Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice

The Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice 2020 lineup expands with more exciting artists!

  • Red Axes live (13 i 14.06)
  • Donato Dozzy (13.06)
  • Vladimir Ivkovic (13.06)
  • Bruno Bavota (12.06)
  • Tomaga (13.06)
  • Shards (12.06)
  • Qba Janicki (13.06)
  • 2-day, 3-day and 1-day tickets are on sale!

Classically trained instrumentalists who are no strangers to electronic experiments and the most interesting representatives of the club scene join the lineup of the 15th edition of the Katowice-based festival! On June 11-14, we’ll see performances by the festivalgoer’s favourites, Red Axes from Israel, techno star Donato Dozzy and continually surprising DJ Vladimir Ivkovic. The NOSPR Chamber Stage will feature improvising duo Tomaga, Italian multi-instrumentalist Bruno Bavota, 12-person vocal group Shards and eccentric drummer Qba Janicki. That way the lineup for the 15th edition announced so far expands to twenty artists, and that’s still not the end!

Israeli duo Red Axes are famous for their own psychedelic version of acid house, which has gained a large number of fans and followers across Europe over the recent years. In Katowice, they will play a double role. Saturday will mark their full-blown concert at the Tauron Music Hall, which undoubtedly will provide an abundance of distorted guitars and vocals as well as numerous postpunk themes from the group’s both albums, while on Sunday, June 14, Red Axes will once again close the festival as DJs at the free FAJRANT! event at Sztauwajery.

Fans of techno will surely be happy to hear about the performance of Donato Dozzy. This Italian DJ and producer, also known from the Voices From The Lake duo, will play on Saturday, June 13. He’s a remarkable creator of nuanced and hypnotic sound structures, the precursor of which is techno. An equally intriguing performance will be delivered by Vladimir Ivkovic. He’s currently one of the best selectors of “hidden musical gems”. The DJ affiliated with legendary Salon des Amateurs in Düsseldorf is able to play one-of-a-kind sets, rising over any stylistic or genre divisions.

Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice has been impressing with an abundance of musical themes for years. Besides international stars and electronic titans, the festival provides space for the representatives of experimental, improvised and neoclassical music. Like every year, the 15th edition of the event will also feature unique instrumentalists who keep pushing the boundaries of musical experiments.

The extremely popular NOSPR Chamber Stage will be taken over by improvising duo Tomaga. The group combines seemingly distant genres, such as industrial, jazz, psychedelia and minimalism. Britain’s influential NME music magazine named the duo “one of the 5 bands you should know”. Meanwhile, the 12-person vocal group called Shards gained popularity after their collaboration with Nils Frahm. During live performances the band members present the abilities of human voice in a completely unorthodox way. With the use of piano and guitar sequence loops, Italian multi-instrumentalist Bruno Bavota creates melodies that render the deepest emotions and feelings. Thanks to meticulously selected effects pedals, he leads the traditional piano sounds toward surprising areas. The Chamber Stage lineup is completed by Bydgoszcz-born Qba Janicki. He’s been playing drums since he was four and at the festival he will present the “Intuitive Mathematics” project, recorded with the use of amplified percussion instruments and a self-made instrument – “the soundboard”.

It’s still not the end of unveiling the programme for the 15th Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice! More announcements coming soon! 3-day, 2-day and 1-day tickets are still available for sale. Just as in 2019, the festival Sunday will be free of charge. That’s when the participants will be able to enjoy another free dance marathon at Sztauwajery in Katowice – Fajrant!

With an annual lineup of fascinating artists and a remarkable location in the very heart of Silesia, Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice is considered one of the most recognised and appreciated music festivals in Europe. It’s well worth another visit. More information on the Festival’s website.