The legendary band My Bloody Valentine have just returned with an excellent new album and are confirmed to perform at this year's OFF Festival!
To call My Blood Valentine's new album one of the most eagerly awaited records in the history of rock would be an understatement. The long wait for the follow-up to Loveless can only be compared to that of Guns N' Roses' infamous Chinese Democracy, with the difference that Axl's fans, who had grown up in the meantime, simply ignored his new album, while the followers of My Bloody Valentine, though furious at Kevin Shields for repeatedly postponing the release date of m b v, waited faithfully for the promised record. So loyal were they that when the band announced the immediate release of their new material one February night a few weeks ago, the band's website promptly crashed under the deluge of fans eager to buy the digital LP. But there's another fundamental difference between the two: m b v was actually worth the wait! The album is, by all standards, outstanding; a worthy successor to Loveless, one that builds on the themes sketched out 22 years ago while at once broadening the band's musical horizons to encompass new and intriguing artistic dimensions. The record became an instant classic, winning critical acclaim from both reviewers and fans, who immediately forgave Shields his sins of omission. We're proud to announce that My Bloody Valentine will be performing at the 2013 OFF Festival! The band resumed playing live shows five years ago. And while the performances aren't too frequent, the group makes up for the lack of quantity with superior quality: My Bloody Valentine's live act is as legendary as the volume of sounds produced by the artists. We've hosted many of Shield's excellent and talented students at the OFF Festival, but it's about time we saw the original: don't miss My Bloody Valentine this August in Katowice!
Starting Tuesday, 5th March, new ticket prices come into effect for festival passes. Three Day Pass: 150 zl / 36 Euro without campsite access - 190 zl / 46 Euro with campsite access Four Day Pass: 170 zl / 41 Euro without campsite access - 210 zl / 51 Euro with campsite access
Buy tickets direct from OFF here http://offsklep.pl/public_html/settings/lang/en
Tickets are also now available from other vendors: Ticketpro.pl and ebilet.pl as well as Empik stores in Poland, and internationally at seetickets.com, festicket.com and planetfestival.co.uk
Travel and Accommodation There are regular cheap flights to from the UK and Europe to Katowice with Wizz Air, Ryan Air, Lufthansa and KLM.
Katowice has a broad range of accommodation, from cheap hostels to luxury hotels, but you can also live the festival life 24 hours a day at the OFF Festival Village, providing you with a place to stay, take care of sanitary needs, and grab a bite to eat.
More information on all the travel and accommodation is available on the festival website soon.