"Different sounds” are the most sought-after ingredients of modern music and the impulses that drive the best artists to create unique and innovative music. You may ask, where does one look for different sounds at present, when we are invaded by many weird sounds? The answer is Lublin! East of Culture - Different Sounds is an inspiring music festival introducing mind-blowing rising talents and world-class performers. lt offers an opportunity to discover the most interesting music crossing genres, traditions and cultural influences. The festival focuses on high artistic quality and inventiveness and seeks to showcase phenomenal musicians and unforgettable music. Like every year, we are offering a programme that is varied, original and transcends music borders and stereotypes. In the past, we presented artists who through their work set new trends and styles. This year we also have the pleasure to feature bands considered to be pioneers or absolute masters of their genres.
The festival also showcases unexplored cinema, literature and contemporary art and introduces the most important trends in the culture and art of the Eastern Partnership countries. Children are invited to take part in Little Different Sounds, a series of workshops focused on developing their creative potential in a fun way. All events are free.
*** East of Culture is a cultural project integrating artists from cities in eastern Poland (Białystok, Lublin and Rzeszów) and artists from Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldavia and Ukraine). It is executed by the National Centre for Culture and the three Polish cities. The project aims to present and help discover 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.