Animal Collective are seminal in the alternative scene. With nine LPs to their name and the reputation to experiment endlessly, they set trends in more than one musical genre. They've been topping festival posters for years, and each of their shows is an unpredictable encounter of layered sonics, cosmic frequencies and pop structured songwriting. Their influences included Pavement and Penderecki and Krautrock giants in the vein of Can, yet they defy categorisation. After signing to Domino, they released the pioneering "Strawberry Jam" in 2007, with the benchmark album "Merriweather Post Pavilion" following two years later. After this successful 8th release, the band members went to pursue other projects. They returned in 2011 with live shows, announcing a new album. "Centipede Hz" which was released in September 2012 - arguably their most cohesive album to date.
Tame Impala (Thursday 4th July):
There's only one word to describe Kevin Parker - Genius! This 26-year-old
Australian musician is central to Tame Impala, formed in 2007. Their debut album "Innerspeaker" back in 2010 was a revelation, marking the rebirth of pure rock psychedelia, and coming close to the greatness of the bands of the 1960s and 1970s. 22012's "Lonerism", it is an incredibly accomplished and intricate body of work with perfectly executed little details in every second of it. Their performance at Heineken Open'er will be their first in Poland!
"Jezus Maria Peszek" is one of the most successful and important records in Poland in 2012. Just a few words on this down-to-earth, brutal, moving and beautiful record is enough to move Maria Peszek's die-hard fans. Putting her acting career on hold to become a full-time musician, she is revered in Poland for her songwriting, production and live show delivery.
Disclosure (Friday 5th July):
Currently, no self-respecting festival can afford to miss out on this brotherly duo of Howard and Guy Lawrence in their line-up. Being extremely young, they don't remember the fall of the Berlin Wall, Tom Hanks receiving an Academy Award for "Forrest Gump" and the premiere of The Chemical Brothers' "Block Rockin' Beats"; they still live with their parents, which doesn't stop them selling out the world's best venues. Listen to "Latch", "Control" or their remix of Jessie Ware's "Running" and you'll see why they are loved so much.
Ticket prices: 4-day tickets (03.07 - 06.07)-PLN 470 (approx. EUR 115)
4-day tickets (03.07 - 06.07) - PLN 470 (approx. EUR 115)
4-day ticket w/6-day camping (02.07 - 07.07) - PLN 550 (approx. EUR 134)
Day tickets - PLN 189 (approx. EUR 46)
SKM ticket - PLN 23 (approx. EUR 6)
Camping fee - PLN 120 (approx. EUR 30)
Camper ticket - PLN 400 (approx. EUR 98)
Please note: exchange rate is correct at the date of publishing (17 Jan, 2013) but subject to change.
Tickets available in ALTERSHOP and in Ticketpro outlets.