The Strokes revealed as headliners for the tenth anniversary of Heineken Open’er | Young Academic Ultimate Festival Guide

Young Academic has yet more festival news from overseas, this time in the form of Heineken Open’er in Gdynia, Poland.  The festival organisers have just revealed that New York’s finest, The Strokes, will headline the main stage on the final day of the festival.  Voted “best major festival” for two consecutive years, this festival is action-packed and full to the brim with great acts to make sure your summer festival season goes off with a bang.  Make sure you keep up to date with all the best festivals on offer this year as well as the usual student news here at Young Academic!

This year sees the tenth anniversary of Heineken Open’er and the festival organisers are making sure that this one is a big one adding yet more amazing acts to the bill.  The Strokes, James Blake and Crystal Fighters will accompany the likes of Coldplay, MIA, Hurts, Foals and Two Door Cinema Club as well as many more making this festival a winner for any music fans out there and at only £79 a ticket you won’t want to miss it.

“Chosen as the “Best Major Festival” at the European Festival Awards for two years running, Heineken Open’er definitely deserves its position as one of the biggest and best festivals in Europe”


Named one of the most prominent indie bands to emerge this century, The Strokes have always proved popular at any festival so their closing performance at Heineken Open’er this year is sure to astound the festival-goers.

Involved in the BBC’s Sound of 2011 and announced runner-up, Dubstep star James Blake is expected to turn heads at Heinken Open’er on the Sunday wowing the crowds with his captivating and atmospheric set.

Originating from the Basque, electro-folk act Crystal Fighters will bring a truly individual experience to the stages of the festival with their amalgamation of house, punk, Latin electro and Basque folk traditions.

Chosen as the “Best Major Festival” at the European Festival Awards for two years running, Heineken Open’er definitely deserves its position as one of the biggest and best festivals in Europe and with tickets as cheap as they are all you die hard music fans have the opportunity to catch all your favourite acts for less.

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