Keepin’ that spirit alive.

We apologize for not bringing this to your notice earlier, but there is a festival based off Woodstock that happens every August in Poland. It is the biggest free open air festival held in a place called Kostrzyn on the Oder. The festival is organised by the saviours of humanity  the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation and stands under the motto of “Love, Friendship and Music”.
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This year’s edition that took place over the weekend raked in 750000 people, we shit you not. The festival was established 19 years ago, in 95 originally the brainchild of a social campaigner Jerzy Owsiak, his way of thanking volunteers and donors to his charity. God bless his soul.

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The festival makes an effort to feature a bunch of bands from Poland and abroad. The dominating genre is quite aptly rock, with a bit of folk  and metal thrown in. The past few year have seen a lot of Reggae, classical and electronic music featured as well. I guess you can say that the festival expands its boundaries, embracing the idea of all kinds of music.

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The Prodigy, Guano Apes, Anthrax, Enter Shikari, Kaiser Chiefs, Nigel Kennedy, Gentleman, Korpiklaani, Die Toten Hosen, Kiling Joke, The Stranglers, Beatsteaks, Machine Head, The Darkness, Ministry, Asian Dub Foundation, Anti-Flag, The Qemists, Hardcore Superstar, ThePetebox are just some of the bands that have performed at the festival over the years.

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Time to book a super early one way ticket Poland, guys.