About Festival

East Of Culture – Different Sounds Art’n’Music Festival 

Different Sounds Art’n’Music Festival presents the most original artists and styles in international music. The festival focuses on creative search in art, high artistic quality and inventiveness and seeks to showcase phenomenal musicians and unforgettable sounds.

Over five festival days we are able to see world-class performers from 14 countries of the world and 3 continents. At exclusive concerts in Poland we will hear the most prominent representatives of such genres as new wave, afro-jazz, electronic music, Avant-rock or broadly understood world music. The festival also focuses on presenting the most important phenomena in culture and art of Eastern Partnership countries.

For the celebration of the 700th anniversary of the foundation of Lublin, we will also present one of the most interesting European record labels that has been shaping the tastes of many generations of music lovers and promoting the uniqueness of artists, their backgrounds and cultures they represent.

The programme of the festival is also rich in events for fans of ambitious cinema, literature and contemporary art.  Children will have a chance to take part in Little Different Sounds.  The festival is accompanied by a year-round series of concerts called Different Sounds Zone.


East of Culture is a cultural project integrating artists from cities in eastern Poland (Bialystok, Lublin and Rzeszow) and artists from Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldavia and Ukraine). It is carried out by the National Centre for Culture and the three Polish cities. The project aims at presenting and helping discover the unique aspects of each culture as well as at facilitating the sharing of artistic experiences. Over time, the festival has become a bridge connecting our eastern partners with broader European culture. In 2018, East of Culture takes place for the 6th time. The project has been made possible thanks to the involvement of creative groups and local governments of Eastern Poland and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.