Although the outdoor festival season has come to an end, October brings with it an extraordinary event that will steal the hearts of all lovers of Halloween and electronic music. Already on 28 October, Trick or Beat will take place - Poland's largest festival with a post-apocalyptic theme, which uniquely weaves together the spirit of Halloween and the extraordinary architecture of the Centennial Hall. This gem of modernism, known for its unusual geometry and reinforced concrete haunches, will become an arena for unforgettable artistic experiences. This is not only a musical event, but also a journey through the world of futurism, acceptance and unification. The festival reveals a full line-up of artists who will perform on three different stages, opening up the full spectrum of electronic music to you.
The festival is getting closer and closer and the organisers are revealing all the cards. The latest artists to close out the event's line-up are Aksamit & Macewicz, Ane, GIGEE, Michal Zietara, SARAPATA and Titia. Over the 12 hours of the festival, more than 20 artists on 3 scenes. However, what sets TOB apart from other events the most is the fact that the the line-up features mostly women, the organisers decided, to put one of the scenes in 100% in their hands.
Aksamit & Macewicz
Musically, Aksamit has shaped herself towards deep and hypnotic sounds that change with the mood and sense of the moment. A resident of Wrocław's Ciało, she is the founder of the Affekt agency and the Velvet Vortex series. Macewicz has been active as a DJ since 2006. He is a resident of Wrocław's Ciało club. He has performed at numerous festivals and events devoted to electronic and experimental music.
Dj/producer of electronic music, lives in northern Poland where, surrounded by the Tuchola Forest, she creates electronic music with a wide range of uses (performance, video-art, dance performances, 3D mapping). In her productions, she uses recordings of ambient sounds, which she combines with the sound of synthesisers and ethnic and folk instruments from various corners of the world.
In July, she made her debut on Joris Voorn's Spectrum label, a milestone that harmonised seamlessly with her recent tour of India, following a series of thrilling performances at European festivals and clubs. The Polish-born, Paris-based producer's 2019 debut EP 'Reborn Pulse' released by Katermukke put her in the spotlight, ranking high in the Beatport Melodic House & Techno Top 100 within days. Her versatile music has entertained audiences around the world with support from artists such as Solomun, David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, ARTBAT, Joris Voorn, Sven Vath, Charlotte de Witte, Raxon, Magdalena, Nora en Pure and Township Rebellion.
He honed his technique in clubs and discos in southern Germany before moving to Berlin, the capital of techno music. This is where it all began in earnest. He found his place in the legendary club "Zur wilden Renate", where he was a resident and regularly organised parties. He recently became a resident at the newly refreshed RSO, formerly Griessmühle.
SARAPATA combines many extremes, as well as experiences gained on different parts of the musical journey. The music of this duo provides an enormous amount of sensations that make you dance and are like an introduction to a ritual. Techno performed by the Sarapata brothers is far from banal. It is a colourful, rich, organic and pulsating sound.
Titia honed her signature style behind the decks in the Trouw basement during the last days of the now legendary venue. Her sets, always timeless, defined by basic swing and with plenty of rawness, earned her a residency at the famous 'old-school' LGBTQIA+ party, Is Burning. Since then, her music has been captivating more clubbers at venues such as Panoramabar and ∄ Kyiv, Dutch clubs and festivals such as De School and Zeezout, as well as many venues across Europe and beyond.
The unique Trick or Beat space will host both the most interesting creators of electronic music from around the world and the creme de la creme of the Polish club scene. In addition to the artists announced today, the first weekend of September in Zabrze will feature: KOROLOVA, Lady Shaka, Stef Mendesidis, Yanamaste, An On Bast, Chlär, Stefanie Raschke, A_GIM & Jurek Przeździecki, Charlie, Cranz, Modifer and Seb & Rodrigezz.
About the festival:
Trick or Beat is a one-day festival for fans of pulsating electronic music. This is the second edition of this unique event. The event will take place in one of the most recognisable modernist buildings in Poland. The Centennial Hall is famous for its unusual geometry and concrete austerity.
This year, there will also be a Safe Space zone at Trick or Beat, with ciao.wro as a partner. Two active psychologist and sexologists, Klaudia and Maja, will visit the festival with their educational stand, where you can get professional psychological support and they will take care of festival goers in case of crisis interventions. The collaboration with ciao.wro also promises a unique campaign based on the educational materials of the sexed.co.uk brand - TOB :EDU, which will address topics that people face when attending mass events.
Trick or Beat - tickets
The first pool of tickets for Trick or Beat has now sold out. STANDARD pool tickets priced at £159 are available while stocks last. A pool of tickets priced at £199 will then go on sale. Buy your tickets on the festival's official website.
The organisers of Trick or Beat are the event agency Loud Production, which has been on the market for almost 10 years. C&C Bookings, the largest booking agency in Poland, is responsible for booking the event - its ranks include Catz 'n Dogz, An On Bast, Jurek Przeździecki and Jacek Sienkiewicz. The event's partner is ciao.wro.
The first edition featured artists such as Jeff Mills, Kid Simius and Michael Meyer, so you can be sure that the event will be top-notch this time too!
To keep up to date, look for Trick or Beat on Facebook.