The fifth OFF Festival edition, the most important alternative festival in Poland will be taking place in Katowice as of now. Erstwhile, the audience of the Festival has been gathering in Mysłowice, the place of birth of Festival’s Creative Director – Artur Rojek. But in 2010 the organizers had to find a new location. The City Hall of Katowice had promised to support OFF Festival and host it in the City until at least 2016. This year, the City will spent PLN 2,2 million for the organization of the event. Beyond a doubt the Festival’s moving to Katowice will help the City to improve cultural offer and its candidature as the European Capital of Culture in 2016.
OFF Festival will take place from 5th to 8th of August in the Three Ponds (3 Stawy) leisure complex. A revitalized area of the pond number 4 should be available for the Festival’s audience as the renewal of the complex is scheduled to finish by the end of July. Investment cost: PLN 5,5 million.