Festival Preview: Heineken Open’er.

We will be travelling abroad for our very first European festival later this month in Poland, for one of Europe’s finest, Heineken Open’er.

This year finds Heineken Open’er in its tenth year which has initiated several additions and adaptations to celebrate its ten successful years in business. There will now be access to wi-fi at four separate points at the festival; the wi fi is in range of fourty five meters from the point. There is also a new mobile application which allows you to monitor bands that you are wanting to see as well as basic things such as finding your tent on your phone. This application is available to download from one of the four wi-fi meeting points. Also in addition you will now find a signing tent to meet your favourite bands as well as the popular silent disco.

We’ve hand picked some of the best acts around who are sure to deliver a mesmeric performance in Poland this summer.

Coldplay [Main Stage – 22:00//Thursday] – One of the biggest acts there amongst the likes of Prince and The Strokes, Coldplay will be trying to match their epic performance at Glastonbury, delivering new tracks along the way. Expect fireworks, confetti, lasers and a very colourful display from the off from arguably the best band in the world.

Caribou [Tent Stage 01:00//Thursday] – Also known as Dan Snaith –  He plays pretty much every instrument under the sun, and if previous gigs are anything to go by, expect a double up on the drums creating a barricade of rhythmic madness, amongst other instrument switches between band members. Musically Caribou are masterful, both in the studio and live. Well worth a visit.

Chapel Club [Tent Stage 01:00//Saturday] – Massive hype was generated for Chapel Club in 2010 which eventually sprung a tantalising debut album that was ‘Palace’. Be prepared for mesmerising poetry from front man Lewis Bowman which will be at the heart of the magical atmosphere that they are sure to deliver.

James Blake [Tent Stage 21:00//Sunday] – Music’s latest pioneer going where no band has ever gone before. Its with this lad that you will find some of the most melancholic melodies sang pitch perfect, layered with dashing synths and the remains of a long lost beat. Let’s hope James Blake delivers as per.

The Strokes – [Main Stage 22:00//Sunday] With four albums to their name including ‘Is This It’, one of the best records of the decade, The Strokes are back after a fruitful reunion last year. Their most recent work, ‘Angles’ will be at the forefront of their set list as they hit the summer scene headlining the main stage on Sunday at Opener.

Foals [Main Stage 00:00//Friday] – Probably one of the best acts around who still get shoved under a tent at festivals. Yannis and co will sail through their bit hitters such as ‘Cassius’, ‘Balloons’, and ‘Spanish Sahara in a set that never falls short of expectations.

From Richard

Sucking Lemons


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