Crossing genre lines over a course of three days in Wroclaw, Poland, the fifth annual Asymmetry Festival is set to take place at the Centennial Hall from May 2 to May 4. The lineup includes native Polish acts — even Vader get a slot — alongside a host of others from around Europe and the US, from Ufomammut to Melvins Lite, Agalloch to razor-happy Norwegian black metallers Shining. I don’t know how many people reading this are going to make it to Wroclaw for the fest when it kicks off, but sometimes I just like to post about stuff happening in other places to remind myself it’s a big world and awesomeness isn’t relegated to any one geographic region or other.
Dig the Malleus poster and fest info below:
Asymmetry Festival 5.0
The 5th edition of Asymmetry festival will run from Thursday May 2 to Saturday May 4 2013, at the Centennial Hall in Wroclaw, Poland,
marking 3 days with some of the bravest and most influential artists in heavy music.
Legendary and genre-defyning acts like MELVINS, MAYHEM and CULT OF LUNA are only some of the highlights of the diverse main stage program, also featuring oppressive sludge/noisecore of Belgian cult AMENRA, hypnotic gloomy cinematic excursions of THE KILIMANJARO DARKJAZZ ENSEMBLE, black metal undertones of SHINING and the almighty death metal of Polish fame VADER, just to name a few. 2 other stages will present bands that are highlights of the modern European scene. Above all it’s the music quality that is at the heart of the festival philosophy.
Taking place in an incredible venue – monstrous monument of modernism – Asymmetry Festival provides fans of alternative music with one-of-a-kind music and visual experience and amazing atmosphere. This is where fans and connoisseurs of heavy/experimental/noise music from east and west meet to enjoy unpretentious and relaxed vibe of real underground.
We aim to keep the spirit of alternative way of thinking alive by encouraging an open dialogue about art, music and its role in modern culture.
Wroclaw itself is a beautiful city full of attractions, bars clubs and great parks to get some rest after the hyper loud concerts. It also offers countless possibilities of reasonably priced accommodation. All these makes Asymmetry and ideal gate away destination. It’s a chance to discover different, less commercial and more focused festival experience.
This festival is organized be people who above all love music and want to create an event that brings music and fans together on a new, more experiential level.
02.05.2013 | main stage:
Nevesis, Balázs Pándi , Agalloch, Mayhem, Matadorem, Vader.
03.05.2013 | main stage:
IconAclass, The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, Shining, Cult of Luna, Astronautalis.
04.05.2013 | main stage:
Von Magnet, Matallic Taste of Blood, Amenra, Melvins Lite, Ufomammut.
Festival pass (3 days) ticket – 50 euro
Single-day ticket, 1st day (02.05.2013) – 24 euro
Single-day ticket, 2nd day (03.05.2013) – 24 euro
Single-day ticket 3rd day (04.05.2013) – 17 euro
Festival Pass and Single-day tickets are available at www.asymmetryfestival.pl and at Ticketpro, Eventim, eBilet oraz Ticketportal sale points.
The prices will change after May 1st, check our website for actual prices.
The purchase of a ticket will grant the attendants various discounts around Wroclaw, including selected hotels and other accommodations, museums, art galleries, cafeterias, restaurants and other recreational spots.