OFF Festival

Poland / August 2 - 4, 2024

Details

Country

Poland

City

Katowice

Established

2006

Festival Type

Open-air

Camping

Yes

Site

Three Ponds Valley, Dolina Trzech Stawów

Capacity

15,000

Stages

5

Description

The only event of its kind in Europe, the OFF Festival Katowice debuted in 2006 in Myslowice. In recent years, the festival has been held on the first weekend of August at Katowice’s Dolina Trzech Stawów – a beautiful green oasis in the heart of industrial Silesia.

The OFF Festival is more than just a musical event, it’s a way of life; one that goes against the grain of trends, boredom, and mediocrity. Artur Rojek, the creator and head of the festival, is determined to support new, challenging, and ambitious music. His festival gives many outstanding artists from around the world a chance to perform in front of Polish audiences for the first time.

The OFF Festival grows stronger with every year. Rojek’s eclectic taste and bold line-up selections have helped the event win the favour of the media and fans in Poland and abroad. From international alternative stars to new and intriguing faces on the Polish scene: the OFF Festival gives music lovers an opportunity to hear artists that other festivals wouldn’t dare or even think to invite.

A winner of multiple music and media industry awards, and praised by fans, the OFF Festival received the prestigious European Festival Award for Best Medium-Sized Festival. The OFF Festival has also received praise from Pitchfork. The popular website – an unquestioned authority in the world of music – once named the OFF Festival among the world’s 20 essential summer festivals.

Genre & Program

Alternative, Indie, Rock, Electronica, Experimental, Hip Hop, Metal

Program References

Iggy And The Stooges, Public Image Limited, SWANS, Primal Scream, Dinosaur Jr, The Flaming Lips, Tindersticks, Battles, Mogwai, British Sea Power, The National, The Fall, Mouse On Mars, Dry the River and many, many more.

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