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Wrocław Set For Epic Week Of Live Music

There’s an abundance of great live music coming to Wrocław this week across multiple genres. Here’s just a snippet of what’s on in the coming days. 

Peter Hook & The Light (Thursday 15th November @ Zaklęte Rewiry)

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Former Joy Division and New Order Bassist Peter Hook will perform in Wrocław on November 15th at Zaklęte Rewiry.

Playing the lead role in his band ‘Peter Hook & The Light’, Hook will perform songs from Joy Division’s renowned ‘Substance’ album as well hits from New Order’s repertoire.

Tickets for the gig can be bought online here for 99zł.

Peter Hook left New Order in 2007 after falling out with other band members over various issues (detailed here).

The bitter row then continued when Hook sued the remaining members of New Order, who decided to continue as a band without him. A settlement was eventually reached in September of last year, following which New Order’s Facebook Page started to promote Peter Hook’s touring activities.

Although it is easy for critics to label Peter Hook & The Light as a glorified cover band, reviews of their live shows have almost universally been positive.

Given that none of us will see Joy Division live again (for obvious reasons), and the current New Order lineup are highly unlikely to perform in Wrocław, this gig is the perfect opportunity for Wrocławians to listen to Joy Division and New Order classics performed properly live.


Oxford Drama (Friday November 16th @ Proza)

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Oxford Drama are a young electropop band from Wrocław; they released their debut album in 2015 and performed at the Opener Festival in the same year.

The duo who formed the band met each other while studying English philology at Uni – hence the name Oxford Drama. 

The band have labelled themselves as “experimental pop”. They use gizmos like a computer, synthesizers and sampler to make their music, but also traditional instruments like guitar and bass guitar. Their live concerts are all genuinely ‘live’ though, and performed without backing samples.

Tickets for the gig are priced 32zł; you can buy them online here.


Wrocław Hip Hop Festival (Friday November 16th @ Hala Stulecia)

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Hip-hop fans need look no further than Friday’s Hip-Hop Festival, during which legendary Polish rapper, musician, audio engineer and record producer O.S.T.R will perform.

The line-up is predictably full of big-name Polish hip-hop artists, so fans of the genre will not be disappointed. 

Tickets cost 79zł and can be purchased here.


One Love Music Festival (Saturday 17th November)

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The One Love festival is Wrocław’s biggest and best indoor music festival. In recent years the lineup has been entirely composed of reggae artists, however this time out there are all kinds of genres represented.

Australian rapcore artist and street musician Dub-Fx will take on the role as headliner, while Polish electro band The Dumplings are another one to look out for. 

Tickets for the festival will cost you 100zł; you can snap up yours here.


Zola Jesus (Sunday November 18th @Zaklęte Rewiry)

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Nicole Hummel (a.k.a Zola Jesus) is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer
who’s released four EPs and five full-length albums combining electronic, industrial,
classical and goth music.

She famously provided guest vocals on the song “Intro” that featured in M83’s epic 2011 album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.

Last year Zola Jesus released Okovi, which was generally received positively and seen as a solid piece of work. The album has now been complimented with an EP that includes a number of tracks that didn’t make last years record.

The artist is currently on a world tour of North America and Europe; her next gig after the
one in Wrocław is in New York in January.

Ticket’s for Sunday’s concert cost 49zł and can be purchased online 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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