Even though the 24th edition of the largest non-commercial festival will emerge under a new, original name, the event will remain free, and faithful to its ethos.
The promoters of Woodstock Music & Art Fair have kindly allowed us to use the name for the last 23 years. We have consistently built our very own, individual identity and promoted our vision of the festival. We envisioned our festival as a free, non-commercial event. We focus on the human experience rather than on financial gain and put emphasis on the ethos of socially involved, poignant event. It seems we have reached the limits of holding our festival under this label. When a commercial agency, which has taken over the matter, had issued a new set of conditions which had to be met in order for us to be able to continue to use the name, we realised that it would go against the very essence of our meeting of Kostrzyn nad Odrą. Our festival is based on the ideas of freedom and independence! The time has come for the festival to emerge under a new, genuine name. It is a phrase we have coined ourselves and it represents us and our event. Join us at Pol'and'Rock Festival to experience a truly unique event!
Jurek Owsiak, promoter of the festival
We are Pol'and'Rock Festival!
The festival is renowned for its health and safety solutions, and it is known as the safest mass event in Poland. According to the health and safety professionals and uniformed and emergency services the organization of the festival has always been exemplary. The organizers of the event speak about the health and safety procedures at international trade conferences.
The artists will be featured on four very diverse stages: Main Stage, Second Stage, Viva Kultura Tent Stage, and AFA Night Stage. The line-up of the festival includes acts such as Lao Che, Arch Enemy, Goo Goo Dolls, Big Mountain, The Inspector Cluzo, Booze And Glory, Balkan Beat Box, Blues Pills, while many other artists remain to be announced.
The fact that some of the top artists, people who performed at some of the most renowned festivals in the world are impressed with our event, gives us a great boost of energy. They take amazing memories with them, and they experience the sensation of playing for a massive, appreciative and keen audience of our festival. We need to make sure that they know exactly where this festival is, where these emotions are and what makes our festival such a special event!
Bartłomiej Stolarek, booking manager of the festival
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