For many of Poles the beginning of August means one thing every year: Woodstock Festival - a three day celebration of music, freedom and mud baths; a true escape from everyday life in the middle of summer. And it wasn’t any different this year – about 300 thousand people headed west to the tiny town of Kostrzyn nad Odrą near the German border to attend the 23rd edition of Woodstock Festival Poland.
The invasion of Woodstock fields, located on the outskirts of Kostrzyn, a town normally populated by less than 20 thousand inhabitants, had already started a couple of days before August 4th – the opening day of the festival. By that day, countless tents, marquees, one-off shops and bars had created a town which could be easily ranked in top 10 of Polish cities in terms of population!
Monster Energy found its space in this sea of people and tents as well. And it wasn’t hard to find it, either – flying MX bikes were pointing the location of the Monster Zone a few times per day throughout all three festival days. FMX shows provided by a Polish group ‘Freestyle Family’ and workshops on a constantly occupied miniramp for skateboarders were one the Woodstock highlights, of course until the sun was coming down and the main music stage was being overtaken by the festival highliners.
Check out our photo recap from Woodstock Festival Poland 2017 to feel the spirit of one the biggest festivals in Europe!