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Thanks so much to everyone who joined us for our music festival this year, on Saturday 2 July.

You can check out who played and see photos of the day by looking in our archive, click here.


 

Wysing Polyphonic

An all-acoustic festival brings to mind horrifying ranks of guitar-toting troubadours, but this festival, with no amplification or electronics of any kind, instead showed the astonishing health of the UK avant-garde.
At no point did the quality drop below world class, and all of it without a lick of electricity

Ben Beaumont-Thomas' five-star review of the festival in Guardian Culture. Read the full review, here.

It is to the great credit to the organisers at Wysing Arts Centre that Polyphonic had something of the idealism, critical edge and productive energy of the late 1960s. This kind of event is a truly valuable addition the contemporary cultural landscape.

Luke Naessen's review in Thisistomorrow. Read the full review, here.

We've had some amazing feedback on this year's festival including:

Just to say this year’s Polyphonic (our first) was amazing. Some really wonderful cutting edge (and very ancient) music. And so much fun too. Definitely come again next year. Ticket holder

I really enjoyed the festival yesterday - thank you for everything. Something magical and subliminal emerged, maybe because all the events were unamplified. The listening intensified along with the social bonds. Performer

My compliments on producing such a great one day music festival.The atmosphere throughout the day was wonderful. It was chilled, comfortable and inclusive. Thank you again for making this day possible. I enjoyed it overall more than this year's Sonar festival in Barcelona! Ticket holder

It was a really special festival. The no electricity brief pushed us into doing something very physical, and it is very exciting to think about how we will develop that. I think your idea really sowed the seeds for a lot of us that will bear fruit way beyond the festival. Performer