Last weekend, some of the biggest artists in the world headed to a disused airfield in Gdynia, northern Poland, for four days of great music and even greater atmosphere. From the likes of producer to the stars (and hitmaker in his own right) Pharrell Williams to returning cult heroes LCD Soundsystem, it was a festival full of brilliant and unmissable performances.
Open’er 2016 saw some of the best bands in the world mingling with top Polish talent this past weekend in Gdynia. Here’s LCD Soundsystem making their return to eastern Europe after nine whole years away, storming through the likes of ‘Daft Punk Is Playing At My House’ and ‘All My Friends’.
Alex Turner and Miles Kane brought their swooning ’70s-inspired second album ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ and sharp suits to the Gdynia-Kosakowo Airport.
Skepta proved grime can work outside of the UK, whipping the Polish crowd into a frenzy with ‘That’s Not Me’ and ‘Shutdown’.
Between advocating getting high, Wiz Khalifa took the time to dole out some inspirational advice. “You can do whatever you want to do as long as you use your heart and your mind to get to the top,” he told the audience.
Tame Impala battled through illness (frontman Kevin Parker had to visit the festival medics before the band went on stage) to put on one of the most euphoric and celebratory sets of the weekend, even when there wasn’t confetti flying all over the place.
Red Hot Chili Peppers showed off how they want you to dance to their new album ‘The Getaway’, including this robotic move from singer Anthony Kiedis.
Pharrell Williams brought all of the steez and a whole load of bangers as he headlined the Friday night.
Bastille washed away some serious stormy weather with their glorious skyscraping hooks and loads of new tunes from forthcoming second album ‘Wild World’.