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Top festivals in Poland

After the pandemic, for the first time in two years, Poland’s music festivals are fully back on track. Everyone will be able to go to their dream concert live during some fantastic festivals.

Open’er Festival, Gdynia

29.06 – 2.07

This year’s edition of the Open’er Festival will be held on June 29 – July 2. The biggest stars to hit the scene include Dua Lipa, The Killers, Maneskin, Imagine Dragons and the Chemical Brothers. During the 4 days of the festival, many artists will perform on four stages.

The artists of this year’s edition announced so far are:

  • 29 June (Wednesday): Måneskin, Imagine Dragons, The Smile, Clairo, Inhaler, Jehnny Beth, KennyHoopla, Little Simz,  Pa Salieu, Pillow Queens, Sampa The Great, Paco Osuna, Stella Bossi, Aksamit
  • 30 June (Thursday): Twenty One Pilots, Playboi Carti, Glass Animals, Royal Blood, Years & Years, Badbadnotgood, Don Toliver, Destroyer, Gunna, Moses Sumney, Porridge Radio, Tove Lo,  Lilly Palmer, VTSS, Catz’n Dogz
  • 1 July (Friday): Dua Lipa, Martin Garrix, Megan Thee Stallion, Biffy Clyro, Flohio, Iceage, Jan – rapowanie, Michael Kiwanuka, OIO, Sky Ferreira, Young Leosia, Adam Beyer, Anfisa Letyago, Manoid, AGIM & Jurek Przezdziecki
  • 2 July (Saturday): The Killers, Jessie Ware, The Chemical Brothers, Dawid Podsiadło, Taco Hemingway, Cate Le Bon,  Cigarettes After Sex, Seasick Steve, Sons Of Kemet, Yola, Nicole Moudaber, Boys Noize, An On Bast

The Open’er Festival is a music festival which takes place on the northern coast of Poland, in Gdynia. It is one of the biggest annual music festivals in Poland. The first edition took place in 2002. Open’er won the Best Major Festival prize at the European Festivals Awards ceremony in 2009, 2010 and 2019. 

Audioriver Festival, Płock

29.07 – 31.07

For 15 years, Audioriver has been the most important celebration of electronic music in Poland. On the festival stages are not only world stars of electronics, but also artists representing such genres as pop, rock and even jazz. Over 100 concerts will take place over three days. Every year, the organizers try to surprise festival goers with novelties. The new festival stage, where performances by artists from around the world take place, is another element of the program of the evening part of Audioriver, taking place on Friday and Saturday. The festival area will expand to the shore of the Sobótka Lagoon, located next to the Płock beach on the Vistula. Artists announced so far: Catz ‘N Dogz, Wilkinson, Gorgon City, DJ Fresh, Mind Against, Monster. 

Kazimiernikejszyn, Kazimierz Dolny

13.07 – 17.07

A multi-genre music festival that has been held in Kazimierz Dolny since 2014.  Lovers of interesting sounds and great fun come from all over Poland to participate in this event. The main stage of the festival is located in the Kazimierz quarries, located about two kilometers from the market square. 

Artists participating in the festival represent many musical genres, rock, pop, hip-hop, funk, reggae and electronic music. The idea of the festival from the first edition has been to combine music concerts, meetings with interesting guests and contact with nature. Festival attractions include walks around Kazimierz Dolny and activities connecting festival participants. This year, among other things, the following will perform: Ania Rusowicz, Ralph Kamiński, Krzysztof Zalewski, T.LOVE, Daria Zawiałow. 

Męskie Granie

24.06- 27.08

Męskie Granie is a nationwide concert tour that has attracted crowds from the very beginning. The aim of the event is to present the Polish music scene and encourage listeners to experiment. The route consists of eight stops in the largest cities in Poland and always ends in Żywiec, which is the organizer of the event. On the route of the festival is Poznań, Katowice, Warsaw, Wrocław, Kraków, Szczecin, Gdańsk and Żywiec. Artists performing include: Bedoes, Szczyl, Sobel, Kwiat Jabłoni, Dawid Podsiadło. 

Fest Festival, Chorzów


On August 10-13 , the third edition of FEST Festival will take place at the Silesian Park, Chorzów. Last year the festival was visited by 35,000 people. The event lasted continuously for over 96 hours, with over 200 artists performing on 11 stages. FEST Festival is not only about live music and the greatest artists from around the world, but also about the atmosphere and unique experiences.

As always there will be plenty of attractions awaiting the participants at the Silesian Park, such as: physiotherapy, culinary and macrame workshops, stretching and morning yoga, kayaking, a wellness zone, foam party or a balloon flight. The first headliner of the upcoming edition is Stromae, but also Young Leosia, NERVO, James Arthur, Duke Dumont and The Chainsmokers are playing. 

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