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Wrocław Uncut’s Weekend Event Picks: July 13th-15th

Festivals, concerts, sporting events and more

 

Every weekend Wrocław is home to countless events from different genres, whether it be sport, art, culture, music or film.

Here's just a sample of a few things going on in Wrocław between Friday and Sunday:

Music Power Explosion


Tiësto, one of the world's most revered DJs, is to headline tonights's Music Power Explosion festival at Stadion Wroclaw.

Organized by the Prestige MJM agency in cooperation with Wroclaw Culture Zone, the Music Power Explosion Festival aims to bring the world's best DJs to Wrocław.

The first edition of the festival, which was held in Gdansk's Stadion Energia two years ago, drew some 25,000 people (around 60% the capacity of the stadiums in Gdansk and Wrocław). The organisers expect to attract even more people to this year's event due to a surge in the popularity of club music in Poland. 

Tiësto is a Grammy award winner who was voted "the Greatest DJ of All Time" in a fan poll by MixMag magazine. Over the years he has played in front of millions of people at huge festivals including Ultra Music, Coachella, Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld and the Electric Daisy Carnival.


Wrocław Panthers vs Tychy Falcons

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Wrocław's American football team will battle for a place in the 'Poland Bowl' on Saturday afternoon. Tickets cost 20-25zł and can be bought at the door. 


Brave Festival


The Brave Festival is an ethnic festival that strives to promote art, music and culture from persecuted groups. Every year the festival has sought to showcase colourful performances from artists and performers from all over the globe, bringing some truly unique acts to Wroclaw along the way.

The Brave Festival – the festival of the brave, of the people who say where they are from, what their values are, their traditions and spirituality. This is not a festival about works of art but about the art which can save and protect thousands of forgotten, abandoned, lonely cultures and people.

We had to create the Brave Festival to fight against people being chased away from their own culture, from their own sensitivity; the festival is about the world that is dying, which will pass away if we don't do anything to stop this process at least a little. It's the Festival of the people who do not agree to follow models promoted by mass culture, who seek for the deepest possible sources of inspiration – inner inspiration. Sensitive and tolerant people who are not afraid to deepen their sensitivity.

Brave Festival Organisers

The 2018 Brave Festival is being held under the banner 'Invisible' and will feature a series of "unique, almost unaccessible artistic performances". According to Brave Festival organisers, 11 of the invited artists or artistic groups are connected together by social aspects as well as fact they all use art to facilitate social change.

For more info on the festival, check out the offical website, where you can find details on the full programme in English.


Slot Art Festival


The Slot Art Festival, a five-day event that attracts thousands to Lubiąż's Cistercian Abbey, is currently underway.

Billed as a meeting place "for inspiration-seekers, fans of various music genres, jugglery enthusiasts, activists and lovers of crafts and arts", the festival is being held about a one-hour drive away from Wrocław. 

The Slot Art Festival's program is divided into 5 sections; workshops, concerts, meetings, artistic events and locations. 

According to the organisers, the festival is home to over 150 workshops, over a dozen concerts, tens of artists' meetings, plenty of exhibitions and film screenings, plus unique locations across the site in which to hold these attractions. 

All of the action is taking place next to a giant palace that used to be the biggest Cistercian Abbey in the world.

This year the artists on the main stage are Mikromusic, GrubSon, xxanaxx and Pablopavo & Ludziki. They'll also be club music from Magda Pasierska and DJ Feel X. On top of that, artists from genres including HC/Punk, hip-hop and folk are all performing. 

You can find more info on the festival via the official website. 1 day tickets, which cost between 40-80zł depending on your age group, can be purchased here.


Pop-up restaurant at Bazar Smakozy

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The latest edition of the pop-up restaurant project at Wrocław's Bazar Smakozy (gourmet market) takes place this Sunday. 


Vertigo Summer Jazz Festival

Live jazz music is set to be a part of public life in Wrocław in July thanks to the upcoming Vertigo Summer Jazz festival.

The 31-day festival will see numerous jazz bands and artists perform at a variety of disparate locations. Every Friday concerts will be held at Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant, however on every other day of the week live jazz will be playing out somewhere else in town.

On Mondays concerts are to take place in beach bars, while Tuesdays will see live jazz performed on various different means of transport – a boat, a tram, a train and even a bus. On Wednesdays and Thursdays the focus then moves to various indoor venues. Parks will be the scene of live jazz on Saturdays, followed by concerts on Daliowa Island every Sunday.

All of the outdoor concerts are free to attend, as are performances on the Vertigo Jazz tram, bus and train. Tickets for the indoor gigs and the jazz boat, which cost between 20 and 50zł, can be bought online here. Festival passes are also available for 159zł.


Open-air cinema

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You can catch free open-air cinema screenings every Friday this summer at the History centre on Grabiszynka street (formely the bus depot).

Tonight's film, Black Cat, White Cat, will be screened at 21.30.


Sunset with Foreigners in WrocLove

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The Spanish library are organising a series of events that aim to shed light on the various countries that Wrocław's international community originate from.

In the second edition of the programme on Saturday evening, those in attendance can learn about Colombia and also try some traditional Colombian dishes. Tickets for the event cost 25zł and you can find more info here.

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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