18:00 – 20:00
Wed-Sat 15:00 – 17:00
Contest Stage is a place, where young, ambitious bands have the opportunity of confronting their music with broader audience. Contest Stage is the most diverse one at Slot Art Festival – here you can hear climates from metal, rock, alternative through reggae, ska to blues and jazz. Everyone will find something for himself.
Come, listen and cast you vote for the best band – the winner will perform next day as an opening act at the Main Stage.
When they started the band in 2014 everything looked like they are going to be another indie-rock group. Luckily for the real men important is not how they begin. Search for their identity made the group record three EP's that formed their current synthrock sound and the uniqueness of Futurelight's music.
Need More Clouds
18:45, indie rock / alternative
A group of four teenagers from Tarnów. They play together in the same line-up since 2013. From the beginning they write their own music and lyrics. For 4 intense years they achieved pretty much on local and Polish stages but for them the most important is the fact that they are finishing mixing their debut album now, that they hope will make them visible on the professional music market.
19:30, rock / metal / alternative
Headwind is a band from Poznań with a 10-year experience, drawing inspiration from such legends as A Perfect Circle, Tool or Deftones. Finalist of Antyradio's 2016 Jarocin Antyfest.
15:00, electro pop
Joa Bird refers sincerely to melancholy and nostalgia, but speaks also about extreme emotions and hides in the moorlands or flees to Scandinavia. It's a project meant to clear the head and soul and ventilate the days. His first concert, a pre-premiere, was performed during the famous Spring Break festival.
15:45, jazz / rock / blues
Cukier Puder ("powdered sugar") was strewn over the world in 2015. Every piece is our sounds suspended in the sugary dust, a little understated, broken in rhythm, a little surprising, a little hovering in the air, but with a flavor so saturated, that it has its own spicy character. Brain is breathing, foott is tapping.
16:30, indie rock / art pop
We don't think we have to convince anyone that things happening in life are not coincidences. 4 friends that by coincidence were connected by a common goal. We love people and its them that create us. We give them ourselves and we make our music for them, music like an ordinary day. Ordinary, but still not coincidental. There's the happiness of everyday life, that makes you dance and space that makes you want to stop and ascend into the clouds.
15:00, Alternative / Stoner Rock / Funk
Oink is a Warsaw-Łódź formation created in 2015. Oink's music is based on a groove rhythm section, schizophrenic sounds of guitars and melodic vocal parts. Oink means going back to the guitar sounds of the 90's. Their compositions on one hand come close to the Faith No More/Primus aesthetics and on the other refer to the grunge heritage of Seattle.
15:45, alternative funk
A band from Warsaw serving their listeners a mix of alternative rock, energetic funk and groove. Their music is an explosive mixture.. Guys don't compromise, their concerts turn into raving madness.
16:30, alternative / pop
The musicians of Tarnów's Wasabi are playing in the same line-up for 4 years. They are fascinated by alternative and pop music, but they also draw a lot of inspiration from other genres. The recordings create a force that opens the gates to one festival after the next wide before them, but they are even more convincing when performing live. Right now they are working in a studio on a dozen or more pieces for their debut album.
15:00, groove metal
Sarang is a band from Upper Silesia, whose sound is created by low-tuned guitars, pulsating bass, drum groove and numetal vocal parts. In May 2015 the band released its debut minialbum “Prisoners” and right now is focused on finishing the second full-lenght album.
Vigil was created in Wrocław in 2015. The band has had 2 releases and several dozens concerts both in and outside of country. The music the band presents is a mix of many types of metal dominated by melody and groove.
16:30, metal / hardcore
The CLoN band comes from Wrocław and was created in 2002. It has given over 100 concerts performed in Wrocław and beyond it. In 2013 it's debut album "Buntownik" ("Rebel") was released. CLoN is a fusion of friendship, passion and fun. Clean metalcore sounds, wrapped in our emotions described with honest lyrics.
15:00, alternative / soul
NaliaH is a project brought to life by Natalia Hoffmann, in which she composes and performs original pieces from the borders of alternative rock and soul music. The project was created last year in February and was initially focused solely on giving concerts. In February 2017 the debut studio album of the artist „Long Way Out” premiered.
