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Opole Songwriters Festival 2017

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Reykjavík On Stage is happy to announce that Snorri Helgason and Myrra Rós will return to Poland on September 30th. Their next shows will happen during Opole Songwriters Festival, the most intimate Polish music festival. The event will take place in the Jan Kochanowski Theather in Opole on September 30th and October 1st. Except Icelandic artists, there will be also both Polish and international acts such as LORNA (UK), LOR (PL), LEEPECK (PL), A.S. FANNING (DE) and others.

OSF logoThe initiative has been supporting debutants, discovering new talents and promoting singer-songwriters since 2012. In collaboration with the Jan Kochanowski Theather in Opole, the festival is organised by Opole Cultural Association (Stowarzyszenie Kulturalne Opole). Come and hang out from 8 p.m. on both Saturday (30th) and Sunday (1st). One-day tickets cost only 30 PLN in presale, 40 PLN on the day of the concerts. Weekend pass is a cost of 50 PLN!

A Polish band Cortez played their first show ever at the Opole Songwriters Festival before they reached popularity and won the Fryderyk award and the Anna Jantar Award for the winner of the Debuts show at the National Festival of Polish Song in Opole. Furthermore, Tomasz Makowiecki premiered his songs from album Moizm at the Opole Songwriter Festival and many other young Polish artists (such as Joga, Patrick The Pan, Peter J. Birch, Asia i Koty, Lily Hates Roses) performed there before they were heard and acclaimed by a bigger audience. With its name, Opole Songwriter Festival attracts to the capital of the Polish song also international artists from distant parts of the world – from the United States (Rykarda Parasol), through Australia (Hugo Race) to the United Kingdom (Karl Culley) and Germany (Barbara Morgenstern).

More information on www.opolesongwritersfestival.pl and Facebook!

Stína has followed her passion to Icelandic music as a music journalist since 2010. She joined then a writing team of Muzyka Islandzka - a Polish website dedicated to Icelandic music. Spreading her wings, Stína started her adventure with Icelandic language and moved to Reykjavík where she studied the language at the university. She also takes an active part in life of the local music scene. Since 2014 Stína had run a music blog that was transformed in 2017 into a printed magazine on Icelandic music.

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