Enjoying A Heineken In The Sun

Heineken Open’er Festival continues to be one of the old Eastern Bloc’s fastest growing outdoors as more than 50,000 per day turned up to Gydnia’s Babie Doly Airport July 4-6.

That’s nearly 10,000 up on last year and a remarkable result for a festival that started by pulling 10,000 to Warsaw’s Tor Stegny Stadium in 2002.

Tomek Rawski of festival organiser Alter Art says the event has also used the time to improve production standards and develop better audience facilities.

This year the main stage and main stage arena were bigger with better sight lines. The new World Stage made its debut with appearances from DJ Vadim, DeVotchKa, Martina Topley Bird and Gentleman.

Rawski said the weather helped swell the crowd, as the sun stayed out and the wind kept the clouds moving over the Baltic Sea coast site.

More than 100 acts played across three stages and the bill-toppers included Jay-Z, Massive Attack, The Raconteurs, The Chemical Brothers, Interpol and Editors.