It has never happened in the history of LFO before! Alternative music concert Street Life will not only take place at the stadium for the first time, but will also have a widely recognized headliner. Manu Chao is an icon of anarchists and alterglobalists, rebellious artist, keeping distance from show business rules. He personally chooses places he wants to play live - this year with his project Manu Chao La Ventura he will perform in Poland only once, at the Life Festival Oswiecim! At the same concert, there will also be a group of polish artists – Bednarek, Afromental, GrubSon, Gromee and Grizlee/Dryskull.
Manu Chao is one of the most socially engaged artists in the world. Alterglobalist, defender of the poor people in the Third World. As declared pacifist he perfectly fits LFO idea. His music, the same as Life Festival Oswiecim, breaks cultural and linguistic boundaries. Musician born in Paris sings in English, Spanish, French, Italian being able to combine all of these languages in one song! He mixes not only different languages, but also styles - in his songs we can find sounds typical for genres such as rock, reggae, ska and folk. On stage he is a real volcano of energy. We believe that in Oświęcim this volcano will explode with double power!
A group of Polish performers will also play at Street Life concert. Bednarek and Afromental are among them. The first one introduced reggae music to mainstream in Poland. His songs are played by major radio and television stations. At the beginning of career he created the band Star Guard Muffin and then named his next band by his own name. The band Bednarek in 2012 released the album "Jestem". "So far, what I am most happy about is that people come for concerts to listen to me and to receive a positive energy" – he said two years ago in an interview with PAP. Solid dose of positive energy we will receive at LFO.
Afromental is one of the most expressive Polish bands in recent years. A septet founded by Wojciech Łozowski and Thomas Lach is active for more than a decade. Their last album "Mental House" from 2014 is a combination of joyful, rhythmic and energetic music with heavy sounds.
Charismatic GrubSon with his latest album confirm his position as a leading figure of Polish hip-hop scene. He is not afraid to talk about important things openly and courageously. GrubSon principle is that "music should unite and not divide," which perfectly fits main idea of the LFO: peaceful relations beyond cultural and state borders.
Gromee is a producer and DJ from Cracow. He has already been working with many distinguished musicians such as Andreas Moe (known from Tiesto productions) or WurlD - American singer, previously cooperating with Timbaland. The newest song "Follow You", featuring WurlD, is a combination of electronic sounds with live instruments, a nod to the 80s with a touch of what is best nowadays.
An emphasis of diversity of this year’s Street Life will be a perform of specialists in melodiousness combined with electronic sound – Grizlee/DrySkull. Grizzlee (Kamil Raciborski) is a vocalist and songwriter. His voice is well known from performances with East West Rockers, band playing the reggae music. DrySkull (Robert Krawczyk) is a polish producer and composer of electronic music. He was a co- producer of Mrozu last album "RollerCoaster". In Oświęcim, they will play songs from their album ‘Stadium Regenesis’ whose premiere is announced after the holidays.
Tickets for Thursday concert Street Life (available in the "Buy ticket" section) cost only 55 zł (67 zł in Red Zone).