Unsound Krakow has announced more surprises for this year's gathering. The festival has, in partnership with Forum Przestrzenie, announced a new club venue situated underneath Hotel Forum. Named 89 – referencing the end of communism in Poland, and the year the club was built – the venue will host two pre-opening parties during next week's activities.
This news follows their recent final line-up announcement which detailed an extensive daytime programme including the usual schedule of talks, presentations and panels, and workshops and an installation by Young Echo's Sam Kidel. The final bill includes Rabih Beaini plays Vincent Moon, Equiknoxx, DJ Marfox back to back with DJ Nervoso, Puce Mary, Resina, Kamixlo and many others to the bill.
The venue, which used to be a strip club and still features its original decor, will host afterparties throughout the day. They kick off at 6.30am with Tin Man on Saturday 22 October, with the following day starting at 7am with Poland's FOQL. Other acts will include Debonair, Lechuga Zafiro b2b Pobvio, Florentino, Kosel, Miles Whittaker and Not Waving.
There are supposedly two rules at 89: no guest list and no photos. But we are told it “looks like something from a David Lynch movie and it's going to be awesome, we promise.”
Unsound will take place from 16–23 October. The Wire's Derek Walmsley will also be there hosting a number of panel talks including Disruptive Rhythms with DJs and producers associated with Mexico's NAAFI collective (1pm, 20 October), Body Sculptures with curator Ilan Volkov and Erik Enocksson and Loke Rahbek of the Danish/Swedish group Body Sculptures (12.15pm, 21 October), and Exit Strategies with Gaika, Felicita and booking agent Katarzyna Stuczyńska (4.15pm, 21 October). Please note that entrance to 89 will cost 25 PLN and cost not included with the festival pass.