Even Berlin’s electronic clubs watch the Off Festival line-up and take notes. For trend-setting music, look no further.
While Croatia might be where the beach parties are at, OFF Festival in Poland has quietly been making a name for itself, cementing a reputation for hosting some of the most interesting line-ups in recent years.
Taking in electronica, rock, alt, folk, hip-hop, drone and a clutch of other genres, what matters here is the artists, their passion and their ability to work a crowd – something that’s seen Off Festival take off. You won’t find every other headliner here, and the festival gives as much space to the kings of tomorrow as it does today’s big hitters.
But it’s not all about the noise on the main stage, film-makers, poets and artists get a look in too. Oh and did we mention the beer’s cheap?
If you’re not a tent person, don’t fear. Accommodation ranges from budget hostels to five star hotels. Or you can camp for that true festival experience.
How do I get there?
Flying: 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.
Travelling by Bus: Buses from Katowice train station (Dworzec PKP): To the Muchowiec airport (OFF Festival grounds) - lines LOTNISKO. To the Trzy Stawy bus stop (shopping center, 500 meters from the festival grounds) - lines 110, 672, 674, and 910.
Another option to get to the festival is Eurolines, which provides daily direct services to Katowice. Services depart from Victoria Coach Station (London).
Three day Pass: £38
Festival Village camping spot: £10
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Where can I get them?
Tickets are available via Festicket.