For a vacation unlike spent in years, you got to get away and get dreamy with these 3 hilarious Culture and Music Festivals. These will have theatre, dance and music performances given by established names as well as emerging talents, local and global. Your Greece tour package sans these festivals would mean you are missing a great experience in life!
Athens Epidaurus Festival
The festival is about everything Greece yet more than what is on your face. As is the nature of Art, it’s relevant is all the ages, for all the communities and for every citizen of the world. This is what makes the festival the highlight of Greece and a reason many people find themselves booking for Greece during Greece Summers marked by this festival where world renowned performance artists give a piece of their mind as food for thought.
Performances from ancient Greece playwrights (as it is or an interpretation or modern representation) are given in Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Ancient Stadium of Epidaurus, and Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus.
Programs to look forward to: The Eumenides by Aeschylus (ORESTEIA cycle), Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus, Antigone by Sophocles, The Libation Bearers by Aeschylus (ORESTEIA cycle), Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles, The Frogs by Aristophanes, Orestes by Euripides, Thesmophoriazusae by Aristophanes, Electra by Sophocles, Plutus by Aristophanes, Agamemnon by Aeschylus (ORESTEIA cycle), The Acharnians by Aristophanes.
1990s wasthe decade of Rock Music, and Greece couldn’t stay uninfluenced with it which ultimately led to its own rock music festival- Rockwave, first staged in 1996. Year 2018 would be its 21st anniversary in the 21st century. Needless to say, the music festival has emerged as the most iconic festival in Eastern Europe.
Both established as well as emerging artists from European Union find themselves giving a performance or two and getting their own fans in the process, accumulating fame. Each year sees some of the biggest name of the Rock Music Industry generating more Rockwaves than before!.
Till date, more than 200 national and international artists have been part of Rockwave’s Festival history.
The venue of the festival is TerraVibe Park in Attica. Till the time of the blog, the lineups of 2018 are Judas Priest and iron Maiden, performing on Terra Stage.
Another very well-known annual music festival of Greece is Plisskën Festival, started recently in 2010 but gained a huge fan-base across the globe. In its past eight editions held at Building 56 of the cultural centre Hellenic Cosmos, more than 350 international artists belonging to diversified genres of music have participated. New talent also finds encouragement, gaining on their fan-base and popularity here.
Known for its efforts for environment and sustainability, it has won awards for being ‘Best Indoor Festival’ from the European Festival Awards and got honored with Commended Greener Festival Award.
Plisskën Festival launched its Winter Edition for the first time in Athens and Thessaloniki in Dec, 2014. Performances were given by Swans, Son Lux, Simian Mobile Disco, The Bug andLee ‘Scratch’ Perry.
Since, the 2017 edition has recently culminated, you have a huge time to look forward to Dec’2018 Plisskën Festival.
Greece holiday package could have many other festivals like Sailbeats (Santorini), Reworks (Thessaloniki), Barrakud Greece (Corfu), Odyssia(Alepokhóri, Attiki), and Rhythmatic open air festival (Pelion).
Have a blast!
Author Bio: – Jyoti is a travel writer, who love to explore different destinations across the globe, In the above article Jyoti is sharing her views about her recent Greece Honeymoon Packages.