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We’re staying home this year. See you in 2021!

07.05.2020

OFF Festival Katowice: We’re staying home this year. See you in 2021!

We have news that everyone’s probably been expecting, but nobody wanted to hear: This year’s OFF Festival Katowice will not be taking place, due to the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic and the subsequent ban on large-scale public events in Poland. We’ll be back next year. In fact, we’re already working on a new edition of the festival that will more than make up for the hiatus.

This is a very tough decision to make. We’re not going to get to spend a magic weekend together in Katowice this year, enjoying the world’s best music. The pandemic has wiped away the labor of the hundreds of people who worked to bring you this edition of the OFF Festival: artists, technician, sound engineers, lighting techs, security staff, drivers, our own employees, and many others. The entire concert industry is teetering on the brink of disaster. We, too, have had to face the greatest challenge in the history of the OFF Festival. We’re going to survive, but we’ll need your help.

Tickets for the 2020 OFF Festival Katowice will remain valid for the 2021 edition, and offer the lowest price of admission to next year’s event. By keeping your ticket, you’re giving us the support we need to overcome our current challenges and focus on putting together the 2021 edition.

“The most satisfying thing about this job, for me, is giving you satisfaction, and that’s something I can’t do now. But we have to get through this: after all, obstacles are there to be overcome. Hang in there, and I’ll see you all next year!”, says Artur Rojek, the festival’s artistic director.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank
our sponsors and partners for their involvement and support! Thank you to our host city, Katowice, our main sponsor Cisowianka Perlage, our sponsors LECH and Nexto.pl, and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

We’re grateful for the support of our media partners, everyone involved in preparing this edition of the OFF Festival, our artists, and our audience.

Of course, if you can’t or don’t want to come to Katowice next year, we understand completely. Together with the ticket platform eBilet, we have set up a ticket refund process, and we’ll be announcing the details shortly.

To help you make up your minds, tomorrow we’ll announce the first round of artists performing at the 2021 OFF Festival Katowice, with tickets going on sale August 10.

Stay safe and take care of each other. See in Katowice, August 6–8, 2021!