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Open’er Festival 2020
July 1 - July 4PLN299 - PLN989
One of the largest festivals in Europe and the biggest in Poland
Open’er Festival’s history began in 2002, when the event was only 1 day at a 3 hectare area. Now, the festival lasts for 4 days at 463 hectare area at Kosakowo-Gdynia airport (district Babie Doły, on the north). Every year, people arrive from all over the world to hear notable artists from the music world and beyond.
This year, the Open’er Festival will take place from July 1st to July 4th. Each of the days has its own headliner the main star of the evening. The organizers have already revealed the first few artists. The first announcement for this year’s line-up is Taylor Swift, a well-known American pop star, songwriter and actress. In 2019, she came out with her new album, “Lover”.
The first two rounds of ticket sales have already sold out. However, there are still regular, VIP, and sleep-huts tickets available.
Line-up specific info
During Open’er, we will have an opportunity to hear new songs from 1.07 (Wednesday) – Kendrick Lamar, Thom York Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes; 2.07 (Thursday) – A$AP Rocky, Twenty One Pilots, Big Thief; 3.07 (Friday) – Taylor Swift, Martin Garrix, Michael Kiwanuka; 4.07 (Saturday) – FKA twigs, Foals; No specific data: Schafter.
Further information will be posted soon on the official page of the festival (link at the end of the article). Stay tuned with Tricity News too, to stay updated on the latest announcements.
Not just music – Open’er is much more!
During the festival, a whole town around the festival is constructed, including places where you can buy food and drinks, watch theatrical plays, go to the cinema, visit the museum, buy clothes, CDs and other gadgets.
Most of all, Open’er is a place of meeting and a cultural epicenter for Poland for these 4 days each year. Last year, we saw an exhibition from the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and theater plays based on well-known Polish writers. Two years ago, visitors could watch a football match and stand-up shows performed by the best Polish comedians.
Since 2018, Open’er has tried to become more eco-friendly. The organizers only accept catering that uses biodegradable and plastic-free components. According to the organizers, 80% of food-trucks on the festival offer vegetarian food.
You can find more specific information on the official page of the festival.
Edited by: Dana Guest, The American Academy, Gdańsk, Garnizon