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Since 2002, the Heineken Open’er Festival has kicked off the month of July with a celebration of music and the arts.  This event, which takes place in Gdynia under the sponsorship of the concert organizer Alter Art, features multiple stages for performers and a camping site for spectators.  openair2While the festival lasts for a total of four days, visitors who only wish to attend part of the performances can purchase tickets for one-day or three-day admission.  This flexibility, as well as the Open’er Festival’s reputation as one of the most outstanding musical celebrations in Poland, makes it an extremely popular destination for summer travelers.

The main factor in the festival’s immense success is its acquisition of world-famous bands and artists over the years.  Many acts made their Poland debuts at the Open’er, including Prince, Coldplay, Snoop Dogg, the White Stripes, and Mumford & Sons.  The music featured typically spans across all styles and genres, from the big beat mixes of Fatboy Slim to Regina Spektor’s indie rock ballads.  Furthermore, the event always includes Polish singers and musicians in its lineup in an attempt to spotlight local talent. 

openair1Even apart from concerts, the Open’er Festival offers visitors much in the way of entertainment.  The past few festivals have featured a huge Ferris wheel that gives riders a spectacular view of the stages and surrounding area.  Another popular attraction is the nightly Silent Disco, in which dancers wear headphones that allow them to switch between two mutually performing DJs.  Young concertgoers can visit the Kids Zone to take part in craft projects, moviemaking activities, and games.  Furthermore, visitors of all ages have access to the Signing Tent, where they can get autographs and pictures with some of the most popular singers and performers in the modern day.

The Open’er Festival’s cultural significance has been recognized through various recognitions.  The European Festival Awards has named it Best Major Festival twice in a row, and the KochamPolskęFoundation listed it among the 100 greatest symbols of Poland.  It has also won the Green ’n’ Clean Award in honor of its environmentally friendly setup and received prizes in several categories of the Poland Style + Design Awards.  Such honors indicate a bright outlook for the future of the Open’er, despite its relatively short history as a mus.

More info on www.opener.pl

How to get to Heineken Open’er Festival

From Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa International Airport  (25.5km)

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