KEXP is excited to be heading back to Katowice, Poland for our third year at the OFF Festival, this Friday, August 4th through Sunday, August 6th! (See our coverage from years past here.) Our goal, as always when partnering with amazing festivals like OFF, is to discover and share new music from across the globe with you, as well as touching base with bands we play every day at KEXP.
Since it began in 2006, the OFF Festival has quickly grown to boast top head liners, interesting new bands from across the globe, and of course a strong emphasis on the Polish music scene. The 2017 line up includes performances from PJ Harvey, Feist, Conor Oberst, Talib Kweli, Shellac, Swans, Thee Oh Sees, and so many more bands we are excited to get to know.
Throughout the week, we’ll be talking to and posting interviews with bands, along with a live broadcast on The Midday Show on KEXP this Friday, August 4th from 10 AM to 2 PM PT where I will be highlighting music from bands performing at this year’s fest. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter to experience the festival with us in real time, and check in with the KEXP Blog for daily recaps and photos. We’re excited to share a ton of new music with you as we dig into OFF Fest 2017! (And check out a trailer below of some highlights from previous years!) Let’s go!
Now in its 12th year, the OFF Music Festival in Katowice, Poland has established a place as one of the most unique and enjoyable in Europe. Established in 2006 by renowned Polish musician and self-proclaimed music fan, Artur Rojek, it has grown into a destination for over 15,000 music fans per da...