Open’er Goes It Alone

Poland’s Open’er Festival appears to have struggled through its first year without a major sponsor as sources estimate attendance down 40 percent to about 30,000 per day.

Photo: Michael Murawski

The festival, which is on the country’s Baltic coast at Gdynia, parted company with main sponsor Heineken brewery after last year’s event, when the 10-year contract came to an end.

The city of Gdynia is believed to still be helping out to the tune of 3 million zlotys ($990,000).

Open’er promoter promoter Alter Art canceled its 2014 Coke Live Music Festival after the soft drinks sponsor pulled out.

The acts on this year’s Open’er July 2-5 included MGMTPearl JamPhoenixThe Black KeysHaimInterpolDarksideBastille, and Rudimental.