Take a musical and cultural journey through Poland’s 12th annual end-of-summer event known as the OFF Festival in early August. Its debut in 2006 offered 11,000 fans a spot to vibe out to a unique lineup of alternative bands. The festival’s core values haven’t changed much since. Event coordinator, Artur Rojek, recently switched the venue location to the scenic green oasis in the industrial area of Silesia. Katowice Dolina Trzech Stawów is now home to OFF Festival which is not only a music event, but a cultural extravaganza.
Ticket holders will be able to discover some of the newest and ambitious artists who have yet to perform in front of a Polish audience. From worldwide alternative rock stars to fresh and eclectic bands new to the Polish scene, the OFF Festival lineup will not disappoint. The event has won multiple music and media nominations and received a European Festival Award for Best Medium-Sized Festival in 2012.
In addition to its fabulous lineup, the OFF Festival supports a collection of independent cultural and artistic events. The venue is stacked with exhibitions, workshops and even supports local cinema with movie screenings.
“Growing stronger every year, join alternative music lovers in an essential summer event known as the OFF Festival.”
The OFF Festival takes place at Dolina Trzech Stawow (Valley of Three Ponds), a unique park and recreational sports complex in Katowice, Poland. The beautifully urbanized area has the perfect mix of nature’s diverse habitats of water and forest. It’s scenic backdrop provide a perfect location for long walks and bike rides. The venue is setup with multiple stages for viewing pleasure, as well as tents for artistic and cultural events. Additionally, the venue provides a unique camping experience for those looking to stay on-site.
Despite its scenic treasures, Katowice is a large metropolitan area with a compact city center. Walking is going to be your best bet, but the tram and bus services are also excellent. Tickets are relatively cheap and can be accessed from the Katowice Public Transport Company newsagent stands. Taxis are another inexpensive option and are easy to find. Arriving to the city is a breeze from anywhere in the world at the Katowice International Airport.
Enjoy some of Poland’s best bed and breakfasts, hotels and inns in Katowice. The beautiful city has plenty of inexpensive rooms to choose from to keep your traveling costs at a minimum. The area provides a good mix of options for rural lodging and city living.
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Katowice is a nature lover’s dream. Outdoor fanatics will be happy to discover zoo gardens, historic urban parks and several ancient monuments. Dozens of parks populate the area for those looking to spend the beautiful late summer season participating in outdoor activities.
Check out the Silesian Theatre and Museum, or have a night out in the Nikiszowiec quarter for best of the city’s architecture and history.
OFF Festival takes place from Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 4, 2019.
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