26/07/2019 28/07/2019

Poland's music festival to promote European Commission

The Audioriver festival, held in Płock for the 14th time, is one of the largest events of its kind in Europe. Marcin Bednarski/PAP

A special European Commission (EC) information zone will operate during this year's international festival of alternative and electronic music, Audioriver, to be held at a Vistula River beach in the central Polish town of Płock on July 26-28.

"Our presence at music festivals gives us the chance to directly reach young Europeans with information about the 'Europe' project and the benefits of EU membership," the director of the European Commission Representation in Poland, Marek Prawda has said, as cited in a press release from the festival's organisers.

In this way, young people can learn about the many opportunities that have arisen thanks to EU regulations and initiatives, that allow them to pursue and develop their passions, and therefore 'passion' will be the leitmotif of all our activities in the zone, he added.

A white tent with a blue #EUandME logo will be open to visitors on the first two days of the event. The zone will be divided into three thematic sectors: art, ecology and sport.

Festival-goers will be able to check their music composition potential using Mash Machine, learn how to properly reuse plastics or test their climbing skills on a movable wall, among many other attractions.

The Audioriver festival, held in Płock for the 14th time, is one of the largest events of its kind in Europe. In 2012, the Płock event was on the Top 10 list of the UK Festival Awards ranking, which lists the most important music events in the world. In 2009, the Resident Advisor industry portal placed the event on the fourth place among electronic music festivals in the world, ahead of similar events organised in London, Tokyo and Leipzig.

This year, six hundred acts are scheduled to perform on six stages. The line-up includes Collin Benders, Fjaak, Jon Hopkins, Jayda G., Modeselektor, Damian Lazarus, Park Hye Jin, as well as Andy C, The Blaze, the British Murder Boys and S.P.Y ft. MC LowQui and Charlotte de Witte.