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Sacrum Profanum Festival 2024 in Krakow

Sacrum Profanum gained the status of one of the most interesting music events in Europe by presenting pieces from the 20th century

Dates: November 8–11, 2024

Sacrum Profanum Festival
Sacrum Profanum Festival

Sacrum Profanum Festival is a unique celebration of contemporary experimental music. This annual event in Kraków, Poland, blends classical masterpieces with modern trends, creating a rich and diverse musical experience. Attendees can look forward to an unforgettable journey through modern musical landscapes.


The Sacrum Profanum Festival is renowned for its eclectic mix of performances. According to the organizers, the 2024 program will feature a range of instrumental and vocal-instrumental works from various genres, including jazz and classical music. Each year, the festival focuses on composers from a different country, making it a musical journey through diverse cultures and styles. The music halls are often transformed to align with the festival’s theme, enhancing the overall experience for attendees.

Highlights from Last Year

The Sacrum Profanum Festival 2023 was a remarkable blend of contrasting worlds, featuring unique performances like Erwan Keravec's bagpipe renditions around Kraków's Main Market Square, collaborative projects with young composers, and avant-garde showcases by Duo van Vliet. Highlights included the PLAYGROUND project, experimental workshops, and the ELECTRONIC REQUIEM by Jędrzej Siwek, which combined synthesizers and virtual ensembles to create a deeply immersive soundscape. The festival also explored the intersection of discomfort, neuroscience, and creativity, making it a truly innovative and boundary-pushing event.

Ticket Prices

Details about ticket prices for Sacrum Profanum Festival 2024 will be released in the fall, as the organizers claim. Typically, tickets can be purchased online through the festival's official website.

Location and Infrastructure

Sacrum Profanum takes place in various locations throughout Kraków, a city known for its rich cultural heritage. The venues are strategically chosen to enhance the festival's themes and provide an immersive experience. Kraków is well-connected by public transportation, making it easy for attendees to navigate the city. For those coming from outside the city, the nearest major city is Warsaw, approximately 186 miles (300 km) away. Kraków itself offers numerous attractions, including historical sites, parks, and museums, providing plenty to see and do outside of the festival activities.

History of the Festival

The Sacrum Profanum Festival was established in 2003 and has since become a prominent event in the world of contemporary music. It was founded to draw attention to the beauty and power of modern classical music, appealing to a wide audience. The festival's commitment to showcasing a diverse array of musical styles has solidified its reputation as a leading event in the experimental music scene.

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