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 countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldavia and Ukraine). It  is carried out by the National Centre of Culture and the three Polish cities. The project aims to  present and help discover the unique aspects of each culture  as well as to facilitate the sharing of artistic experiences. Over time, the festival became a bridge connecting our eastern partners with broader European culture.  2016 will mark the fourth year of the project.  The project has been made possible by the involvement of creative groups and local governments of Eastern Poland, as well as the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.