Fortunately, 2014 sees the return of this New York postpunk trio, creators of possibly the albums of the early 2000’s – the highly acclaimed Turn On The Bright Lights and Antics. Powerful and affecting, their masterful command of pace, atmosphere, and reverb-drenched guitar mark them out as very special indeed. No-one does fragile aggression and melancholy quite as dramatically and their upcoming fifth album will cement Interpol’s status as one of the millennium’s best bands.
Joining the Open'er line-up are the ever exciting, live champions Foals and the UK’s premier live dance act – Rudimental. The new electronic Beat Stage will also have its inaugural year, hosting only the best in international talent with Julio Bashmore as the first DJ/producer for the lineup.
Open'er is proud to announce that it's second headliner for 2014 is Pearl Jam. The rock music legends will join fellow headliners The Black Keys in Gydnia, Poland at one of Europe's best music festivals in July. Pusha T has also been confirmed for the festival.
Pearl Jam announced today that they will embark on an eleven-date European tour in June and July of 2014. The band's summer tour kicks off on June 16th in Amsterdam, NL, and wraps up on July 11th in Milton Keynes, UK, including just two festival headlining slots (including Open'er Festival on July 3rd).
Pearl Jam released their much-anticipated tenth studio album, Lightning Bolt, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on October 15, 2013 in the United States. Internationally, the album was released on October 14, 2013 and distributed by Universal Music Group International. Produced by Brendan O’Brien, Lightning Bolt marks Pearl Jam’s first studio album since the highly acclaimed Backspacer, which was released in September of 2009.
They've been on a roll since 2010. Their breakthrough 5th album debuted as #2 in the US and went on to win three Grammy Awards , bringing hit singles "Tighten Up” and "Howlin' For You”. Following this the Dan Auerbach- Patrick Carney- producer Danger Mouse co-op entered Auerbach's Nashville studio to work on "El Camino".
The release's lead single, the anthemic "Lonely Boy", brought the band more Grammy awards, this time for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. "El Camino" landed the Best Rock Album title, while the record's co-producer Auerbach became Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical. The accompanying tour led through the world's biggest arenas, like New York's Madison Square Garden.
Tickets to that show sold out in just 15 minutes. We are sure that this performance, inaugurating Open’er Festival and being their first ever in Poland, will be a real treat for good music lovers.
Can pop queen Beyoncé meet the avant-garde Arvo Part and twisted Mr Bungle on one record? Yes, if we're talking Everything Everything. Their second release "Arc" only confirmed that the Manchester band is among the most interesting ones on current UK scene. Combining an intelligent approach to art-rock with seeking their own interpretation of music, based on beat and the pulse
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Arctic Monkeys have delivered four seminal records since they broke onto the scene in spectacular fashion in 2006 and are one of the most revered live acts around. They will perform on Thursday 4th July. They are the latest exciting addition to what is already an outstanding bill joining Blur, Kings of Leon and Queens Of The Stone Age, who will take to the stage in Gdynia on the north coast of Poland for four days of exceptional entertainment at incredibly affordable prices. Many more artists will be announced to perform over six music stages.
The Open'er festival has grown enormously since its inception in 2002 and has established a reputation as one of the premier festivals in Europe. Open'er has brought the world's biggest bands to Poland, many for the first time and has recently broadened its cultural remit to promote a distinguished programme of arts, culture and fashion.
Further information will be released in early 2013
EARLY BIRD TICKETS:
Until Jan 15, 2013, while stocks last
4-day tickets (03.07 – 06.07) -PLN 370 (approx. EUR 91)
4-day ticket w/6-day camping (02.07 – 07.07)-PLN 450 (approx. EUR 110)
Ticket prices after Jan 15, 2013:
4-day tickets (03.07 – 06.07)-PLN 470 (approx. EUR 115)
4-day ticket w/6-day camping (02.07 – 07.07)-PLN 550 (approx. EUR 135)
day tickets–PLN 189 (approx. EUR 47)
Please note: exchange rate is correct at the date of publishing (Dec 13, 2012) but subject to change.
Tickets available in ALTERSHOP and in Ticketpro outlets.
The renowned Kapela Ze Wsi Warszawa and Cool Kids of Death will present their new releases, UL/KR, Pablopavo andPraczas bring their debuts to Gdynia.
