2016 Industrial Festival Kicks Off On Thursday

More live music is on the way this weekend thanks to the 2016 Industrial festival, which gets underway on Thursday night.

As one would expect from the festival's title, the focus is very much on Industrial music, an experimental genre that embodies transgressive and provocative themes. The term was first used in mid-1970s on the back of the formation of Industrial Records, which sparked the creation of the slogan "industrial music for industrial people".

For more on this year's edition of the Festival, this quote from the organisers themselves pretty much gives you the idea in a nutshell: 

"Wrocław Industrial Festival is a time when one can experience the whole wealth of this aesthetics and see live performances of both the genre's classics and new seekers for whom industrial music is a springboard to discover new paths. The event, this year held for the 15th time, is a feast, a meeting place and a platform for enthusiasts hailing from different parts of the world that enables them to exchange experiences."

The organisers of the festival are promising a varied line-up this year, with the biggest attraction being Psychic TV, a group founded by Genesis P-Orridge – one of the fathers of the industrial genre. The other headliner is German group DAF, whose compositions laid the foundations for genres such as techno, electropunk and EBM.

You can find info on the line-up, venues and tickets on the Industrial Festival website.

About Gregor Gowans

Founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor is no stranger to online journalism, having co-adminstered the former Scottish alternative music site 'Heaven or Las Vegas'. Now a citizen of Wrocław for over 6 years, Greg regularly provides a number of articles across a wide spectrum of Uncut's scope, including local news, movie previews, bar and restaurant reviews, match reports, music interviews and more.

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