Our Ideals

Our mission

Pol'and'Rock Festival is the biggest non-commercial event in Europe. The festival attracts audiences of almost half a million people, who flock to Kostrzyn nad Odrą in western Poland each year. 

Our festival is a free event, open to all and a place where everyone can experience music and freedom unlike any other. 

The Most Beautiful Festival in the World
Our Audience

 

We are very proud of our audience - it is unlike any other. Our audience is a real community of people who love music, and who come to the festival to leave their worries and mundane reality behind. Festival-goers create a vibrant, diverse community, where regardless of gender, age, creed are respected and welcomed. Our festival is a haven for all lovers of freedom and people who believe in the importance of community governed by tolerance and friendship. 

The festival usually hosts a crowd of up to 750 000 people - either camping on-site, passing by to see a show or visiting the Academy of the Finest of Arts. 

 

Dance like no-one's watching. Photo Szymon Aksienionek

Our line-up

 

We are committed to bringing good music to vast crowds of people. We book both, well known international headliners and exciting up-and-coming Polish artists because we offer all bands an opportunity to take part in an Emerging Bands Competition. To date, the list of our headliners included: Gojira, Goo Goo Dolls, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Judas Priest, Ziggy Marley, Trivium, Slaves, Nothing But Thieves, Lordi, Crystal Fighters, Amon Amarth among many, many others. There are five festival stages showcasing different music genres and styles, catering to all music lovers in our vast audience. 

 

 Festival crowd in front of the Main Stage. photo Łukasz Widziszowski

Our Promotor

 

Jurek Owsiak is a respected social activist, founder of the biggest Polish charity - the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation - and the mastermind behind Pol'and'Rock Festival. Known just as Jurek, he drew inspiration from the original Woodstock'69 to create an event which would be his way of saying thank you to all volunteers and benefactors of the charitable drive, so the Most Beautiful Festival in the World was born in 1995. 

 

 Jurek Owsiak. photo Stanisław Wadas 

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