15:45, alternative / indie folk
Älskar is a relatively fresh band, with only a few months of history, but we have already managed to arrange more than 10 pieces and create a family atmosphere. The name of the band itself means "love" in Swedish, because our pieces in their atmosphere refer to the fairy-tale themes of Scandinavia and a fascination with snowy, melancholic stories.
Less Is Lessie
16:30, progressive rock / illustrative music
Less Is Lessie is music for those, who like to lose themselves in sounds and sights of music, it is indispensably accompanied by video material, which deepens the feeling of dynamics and journey. The concerts lead us through various spaces and are also an attempt to register an actual acoustic space of Wrocław in a form of sound samples to reinterpret and experience it.
CONTEST STAGE in the Carriage House
08.07 – 11.07, 16:00 – 18:00
Contest Stage is a place, where young, ambitious bands have the opportunity of confronting their music with broader audience. It is the Carriage house, where you will hear the bands, that probably will be talked about soon. An example of that can be Kamil Bednarek from Star Guard Muffin or Damian Ukeje from Fat Belly Family and others.
As the name itself suggests, the stage is organized as a contest – from three bands presenting themselves on the given day, the jury will choose one, that will open the Main Stage with its concert on the next day.
|Wednesday 08.07||Thursday 09.07||Friday, 10.07||Saturday, 11.07|
|Sicphorm||So Flow||The Black Hearts||Pora wiatru|
|Nothing Personal||More wine please||Slaves of Chaos||8 lat w Tybecie|
|17.30–18.00||Chopin Died||The Cookies||Headwind||Katedra|
SICPHORN (groove metal/thrash/hard core), 16:00
The idea for this band based in Wrocław was born in 2011, but officially the group functions from the half of 2013. In 2015 their debut album "Wake up" will be released. Sicphorm's members also perform as parts of other bands: Damian "Kurt" Kikoła – vocals (Slow Motion Bullet), Bartek "Bartes" Duszkiewicz – guitar, vocals (John Revolta, O.D.R.A), Grzegorz "Gady" Kołodziejczyk – guitar (Insult), Mateusz "Zajonc" Sławecki – bass (John Revolta), Sebastian "Święty" Dziekan – drums (Discordia) https://www.facebook.com/sicphorm.band
NOTHING PERSONAL, 16:45
In 2012 a group of friends from Zielona Góra brought to life the Nothing Personal project. Their compositions are characterized by big dose of emotions, deep lyrical layer and nontrivial arrangements. All members of the group put a particle of themselves into the music and, despite the name suggesting something different, Nothing Personal's music is full of personal experiences and emotions. https://nothingpersonalpl.bandcamp.com/
CHOPIN DIED (rock/punkrock), 17:30
Chopin Died is an energetic, punk-rock power trio. The band plays dynamic compositions with melodious verses and strong refrains. Debut album of the band was released on April 20114 and includes 11 compositions. It is available both as a CD and in digital form (incl. via iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and many other websites). http://chopindied.com
SO FLOW (nu jazz/neo soul), 16:00
On the edge of three musical worlds: hip hop, nu-jazz and alternative a project was created, concentrating six young and revolutionary musicians from Kraków. They don't reject tradition but are not afraid to polemicize with it – they sample old Polish records, creating their own style, closer to contemporary Melbourne than by the Vistula river. And everything is bond together by a magnetizing voice of vocalist, Karolina Teenstra. https://www.facebook.com/soflowband
MORE WINE PLEASE (alternative, indie folk-rock), 16:45
A band from Wrocław, founded in 2012, performing acoustically ambient mix of interesting rythms with melodious harmonics inspired by folk, funk or pop music. Winner of the 9th Musical Battle of the Wrocław Radio. On August 29th their EP "Tides" was released, which they're currently promoting during their concerts. On September 6th they played at Wyspa Słodowa before a legend of Polish music scene – Edyta Bartosiewicz. Lately they've been working on material for their first album.
