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!
Polish and international jazz musicians.
Dates: 26-30 April, 2018
Dates: June 1 – 2, 2018
Line-up: Florence + The Machine, LCD Soundsystem, Sam Smith, Dua Lipa
Tickets: 2-day ticket – 369zł
Venue: Służewiec Racecourse
One of the leading world music events in Poland.
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.
Dates: June 26, 2018
Line-up: Ozzy Osbourne, Bullet for My Valentine, Galactic Empire
Venue: Tauron Arena
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
Alternative music with emphasis in electronic.
Dates: July 27 – 29, 2018
Line-up: Bonobo, Ben Klock, Macbeat, Taka, Honey Dijon…
Tickets: 3-day ticket 230 PLN
City: Katowice, UNESCO Capital of Music
Venue: Valley of Three Ponds
Venue: Gdańsk Shipyard
City: Katowice. UNESCO Capital of Music
Dates: September 2018
Experimental and ambitious contemporary music.
Dates: September – October 2018
An underground-ish music festival with an intellectual air.
Dates: October 2018