Poland Rock Festival 2023 (actually, Pol and Rock Festival), also known as the Woodstock Festival Poland, is the largest open-air music festival in Poland. The festival attracts music lovers from all over the world who gather to enjoy the music, camp under the stars, and participate in various charity initiatives. In this article, we will dive into the history, the music, and the culture of the Pol’and’Rock Festival. In 2023 Pol’and’Rock Festival will be located at Czaplinek-Broczyno Airport. It’ll start on the 3rd of August and last for 3 days.
History of Poland Rock Festival
Poland Rock Festival was first organized in 1995 by Jurek Owsiak, a Polish journalist and social activist. The festival was inspired by the legendary Woodstock Festival that took place in 1969 in the United States. The main goal of the festival was to promote peace, love, and unity through music. And actually, for a long time, until 2018 the festival’s official name was “Przystanek Woodstock”. It was meant to be a big “Thank You” for participation in the best-known Polish charity event – Wielka Orkiestra Swiatecznej Pomocy.
The first edition of the festival attracted around 5,000 people, and it featured mainly Polish rock bands. Over the years, the festival has grown in popularity and has become one of the biggest cultural events in Poland. In 2019, Pol and Rock festival attracted over 750,000 people from all over the world. Woodstock 2023 will be the 29th edition of the festival.
Music at Pol and Rock Festival
The music at Pol and Rock Festival is diverse, featuring a wide range of genres from rock to electronic to hip hop. The festival is known for promoting up-and-coming artists as well as established ones. In recent years, the festival has featured international acts such as Prophets of Rage, Papa Roach, and Sum 41.
One of the unique features of the festival is the “Audience Choice” award, which allows festival-goers to vote for their favorite bands to perform at the festival. This gives emerging artists the opportunity to showcase their music and gain exposure to a larger audience.
Culture and Charity Initiatives at Poland Rock Festival
Pol’and’Rock Festival is more than just a music festival; it is a cultural event that promotes social engagement and charity. The festival is known for its charity initiatives, which include blood drives, bone marrow donation campaigns, and fundraising for various causes.
One of the most significant charity initiatives at the festival is the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, which was founded by Jurek Owsiak in 1993. The goal of the organization is to provide medical equipment to hospitals in Poland. The festival serves as a platform to promote the charity and raise funds for its initiatives.
Apart from the charity initiatives, the festival also promotes various cultural activities, such as workshops, art exhibitions, and theater performances. The festival grounds are also filled with food stands, merchandise booths, and various other vendors.
The Experience of Poland Rock Festival
Attending Pol’and’Rock Festival is a unique experience that cannot be found anywhere else. The festival is known for its lively atmosphere, friendly people, and positive vibes. The festival grounds are massive, featuring several stages, camping areas, and various other attractions.
The festival offers a sense of freedom, allowing people to camp wherever they want and enjoy the music without any restrictions. The festival is also very affordable, with free admission and reasonable prices for food and drinks.
Tickets for the Pol and Rock 2023 Festival
If you want to know where to buy tickets for the Pol’and’Rock Festival 2023 and how much they cost, we have great news. There are no tickets, the Pol and Rock Festival is free to anyone.
Line up of the Pol and Rock Festival 2023
The line-up has been only partially announced. The biggest names (so far) at the Poland Rock Festival 2023 will be: Apollo 440, Lady Pank, Biohazard, Bullet for my Valentine, Drain, Spin Doctors and surely there are more to come.
Practical information on Poland Rock Festival 2023
Accommodation at the Rock Camp
Except for the Rock Camp, where you need to pay for accommodation, camping in the festival area is free. Rock Camp is a secured area for tents and campers, but it is not free. Expect to pay about 80 PLN/tent/stay plus 65 PLN/person over 12 years old/night. Within the Rock Camp, there is a designated area for guests with children – Family Camp.
How to get to the Pol’and’Rock Festival
Adjacent to the festival site is a parking lot for cars and motorcycles (fee of about PLN 50 per entry regardless of the length of parking) and vans (about PLN 80 per entry regardless of the length of parking), created by external operators.
Payment by cash only!
Adjacent to the parking lot will be located the Motorcycle Village, created by CKM Boanerges
There is a parking lot on the festival grounds only for those who have purchased a space at Rock Camp
Campers may park only at Rock Camp
There will be special trains on Szczecin – Szczecinek route that will stop in Czaplinek. Tickets are available at regular prices in any railway station on PKP Website. You may check the schedule of the special trains for 1-5 August and for 6 August. Trains are a convenient way of getting to the Woodstock 2023 festival, but expect them to be overcrowded.
There will be regular buses running between Czaplinek and Broczyno, but you’ll need to walk about 2,5 km to get to the festival from the bus stop. Ticket costs around 10 PLN.