Music Festivals in Poland you need to know about

It’s the perfect time to start planning ahead by checking out where your favourite musicians, bands and DJs are touring. From alternative rock by the Baltic Sea, to dark music in the ruins of a medieval castle, Poland is a great option for music lovers and adventure seekers.
Music festivals are the latest trend in the live music industry and will remain so as long as there’s a sound to crave. Aside the interest of cities and multinationals in large crowds, music festivals will provide the grounds for massive social events, create forums for eclectic delectation or induce cathartic experiences. So, if you’re a festival-goer, a music snob or a band acolyte this is a list of music festivals in Poland you really need to be aware of. Mark the dates and get ready for the summer!

Jazz on the Odra → 

Polish and international jazz musicians.
City: Wrocław 

Dates: 26-30 April, 2018


Orange Warsaw Festival → 

City: Warsaw
Dates: June 1 – 2, 2018
Line-up: Florence + The Machine, LCD Soundsystem, Sam Smith, Dua Lipa

Tickets: 2-day ticket – 369zł
Venue: Służewiec Racecourse

Ethno Port → 

One of the leading world music events in Poland.
City: Poznań

Dates: June 7 – 10, 2018
Opening concert: “
Conversations” – A Filetta (Corsica) & Fadia Tomb El-Hage (Lebanon)
Venue: ZAMEK Cultural Centre (amongst others)

IMPACT Festival → 

Big-name rock festival. Past line-ups: Linkin Park, System of a Down, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
City: Kraków

Dates: June 26, 2018
Line-up: Ozzy Osbourne, Bullet for My Valentine, Galactic Empire

Venue: Tauron Arena

Tauron New Music Festival → 

City: KatowiceUNESCO Capital of Music
Dates: June 28 – July 1, 2018
Line-up: Mura Masa, Soil & „Pimp” Sessions, Nightmares on Wax and many more.

Venue: Strefa Kultury

 Open’er Festival →

City: Gdynia
Dates: July 4 – 7, 2018
Line-up: Bruno Mars, Gorillaz, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Fleet Foxes, David Byrne & more.

Tickets: 259-659zł
Venue: Gdynia-Kosakowo Airfield

Castle Party → 

The undisputed rendezvous for gothic, dark wave, electro-indus and metal fauna of Central Europe.
Full reportage (2017)
City: Bolków (near Wrocław)

Dates: July 12 – 15, 2018
Line-up: Samael, Project Pitchfork, Gothminister, Faun, The Beauty of Gemina & many more.

Tickets: Full-pass 290zł
Venue: Bolków Castle

Audioriver Festival → 

Alternative music with emphasis in electronic.
City: Płock
Dates: July 27 – 29, 2018
Line-up: Bonobo, Ben Klock, Macbeat, Taka, Honey Dijon…

Tickets: 3-day ticket 230 PLN

OFF Festival →

Indie rock, but also invites plenty of hip-hop and experimental artists.
City: Katowice
UNESCO Capital of Music
Dates: August 3 – 5, 2018 
Tickets: 3-day ticket 270-350zł
Venue: Valley of Three Ponds
Line-up: Turbonegro, Grizzly Bear, John Maus, Big Freedia…

Soundrive Festival → 

Independent music.
City: Gdańsk

Dates: August-September
Venue: Gdańsk Shipyard

Rawa Blues Festival → 

City: Katowice. UNESCO Capital of Music
Dates: September 2018

Sacrum Profanum → 

Experimental and ambitious contemporary music.
City: Kraków

Dates: September – October 2018

UNSOUND Festival → 

An underground-ish music festival with an intellectual air.
City: Kraków

Dates: October 2018


One Love Sound Fest → 

The biggest indoor reggae festival in Europe.
City: Wroclaw

Dates: November 17, 2018

Venue: Centennial Hall




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