Coal Mine "Katowice" - Located in the center of city Katowice in Bogucice Quarter. Nowadays it's closed.
Lou Rhodes, Prefuse 73 & Aukso Orchestra, Jaga Jazzist, Autechre, Bonobo (live) Band, Moderat, Three Trapped Tigers, King Midas Sound, Mary Anne Hobbs, Pantha Du Prince, Bibio, Gonjasufi, Gaslamp Killer, Floating Points & Fatima, Nosaj Thing, DMX Krew, Kidkanevil, Loops Haunt, Pink Freud, Muariolanza, Maceo & Envee, PBE & Makaruk, Dick4Dick & Loco Star, Niwea
Once again this summer, for 4 days only, between the 26th and 29th of August, the majestic, postindustrial remains of the former KWK Katowice Coal Mine, which dominates over Katowice, the capitol of Silesian Region, will become a true mekka for all the lovers of unpretentious music and dance rythms.
The 5th edition of Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival has transformed itself from an event put together by a small group of true passion driven freaks into one of the biggest events on the live music summer map of Poland. Thousands of votes given to our Festival by our internet fans clearly shows how important and needed for a festival which gathers under its wings the biggest names in the world of contemporary electronic music and the most talented debuts at the verge of an international fame and carrier, where both categories of artists are being treated equally.
During these five years we had a chance to showcase true legends of independent music: Japanese turntable maestro DJ Krush, Brazilian king of the broken beats Amon Tobin, the most charismatic raper in British hip hop world Roots Manuva, or the man that single-handedly took soul to the XXI century, the amazing Jamie Lidell. Our Festival really is a unique opportunity to witness what the future of hip hop looks like with the likes of Scroobius Pip and Speech Debelle, who is behind some of the most devastating debut record of the last few years such as Flying Lotus’es “Los Angeles” and “Cosmogramma” LP’s or Bonobo’s “Black Sands”.
We were also lucky enough to discover that polish artists can share the stage with the biggest international stars of what’s most interesting in music today.
Year 2010 bring yet another, fifth, edition of Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival filled with real surprises! First of these is without a doubt performance by the Scandinavian jazz virtuosos Jagga Jazzists. The band which over the last ten years and with the help of their four studio albums and numerous live tours has reached the shortlist of the best jazz bands in the world.
Those of you looking for something with a bigger dose of dance energy will be delighted to know that we have prepared a real dynamite for you! The highly acclaimed by critics and loved and cherished by its fans Moderat is coming to Tauron Nowa Muzyka. Their last year’s hit packed debut album was a big shock to almost everyone who follows contemporary music, and tracks such as Rusty Nails have become instant dance floor classics.
2010 is also the year when we have decided to take our Festival to another level. Tauron is going to expand from its postindustrial surrounding and invade Katowice! We will try to connect our event with the cultural life of the city. To do so, we have two special events taking place.
First one is the Opening Night performance located in the Concert Hall of Karol Szymanowski’s Academy of Music in Katowice.
Lou Rhodes, lead singer of Lamb, the legendary trip-hop group will perform live in Poland for the first time. In her solo carrier Lou Rodes has stepped away from the synthetic, dance themes so closely associated with Lamb, to create more simplistic, intimate songs in which here voice is only being accompanied by an acoustic guitar. Her melodic songs, delicate and filled with very intimate lyrics differ from all the other performers but we certainly hope that this kind of music will gain some new fans after Lou Rhodes’s performance.
As well as the Opening Night, the Final Night is also a huge venture located outside the Festival’s main grounds in Galeria Szyb Wilson (a closed down KWK Wieczorem Coal Mine shaft. This special night of Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival 2010 shall be graced by two remarkable musical forces: Prefuse 73 and one of the most famous polish chamber music orchestras, Orkiestra Aukso from Tychy, Poland.
Joined forces of Orkiestra Aukso and Prefuse 73 should be an intriguing connection between the European tradition of chamber music and the most fascinating ideas deriving from contemporary electronic music. That night will be filled with musical precision needed to conduct a whole orchestra and spontaneous improvisation created by a large set up of modern musical equipment.We certainly hope that this remarkable live show will be an unforgettable experience for all of our guests and will once more show that the fusion of two, entirely different approaches to music can be possible, especially in its unique location where this dialog symbolizes tradition redefined by modern culture.
In between these truly special events our guests will get a chance to witness raw, avant-guarde techno served by Pantha du Prince, dark trip-hop songs by Kind Midas Sound, spontaneous space disco by Floating Points, radical instrumental hip-hop delivered by Nosaj Thing (connected with an amazing visual show) and dance to DJ sets performed to you by the biggest names in the game: KidKanevil, well capable of creating a really sparkling mixture of soul, funky and hip-hop, or Mary Anne Hobbs, the legendary BBC Radio 1 presenter who has been creating sets which many DJ’s around the world take as guidelines for their work.
Those of you, who took part in the previous editions of Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival know, that its not just about fantastic music in the spectacular surroundings of KWK Katowice Coal Mine, its also great side shows and accompanying events. Last year brought you photography exhibitions and film screenings and 2010 is no different. Experience field trips to some of the forgotten postindustrial locations with the Alternatiff Turstik, a feature for some spectators almost as popular as the Festival itself.
This is definitely not our last word and there is a lot more to see at the end of August in Katowice. Keep your eyes open for more news heading your way from Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival crew. More acts and projects to be announced soon!
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