Yeasayer are the surprise announcement of this turn. Although their next release comes out in a bit, the Polish audience will have a chance to listen to the new material before the official date. A few months ago, the New Yorkers announced working on a "demented" record, described as "an Aaliyah album if you played it backwards and slowed it down". Has the direction taken in the studio changed, or maybe was enhanced by other shades, is to be determined on July 4th.
Joining Open’er are The Ting Tings “Sounds From Nowheresville”, the follow-up to ultra-catchy “We Started Nothing” took long to be made. Allegedly, the album was inspired by Berlin electro scene. However, two months ago, the band delivered a semi-acoustic, semi-electronic LP, setting boundaries from the successful debut. Katie White and Jules De Martino now focus on promoting their album, and we are waiting for their next concert at Open'er. This one to remember, from 2009, was a perfect combination of both the band and the public in their best of moods. We're counting to see it again in a dozen weeks.
Soldiers Of Jah Army are one of the most popular American reggae bands. Their success in Europe, much later than in their home country, was achieved thanks to Gentleman, who invited the band to tour along him. They gained notoriety with ”Peace In a Time of War” in 2002, but their breakthrough came with “Get Wiser”, where they defined their style and commitment to the roots of the genre, presented with freshness. The last one, “Strenght to Survive”, was released earlier this year. – The musicians truly understand the Jah philosophy, tackling the subjects ever-present in reggae: peace, love and humanity.
Also added to the line-up are the cream of the crop of the Polish scene.Fisz Emade Tworzywo are Open’er’s regular guests. This time, Bartek and Piotr Waglewski will appear onstage to enliven the songs from their first three records and the material somewhat reaching back to their beginnings, and surely to their youth fascinations with a special MEDLEY project. Kapela Ze Wsi Warszawa (Warsaw Village Band)who have crossed both musical and national their return to Gdynia are Cool Kids of Death. Ten years in the field, they were able to withstand all storms of Polish music market. Although dubstep duo Pablopavo and Praczas appeared previously at Open’er in different line-ups, this will be their first appearance together. Two talents of urban music on one of the most important albums of last year live at World Stage! UL/KR’seponymous debut is one of the most commented debuts of last months. A little over 20 minutes of music with no counterparts made UL/KR the darlings of local blogosphere. If it was reviewed by Pitchfork, Best New Music would be a formality. There are things in their music so new you didn’t even know they existed.
Her appearance at Open’er is the first festival performance to be announced for 2012 anywhere in the world and is sure to be another very special moment for the festival. Taking place from the 4th to the 7th July 2012 at Kosakowo Airfield, Gdynia, Björk will perform to over 60,000 festival goers and will be a highlight of what promises to be a stellar year for Open’er.
On her new album, Icelandic singer-composer-producer-sound-fetishist Björk moves deeper into the sonic abyss of her own creation, a so-called secret place that with each passing release seems to crystallize her aesthetic even further. An hourlong work that twinkles and shimmers, “Biophilia,” her seventh release, continues to explore a universe she's built from scratch. If you're even vaguely familiar with the singer over the last two decades, you know what you'll be getting in a new Björk full-length — at least musically: expansive electronic/acoustic structures that move in Frank Gehry-esque swoops as digital shards of rhythms and pretty sounds fly through your ears.
Mikolaj Ziolkowski, Alter Art commented: “We are starting a new decade of Open’er Festival and we have started it just as we dreamed it – with a performance from an artist that is exquisite, unique and truly one-of-a-kind. An artist that uncloses and transgresses searches and inspires. An artist that is charismatic and daring. We are proud and honoured to be the first to announce an artist that is going to be a major feature of the 2012 global festival scene. An artist, a revolutionnaire – Björk to headline Open’er 2012!”
Early bird tickets for Klub Alter Art Members available until 30th of November 11:59 pm:
4 Day ticket (4.07-7.07.2012) – 340 PLN / £66
4 Day ticket w/camping – 380 PLN / £74
2 Day ticket (6.07-7.07.2012) – 260 PLN / £50
2 Day ticket w/camping – 300 PLN / £58
1 Day ticket (any day) – 165 PLN / £32
General release tickets go on sale from 1st December and are priced as follows:
4 Day ticket (4.07-7.07.2012) – 370 PLN / £72
4 Day ticket w/camping – 410 PLN / £80
2 Day ticket (6.07-7.07.2012) – 290 PLN / £56
2 Day Ticket w/campsite – 330 PLN / £64
1 Day ticket (any day) – 165 PLN / £32
Surcharge for camping – 80 PLN / £16
Campers / caravan (trailers) – 400 PLN / £76