The "Festival of Music inspired by Folklore – Sounds of the North" (Poland) was initiated in the 1970ies as a review of Cashubian folk bands, which in time widened its reach to folk bands from Northern Poland and finally – to representatives of the Baltic countries. In the 1990ies, it was entitled Northern Folk's Festival and since 1999, it has been organized as Sounds of the North.
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- folk music fans, folk dancers and musicians
- inhabitants of the Tri-cities Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot
- interested tourists in general
Each year, at the festival there are about 35 to 40 artists represented and about 2000 visitors.
The 33th edition of the festival will take place from 14th to 17th July 2016.
From the 16th to 20th of July in Gdansk (Poland), experience the Sounds of the North, a folk music festival dedicated to strengthening regional and national identity of the Baltic Sea Region.
This ARS BALTICA accredited Festival takes place from 28 July to 4 August 2012 in Gdansk/ Poland. It is a project of the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre which has for a long time been a part of the cultural calendar of Gdansk and on...
"ARS BALTICA is not a bureaucratic construction for political posturing, but a concept that stands for unconventional and committed collaboration in real cooperative projects." (Rainer Haarmann, former ARS BALTICA Coordinator, 1997)