Although relatively young, Open'er dominates the country's cultural calendar. Established in 2002, Open'er has grown from strength to strength in recent years. Now recognised as one of the biggest musical events in Poland, Open'er competes with the prominent summer music scene in Central Europe. Since winning the 'Best Major Festival' Prize at the European Festival Awards in 2009, as well as in 2010, thousands of festivalgoers from across Europe descend on Gdynia every year. The Polish festival experience surprises new travellers, and continues to impress seasoned ravers!