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There’s a techno festival in a 19th Century Polish fortress this summer

The festival is run entirely by women, in conjunction with the 'Techno Is A Lady' project...

There's a techno festival being held in a 19th century Polish fortress this summer.

Featuring the likes of Richie Hawtin, who's locked in for the DJ Mag Best of North America awards show, as well as Ben Klock, Donato Dozzy, DJ Bone, and a surplus of other techno legends, Instytut Festival already flaunts an impressive line-up before you even get to its remarkable setting.

Garnizon Modlin is allegedly the longest building in Europe, existing at the convergence between two Polish heartland rivers, the Narew and Vistula, and has at times been held by the Poles, the Russians, the Germans and the French.

The festival is organised by local promoters, Iwona and Joanna, who have also founded the 'Techno Is A Lady' project, a party series featuring women-only Polish DJs to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Polish women receiving the vote.

You can find out more and buy tickets here.