21st Slot Art Festival will take place on 9th to 13th of July 2013. There are 8 music stages, tens of artistic workshops, cinema, exhibitions, literature stage, NGOs presentations and lectures at the festival. But there is even more – an outstanding synergy of the above mentioned elements that attracts interesting people, an opportunity to meet people and have great conversations, a place bursting with uncontrollable creative energy. Everything happens in historical buildings of former Cistercian monastery, that for five days hosts cafes, music clubs and happenings.
The festival is organised under honorary patronage of the Minister of Culture, the European Capital of Culture 2016, and Voivode of Lower Silesia.
At the main stage of the festival we’ll host – among many others – Armia, Scianka, Maleo Reggae Rockers and The Brimstone Days (Sweden). HC/Punk Club presents legends of Polish underground music like Inkwizycja with charismatic Dariusz Eckert and Hard To Breathe – one of the most experienced Warsaw punk bands. Club stage offers all-night craze in monastery’s basement – with rhythms of nufunk, house, breakbeat, dubstep, drum & bass and future bass. Those in rather reflective mood meet in the cathedral where experiential stage presents melancholic sounds. Small stage runs a contest for young bands, there is also unplugged stage and reggae tent.
A cinema is one of the hightlights of festival nights. This year we will present five movies, among them The Return by Andrey Zvyagintsev and About Elly by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, whose A Separation won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012.
Even when you’re tired with all-night fun – we advise you to get up early and take part in festival life in the morning. There are tens of worshops waiting for you: crafts, music, all kind of sports and stage. Whether you’d like to learn caligraphy, yoyo tricks, overtone singing, playing spoons or show off your juggling or dancing skills – workshops is something for you!
And if just like to have a good time – a skimboard track and skate ramp prepared by our friends from MSP Extreme are waiting for you.
In the same time festival goers may choose one of the few lectures on social issues, personal development and art. One of the festival guests this year will be Krzysztof Czyżewski – essayist, translator, artistic director of the European Capital of Culture 2016 (2012-2013).