Greek summer music festivals

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Heading to Greece this summer? Are you a festival soul or you simply love listening to contemporary music?

Here is your ultimate list with every music note that will sound this summer along Greece:

JUNE 2016

Release Athens Festival: 1, 3, 7 &13 June 2016 @ Plateia Nerou, Faliro Athens


A brand new festival has landed in Athens and we could not be more happy since it brings us great names:

- Wednesday 1st June: BEIRUT, DAUGHTER, CASS McCOMBS, IRENE SKYLAKAKI, MOA BONES


- Friday 3rd June: PAROV STELAR, CHINESE MAN, SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX, RSN, GAD.

- Tuesday 7th June: PJ HARVEY, THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, SLOWDIVE, CLOSER ,THE NOISE FIGURES

- Monday 13 June: SIGUR ROS, THE BLACK ANGELS, DIIV, THEODORE, ΑFFORMANCE

Admission: 39 euros per day
Official website: http://releaseathens.gr


MATALA BEACH FESTIVAL: 17-19 June 2016 @ Matala Beach, Crete


Matala beach in Crete, a hippie place historically, hosts the last years a fun music festival that has not only music but also parallel activities and workshops for kids. 
The full line up is not yet confirmed but mostly local bands will perform and they promise us a unique experience!

Admission: FREE!
Official Website: http://www.matalabeachfestival.org


JULY 2016

Ejekt Festival: 8 July 2016 @Plateia Nerou, Athens


In a wonderful area close to the sea this year Eject Festival celebrates its 12 years of presence in Athens. Being one of the biggest festivals in Athens every year attracts many music lovers who come to listen international and local musicians, although it only lasts a day. This years' headliners are James and the Editors and support groups will be two local groups Σtella and Dimitri Vegas + Like Mike

Admission: 35-40 euros


UP FESTIVAL: 14-16 July 2016, Amorgos Island

Up Festival 2016 | Αμοργός


One of the best summer music festivals will be hosted this year for the first time in the wonderful island of Amorgos. Until today, it was taking place at the paradise island of Koufonissi
Famous Greek bands, djs and musicians will perform and usually they create a friendly atmosphere where you can listen to the music all day long while sunbathing or swimming or drinking cocktails and making new friends. Definitely a not to miss experience!

Thurdsday 14 July:
Villagers Of Ioannina City (VIC (band)/ Kristi Stassinopoulou / The Noise Figures / The Cave Children
After Dj Set: Up Festival Team (Warm Up Dj Sets 15:00 - 20:00)

Firday 15 July: 
Φοίβος Δεληβοριάς / Vodka Juniors/ Σtella/ Daphne And The Fuzz
After Dj Set: Kon Zou (Warm Up Dj Sets 15:00 - 20:00)

Saturday 16 Ιουλίου
PAVLOS PAVLIDIS & B-Movies/ Larry Gus / The Boy / Gioumourtzina
After Dj Set: Laternative (Official) (Warm Up Dj Sets 15:00 - 20:00)


Admission: FREE
Official Website: http://www.upfestival.gr



Rockwave Festival: 18-19 July 2016 @TerraVibe, Malakasa


Maybe the most international Greek music festival and the most legendary one is Rockwave festival that takes place in Terra Vibe, Malakasa, Athens for 21 years now. This year headliners are The Last Shadow Puppets, Lana Del Rey along with Suede, Allah-Las, Lisa Mitchell Dropkick Murphys, Subways and many local artists. 

General Admission: 42,60 euros per day (66 euros VIP/ Golden Standing)


AUGUST 2016

River Party 3-7 August 2016 @ Nestorio, Kastoria


North of Greece should be really proud for this amazing festival that every year gets bigger and better. 
In a beautiful location in Nestorio that is 28 km from Kastoria people from all around Greece come to the river to enjoy grat music. Camping at the area is provided and is quite organised offering four specially designed camping areas:

PARADISE: For those who want their peace

HAWAII: The most central camping area
Indian village: In the heart of the festival, for those who do not want many silent hours, with the nearest access to the benefits of space (office, restaurants, stages).
JUNGLE: The longest dimension camping area for more social guests.
Alternatively you can choose one of the dozens of available hotels or hostels so Nestorio and Kastoria.

2016 Line-up: Kadebostany, V.I.C., Sokratis Malamas, Locomondo, Filipos Pliatsikas and more t.b.a.

Admission: 45 euros for all 5 days plus River Tent 95 euros for all 5 days
Official Website: http://people.gr/riverparty


5th Los Almiros festival 5-6 August 2016 @ Almyros, Volos 



Los Almiros Festival is a music fest for specific music tastes. 
Performances this year include the psych rockers Birthday Kicks from Larissa, Godsleep, one of the most promising names in heavy - stoner scene, Lionize, the Villagers of Ioannina City (VIC (band)) and Truckfighters from Sweden. Xatzifrageta, Fundracar and BAiLdSA will perform the second day and pshychedelic band from Baltimore, USA The Flying Eyes will create a unique trip for the lovers of this kind of music. The festival will finish with the Australian celtic punk band The Rumjacks that come for the first time in Greece. 

During the festival there will be various outdoor activities (hiking, cycling etc.) and a bazaar selling handmade products. The music lovers can camp in the area of the festival for free and toilets, showers, a mini market and a car parking are provided. 

Admission: FREE
Official Website: http://losalmirosfestival.com


What are you waiting for? pack your bathing suit, your sunscreen and dive into the world of music!!! 

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  1. I like this place. I was here the other night, I've been there for about four or five hours and found the prices reasonable on all fronts and the staff to be so friendly. I would be the perfect person to have on an infomercial for these venues in San Francisco if they ever had one.

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