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Polish festivals 2024 – what is worth going to?

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The festival season is just around the corner, so it’s high time to look out for the events that promise to be the most interesting in 2024. Electronic music likes to enter the mainstream, although still in its most accessible form, such as EDM. However, artists from all over the world are increasingly starting to use innovative production techniques and are increasingly venturing into more futuristic sounds. Music festivals are a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in these innovative sounds that are once again redefining the boundaries of electronic music. Especially for you, we have created a list of events that you definitely cannot miss.

Up To Date Festival

Soon, fans of independent electronic music will have the opportunity to participate in one of the most interesting music events of this year. From May 30 to June 2, 2024, Białystok will become the heart of the electronic scene thanks to the 15th edition of Electrum Up To Date Festival.

This year’s edition of the festival promises to be exceptional. The organizers have prepared four days full of music, inspiration and unforgettable experiences. The program includes, among others: the return of the beloved Central Ambient Salon and all-night parties. New locations where events will take place will certainly add a new character and energy to the festival.

Electrum Up To Date Festival is not only music, but also a space for sound enthusiasts who boldly explore new musical areas. Participants will be able to enjoy a wide range of electronic music – from techno, through electro and bass music, to ambient. The organizers give the floor to passionate artists who will take participants on a real sound adventure, creating unforgettable experiences.

Event page: https://uptodate.pl/

Carbon Silesia Festival

This year, once again, one of the most anticipated music events of the year will take place in southern Poland. CARBON Silesia Festival, which has become the brightest point on the cultural map of the region, will be held on June 14-15 in the unique location of Sztolnia Królowa Luiza in Zabrze.

The festival is a real celebration of electronic music, where selected sounds meet the unique industrial atmosphere of the mine. During the festival, participants will be able to use various zones, including a food market that will satisfy the most demanding palates, and chill zones where they can relax between concerts. Additionally, the organizers have prepared many surprises and attractions that will diversify the time spent in Zabrze.

Event page: https://carbonfestival.pl/

SFORA Festival

In less than a month, from June 14 to 17, picturesque Rajgród will become the site of an extraordinary cultural event – Sfora Festival. This festival announces that it intends to open a portal to a creative dimension, combining sound, visuals, movement and nature in the inspiring space of a post-PRP holiday resort from the 1990s.

The festival encourages listening, dancing, watching, discovering, playing, interacting, learning about and engaging in various forms of art and creativity. It is a place where everyone, regardless of previous experience, can spread their wings and open up to their own creativity. The charming surroundings of Rajgród, combined with a dynamic artistic program, create a unique oasis of inspiration.

Event page: https://www.sforafestival.com/

Muse Festival

In just over two months, from July 26 to 28, the picturesque Goszcz Palace in the Twardogóra commune will host a full range of electronic music thanks to the first edition of Muse Festival.

Muse Festival is three days during which electronic music will intertwine with the magic of palace interiors and gardens. The title “Muse” is a symbol of inspiration and inspiration, and festival participants are encouraged to create their own definition of this concept. There are two unique stages at the festival. “ECCLESIA” (Latin: church) – located in an old former Evangelical church, it will be a temple for fans of techno music. “PRATUM” (from Latin: meadow) is a place where you can hear a wide range of electronic music in the palace garden.

In addition to the rich music program, Muse Festival offers many additional attractions. Participants will be able to admire captivating artistic installations, taste delicious dishes in the catering zone and take part in various workshops that will provide inspiration and develop creativity.

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1900001763803062

Summer Contrast 

From August 5 to 12, Rogalinko in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship will turn into a vibrant center of electronic music and art during the Summer Contrast festival. This unique event is not just a music festival – it is an invitation to a parallel world where time flows differently and colors are more saturated.

Surrounded by the Rega River and located in a picturesque valley, the private space in Rogalinek becomes for these few days a place that offers an almost infinite number of ways to spend time. Summer Contrast is an initiative co-created by participants who share their energy and presence, immersing themselves in hypnotic sounds.

At the festival you will find six unique stages:

  • Oak – the main stage hosting electronic music icons,
  • Triangle – techno-oriented,
  • Ritual – chillout garden filled with music and workshops,
  • Paradiso – a paradise place located right on the river,
  • Tribes – vibrant Australian tech-house,
  • Elisium – an otherworldly place with psytrance music.

Event page: https://summercontrast.com/

Parada Wolności Łódź 

On August 31, the streets of Łódź will be filled with the sounds of electronic music during the only Freedom Parade in Poland. This unique event, inspired by the famous Berlin Love Parade, is the second largest parade of this type in Europe.

The Łódź Freedom Parade is a spectacular music celebration where various genres meet on one stage – from breakbeat, jungle, techno to hardcore. This is a unique opportunity to experience a real electronic rave in the heart of Poland.

The Freedom Parade has a long history and after 20 years of absence it returned in 2022, gaining great interest and enthusiasm of both participants and residents of Łódź. This year’s edition promises to be equally spectacular, attracting electronic music lovers from all over the country and Europe.

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/6849178365118783

Unsound

This event may still be a long way away, but it is definitely worth marking it in your calendar. From September 29 to October 6, Krakow will become the epicenter of contemporary music during the Unsound Festival. This event is dedicated to sounds that defy genre classifications – new, experimental and non-obvious.

Unsound Festival, which was established in 2003, has gained a reputation over the last 20 years as an initiative promoting newly emerging music scenes and radical ways of understanding sound. Unsound is a place where you can experience the latest trends in contemporary music and immerse yourself in sounds that provoke, inspire and delight.

Event page: https://www.unsound.pl/pl/noise

We hope that summer 2024 will go down in history as another year of interesting artistic events that attract people from all over Europe. You also cannot miss these wonderful events.

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