Taking place on the 12-15th of April 2019 in Warsaw, Poland, Grand Beatbox Battle is the biggest annual beatbox battle in the world, featuring over 40 beatboxers from 16 countries competing in 3 categories: Solo, Tag-team, and Loopstation. But you probably already knew that.
There will also be amazing showcases from the 15 judges - some of the best beatboxers in the world - including Beardyman, Reeps One, and Sam Perry (winner of the Voice of Australia 2018) to name a few.
On the 3rd day is the official afterparty and 7toSmoke battle - 100 qualifying beatboxers will attempt to make it into the top 8 for a chance to take out the prestigious 7toSmoke title (previous winners include Alexinho, Colaps, and Alem).
This is the 11th edition of GBB, and due its rapid growth and massive popularity, is the first time it is being held outside of Switzerland. Below you can find all the important information regarding GBB19 and the 7toSmoke battle and afterparty.
This year we have reserved an entire hostel just for guests and participants of GBB19. The hostel is located directly in the middle of central Warsaw, and includes a private bar, common area, and multiple kitchen/dining areas on each floor. To book the hostel, you must purchase a valid GBB19 ticket. To book, simply follow the instructions in your ticket confirmation email you received when you purchased your GBB19 ticket.
If the hostel is booked out, or you prefer to stay somewhere a bit more quiet (be warned - the hostel will be full and lively, so if you want some quiet, this is not the place to sleep), there are many other options available in the area, such as New World Street Hostel and Moon Hostel to name a few. However, you will want to stay close to the official hostel as this is where all the action will be between events.
Travelling in Warsaw
There are many public transport services in Warsaw, including busses and trains. Uber and taxis are also fairly cheap. Below we have listed the main connections and methods of transport in relation to GBB19. All transport info can also be accessed through Google Maps.
Warsaw is generally pretty cheap, depending on where you are coming from, so keep this in mind when considering travel options. For information on public transport ticket prices, please visit https://www.ztm.waw.pl
Options differ depending on time of day. Please refer to google maps for more information.
Patchwork Hostel <-> Klub Stodola
Line (direction): 222 (Spartańska) Foksal 01 -> Plac Unii Lubelskiej 01 Leaves every 20 minutes Travel time: 20 minutes
Line (direction): M1 (Kabaty) Centrum -> Pole Mokotowskie Leaves every 5-10 minutes Travel time: 25 minutes
Travel time: approx. 10 minutes Cost: approx. 3€
There is also a night bus that runs every 30min all night, so returning to the hostel late will not be a problem.
Patchwork Hostel <-> Klub Hydrozagadka
Line (direction): 25 (Annopol) Muzeum Narodowe 05 -> Inżynierska 04 Leaves every 15 minutes Travel time: 21 minutes
Uber/Taxi Travel time: approx. 15 minutes Cost: approx. 4€ Polish Visa for Non-Europeans Citizens
There are a number of Countries outside the EU that do not require a visa to enter Poland. For all information regarding VIsa’s and entry requirements, please visit justlanded.com
For any attendees between the age of 13 and 18, you must fill out and bring with you a consent form signed by a parent or guardian. This letter will be available online within the coming weeks. Any attendees under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who has a valid GBB ticket.