Idea

Different Sounds Art’n’Music Festival offers an opportunity to discover the most interesting music transcending 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 together worldwide stars as well as mind-blowing rising stars and undiscovered gems.  Different Sounds is not only music. Its rich and multi-thematic programme offers events for enthusiasts of ambitious cinema, literature as well as contemporary art. The youngest audiences are invited to participate in Little Different Sounds – a programme of workshops addressed specifically to them.

The Festival has been organized in Lublin since 2008. Mirek Olszówka was the founder and director of the Festival until his death on 30th November 2010. His successors along with the City of Lublin as well as closest coworkers decided to continue the Festival after his death. Workshops of Culture became the official organiser of the Festival in 2013.

The festival is part of the project East of Culture developed as a result of joint efforts of creative groups and local governments of Eastern Poland, as well as the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the National Centre for Culture.

More information:  www.differentsounds.eu

East of Culture is a cultural project integrating artists from cities in eastern Poland (Bialystok, Lublin and Rzeszow) and artists from countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldavia and Ukraine). It is carried out by the National Centre for Culture and the three Polish cities. The project aims to present and help discover the unique aspects of each culture as well as to facilitate the sharing of artistic experiences. Over time, the festival became a bridge connecting our eastern partners with broader European culture.

The project has been made possible thanks to the involvement of creative groups and local governments of Eastern Poland, as well as the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the National Centre for Culture.