Red Smoke Festival
Red Smoke Festival
Logo for the 2018 edition.
Background information
Genre(s) Stoner Rock, Stoner Metal, Doom Metal, Retro Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Sludge Metal
Date(s) July
Location Pleszew, Poland
Venue(s) Sportola
Years active 2013 - Present
Website Red Smoke Festival Official

Red Smoke Festival is an open air festival hosted in Pleszew. Spanning three days with a wide arrangement of heavy genres, it is billed as the first stoner/heavy/retro/doom/psychedelic open air festival in Poland. From 2018 the festival would further expand including DJ tents, multiple stages and even secret performers though the identity of these "secret gigs" are unknown except to those in attendance.


The inaugural Red Smoke Festival would take place at Amfiteatr on 12 and 13 July 2013.[1]

12 July 2013 13 July 2013
Black Moon Bloody Rider
The Riskers Rockaine
Overstep Far Enough
Swing Suicide Thermit
Bitchcraft Naked Brown


The 2014 edition of Red Smoke Festival would take place between 25 and 26 July 2014. [2]

25 July 2014 26 July 2014
Sonic Mass Ampacity
Grandfather Monolith
Bitchcraft Weedpecker
Naked Brown
Snake Thursday
Red Scalp


The third annual Red Smoke Festival would be announced in the Spring of 2015 and would take place from 10 - 12 July 2017, the first edition to span three days.[3]

10 July 11 July 12 July
Stoned Jesus Samsara Blues Experiment Greenleaf
Dopelord Sautrus Wedge
Sunnata J.D. Overdrive Atomic Vulture
High Fighter Cheap Wine Gallileous
Red Sclap Kalamata Kapitan Bongo


The fourth annual Red Smoke Festival would be announced in December 2015,[4] with the full lineup and the festival selling out by June.[5] The 2016 edition would take place between 8 - 10 July 2016.[6][7][8] Wucan were intended to play but dropped off on 7 July, a day before the festival.

8 July 9 July 10 July
Dopethrone Belzebong Truckfighters
Naxatras Jeremy Irons Blaak Heat
Dopelord Libido Fuzz Cheap Wine
Red Scalp Godsleep Doctor Cyclops
Limestone Whale Palm Desert
Weedcraft Daily Thompson


The 2017 edition of Red Smoke Festival would take place between 14 and 16 July 2017 and initially announced on 20 November 2016.[9] By 23 March three-day passes would be sold out.[10][11]

14 July 15 July 16 July
Kadavar Elder Acid King
Sasquatch Giobia Egypt
Ouzo Bazooka Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard Child
The Re-Stoned Maidavale Lee Van Cleef
Red Scalp King Buffalo Stonehenge
Bone Man Operators


On 10 December 2017 the 2018 edition of Red Smoke Festival would be announced.[12] Following several acts being announced, three-day passes would be sold out by May.[13] Along with a "secret gig" on Saturday, DJ duties would be handled by Eggs Delicious over the weekend. The 2018 edition of Red Smoke Festival would take place between 13 and 15 July.

13 July 14 July 15 July
Sunnata Secret Gig The Devil and The Almighty Blues
Bongzilla Messa Elephant Tree
Dopethrone Ufomammut Moon Coven
Sons of Otis Coogans Bluff Major Kong
The Black Wizards Jirm Octopussy
Red Scalp Seedy Jeezus Dead Man's Eyes
The Presolar Sands Strange Clouds
My Home On Trees Clockmaid
Heavy Clouds


The 2019 edition of Red Smoke Festival would be announced on 31 January 2019, with several of the festivals acts to follow.[14] By 26 March 3-Day Passes would be sold out.[15] The 2019 edition would take place between 12 - 14 July, with DJ gigs to close out each night at the Wigwam (Eggs Delicious on Friday, Wux on Saturday and RSF Dance Experience on Sunday).[16]

Dead Vibrations were intended to play but would drop off on 4 July.[17]

12 July 13 July 14 July
Wyatt E. Secret Gig Spidergawd
Weedpecker Five The Heirophant Kikagaku Moyo
La Morte Viene Dallo Spazio Weedeater Yawning Man
Narcosatanicos Black Cobra Triptides
Mun Spaceslug Electric Octopus
Willow Child The Great Machine
Diuna The Howling Eye
Black Tundra Krach Bumm
Forge of Clouds
Red Scalp


The 2020 edition of Red Smoke Festival was originally intended for 10 - 12 July 2020 and some names were announced such as Colour Haze, The Atomic Bitchwax, Mothership, Sasquatch and Kaleidobolt among others. However on 22 April it would be announced that the festival would be canceled due to The CO-VID19 Pandemic.[18]


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