The COOKIES (electro pop, soul, hip-hop), 17:30
The Cookies is a band of completely unpredictable personalities filled with energy. With unprecedented rap, strong vocals and the spirit of soul we show how easily we can play with genres like electro, pop and hip-hop. Laurates of the Emergenza festival in Poland. www.thecookies.pl
The BLACK HEARTS (post hardcore/screamo/rock'n'roll), 16:00
The black Hearts is a band from Warsaw, which debuted in 2012, quickly gaining favour of fans and critics, also reaching the finals of the contest on Jarocin. They played alongside Gallows, Never Means Maybe, Feed the Rhino, Echoes, Polish groups like Heroes Get Remembered, Mouga, CF98, The Mugshots and others. They scored the 2013 METAL FEST and played as one of the headliners at ROCKSTAR MAD SKILLZ FESTIVAL on the same stage as Materia, Frontside and Dog Eat Dog. This year they have shared the stage with We Came As Romans, Emmure and Machine Head.
SLAVES OF CHAOS (melodious metalcore), 16:45
Young, energetic band from Piła, playing heavy rock music. They played at numerous festivals but this is their first time at SLOT Art. Their music is great to jump, cry and laugh to. It's worth to get acquainted with their music, as it is impossible to classify in one genre only, which makes it special and extremely thrilling. https://www.facebook.com/SlavesOfChaos
HEADWIND (rock/metal), 17:30
The headwind band was created in 2006 in Poznań. Today its line-up is five guys dealing with works of such legends as A Perfect Circle/Tool/Deftones as well as other bands in this mood. Several years of material creation finds its outlet in a recently released EP and spontaneous concerts. https://www.facebook.com/zespolheadwind
PORA WIATRU (bluegrass/folk/rock/blues), 16:00
Pora Wiatru (The Wind Season), unlike most bands, wasn't created by coincidence. Five people originating from different places in Poland with full awareness decided to create something together, to find the outlet for what is flowing through them. Since then they are constantly looking for the Wind, the same one that had once blown them all to the same place at the same time. Playing together for 5 years, the band has recorded several dozens of original compositions in total, played around 100 concerts and performed at several festivals with greater or smaller success. https://www.facebook.com/porawiatru
8 lat w Tybecie, 16:45
Raw, energetic rock from Cieszyn Silesia. 8 Lat w Tybecie (8 years in Tibet) is a band constantly evolving and oriented on constant progress and defeating their own limitations. Band's trademark are raw, rock sounds of guitars and energetic, classic riffs based on pulsating rythm section firmly embedded in measure. However, the central point that characterizes the 8lwt music are simple but nontrivial lyrics with deep, emotionally burdened message. http://youtube.com/8latwtybecie
KATEDRA (Psychodelic big-bit), 17:30
The band finished working on their debut album, that is a kind of invitation into a musical journey to the times of flower children seen through the eyes of men of today. On the one hand it's playing with conventions of that time, on the other – an attempt to go back to non-simulated music: to sincere, analogue sound and songs "with soul". An interest in Polish big-beat is their answer to to creations of aces of music like The Black Keys, Jak White or (especially) Tame Impala and Pond, that draw from the classics of world-wide rock. http://katedra.bandcamp.com/
A place, where young, ambitious bands have the opportunity of confronting their music with broader audience. It is the Carriage house, where you will hear the bands, that probably will be talked about soon, of what an example can be Kamil Bednarek from Star Guard Muffin or Damian Ukeje from Fat Belly Family and others.
As the name itself suggests, the stage is organized as a contest – from three bands presenting themselves on the given day, the jury will choose one, that will open the Main Stage with its concert on the next day. The additional prize for the best band will be recording of two songs (including mix and mastering) at the Magazine Studio and recording of the music video funded by Pstro Studio.
|16:00-16:30||King Size||Far Enough||Space.R||Kołtun|
|16:45-17:15||OmnimOdO||Don't You Bear||OHO!KOKO||Shadok|
|17:30-18:00||Outlander||Eleanor Gray||dżindżer projekt||Marek Piowczyk Trio|
Emotional, sincere, insolent rap, modern sound of drums, rock passion on guitars, catchy tunes and scenic charisma on the highest level – this is the music in King Size
Serious band playing unserious music… or the other way round. Musicians in the band try not to limit themselves to style labels, rather worrying about how to make this musical segment rock. Big dose of energy, which you will surely feel at the concert.
