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Summer festivals 2011 in Greece

20 June 2011 / 18:06:34  GRReporter
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Fringe Festival (20-26 June)
The Fringe Festival, aiming to present the creative forces of the Greek capital, will be held in Athens for the third time. The Festival is inspired by the Festival in Edinburgh, but it has a slight whiff of activism. About 500 artists at the age of about 30 years will demonstrate their talents from today until Sunday and will improvise on Smile in the Mind – the name of the festival as opposed to the pessimism that conquered the city. The central venue for the performances, exhibitions and other events is Technopolis, but also Eliart theatre, Rouf, Vrisaki and the Union of Greek Archaeologists and the Athens House of Photography. The places were selected to be close to one another, but also close to the subway. The daily fare is 7 euros and 5 euros for students and unemployed. The ticket includes visits to 21 museums from the network of museums in the historic center.

European Music Day 2011 (19- 23 June)

The biggest music festival, which takes place in hundreds of cities in Europe returns and all are prepared to go out on the streets and squares for its 12 edition. 47 places throughout Athens, including Kodziya Square, Klavtmonos Square, the National Garden, Technopolis, Frankish Institute, the Museum of Acropolis, the Byzantine Museum will be flooded with music between June 19 and 23.

Οff-Οff Athens (30 May - 9 July)

For the fourth year Epi Kolonos Theatre organizes the summer festival of theatrical performances of new groups in the showcase category. The theatre foyer is offered for free to various theatre groups of young people. This year the festival involves 34 groups that have one performance daily. These performances will be held at 21:30, the ticket price is 5 euros and they do not last more than 50 minutes.

17th International Festival of Dance in Kalamata (14-21 July)

The Mayor of Kalamata, together with the International Dance Centre and the artistic director Vicky Marangopoulou once again organize with great enthusiasm the famous dance festival throughout Greece. Each year, thousands of dancers are coming from around the world to watch the performances and participate in seminars.

Second Jazz Festival in Kalamata (22-24 July)

This year, it will bring many young Greek artists and what they will present during the festival is the result of years of research and study of music and aesthetics of art.

Rockwave Festival 2011 (1-3 July)

Rock, punk and vintage will be at the core of this year’s Rockwave Festival in Terra Vibe Park in Malakasa στη Μαλακάσα από την Παρασκευή 1η Ιουλίου έως την Κυριακή 3 Ιουλίου. 25 musicians known in Greece and abroad will raise the spirits of the crowd on the two stages in Terra Vibe Park. Among them are the eccentric Cake, the punks The Stranglers, the Frenchmen The Ispector Cluzo, Yiannis Angelakas, Lost Bodies, Prodigy, Gogol Bordello, Kyuss Lives, Monster Magnet Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg.

Tickets prices:
A three-day ticket - 65 euros, a two-day ticket for Friday and Sunday - 28 euros, and for Saturday - between 12 and 15 euros.

Tickets sale: Ticket House in Athens and Musicland and Stereodisc in Thessaloniki.


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