The year 2020 will be remembered as a life-changing and tough year, both for the festival East of Culture – Different Sounds and for the entire community of people involved in the organisation, production or promotion of musical events around the world. The COVID-19 epidemic put us all in a completely unprecedented situation. Worldwide music and concert markets have been experiencing a dynamic boom in recent years, and Poland has been no exception. Festivals have taken on further challenges, competing in attractiveness of the formula and programme. The number of audiences has been steadily increasing and over the years, satisfied spectators have become a colourful festival family.
This year is exceptional in many respects but as the Organisers of East of Culture – Different Sounds we do not want to leave our festival family without an event we all love. Therefore, we have done what we could to move the festival from June to the beginning of September. Between 3-6 September 2020, Błonia near the Lublin Castle will once again have a festival tent that will fill up with diverse, ambitious music.
As previously announced, this year we will meet, among others, the iconic label Antenna Krzyku, and artists associated with this distinguished record label will appear on our stage. We will welcome bands from different corners of Europe and get a taste of the most interesting musical phenomena from our local alternative scene.
In the current situation, the safety of all of us, spectators, performers, festival’s organisers and staff, is the most important. Therefore, the September edition of the event will be held in a form especially adapted to the new requirements. Some artists we have announced so far, and who were to perform in June, will appear in September. Those who for various reasons won’t be able to come to Lublin this year, declare that they will perform for us at Different Sounds in 2021. We sincerely hope that together, as a festival community, we are much stronger than the virus and the love for music and its collective reception will overcome many obstacles.
From today on, we are starting to publish an updated line-up on our website and social media, and soon we will also announce rules for registering to events.
See you in Błonia near the Castle in Lublin!
Agnieszka Wojciechowska and Rafał Chwała
The Directors of East of Culture – Different Sounds
More information: differentsounds.eu