ATP to curate ATP @ OFF festival in Katowice on 31st July

Monday 24th March, 2014

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*UPDATE 20.06.14*

Due to Loop no longer being able to perform we are very pleased to announce experimental New Wave group Tuxedomoon? will be replacing them.

We are very excited to announce that ATP will work with OFF Festival to curate ATP @ OFF - a brand new pre-festival event that will take place on 31st July in Katowice, Poland the day before the OFF Festival begins. The event takes place across several venues including a theatre and a church with the following artists confirmed to play:

Jazz Club Hipnoza
Dean Wareham
Amen Dunes
Adam Repucha

Rialto Theatre
Tuxedomoon
Dirty Beaches
Normal Echo

Evangelical Church
Earth
Eugeniusz Rudnik

Kato Bar
DJ sets from:
Barry Hogan (ATP)
Fra Soler (Primavera Sound)
Artur Rojek (OFF Festival)

Watch the ATP Pre-party at Off Festival video HERE


The OFF FESTIVAL, August 1st - August 3rd

A truly unique boutique music festival, OFF Festival takes place annually in August in ‘Three Lake Valley', Katowice - a beautiful green oasis in the heart of industrial Silesia. OFF Festival is a way of life, one that flies in the face of current trends and stays true to itself, and the ethos of organiser Artur Rojek is firmly aimed at supporting art and music with the festival bringing many acts to Poland for the first time.

Acts already confirmed for OFF Festival Katowice 2014 include Belle & Sebastian, Neutral Milk Hotel, Michael Rother presenting the music of NEU! and Harmonia, Glenn Branca and his orchestra, Deafheaven, Chelsea Wolfe, Holden (live), Oranssi Pazuzu, Fuck Buttons, Perfume Genius, 65daysfstatic, Wolf Eyes, clipping. and Rose Windows.

Over the years, OFF has amassed its own demanding yet appreciative audience who come to witness Artur Rojek's musical vision come to fruition. Having gained and a well deserved reputation in Poland and abroad, it's not without reason that it has been said and written that OFF is the best alternative festival in this part of Europe and the only place east of Berlin where one can catch a glimpse of the boldest and most eclectic acts on stages worldwide.

As well as music, OFF features a number of accompanying events: film, art, performance and poetry. It's also an event that keeps the environment in mind - all food and drinks come in environmentally-friendly packaging and there is a big emphasis on recycling. It's a completely safe place, an event where diverse tastes and appearances are welcomed and where everyone is the same because everyone is different.


How to get to Katowice

There are several options for flying to Katowice from the UK, including many budget airlines:

  • Wizz Air fly from Luton and Stansted
  • Ryanair fly from Stansted
  • Lufthansa fly from London City
  • LOT Polish Airlines fly from Heathrow, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Bristol
  • British Airways fly from Bristol

Where to stay

There are various hotel options nearby to suit your budget.

Budget hotels within walking distance from the festival site:
Silesian OR Campanile

These are still low cost but closer to the city centre:
Ibis OR Olympia

Something for a slightly higher budget, close to the city centre:
Novotel

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