The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation shares details on the next edition of the Most Beautiful Festival of the World. There is also the announcement of the first band – the representatives of the French hard-core music – Tagada Jones.
Czaplinek-Broczyno – Pol’and’Rock Festival area, photo: Łuaksz Widziszowski
The very core of our Festival is based on people meeting in an atmosphere of peace, filled with friendship, kindness and tolerance. The Festival created a true community, a vibrant civic society, which enthusiastically welcomes all artists and is vocal in expressing their opinions. This year's edition of the festival is going to be genuinely exceptional. We are no longer holding a festival - let's all come together in a massive peace manifestation, a meeting of like-minded people who take a stance against the war. Let the world hear about our message - NO WAR! The writing on my T-shirt from 15 years ago seems dangerously up-to-date. Together with the artists, we will shout out loud – NO WAR! We are back to the form of an open and free festival. The area will be enclosed to vividly mark the land, leased to the Foundation. The gates around will be open to everyone who wants to join our Festival. Once we prepare the Festival’s map, that is the location of each and every element, we will be able to share the exact plan of the ground with the campsites, parking lots, music zones, food hauls, sanitary zones and Rock Camp. Please, keep in mind, that we are in a new spot and the organization of the Festival is determined by many circumstances – we must drill a water well, provide electricity, think of waste disposal, and post-festival cleanup in the area. Our new destination – Czaplinek – equals facing new challenges that we take as a lesson to build the Festival’s future editions. We do count on all the participants’ help and keep spreading our very promising Eco Initiative. We will kindly ask all festivalgoers to save water and clean after themselves. The Peace Patrol will maintain order, but just as it was in the previous editions, the festivalgoers will take care of the festival grounds themselves – they, unlike any other festival community, understand the idea and the message that was broadcasted for the past three decades. We will keep you up-to-date with the information on the train connections, functioning of the campsites and parking lots. The line-up is 90% ready and confirmed, however, as it was said earlier - we want to ensure wonderful music, and fantastic guests at the festival, but the most important element of this year’s festival will be us with our great message at full volume: NO WAR! I believe that the words of our oath will once again build our piece of land: "This is my piece of land that I shall care for and respect. It is my home, filled with love, tolerance, brotherhood and friendship. So help me rock’n’roll, rock’n’roll, rock’n’roll!"
Jurek Owsiak, Chairman of the Board of the GOCC
Pol'and'Rock Festival & top 8 events making a positive impact in 2022
Pol’and’Rock uses its mammoth platform to promote ideals of love and friendship, thus forging a refuge from some of the more conservative aspects of Polish society. One of the event’s traditions is unfolding a huge Polish flag over the main stage audience to show that everyone has a place underneath it.
reads the article by Lisa Henderson, National Geographic