Outlander (rapcore/hardcore/numetal), 17:30
They come from Manie – little place in Podhale, that say nothing to no one, but about the Outlander band people already say more and more. You can’t just walk on by hearing their music from the borders of rapcore and hardcore.
The band crumbles concrete and steel with their music since 2010, performing at first as a quartet. Since 2012 it plays as a quintet and with this line-up it recorded its EP Light Revoked. The goal of Enough is to compose untrite pieces, reflecting the image of spirit and inspirations of all of the members of the group.
Rock band from Katowice, brought to life by a guitarist Paweł Furgała. The line-up consists of musicians from the Animators band – Bart Bednarczuk and Lesław Nowak as well as of bass player of the legendary silesian formation Negatyw (negative) – Aleksander Goławski. Don't You Bear i san explosive mixture of uncompromising rock, keen riffs and a huge amount of energy.
The band comes from Poznań, and it dates its beginning at 2012. The chosen direction, that Eleanor Gray doesn’t want to define has given birth to the mixture of several styles of guitar music. Culinary speaking it is a fresh, healthy and heavily spiced meal :)
The band’s music is an intelligent mixture of simplicity and embedded melody, as the name suggests (Space aiR), in a big, almost unlimited space. Not without epic moments, soaked with heaviness and aggression and delicate, even lyrical guitar and piano parts as well as vocals full of fervour.
Fresh duet on Polish music stage. Her – Alicja Kruk – compared by Kora Jackowska to Amy Winehouse, him – Marek Szul – creating new, rare technique of acoustic guitar playing. In the process of creation they use unique solutions by using loopers an multi-effects. Everything happening while performing music live.
The band was created in 2012 and since then released an EP we just want to be heard and two singles four a.m. and krakow, that way gaining not only fans on local stage but alo abroad. Young musicians concentrate on creating their own, unparalleled sound based on pulsating rhythm.
Kołtun formed at the end of 2013r. in Kraków. It has an unique, characteristic sound, not sounding like typical Polish reggae at all – this reggae militant, rebellious, uncompromised, but still swaying and catchy. In their music one can also find elements of punk rock, dancehall and old-school ska.
Huge dose of energetic riffs, catchy tunes and experiments with guitar and drum sounds. Shadok music oscillates somewhere between noisy rockandroll and trans-y calming harmonics. They themselves say: “We are trying to control chaos/noise. We hit the drums, scream and butcher the guitars and after a while there is tranquillity, lalala and delicate melody.”
The band formed in February 2013. They play completely original music, from the heart. It is a mixture of resolved electric sound with characteristic, energizing vocals surrounded by pulsating drums and bass guitar. On their account there are many achievements and commendations, among them three individual commendations on all-Poland Bluesroad Festival 2013 in Kraków, half-finals of Poland’s Got Talent 2013
The Small (competition) Stage is a place where young, ambitions bands have the opportunity to share their music with a wide audience. Similarly to previous years, we will begin on the second day of the festival; from Wednesday to Friday (i.e. July 10-12), three bands will compete on the Small Stage each day. The audience and a panel of judges will chose the winning band, which will open on the Main Stage the following night. Every day there will be a different theme. Audience voting occurs during the last concert of a given day. On Saturday, July 13, the Small Stage concerts are not part of the competition.
July 10, 2013
July 11, 2013
July 12, 2013
July 13, 2013
BEAUTY FOR ASHES
STRAIGHT JACK CAT
SOUTH BLUNT SYSTEM
5:30pm PROJEKT X
Projekt X is no-nonsense idyll, all about an intense party. It’s Music, Truth and Honesty. It’s new sound. They constantly are searching for a style, searching for you, searching for the x-factor. Meet Projekt X and see how much you have in common.
