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Poland brings in 2016

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Nick Hodge 01.01.2016 11:12
Street parties were held in cities across Poland on Thursday night, with revellers bringing in the new year.
Fireworks go off by the National Stadium in Warsaw. Photo: PAP/Pawel SupernakFireworks go off by the National Stadium in Warsaw. Photo: PAP/Pawel Supernak

In Warsaw, partiers gathered by the National Stadium for the third year in a row, where bands such as The Kooks let rip on a specially erected stage.

Red and white fireworks representing the colours of the Polish flag were let off during a 12-minute display that began at midnight.

Kraków in southern Poland once again proved to be a magnet for both Poles and foreigners alike.

Thousands thronged to the Main Market Square, where performers included Afromental and Maciej Malenczuk.

The Main Market Square in Kraków. Photo: PAP/Jacek Bednarczyk

Meanwhile, city authorities in Wrocław, south west Poland, estimate that about 200,000 people attended festivities on the city's Market Square. 3-D technology was used on the stage while bands provided sonic celebration.

The southern city of Katowice, which was made a UNESCO City of Music last month, likewise hosted a major open-air concert, with artists including rockers Wilki and folk fusion favourites Golec uOrkiestra. (nh)

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