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Earth, Wind & Music Festival

Earth, Wind & Music Festival is a festival about music, the environment and its protection. This coming July a rich programme of events culminating in three eco-friendly concerts will turn Ancient Olympia into an interactive multi-purpose venue.
The festival will take place from Wednesday 14 to Sunday 18 July under the auspices of the Municipality of Ancient Olympia. Its aim is to use art and music in order to raise our environmental awareness and strengthen our sense of individual responsibility towards the collective whole we belong to.
The choice of venue for the festival was by no means accidental. Ancient Olympia, a place of rich history and cultural heritage, was devastated by the fires that ravaged the Peloponnese in the summer of 2007. The festival aims to turn the public’s attention to this historic site, promoting its products and its services in every corner of the town through a multitude of ecological activities, both musical and non-musical.

In collaboration with the Municipality of Ancient Olympia, events will be organized that include painting exhibitions, talks, display and sale of local products, promotion of social responsibility programmes and others. A main feature of the festival are the three ecological concerts that will take place with the use of equipment working without consuming electric power! These concerts will be held at the Olympia Theatre, and will feature artists with both a Greek and an international following.
This pioneering festival is organized by the production company SHOWHAT with the support of the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE), which, in collaboration with the Swiss nonprofit organization myclimate, leads the effort for the implementation of measures that will minimize carbon emissions resulting from economic and other human activities.

Exhibition of paintings by young artists on the themes of music and the environment.
An exhibition of the 25 best paintings to come out of the painting exhibition taking place during May in the secondary schools of the Prefecture.

From Wednesday 14 July to Sunday 18 July in the Town Hall Square and, in particular, in the central forecourt, special stalls will be made available for use by:

1. Local producers of biological products (wines, sun-dried tomatoes, cheese etc.) for display, tasting and sales.
2. Promotion of social responsibility programmes by various companies.

On Saturday 17 July in the forecourt of the Archaeological Museum the VIP event will be held comprising:
The award of “climate neutral event” certificate
A speech by the internationally renowned environmentalist George P. Nassos.
A musical event with the participation of Pemi Zouni (voice) and Thodoris Economou (piano).

The festival’s highlights are the three ecology concerts on 15, 16 and 18 July:
1. Thursday 15 July: Stavros Xarchakos and Elli Paspala – A tribute to Nikos Gatsos
2. Friday 16 July: Haris & Panos Katsimihas
3. Sunday 18 July: Elena Paparizou - Onirama

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