The princess of British raves joins a set that includes explosive rap, hypnotic trip-hop, melancholic electronica and multiple renditions of the alternative.
The line-up of the WROsound festival, organised under the banner of “urban jungle”, is completed by one of the best female vocalists on the club scene. Katy B graduated from the prestigious BRIT School in London (whose graduates include Adele and Amy Winehouse) and entered the UK charts for the first time in 2010 with the singles Katy on a Mission and Lights On. Her work is a high-octane parade of hits based on a mix of pop, UK garage, drum’n’bass and dubstep. In 2021, she returned to recording after an extended break and released the CD Peace and Offerings, a summary of a time of personal transformation during the lockdown. In contrast, the artist surprised us with the perfect banger at the beginning of 2023 – the track Paradise was recorded with Kings Of The Rollers, creators of the drum’n’bass hits. Her performance on WROsound’s main stage will be a powerful conclusion to the festival.
The headliner has joined a line-up sure to please fans of rap, trip-hop, electronica and alternative. Tricky – a trip-hop legend, British singer and music producer – will also be performing on the main stage, along with our compatriot – Marta Złakowska. Kidnap, a Sheffield-based producer, will be in charge of an electronica section full of nostalgia. Serca will be sparkling with energetic beats, Brodka will play material from her latest EP Sadza, and asthma and her band will throw in some rap verses and punk energy. BOKKA will be celebrating its 10th birthday and brodachè will show density in beats and space in being.
Local artists will present themselves on the stage of the “Tak Brzmi Wrocław” – a project that refers to the history and beginnings of the festival. The duo – We Draw A will put on sad disco, while Zima Stulecia will play melancholic electronica accompanied by improvised music for synthesisers and percussion. Rycerzyki will introduce the atmosphere of the 1980s with their nostalgic-extatic music, which is loosely in line with the alternative pop trend, while Guest Julka will present material between soul and rap. The duo – EKHTO will combine a danceable mood with lyrical sensitivity, and Baby Meelo will thrill the audience without any bling or fireworks – but there will be tons of smoke and brutal honesty in his lyrics.
WROsound, organised by Strefa Kultury Wrocław, will take place on 14-15 July on the square in front of Impart in Wrocław. Tickets and passes are available at: www.wrosound.com, www.strefakultury.pl and www.eventim.pl.
14 July: Tricky feat. Marta, Brodka, asthma, Serca, Zima Stulecia, Baby Meelo, Guest Julka
15 July: Katy B, Kidnap, BOKKA, brodachè, We Draw A, EKHTO, Rycerzyki