East of Culture – Different Sounds postponed

Despite the solidarity shown by Poles and the heroic work of the medical services, for which we are extremely grateful, the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is unfortunately not letting up. Bearing in mind the health and well-being of all of us, since mid-March, Workshops of Culture in Lublin have been involved in the #stayathome initiative – we are working from home, putting together online cultural events.

However, our programme includes events which are extremely difficult to take home. Among them is East of Culture – Different Sounds, which was to take place between 25-28 June 2020. Unfortunately, the current forecasts for the development of the epidemic in our country leave no illusions. At this time, it is not possible to organise a festival gathering tens of thousands of participants in the public space.

In an unprecedented step, we have decided to push back East of Culture – Different Sounds to autumn and hold it between 3-6 September 2020. The decision to change the date is not easy and requires the cooperation of several dozen institutions, organisations, companies, and most of all artists that we were going to meet in June.

We do not know how the epidemiological situation will develop, when the borders will be opened and when it will be possible to organise events for larger audiences. For the time being, we can only say that the vast majority of the artists we have announced thus far maintain their willingness to come to Lublin on the new date. We also continue to plan a number of surprises, which are currently being arranged into multi-level alternative scenarios.

We will make all decisions based on the official announcements and recommendations of WHO and the Polish government and we will keep you posted. In the meantime, we wish you good health. Let’s #stayathome and listen to good music!

We would like to take this opportunity to recommend you to listen to our Wednesday playlists consisting of songs by our festival artists, as well as to watch the Monday premieres of as of yet unpublished videos from the previous editions of the event.

See this video from the festival’s directors: FB Video.