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Hot summer events

Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Manu Chao, Eric Burdon, Kasabian, Placebo, James, Calexico, Simple Minds, Boy George and other great stars of the international pop and rock music scene will appear this summer in venues across the country. This summer’s calendar is going to be marked with some hot and colourful music events!

The first shows will take place on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7, during the 4th Plissken Festival which ranks high among the best summer festivals worldwide. Over 50 music projects from across the globe (65daysofstatic, Fink, Soft Moon, Black Lips, Damien Jurado, Fuck Buttons, Imam Baildi, Dub Pistols etc) will perform on stage at the Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre (Building 56) in Athens, and the show will offer an unforgettable experience to everyone present.


Thievery Corporation will appear in Athens (Nerou Square, Neo Faliro) and in Thessaloniki (Mylos) on Tuesday June 17, and Wednesday June 18; their shows are always a success with Greek audiences. En Lefko Festival 2014 will take place on Friday, June 20, and Saturday June 21 in Technopolis, Municipality of Athens. Popular groups and artists will perform there, such as Simple Minds, Karuan & Band, Mike Simonetti (20/6), Boy George, Gramatik, Aeroplane and others (21/6).

First time in Thessaloniki, legendary song writer and singer Bob Dylan will appear at a venue by the harbour on Sunday 22/6, and the following day he will perform in Terra Vibe, Malakasa. Special and very talented artist Manu Chao and his Manu Chao La Ventura band will take the stage in Thessaloniki right after Bob Dylan. The 10th Ejekt Festival will take place on June 25, in Nerou Square, Neo Faliro, and famous musicians will participate such as the Kasabian, Editors, White Lies, Darkside, Paul Kalkbrenner and others.

The legendary RockWave Festival will be organised for the 19th time, during July 10 – 13, in the Terra Vibe concert space. The musicians announced so far include Eric Burdon, Calexico and Woodkid, and the list of famous participating artists will soon grow longer. The next big event is about a group with devoted fans throughout the world. Music lovers will enjoy seeing the James on stage in Athens on Tuesday July 15 for a single show, at Melina Merkouri Vrachon Theatre. Friday, August 8, will be the date for the Placebo concert which is to take place at the top floor (Open Air Area) of the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Neo Faliro (Piraeus).

The top music event of the summer though is the one scheduled for Friday September 19: Lady Gaga, the ultimate pop icon, will appear in the Athens Olympic Stadium as part of her world tour. Lady Gaga’s artRAVE: the ARTPOP ball is the title of the show promising to offer excitement and great fun to everyone watching it.

Upcoming concerts yet to be announced will include great names of the international music scene, so watch out for these new dates as this summer will definitely be a hot one!

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