DRAIN takes over the Main Stage at Pol'and'Rock Festival 2023

For anyone that’s seen the Santa Cruz hardcore firebrands live, there is no mistaking that fact. DRAIN is not just a good time, it is a party — and everyone is invited!

DRAIN came together in the sleepy, oceanside NorCal climes of Santa Cruz in 2014 when Sammy Ciaramitaro met up with guitarist Cody Chavez and drummer Tim Flegal when they were still in college. 

While nearby scenes like San Jose and Oakland (known for the legendary Gilman Street venue) had local heat, DRAIN had to pull up their bootstraps to ignite their own. The artists all grew up in California and proudly embrace its hardcore history.

When people come to Santa Cruz, they’re like, ‘Oh, I get it, DRAIN looks like what this town looks like. We also sound like what you expect Santa Cruz to sound like.
-says the frontman, Sammy Ciaramitaro

Their 2019 LP, California Cursed ironically turned out to be a blessing and opened doors to international music stages across the old continent. Soon after their live European debut, DRAIN got back to LA to headline the landmark Sound and Fury festival playing to 6,000 fans keyed up to welcome the next generation of hardcore royalty.

Living Proof (2023) is their latest release and a testament to the hard work and heartfelt ethos that is at the centre of DRAIN’s good-time psyche.

I hope with this record that when someone hears it, it gives them hope. If we were able to get through the tough times, anyone can. I can’t wait to play these songs and hear a room full of people singing back to us. We’re what the title says, the Living Proof.
-beams Ciaramitaro

Well, we are positive that the Most Beautiful Audience in the World will rise to the challenge! Save the date for the 29th edition of Pol'and'Rock Festival and join the legendary hardcore feast! 

29th Pol'and'Rock Festival

29th Most Beautiful Festival in the World will be held between 3-5 August 2023 at the former Czaplinek-Broczyno Airfield. Czaplinek is located in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland, between the Drawsko and Czaplino Lakes, ca. 125 km from Szczecin. The first announced stars of this year's Most Beautiful Festival in the World are Apollo 440, Spin Doctors, Biohazard, Carpenter Brut, Brodka, and Napalm Death.
Anna Libertowska