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Unsound explores the meaning of solidarity with Sunn O))), Moor Mother, DJ Marcelle and Nyege Nyege

Passes and Sunn O))) tickets go on sale on 3 June at 4pm CEST

The theme of this year's Unsound Krakow festival, which takes place between 6–13 October, is Solidarity. “At a time of widespread instability, solidarity is a word that belongs to no one group,” they explain of the theme. “It takes as a starting point the 30th anniversary of democratic elections in Poland, a result of protests that spread across Central and Eastern Europe. 30 years on, the festival will explore what solidarity means today, in the context of the wider world and Unsound.”

Highlighting some of the festival's longterm relationships, the program is set to feature a number of premieres and new projects from returning artists. The line-up includes The Caretaker & Weirdcore, Emptyset, Eris Drew b2b Octo Octa, DJ Marcelle, Gabber Modus Operandi, HHY & The Macumbas + HHY & The Kampala Unit, Holly Herndon presents Proto, Jay Mitta & Ant Virus, JD Twitch, Manara, Moor Mother & London Contemporary Orchestra present The Great Bailout, Nazira, The Necks, Ilan Volkov & Sinfonietta Cracovia, Objekt × Ezra Miller, Olivia & Chino, Paula Temple, Population One, Prison Religion, Robert Henke, The Round Table Orchestra (formed especially for Unsound and the European Solidarity Centre), Sherelle b2b Fauzia, Sote presents Parallel Persia, Sunn O))), Violet, VTSS and WIXAPOL.

This year talks will come from Ayesha Hameed, DeForrest Brown Jr, Ewa Majewska, Jay Springett, John Higgs and Nathalie Olah.

Continuing the collaboration formed in 2017 the Ugandan record label and affiliated festival Nyege Nyege is working with Unsound to curate a programme focusing on East African artists; MCZO & DUKE have been rescheduled for this year's festival having been unable to attend 2017's event due to a misprint in their passports.