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Fri, 1 Dec 2017 - Sun, 3 Dec 2017
19:00 - 05:30
The winter edition of Athens’ Plisskën Festival returns once again with another innovative, heavy-hitting, multi genre line-up showcasing a broad mix of styles and quality. Set in a city rich in both ancient and modern culture on Friday the 1st and Saturday 2nd of December, Greece’s most ambitious and forward-thinking musical gathering will host 2 consecutive nights with over 40 international & local artists performing across 3 neighbouring venues. The surrounding area with house a food court, cocktail bar and lounge area, creating a unique street festival atmosphere for the crowd to enjoy.
Since it’s debut year in 2010, past line-ups have included the likes of Perfume Genius, Savages, Mogwai, The Horrors, King Krule, Black Lips, Death Grips, Wild Beasts, Ariel Pink, Brodinski, Âme, Wooden Shjips, SWANS, Fuck Buttons, Mount Kimbie, Vitalic, Simian Mobile Disco and Peaches. Charismatic, Canadian cult-hero Mac DeMarco and the father of Ethio-jazz Mulatu Astatke will headline this year's event, which will also feature sets from deep techno’s finest Andy Stott, Ninja Tune whizzkid Romare and South London rap crew 67. Experimental noise outfit Holy Fuck, masters of eccentric electronica Liars and first lady of grime Lady Leshurr will also grace the stage, alongside Dutch duo Weval and Jessy Lanza, who deals in pure and minimal electronic pop. Much hyped XL newcomers SMERZ and Midwest house outsider Huerco S. are on the bill with Gaika, Ivan Smagghe, Chaos in the CBD, TOPS, Lotic and Lena Platonos helping to complete a bumper line-up of epic proportions.
Not only is Plisskën committed to delivering an eclectic line-up containing some of the hottest musical acts on the planet, every year it pushes the boundaries of multiculturalism as well as it’s environmental and social ethos. Believing in young people and wanting to offer something back, The Lab, is an annual workshop organised by Plisskën, where participants get the chance to learn about all of the elements that comprise putting on a festival. Plisskën Festival has also been nominated for ‘Best Small & Best Indoor Festival’ by European Festival Awards for their third second consecutive year as well as the 2nd star for the Greener Festival Award.
Doors open on both festival days at 19:00
Plisskën’s box office and collection of festival passes will be located at Metallourgeion.
• Website: www.plisskenfestival.gr
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/plisskenfestival
• Twitter: www.twitter.com/plisskenfest
• Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plisskën_Festival
Venues / Stages:
MAIN (Piraeus Academy) / 117 Pireos Str, Athens
TUNNEL & REPUBLIC (Metallourgeion) / 127 Pireos Str, Athens
AQUARIUM (Loft) / 123 Pireos Str, Athens
Chaos In The CBD
Iguana Death Cult
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Like rain and sun, like cold and heat