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Already on 24 June Krakow will throw a party to the rhythm of music live. Kortez, Taco Hemingway, Wacław Zimpel, Włodek Pawlik, Sorry Boys, Agnieszka Chrzanowska, Pod Budą, Atom String Quartet, Szymon Nehring and for the first time in the history of the event – finalists of Megafon competition organised by Radio Krakow and other musicians will be playing all day long for residents and visitors. There will also be a lot of accompanying events, a pyrotechnic show and the traditional competition for the finest wreath. And these are only some of attractions that the City of Krakow and the Krakow festival Office prepared for you on Wianki – Fête de la Musique.
2016’s edition of Wianki was once again a celebration of music! The joint celebrations to the sounds of live music have already won the hearts of Krakow’s residents and artists alike. In 2016, all of you could have taken part in the various concerts welcoming different kinds of audiences.
Wianki was returned in 2015 in the form of the Fête de la Musique! Everyone could have counted on plenty of attractions and the entire gamut of concerts welcom to every audience. Krakow inhabitants, critics and artists adored this form of mutual celebration to the sounds of live music.
According to the medieval tradition, on the weekend of the summer solstice in Krakow, The St John’s Fair was held. Merchants’ stalls and craftsmen’s workshops gave the opportunity to find out about the best traditions of the old times and presented the history of Poland and Krakow. “Forestry and Hunting” was that year’s main theme allowing everyone to meet with almost forgotten customs and rituals. The first day of the Fair took us to the Early Medieval legendary times, the second – to the peak of the Middle Ages, and the third to the Golden Age.read more The Fête de la Musique
The whole day of concerts – that is the plan for this year’s Wianki in Krakow, one of the biggest outdoor events in Poland for many years! This exceptional musical event, referring to the tradition of Midsummer Night, will be held on 21 June this year in a totally new version – it will be a city Fête de la Musique! We invite everyone, young and old, to co-create it.read more St. John’s Fair 2014
St. John’s Fair 2014 on the summer solstice weekend! We were bound to took part in the traditional celebrations and rituals and to get acquainted with the best aspects of old customs and traditions. Master craftsmen and apprentices, musicians, courtiers, knights, merchants and warriors came from distant lands and times. The place was reverberated with music, clinging of armour, clatter of horses’ hooves, calls of preachers and screams of tortured villains. The first day of the Fair took us back in time to the early Middle Ages, the second one to the heyday of the Middle Ages, and the third one to the 16th and 17th centuries.read more Wianki 2013
Three days filled with concerts varied in style and, above all, Krakow artists – this is what was presented at this year’s edition of Wianki in Krakow. A stage located in front of the Tourist Services Centre’s building (ul. Powiśle 11) hosted: Natalia Natu Przybysz, FairyTaleShow, Czerwono-Czarni, Piotr Orzechowski and Marcin Masecki, Magda Brudzińska, Krystyna Prońko, Grażyna Łobaszewska and Wiesław Wilczkiewicz Ensemble (with their project Zaczarowany Helikon [Enchanted Helikon]), as well as excellent orchestras: Krakow’s Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir as well as Capella Cracoviensis.read more St. John’s Fair 2013
As many centuries ago, comedians, wandering musicians, preachers, pilgrims, merchants and stall-keepers from distant lands arrived in Krakow to take part in St. John's Fair. All who turned up at the Czerwieński Boulevard on the weekend (from the 21st till the 23rd of June) took part in a journey in time to a medieval town with its customs, traditions, handicraft and revels. The visitors' beloved event – the competition for the most beautiful garland – also took place. After plaiting garlands and the final verdict of the competition we officially layed garlands on the Vistula River.read more St. John’s Fair 2012
Craftsmen and merchants, horse shows, saltworks and salt stalls, educational paths, artisans' stalls and workshops, and a Benedictine inn, Mnisze co nieco (Monks' Morsels) – these were but some of the attractions in store for the visitors to this year's St. John's Fair. All those who came to the Czerwieński Boulevard from Friday (June 29th) to Sunday (July 1st) were taken for a journey through time to a mediaeval town, complete with its customs, traditions, crafts and revelry.read more Wianki 2011
Wyclef Jean – musician, songwriter, singer, composer and a nominee for the prestigious Grammy Award – was the star of Wianki in Krakow 2011. On the 25th of June the artist performed on the scene within the bend of the River Vistula near Wawel. Support bands included: SOFA, The Poise Rite, Pablopavo and Marika.read more St. John’s Fair 2011
St. John’s Fair: just like in the olden days, duelling knights demonstrated their skill at wielding swords, lances and spears. Formidable master archers attacked Kraków, silencing the bugler with a single accurate arrow.read more St John’s Fair
Like in the past, wandering comedians came to Krakow, tumblers, troubadours, loiterers, merchants and stall-keepers from distant lands to take part in St John’s Fair organised within the domain of Wianki [Midsummer’s Night] in Krakow. A journey to the medieval town, its customs, traditions, craft, dances and revelry awaited all those who came from Wednesday (23 June) to Sunday (27 June) to the Czerwieński Boulevard.
World famous artist Lenny Kravitz will perform in Poland on 20th June in Krakow. The musician, who promotes his (eighth studio) album It is time for love revolution will perform on stage by the side of the Vistula river during Wianki – a traditional open-air event referring to the celebration of St John’s Night. Admission to the concert will be free.read more Wianki 2008
The 2008 Edition was exceptional. The audience gathered on Vistula Boulevards listened to the concert of the outstanding British band Jamiroquai, which was the main star of the evening. Polish performers also appeared: Smolik, Novika, Bisquit, Mosqitoo, Loco Star and June. It couldn’t go without a spectacular pyrotechnical show.read more Wianki 2007
For one, inimitable night, Krakow lived on the music from the 80s, and the Vistula Boulevards by Wawel transformed into the largest disco of the world. Stars from that period appeared – both Polish and international – with their greatest hits.read more Wianki 2006
The star of Wianki was the legendary British group Marillion. Established in 1979, Marillion is a band representing the genre of progressive rock. It created its own, original sound, at the same time becoming an inspiration for other musicians. The band has recorded over 20 albums, among which, its most popular hits are Kayleigh, Lavender and Incommunicado.read more Wianki 2005
The stars of the event, which broadcast was conducted by TVP 2, were musicians from the band Budka Suflera and their guests: the band Bracia, Krystyna Prońko, Izabela Trojanowska, Patrycja Gola, Felicjan Andrzejczak and Sebastian Riedel.read more Wianki 2004
The audience could listen to the concerts of De Mono and Reni Jusis. The main attraction of the event was the dance show Opentaniec.read more Wianki 2003
The form of the event has been extended – shows last from the morning also encompassing the space of the Old Town, Nowa Huta (a block of events by the bay) and going outside Krakow (fair in Tyniec). From the afternoon hours, historical streets around Mount Wawel (Grodzka, Kanonicza, Senacka, Poselska, Podzamcze) have been seized by merchants, students and artists. The artistic fair, medieval market, holiday of Poselska Street – these were only some of the attractions. An entire block of events, called St John’s Fair, went on for two days.read more Wianki 2002
During Wianki 2002, there were fireworks, but also real fire, as it was the main motive of the great show directed by Jerzy Kalina. The band Myslovitz and Renata Przemyk performed.read more