Musical gifts from Open'er Festival. Pop and dance music giants, British guitar goddess and one of the most popular Irish bands of the decade – Robyn, Diplo, Anna Calvi and Kodaline join festival line-up.
Not many musicians are able to mix catchy pop melodies and electronic dance music with lyrics about complicated emotions and interpersonal relations. Robyn has mastered it. Although she began her musical career in the 90s, 2007 was undoubtedly the year of her international breakthrough when the single "With Every Heartbeat" recorded with Kleerup reached the top of the UK Charts. Then came the "Body Talk" albums, that made her the voice of a generation. With hits like "Dancing On My Own", "Call Your Girlfriend" and "Hang With Me" she still remains an inspiration for the biggest contemporary pop stars. Her new album "Honey" is cosidered a great comeback, and collects raving reviews (selected as Best New Music by Pitchfork). Now Robyn is taking the new material on the road and you will experience it live at Open’er Festival!
Another amazing show to prepare for is Diplo's Open'er performance. The American DJ and producer, will heat up the audience at Orange Main Stage. He began his adventure with music at the end of the 90s but his first success came in the middle of the 00s, thanks to cooperation with artists like M.I.A (he co-produced the Grammy-nominated "Paper Planes"). Since then, Diplo has started working with the biggest music stars, including Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, Britney Spears and Ariana Grande. However, he gained his biggest popularity in recent years as the core member of Major Lazer, known for such songs as "Powerful", "Light It Up" and one of the greatest hits of the 21st century - "Lean On". He is also a member of Silk City and LSD – a supergroup, which also includes Labrinth and SIA.
Among the gifts is also Anna Calvi - one of the most interesting contemporary artists of alternative rock. Her first two albums - the self-titled debut (2011) and the 2013 follow-up "One Breath" received i.a. nominations for the Mercury Music Prize. Since then, she has collaborated with legends like Brian Eno, Marianne Faithfull, David Byrne and Brian Wilson. Critics and fans were delighted not only with her compositional skills, but also with guitar virtuosity and incredibly expressive live performances. In 2018 Anna Calvi presented her extremely personal, cathartic third album "Hunter" on which she faces the stereotypical definitions of femininity and gender.
Finally, we've got one of the most popular Irish bands in recent years. Kodaline's 2013 debut album "In a Perfect World" hit the heights of best selling-albums in Ireland, and held 3rd place in the UK Top 40. The band also built a strong position in the US and Europe. Kodaline's second album, “Coming Up for Air”, was released at the beginning of 2015 and quickly repeated the success of the debut. In the summer of 2016, the single "Raging", recorded with Norwegian electronic music producer Kygo, has been a massive success. Since then, Kodaline's music has gained electronic power. Their third album "Politics of Living" was created with top producers - pop guru Wayne Hector, Jonny Coffer (Beyoncé, Emeli Sandé, Naughty Boy) and Two Inch Punch (Rag 'n' Bone Man, Sam Smith).