OFF Festival

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OFF Festival is an alternative music festival held in Katowice, Poland.

The event is sponsored by brewing company SABMiller, and Polish direct bank mBank. It is also promoted by Program 3 Polskiego Radia, one of Poland's largest national radio stations.

Rumours

Acts are in the process of confirmation.

Lineup

2013: Deerhunter, My Bloody Valentine, Laural Halo, The Walkmen, AlunaGeorge and many many more

While the festival takes places on 2nd-4th, there will be warm up parties taking place in various clubs across Katowice, more details will follow soon but the night will include shows from the following acts: Patrick Wolf, Micachu, A Band Of Buriers, and Labyrinth Ear.

Vibe

The festival has been praised in many reviews as having a unique variety of live acts. Although there are four stages, only two play at the same time, avoiding sound and minimising clashes.

Unlike the up and coming stages at UK festivals, were most of the crowd is mostly reserved, still deciding whether they like the band or not, the audience in these stages in OFF are quite the opposite, with everyone dancing and finding their own groove if interested, and heading to another stage if they are not.

Stages and other entertainment

Although the number can change, there is usually four stages to be found at OFF festival.Aside from the live music, the event also supports independent arts and culture events, such as exhibitions, workshops and movie screenings.

It is also connected with the promotion of volunteer programs.

The festival also runs a series of club concerts.

Tickets

  • Three Day Pass: 150 zl /36 Euro no camping 190 zl / 46 Euro with camping
  • Four Day Pass: 210 zl / 51 Euro with camping

Tickets can be purchased from the official website.

VIP

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Children

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Disability Access

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Weather

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Location

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Local Information

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Travel

There are regular cheap flights to from the UK and Europe to Katowice with Wizz Air, Ryan Air, Lufthansa and KLM.

Arriving at Katowice/Pyrzowice airport - take the bus marked "Lotnisko" to the Katowice train station (Dworzec PKP) and then transfer to one of the below lines.

Buses from Katowice train station (Dworzec PKP): - to the Muchowiec airport (OFF Festival grounds) - lines 0 and 50. - to the Trzy Stawy bus stop (shopping center, 500 meters from the festival grounds) - lines 10, 110, 672, 674, and 910.

Katowice has a broad range of accommodation, from cheap hostels to luxury hotels, but you can also live the festival life 24 hours a day at the OFF Festival Village, providing you with a place to stay, take care of sanitary needs, and grab a bite to eat.

Accommodation

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What to wear

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Camping

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Site Information

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Contact

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Food and drink

Alcohol is impressively cheap at OFF, and food options have improved year on year, with 2011's event expanding the veggie choices.

Trading

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Perform at the festival

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Volunteer or work

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Drugs and security

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Trivia

Started in 2006, the event's organizer and creative director is Artur Rojek, leader of band Myslovitz, and formly from band Lenny Valentino.

Up until 2009 the festival was held at Slupna Park in Myslowice, Poland, and moved to it;s new home in Katowice in 2010.

The festival was also voted as the Best Medium Sized Festival at the 2011 European Festival Awards.

You can watch the 'Off Festival Documentary' to get a bigger understanding of the festival.

Past lineups

2012: Iggy and The Stooges, Suicide and Death In Vegas. To view the full line-up, click here.

2011: Primal Scream, Mogwai, Meshuggah, Warpaint, Hype Williams, Dry The River and many more.

To find out about past line-up highlights, click here.