Warsaw Village Band was founded in 1997, as a group of artists looking to draw inspiration from the very roots of music in Poland - they wanted to explore folklore and sounds of their ancestors. The group focused their attention on thorough research of the sounds, instruments, and lyrics. Even though the band uses traditional instruments, such as frame drums, hurdy-gurdy, dulcimer, and suka, the group continues to push the boundaries of folk music, incorporating contemporary elements into their sounds. Warsaw Village Band blends DJ sets, electronic music with traditional folk songs.
Warsaw Village Band began making big waves with the release of their second album, "People's Spring" in 2003. Just a year later the band received BBC World Music Award, and the group was on their way to becoming established internationally and was named by The New York Times as one of the most important bands on the world music scene. The group combines tradition with modern elements and elicits responses from a wide group of fans of music, who instantly recognize the group's creativity and innovative approach to music. They resort to traditional musical instruments, and use them in new, unexpected compositions, breathing new life into the traditional folk songs.
''We took the bull by the horns!'' - admitted Jurek Owsiak, president of the Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy Foundation, during a press conference, just before the first concerts took place on the Main Stage. Although the 27th Pol'and'Rock Festival officially started on Thursday, July 29, at the beginning of the week, the Academy of the Finest of Arts opened to festivalgoers with a whole arsenal of its events, concerts and workshops.
The long-awaited day has come: the opening of the gates at the 27th edition of the Pol'and'Rock Festival. The first participants are already setting up their tents and the construction of the festival is almost completed. Are you curious about what awaits you in this completely new place? We have a handful of interesting facts about the event area for you.
The band Batna from Silesia became the winner of the Antyradio’s Antyfest2021 - the biggest rock talent show in Poland. As a reward, band received a commemorative statuette of "Golden Scythe". They will also perform on the Main Stage on the second day of Pol'and'Rock Festival 2021, record a professional album in Izabelin Studio, and its promotion will be provided by Antyradio – the largest rock radio station in Poland. Two other bands, Punched Orange and Symptone received special awards. This year's final of the competition was the first to be organized in the formula of an all-day festival.