2017 Industrial Festival Kicks Off Today

More live music is on the way this weekend thanks to the 2017 Industrial festival, which gets underway today.

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. The biggest attractions are Swiss industrial rock outfit The Young Gods and British act Nurse with Wound.

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

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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