Orange Warsaw Festival 2012
Orange Warsaw Festival is one of the most important music events taking place in the capital of Poland, Warsaw. Every year the organizers do their best to throw a party which is full of new sounds, music discoveries and world-wide famous artists. This year, it will be the 5th edition of the festival and it will take place at Pepsi Arena (Legia Warsaw Stadium, 3 Łazienkowska Street, 00-449 Warszawa) on the 9th & 10th of June 2012.
Orange Warsaw Festival is organized by TVN (Private Polish TV), the titular sponsor is Orange and the media partners are: Eska Rock, Radio Eska, Rebel:TV, Multikino, Empik.com and Onet.
The ticket price varies from 89zł (PLN) to 500zł (PLN) for one day and from 159zł (PLN) up to 900zł (PLN) form 2 days.
We will be able to see the biggest international music artists on the stage:
on Saturday, 9th June:
• DE LA SOUL - alternative, jazz-influenced, known for great lyrics and ambitions even greater than the number of chains they own. Since 25 years on stage, this time they will play all their hits in Warsaw on the 9th of June! Posdnuos, Trugoy and Maseo formed the band on Long Island, New York, in 1987. Their debut album on the U.S. music scene was ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ which was named the masterpiece. It was even awarded the title of album of the year by NME magazine which is known for rather cold attitude towards hip-hop artists. Music reviewers gave recognition to De La Soul as their favorites, having heaped praises on the band since then until now. In 2006 De La Soul were awarded Grammy Award for their ‘FeelGood Inc.’ single recorded in cooperation with Gorillaz. The newest album of the band entitled ‘De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2 presents... First Serve’ was released on the 2nd of April, 2012, and has already gained great reviews. The band has also announced their cooperation with Prince Paul and loads of new music. In Poland De La Soul will promote their newest recordings, however, the audience will not miss the cult songs such as ‘Me Myself and I’, ‘The Magic Number’ as well as unbeatable ‘Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)’ and ‘All Good?’. Therefore, Orange Warsaw Festival 2012 participants can expect high dose of great, mellifluous hip-hop sounds. As claimed by those who have heard De La Soul live – the band do rock on stage! It’s definitely worth seeing.
• GARBAGE - The band was formed in 1995 and were the first step to fill the music market with alternative groups led by charismatic vocalists thanks to their debut album. Their smashing singles ‘Stupid Girl’ and ‘Only Happy When It Rains’ reached platinum status in Australia, Great Britain and the USA. The band was awarded for the best debut with MTV EMA in 1996 and was also nominated to Grammy Award. Their second album, ‘Version 2.0” was released in 1998 and immediately became top one in British music charts. It was nominated to two Grammy Awards in categories: the best album of the year and the best rock album. ‘Beautiful Garbage’ recorded in 2001 was named by Rolling Stone magazine one of 10 best albums of the year. In 2005 Garbage released ‘Bleed Like Me’. The album reached the highest position in Billboard chart in their career, the fourth one! In 2007 the band summarized their achievements with the ‘Absolute Garbage’ album. In total the band has sold more than 20 mln copies of their albums so far. They performed on stage in more than 35 countries. This is going to be their next visit in Poland – they are already happy to taste ‘apple pie’ again.
• LINKING PARK - he music of Linkin Park is a mixture of rock, metal, grunge and rap. Often it is used as soundtrack to American movies. So far the songs of Linkin Park have promoted such global movie production as ‘Transformers’, ‘Twillight’ and ‘Crank 2: High Voltage’. Additionally, the band is often engaged in many charity projects. So far they have donated valuable souvenirs to auctions funds from which were given to the victims of earthquakes in Japan and Haiti. Linkin Park have been awarded with MTV EMA and Grammy Awards for their vivid concerts at worldwide stages. That’s why, you can expect the heat, fire and masses of energizing power at Orange Warsaw Festival! Although the band was originally formed in Los Angeles in 1996, they failed to garner much interest in their songs until 2000 when the single entitled ‘In The End’ was released. This is when Linkin Park gained worldwide fame. Linkin Park released their first album in 2000. ‘Hybrid Theory’ became a massive success, being sold in 14 million copies all around the world. It also became the best-selling album of 2001. ‘In The End’ was played by all global radio stations. In 2002 Linkin Park were awarded with Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance for ‘Crawling’. That year they were also nominated in two other categories: Best Debut of the Year and Best Rock Album of the Year. Linkin Park released their second album on the 25th of March, 2003. ‘Meteora’ presented brand new material of the band and was preceded by release of ‘Reanimation’ – a set of song from their first album remixed. ‘Meteora’ was promoted by a single named ‘Numb’ which greatly raised popularity stakes of the band all over the world. The follow-up to this song was collaboration with a rap legend Jay Z in a record ‘Collision Course’ promoted by ‘Numb/Encore’. The collection comprised of six remixed songs of Linkin Park. In 2005 and 2006 two of the band, Chester Bennington (lead vocals) and Mike Shinoda (backing vocals) worked on their solo projects. However, this didn’t stop the band from releasing their third studio record ‘Minutes To Midnight’ in May 2007. The album resulted in such hits as ‘What I’ve Done’, ‘Shadow of the Day’ and ‘Leave Out All The Rest’. Three years later Linkin Park released their fourth studio record ‘A Thousand Suns’ promoted by such singles as ‘The Catalyst” and ‘Waiting For The End’. For the time being, the band is working on their fifth studio record in their career.
On Sunday, 10th June:
• MS. LAURYN HILL - her love affair with music extended in many different ways from jazz, to soul, to reggae, to rock to classical. An eclectic appreciation and voracious appetite for good music trans-genre, Ms. Hill established her own categories that incorporated all types of unique and incredible sounds from both the past and the contemporaneous environment of her youth—this obviously included what was then known as hip-¬‐hop and R&B as well, but Puccini didn’t escape her either. She was an interesting and powerful hybrid of musical influences (and stylistic mastery). These influences shaped her own approach to self expression. She has got a reputation in the music world as the lone female member of The Fugees, who’s record sales would make them the second biggest selling R&B act worldwide since Michael Jackson. She launched her solo career with the release of the commercially successful and critically acclaimed album 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'. The recording earned a record breaking five Grammy Awards.
• THE PRODIGY - the word ‘electronic’ is too little to describe their style. There is something of punk rock in it, something what was known only for guitar circles before their debut. The career of these British artists boomed at the beginning of 90’s thanks to the popularity of rave style. Their first album was ‘Experience’ released in 1992. It gained the 12th place on the list of best-selling albums in Great Britain. Great, but that was not ‘it’. The true fame came with the second LP ‘Music for the Jilted Generation’ released two years later, in 1994. ‘No Good (Start The Dance)’ just took over all dancefloors in the country. The Prodigy became extremely popular, but… 3 years later their fame was nearly gone. ‘The Fat of the Land’ of 1997 created their legend. Songs like ‘Firestarter’, ‘Breathe’, ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ evoked many controversies, while the style of demonic Keith Flint was both fascinating and outrageous. Nowadays The Prodigy are some more well-behaved in their private lives, however, on stage they still make lots of chaos. They will show what they are worth on stage at Orange Warsaw Festival 2012.