Off’s Annual Record-Breaker

Off Festival’s second year at Katowice, Poland, pulled 12,000 per day as the 6-year-old gathering continued to grow on an annual basis.

It broke its attendance record every year it spent at Mysÿowice, except 2009 when it clashed with a U2 show. But it was rapidly outgrowing the site and in 2010 it moved across southern Poland to Katowice.

The event was started in 2006 by Artur Rojek, leader of Polish rock act Myslovitz, and did a little less than 3,000 per day in its inaugural year.

The acts helping Off get on so well Aug. 5-7 included Primal Scream, Mogwai, PIL, Junior Boys, Deerhoof, and Paris Tetris.