Polish Festival Relocates Church Concert

An electronic music festival in Krakow, Poland, relocated shows after being accused of promoting Satanism.

The Unsound Festival had to remove shows from several churches, including St. Catherine’s Church, beginning Oct. 11, according to the New York Times.

“These accusations, initially made in a letter to St. Catherine’s Church, are completely unfounded, unreasonable, and slanderous,” the organizers said in a statement. “They undermine the good name of the festival, which since 2003 has been an enthusiastic participant in Krakow’s cultural life.”

The change of venue is due to a band called Current 93 that deals in themes including Christianity. Its leader, David Tibet, said, “My work may sometimes be unorthodox and misunderstood by those holding different views to my own, but I have stated on many, many occasions that I am a Christian.”

The Unsound Festival, founded in 2003, was held in New York last year.