16 March 2014

Ben Howard, Lykke Li, Wild Beasts and Banks for Open'er 2014

Ben Howard, Lykke Li, Wild Beasts and Banks for Open'er 2014

Ben Howard, Lykke Li, Wild Beasts and Banks for Open'er 2014

Joining Open'er today is songstress Lykke Li with her first major performance in Poland, reinvention mavericks Wild Beasts with their new album already being deemed one of most important rock releases this year and newcomer BANKS who is sure to be a breakout artist in 2014!

Lykke Li

Polish Lykke Li fans are in luck this year. First of all, Lykke Li's third album "I Never Learn" is coming out on May 5th. Secondly, the magical songstress visits Gdynia for her first major performance on July 4 at Open’er! Together with Björn Yttling, Greg Kurstin, for the first time Lykke handled production duties on the new record. “I Never Learn" is the third album in the trilogy that began with the much loved “Youth Novels” and “Wounded Rhymes”. As the European Festival Awards winner for Festival Anthem "I Follow Rivers", Lykke Li delivers an absolutely unforgettable live experience.

Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts are more of a band than most bands. It's weird, because they've spent their career trying to escape the constraints of what is expected from four lads playing together, more than ever on the deliberately synthetic, instrument-swapping Present Tense. Longer in creation than any of its predecessors, Hayden Thorpe, Tom Fleming, Chris Talbot and Ben Little took almost a full year away from touring to conceive and construct the eleven tracks. The band worked in close collaboration with co-producers Lexxx and Brian Eno protégé Leo Abrahams to create a record of astounding intricacy, coherence and emotional resonance. With this new material, they return to Open'er.

Ben Howard

He won the two 2013 Brit Awards he was nominated for: Best British Breakthrough Act and British Solo Male Artist. He embodies the spirit of the Here and Now, so the newly conceived stage at Open’er will be a perfect spot for his performance on July 4th! A young acoustic troubadour, Howard will make you feel as though he is the first young acoustic troubadour you have ever heard, making it all seem brand new even though his songs have wisdom and a rootsy authenticity as old as the hills.


Some things don’t need to be defined, some aren’t meant to be in a box, held in proverbial captivity. They inherently defy a need for classification. BANKS makes music. Great music. Why not just stop there? Allow her to be a siren for a generation, beckoning for self discovery. She begs for it. Conveying her sound seems almost unfair, it’s built on a simple notion of emotion. Perhaps that explains the near explosion of eager fans frantic to share their own discovery, ultimately propelling this songstress’ art to the top of the Hype Machine charts. The EP "London" offers a peek into her world, with a full debut album out this June.

Tickets to Open'er Festival on sale in  ALTERSHOP and Ticketpro outlets.

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