Don't Panic! We're from Poland (DPWFP) has become synonymous with new, high quality music from Poland since the initiation of the in 2008 by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

After many years of presenting Polish bands at the biggest showcase festivals in the world such as: SXSW, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn Festival, Eurosonic Noorderslag or Primavera Sound; it is time to shift our support to other parts of the music industry. DPWFP is a platform that helps in creating business contacts through organizing: trade missions, networking events, speed dating sessions etc.

The DPWFP project is responsible for over 100 events in 15 countries, presenting over 200 artists from Poland. The Adam Mickiewicz Institute started to be perceived as the Polish music export office which, under the flagship brand Culture.pl, promotes artists worldwide. 

 

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Today’s scene, thanks to a direct confrontation with the foreign forefront, caught up with the differences splitting us from the rest of the word. The Adam Mickiewicz Institute promotes the brand Don’t Panic We’re from Poland, under which Polish artists conquer showcases around the world. Not everything that happened in the last 25 years in Polish entertainment is a failure.

Gazeta Wyborcza, 9.07.2014

The showcase, organized with the suport of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, will certainly help musicians reach a wider, foreign audience.

Jazz Forum, 1.02.2014

In 2013, the official international partner to the festival [the Great Escape] comes in the form of Poland's IAM and their 'Don't Panic! We're From Poland' package, which will provide delegates and festival goers with an exhilarating snapshot of Polish culture through a series of musical performances designed to enchant and influence.

Clash Music, 16.05.2013
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Since 2008 Polish artists have been a regular at the heavyweight cultural event [the Great Escape], however this year sees an active partnership between the promoters and the 'Poles Adam Mickiewicz Institute - who to date have played 4000 cultural events in 28 countries , with the elite of the country's musical offering on show, namely tres b, Brodka, Kamp!, Daniel Drumz, Teielte, Pictorial Candi, Enchanted Hunters and THE KDMS.

Music-news.com, 16.05.2013
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The Great Escape’s Festival Director Kat Morris said: We’re thrilled to be presenting Poland as lead country partner for The Great Escape 2013. We have showcased Polish artists at TGE for the last four years and have been greatly inspired by the new talent and music businesses that have emerged during that time. 2013 feels like the perfect opportunity to put the spotlight on Poland and we’re really looking forward to unveiling the full line up in the New Year.

Cornwall Music Forum, 08.01.2013
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