6:15pm STRAIGHT JACK CAT
Straight Jack Cat plays an unpretentious amalgam of genres including garage, stoner, noise, punk, rock and even blues. They make intelligent noise and incorrectly collect analogous sounds which they serve to their listeners with modern embelishments.
Insekt is an energetic rock trio which plays fast and loud about love. Their music is a mixture of dirty sounds and gripping melodies. After 7 years, they are back at SLOT – if you remember them, be sure not to miss their concert!
5:30pm BIG UP!
The band was founded by a native Jamaican, and most of the members met over the Internet. BIG UP! is not only a musical project, but a group of friends who share the same passions. Despite the lack of Jamaican blood in any of the current members, they still have a strong mental connection with that musical culture.
SielSKA is a mixture of reggae and ska with elements of dancehall. In their first year, the band played over 50 concerts. Their energetic concerts have gained them new audiences. The band is in the process of compiling their music to put out their debut record.
7:00pm SOUTH BLUNT SYSTEM
South Blint System, a band formed in Nysa in 2006, is lead by 18-year old singer, Szymon Chodyniecki. The music they make is a combo of reggae and hip-hop and is extremely popular – one of their songs has 7.5 million hits on YouTube!
Guitar, bass and drums were most deffinitely not enough for the band SCOFFERS from Wroclaw. Only after adding the violin, saxophone and a DJ are they ready to present their unique triphop/alternative electronic sound.
GRAWITACJA is a mixture of electric sounds with a rock’n’roll soul. The band made its debut on the Internet in mid-August 2012 with its single „Szczescie jest blisko” (Happiness is Near) which gained many fans among the online community. They are worth listening to live!
5:30pm BEAUTY FOR ASHES
BEAUTY FOR ASHES was formed in January 2013 in Surrey (UK) by Kornelia and Pawel (formerly of Jafia Namuel) who invited Piotr Karel (formerly of Frühstück) to join them. Additionally, Laurence and James joined the band as guests. You cannot miss their first concert in Poland!
NoXX is a band composed of four young musicians from Ostroda. They are together since 2010. The band has won awards at festivals in Poland, as well as giving tens of independent concerts and recording their newest EP „Wiatr” (Wind).
7:00pm BLACK HORSE
Who would have thought that the „Black Horse” of this year’s small stage would be a local band from Lubiaz? The band was founded in 2008 by four friends fascinated by the thrash metal sounds of the 80’s. They are certainly the hardest punch on this stage at SLOT 2013.
THE ADDITIONAL PRIZE for the best band of all on the Small Stage is a recording session, mixing and mastering of two pieces. The prize is funded by Magazine Studio and SLOT.
Previous winners of this prize include STAR GUARD MUFFIN with Kamil Bednarek, and KOFI from Opole.
Read more about Magazine Studio on their website www.magazinestudio.pl
Small Stage 2012
Each day has a certain theme. For the first three days the public and a jury will chose a band to open the concert on the Main Stage the next evening. The voting takes place during the last concert of each day.
|Wednesday, July 11||Thursday July 12||Friday July 13||
Saturday, July 14
|(reggae/ska day)||(RockDay)||(LaidiesDay)||(No contest today)|
|Cztery metry od chodnika||The Daybreak Project||Boso||Kaw-Tseer|
|ReForma||Polish Gitarre||Poison Words||3 kluski śląskie|
Wednesday, July 11, “Three Colors- red, yellow and green!”
Bands somewhere in the reggae, ska and rock genre. We’ll sway and jump to these dynamic concerts. Come and feel the pulse and help decide who plays on the Main Stage.
Thursday July 12, “There’s no roses without thorns- no SLOT without rock”
Rock Day. Rock in twos, threes and fours served up fast. Even though each band plays rock they all sound different. It’ll be solid and real.
Friday July 13, “Ladies take the mic!”
Bands with female singers. It’ll be gentle, electric and savage. Last chance for voting.
Saturday, July 14, “Game Over”
No contest today. The stage will open with a post-industrial show, then alternative rock and finally acoustic grunge.