Experimental EDM Fest Responds To Accusations Of Satanism
Unsound Music Festival in Kraków, Poland ran into a problem when a letter was sent to St. Catherine's Church - where musical performances were being held - accusing the event of identifying with Satanism. The organizers were forced to find a new venue for the scheduled performances and have released an official statement explaining the last minute change.
"With great shock, it has come to our attention that accusations have been posted on a Polish Internet website that our festival — as preposterous as it is to even repeat — allegedly promotes and propagates Satanism. These accusations, initially made in a letter to St Catherine's Church, are completely unfounded, unreasonable, and slanderous. They undermine the good name of the festival, which since 2003 has been an enthusiastic participant in Krakow's cultural life, and we reject the accusation unequivocally.
Were it possible to ignore this as a sick joke, we would. Unfortunately, this statement harms not only the festival organisers, but also our guests – including both artists and the festival audience.
As the organisers of Unsound, we of course categorically deny that Satanism is now or has ever been promoted at our festival. The goal of the Unsound festival has always been bringing artists and audiences together in the promotion of art and culture. There has never been any political ideology or religious motivation behind the festival programming. And, moreover, the organizers of the festival have always appreciated the hospitality of Krakow churches, where over the span of several years many concerts have taken place."
The festival is known for its experimental music and emphasis on visuals. Here are some flyers and previous Facebook posts showing the church and festival flyers as well as videos taken during last year's event...