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Eric Clapton to play Oświęcim (Auschwitz) Life Festival

Legendary British guitarist Eric Clapton will headline the fifth edition of a festival promoting peace and tolerance near the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz.

Eric CLAPTON

This June, Clapton will follow in the footsteps of artists such as Sting and Peter Gabriel, who have both performed at the event in previous years.

Launched in 2010 by radio journalist Darek Maciborek, the festival was designed to “break the spell” that surrounded the founders home town of Oswiecim, which was renamed Auschwitz during the Nazi occupation.

The network of death camps created in the vicinity of Oswiecim witnessed the deaths of over 1 million inmates, 90 percent of whom were Jewish. Other victims included Poles, Russians and members of Europes Roma community.

The 5th Oswiecim Life Festival runs from 25-28 June, and Cream and Yardbirds veteran Eric Clapton will play the MOSiR sports stadium in Oswiecim on 28 June.Other acts due to play include US outfit Soundgarden and eclectic New York combo Balkan Beat Box.

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January 8, 2014 Posted by | Auschwitz, Events, News, Recommendations | , , , , | Leave a comment

Sting headlines Life festival near Auschwitz

UK pop legend Sting headlined the 4th Life Festival Oswiecim over the weekend near the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

 

 

 

Sting with Krakow Tours at Auschwitz

The British star rocked the crowd with classics from his time with group The Police as well as later solo hits.

Fans sang along to radio favourites such as “Roxanne”, “Every little thing she does is magic” and of course “Every breath you take.”

The festival was first staged at Oswiecim’s MOSiR Stadium in 2010, thanks to Darek Maciborek, a journalist who had grown up in the town.

His aim was “to break the spell” over the area, by providing a positive event aimed at cultivating tolerance in a place synonymous with Nazi German racism.

Previous guests have included Peter Gabriel and James Blunt.

July 1, 2013 Posted by | News | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sting to star in this years ‘Festival of Life’ in Oswiecim

Sting in Poland

KRAKOW TOURS: Today it has been announced that Sting will headline the ‘Festival of Life’ concerts at Oswiecim this year.

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Sting will perform his ‘Back to Bass’ tour on June 29th, the final day of the 3 day music festival. Having seen the tour in Lodz in 2012 I can definitely recommend you try to see it.

He will be accompanied by: his longtime guitarist Dominic Miller, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, keyboardist David Sancious, violinist Peter Tickell and singer Jo Lawry.

In 2012 Peter Gabriel gave a fantastic performance headlining the show, I’m sure Sting will be even better,

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Sting in Lodz 2012

January 22, 2013 Posted by | News | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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