Don't Panic: Congratulations To Our Winners!
#Don't Panic! We're from Poland
small, Don't Panic: Congratulations To Our Winners!, Don't Panic, Follow the Rabbit at Ekşi Festival in Istanbul, Turkey. 21 June, 2014. Own materials, ozg_1052.jpg
The Don't Panic voting campaign held between 18 June- 22 July is now over. Congratulations to the 15 lucky names who won free tickets to the upcoming concert in Turkey. Selected artists via public voting are: Rebeka and Bokka!
For upcoming concert details, click here.
Who is Don't Panic?
Don't Panic! We're From Poland is a story which begun in 2008. The idea of organising the very first Polish music showcase was brought from the no longer existent Budapest's music conference in RegiON. This idea was the answer to domestic void in the promotion of interesting Polish musicians gathered in one place at the same time. It is widely known that music festivals are the fuel of Polish music industry, however; the proportion of international to Polish artists in the line-up has changed over the past few decades from 20 to 80 %.
Who needs such a showcase? First and foremost, people from abroad who are curious about Polish music, interested in its potential, import or even brief knowledge about it. The first edition of Don't Panic! We're From Poland took place in Warsaw, December 2008. Its name and bunny logo (designed by Tomo Żyżyk) were quickly acknowledged and widely used abroad; hence from a local event it has quickly become a cyclic presentation of Polish music in the most significant places all across the world. We are still far from developing a proper foundation of Polish music export, but this is how our brand Don't Panic! We're From Poland started to be perceived internationally.
Don't Panic We're From Poland
In the past couple of years national artists earned a place in SXSW and CMJ in USA, The Great Escape in the UK, Reeperbahn Festival and C/O Pop in Germany, Eurosonic Noorderslag in the Netherlands or Primavera Sound in Spain, whereas Warsaw showcase became a part of European Music Fair. The Adam Mickiewicz Institute summed up this period of time with 30 events in over 14 countries, promoting over 70 carefully selected artists and as a result, previously anonymous Polish music gained a pink-blue screaming face.
1. REBEKA – MELANCHOLIA
2. OSZIBARACK FEAT. CHMARA – THE TIDE
3. BOKKA – TOWN OF STRANGERS
4. NOVIKA – WHO WOULDN’T
5. MR. KRIME – SO CLOSE
6. KAMP! – MELT
7. FAIR WEATHER FRIENDS – FLY BY
8. THE DUMPLINGS – SŁODKO-SŁONY CIOS
9. BRODKA – VARSOVIE
10. XXANAXX – HURT ME
11. MISIA FF – KARTONEM
12. KARI – HURRY UP
13. FISMOLL – LET’S PLAY BIRDS
14. MAJA KOMAN – MY DEAR DEER
15. COLDAIR – SIGN
16. MIKROMUSIC – TAKIEGO CHŁOPAKA
The Adam Mickiewicz Institute promotes Polish culture around the world and actively participates in international cultural exchange. It is a national cultural institution which aims to increase the value of Poland's brand as a cultural asset and boost Poland's impact and efficiency in the area of culture.
Edited by E.M. 09/07/2014