Discover the Polish music scene

A musical journey through Poland is a fascinating opportunity to discover the richness and diversity of the music scene as well as the major tourist attractions in the settings where these events take place. 

The first stop on your musical journey is the Open’er Festival in Gdynia, which has been considered one of the most significant music events in Europe for years. This year, the Gdynia-Kosakowo Airport will resound with the best musical sounds from July 3-7, 2024. Among others, Dua Lipa, the Foo Fighters, Kim Gordo and Tom Morello will all be performing. After the musical experience, it’s worth getting to know the whole tri-city area of Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot. 

There’s something for lovers of classical music, too. Every fan of the genre must follow in the footsteps of Fryderyk Chopin. This great Polish composer was born in Żelazowa Wola, a picturesque village near Warsaw where you can visit a museum dedicated to his life. Poland’s capital city is also full of places associated with Chopin, such as the Fryderyk Chopin Museum and Royal Łazienki Park, with its statue of the composer, where free open-air Chopin concerts are given in the summer. Warsaw is also the host city of the prestigious International Chopin Piano Competition. From August 17- September 8, 2024, the Chopin and His Europe Festival, offering 45 concerts, will be held for the 20th time. 

The capital of Polish song is, of course, Opole, which has run its National Festival of Polish Song since 1963. It’s truly a celebration of Polish music, with the biggest stars on stage. The festival lasts from May 31-June 2, 2024. While in Opole, visiting the National Centre of Polish Song is a must, as is the Museum of Polish Song, which was awarded “Best Tourist Product of the Year” by The Polish Tourism Organization in 2017. 

Put some jazz on your musical trail journey at three major events: Warsaw Summer Jazz Days 2024; Krakow Jazz All Souls Day festival – the oldest jazz festival in Europe; and the International Festival of Traditional Jazz, also called Old Jazz Meeting-Złota Tarka, which takes place in midsummer at the gateway to the Mazurian Lake District,  Iława. The agenda for each of these events is extremely rich,  featuring legendary jazz artists as well as rising stars. 

Finally, to cap your tour is the 30th jubilee edition of the world’s most beautiful festival: the Pol’and’Rock Festival organized by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation. The 2024 edition takes place from August 1-3, 2024. Formerly known as the Woodstock Festival Poland, is the largest festival in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. The concerts are completely free and are not ticketed. The event attracts hundreds of thousands of fans every year, eager to experience an incredible musical adventure and feel the atmosphere of this globally unique event.

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