The main theme of this year’s Unsound festival is solidarity. As organizers admit, the festival takes as a starting point the 30th anniversary of democratic elections in Poland, a result of protests that spread across Central and Eastern Europe.
Thirty years on, the festival will explore what solidarity means in local and global context, as well as its presence in music industry. How does music unite in a physical space and online? What impact does local scenes, collectives and movements have on the political and cultural context? What forms might protest music take in 2019?
These and other issues will be incorporated in a panel and music program which include workshops, lectures, discussions, film screenings, concerts, audiovisual performances, live and DJ sets. Among the most interesting musical happenings, it's important to mention the return of the Ugandan festival Nyege Nyege with the sets from MCZO & Duke, Jay Mitta, Ant Virus, a tribute to Against Fascism Trax in a performance by Paula Temple and Optimo's JD Twitch, live by industrial project Dreamcrusher, b2b from ambassadors of Brazilian scene Badsista and Cashu as well as the show from MSYLMA feat. Zuli, Karim el Ghazoly and Omar El Sadek.
The festival takes place in Kraków from 6 – 13 October. Find more information and full programming here.