Festivals 2011: OFF, Poland
So, why pitch your tent at just one amazing August music festival in the Eastern part of Europe (see last month's piece on Sziget, Budapest) when you can hit two in a week? Hardcore, possibly, but we know you're up for it. It’s almost time for the happy hive of eclecticism that is the alternative OFF Festival. Rocking out in the beautiful Three Lakes near Katowice, it’s three days of fabulous festival fun from a paltry 45 €(with camping!) for a three day pass. That’s about as much as it costs to merely let the thought of going to a Festival over here cross your mind. This year, get your rocks OFF (sorry) at any one of the four live stages where you can bash about to the sounds of Primal Scream, Gang of Four, Mogwai, Deerhoof, Low, Liars and... well hunners and hunners more. If that’s not enough you gluttonous bastard then go watch one or all of the film, art, and poetry performances happening around the music and when you just can’t take any more, you can crash out at the OFF Festival village for just 4 € per person per night, before heading to Hungary, of course.
There are regular cheap flights to and from the UK and Europe to Katowice with Wizz Air, Ryanair, Lufthansa and KLM. [Lavinia Ward]
OFF Festival 2011 Katowice, Poland 5-7 Aughttp://www.off-festival.pl