“Different sounds” are the most sought-after ingredients of modern music and the impulses that drive the best artists to create unique and innovative music. You may ask, where does one look for different sounds at present, when we are invaded by many weird sounds? The answer is Lublin!
Different Sounds Art’n’Music Festival offers an opportunity to discover the most interesting music crossing genres, traditions and cultural influences. It presents ambitious, unique music that seeks to offer something new. Different Sounds Festival is one of the most inspiring and eye-opening music events in Poland that brings to Lublin worldwide stars as well as mind-blowing rising talents.
Different Sounds is not only music. Its rich and multi-thematic programme offers events for enthusiasts of ambitious cinema (featuring screenings of original movies from Eastern Partnership countries), literature (every year, as part of our Eastern Express series, we publish the best works by Eastern European writers, introducing them in Poland) as well as contemporary art (poster exhibitions, street photography, design). The youngest audiences are always welcome to take part in Little Different Sounds – a series of workshops designed for them. The workshops introduce children to sounds and various music genres and prove that music is a rich cognitive territory.
The idea of “eastern culture” expressed in the name of the festival also remains unchangeably inspiring – it brings to Lublin the most interesting artists from such countries as Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia or Armenia, making it easier for them to enter western music market.
So far, Different Sounds has welcomed such performers as Einstürzende Neubauten, Goldfrapp, Nouvelle Vague, Mulatu Astatke, Tuxedomoon, Juno Reactor, Tortoise, Shibusashirazu Orchestra, Tony Allen, UK Subs, Asian Dub Foundation, Yat-Kha, The Tiger Lilies, Easy Star All Stars or the trio Aksak featuring he legend of German avant-garde, Eberhard Kranemann.
The festival in Lublin is a part of the project East of Culture which has been made possible thanks to the involvement of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the National Centre for Culture and creative groups and local governments in eastern Poland.
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