival takes place between 9 and 13 August at the Gdańsk Shipyard. In five days, no fewer than 100 concerts take place on four stages. The following artists are: Chair, Coals, Kaz Bałagane, Wczas, Mahjong, Mały Dzban and We Watch Clouds. A day later, in Park Śląski in Chorzów, the Fest Festival begins, where you can listen to: Nothing But Thieves, Woodkid, Scooter, Son Lux, Slowthai, Jungle and Jimek and guests with the project “History of Polish hip-hop.”.
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For example, lovers of musical impressions can spend the third weekend of August in Krakow, where the Krakow Live Festival starts on August 19. The headliners of this year’s edition are Future and Halsey, and the stages will also include Parcels and Taco Hemigway. Two coastal music festivals also start on the same day. The Saltwave Festival takes place in Jastarnia. Suna and Webber, RY X and Balthazar. On the other hand, another edition of Wisłoujście will take place in Gdańsk, but the organizers have not yet announced who will perform.
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