Best of Polish to Open'er, plus international surprises!

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April 20, 2012

Best of Polish to Open'er, plus international surprises!

The international line-up expands with SOJA, The Ting Tings and Yeasayer, and the Polish scene strikes! Fisz Emade Tworzywo will play a cross-section of their first three records. The renowned: Kapela Ze Wsi Warszawa and CKOD will present their new releases, and UL/KR and Pablopavo and Praczas will bring their debuts to Gdynia.

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 2010, 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: love, peace and humanity.
Joining them as a surprise announcement are Yeasayer. Although their next release comes out in August, 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.
Also added to the line-up are the cream of the crop of 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 boundaries long before. They prove it with their newly released album "NORD”. Also making 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 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’s eponymous debut is one of the most commented debuts of last months. A little over 20 minutes of music with no counterparts, if it was reviewed by Pitchfork, Best New Music would be a formality.

We have started the accreditation process for Heineken Open’er Festival. The deadline for applications is May 14, 2012.

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Already confirmed:

Björk Franz Ferdinand New Order Justice

Bon Iver The Mars Volta Mumford & Sons The xx

Bloc Party The Kills M83 Orbital Wiz Khalifa

Janelle Monáe Public Enemy Gogol Bordello Nosowska The Maccabees

Friendly Fires Bat For Lashes SBTRKT Jamie Woon Major Lazer

Toro y Moi Julia Marcell Dry The River special appearance from Krzysztof Penderecki

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