Open'er Festival

Open'er Festival
Open'er Festival logo
Open'er Festival main stage
GenreRock, pop, alternative, indie rock, dance, electronic, world
DatesEnd of June / first week of July, Wednesday–Saturday (4 days)
Location(s)Gdynia, Poland
Years active2002–present
Founded byAlter Art
Websitewww.opener.pl

The Open'er Festival is a music festival which takes place on the north coast of Poland, in Gdynia. It is one of the biggest annual music festivals in Poland. The first edition of the festival was organized in Warsaw in 2002 as Open Air Festival. Open’er Festival won the Best Major Festival prize at the European Festivals Awards ceremony in 2009, 2010 and 2019.

History

Open'er Festival (2012)
Open'er Festival main stage in 2016
One of the concert at Open'er Festival in 2012

The first Open Air Festival was held in Tor Stegny in Warsaw in 2002, with The Chemical Brothers playing on the main stage. The festival then took place in Kościuszki Square in Gdynia from 2003 to 2005. The last festival in Kościuszki Square attracted over 50,000 people. Since 2006, the festival has taken place in Kosakowo Airport (Babie Doły Military Airport) in Gdynia.

Timeline

Edition Year Dates Venue Headliners
1st 2002 2 July Tor Stegny, Warsaw The Chemical Brothers
2nd 2003 26 July Kościuszki Square, Gdynia No headliners
3rd 2004 2–3 July
4th 2005 8–9 July
5th 2006 6–8 July Babie Doły Military Airport, Gdynia
6th 2007 29 June–1 July
7th 2008 4–6 July
8th 2009 2–5 July
9th 2010 1–4 July
10th 2011 30 June–3 July
11th 2012 4–7 July
12th 2013 3–6 July
13th 2014 2–5 July
14th 2015 1–4 July
15th 2016 29 June–2 July
16th 2017 28 June–1 July
17th 2018 4–7 July
18th 2019 3–6 July
19th 2022 29 June-2 July
20th 2023 28 June-1 July
21st 2024 3-6 July

Organization

The main organizer of the festival is the concert agency Alter Art. In 2016, there were 5 stages: Orange Main, Alter, Beat, Firestone and Tent. There are also other smaller stages run by sponsors and vendors. Artists also performed in the Silent Disco Area and at the seaside of Gdynia on Gdynia Open Stage, where events are free to attend.

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Photographs

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