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SIMPLE MINDS
22:30 | Main Stage


It's really impressive how some bands manage to sound timeless. Who can forget the masterpiece "Don't You (Forget About Me)", that appeared on the ultimate teen movie "The Breakfast Club" and the beautifully nostalgic "Someone Somewhere in Summertime" and of course the power classic "Alive and Kicking". This year the audience of En Lefko Festival will have the unique opportunity to watch the Simple Minds live in a flashback of their best moments, through the Greatest Hits Live Tour, a celebration of the 35 year career of the band and the official release of their new collection "Celebrate - The Greatest Hits". The charismatic Jim Kerr will take the stage and prove, for one more time, that the Simple Minds are "Alive and Kicking" !





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HOOVERPHONIC
20:45 | Main Stage


The Belgians Hooverphonic formed in 1995 as a trip hop band, and soon their sound managed to combine alternative, ambient, electronica, electropop and rock. The recognition came with the song "2Wicky" (singer at the time was Liesje Sadonius which was a great success, especially since it was included in the soundtrack of the movie "Stealing Beauty" of Bernardo Bertolucci, . The basic little nasty riff of the song is from the famous "Walk on By" the Isaak Hayes, as was recorded in 1960. Their piece "Mad About You" is heard by all greek radios and the tinge of Geike Arnaert has haunted the hearts of us all while the entire album, The Magnificent Tree, made ​​them famous worldwide. The Arnaert left in 2008 to give way to Noémie Wolfs, a Belgian who was chosen among thousands of other voices from around the world, and their first album with her was released in 2010 entitled "The Night Before".





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KARUAN and Band
19:30 | Main Stage


Many people know the lines “I Am Hypnotized“ or heard “Reflections Of A Poem“ on countless compilations or in the radio. After two albums the Viennese musician and producer known as KARUAN has not only toured Europe with his 5 piece band, he has also written the soundtracks to a dozen movies and documentaries and almost made it to the Oscars with his brilliant score for Arash Riahi´s multi-award-winning “For A Moment Freedom“. Maybe you´ve seen the portraits of Formula 1 driver Mark Webber or french soccer legend Thierry Henry on television and wondered why this sounds so much like Karuan…. His funky playing and the feeling for catchy melodies are the backbone of his intense live shows and will also be the backbone of the new album which he´s currently working on.





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MIKE SIMONETTI (Italians Do It Better)
01:00 | Dance Stage


Mike Simonetti began the independent Troubleman Unlimited records characterized by noise rock and post punk sound , they won the title Best Label for New York magazine in 2005, then founded the Italians Do It Better label to support artists with a more danceable sound. With limited releases, talked about artworks and tours in Europe and America the Italians do it better label set the new disco sound with bands like Glass Candy, Chromatics, Farah and Desire. From New Jersey to the underground disco scene of New York, we welcome him to the En Lefko Festival for special club night!





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BOTTIN (Italians Do It Better / Eskimo / Tin)
02:00 | Dance Stage


Producer, DJ and Sound Designer based in Venice, Italy. He soon moved to the forefront of the contemporary disco scene with his concept album "Horror Disco” on Bearfunk Records UK, which garnered critical praise for its dashing display of all of Italo’s delights without the pastiche.
Moroder-esque basslines that inspire dancing rather than dread. Bottin makes music only an Italian can make... Take a youth spent against a background of old Italian Giallo soundtracks, add in late 70s Italian disco influences, a touch of free and easy west-coast vibe and a smattering of kitsch. That just about half describes Bottin.





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BABY GURU
21:55 | 525 Stage


Baby Guru is an ever-evolving musical organism conceived by three childhood friends, in a basement, at the end of 2009. Tired of the typical rock band thing, they lay emphasis on spontaneity and unexpected inspiration, while they cultivate an obsession with the kraut rock legacy, pop melodies, psychedelic music and mama Africa percussion experiments. They remain incurably charmed by the analog warmth of proto-electronica and the raw power of garage punk, while they demonstrate a driving perspective of instinctive grooves and vocal lines that range from meditative to Dadaistic.
Their sophomore LP, "Pieces", was released in October 2012. It was distributed throughout Europe via Rough Trade and V2 Records and the band was invited to perform at Eurosonic Noorderslag and Europavox (plus some gigs across the Netherlands). Baby Guru's third LP, "Marginalia", was released in March 2014.
Baby Guru are: Prins Obi, King Elephant and Sir Kosmiche.



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WEDDING SINGERS
20:20 | 525 Stage


The Wedding Singers is not about a typical marriage orchestra. They surely dress better than Adam Sandler and they have all the necessary metrosexual dance moves.
The four-piece ... sextet promises a hell of a damn booty shaking with large doses of "banging" to the biggest dance hits of the 80s and 90s. Something like Daft Punk going rock. From Benny Benasi, Yazoo, Chimo Bayo to Blue Boy, Outhere Brothers, Andru Donalds, De La Soul, NKOTB, Salt n Pepa, and much more.



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EGG HELL
19:00 | 525 Stage


Egg Hell is a band from Athens, Greece. It consists of Jef Maarawi (vocals, guitar), Vassilis Vlahakos (guitar, backing vocals), Kostas Ekelon (electronics), Kostas Zabos (drums), and Dennis Morfis (bass). While Egg Hell began as a moniker for songwriter Jef Maarawi's music in 2007, it expanded into a five-piece band which is expected to release their first album "Once Part of a Whole Ship" (Inner Ear records) by the end of 2013. The band's music could be described as maintaining its folk-rock roots and Maarawi's lyrical idiosyncrasy, while implementing elements of psychedelic pop and electronic music.



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BLUE LAGOON (Kormoranos)
00:00 | Dance Stage


Dj, painter and founding member of Kormoranos, the Blue Lagoon has played at countless bars, clubs, parties and festivals throughout Greece, sometimes opening or closing for a diverse range of names such as Diplo, Erol Alkan, Madlib, Breakbot, Steve Aoki , Nancy Whang, Eric Dunkan, Jacques Renault, Peaches, Kindness, Skream and Maurice Fulton.



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ANNOUNCEMENT


We are sorry to announce that the Nick Waterhouse live concert scheduled for Saturday June 21 at En Lefko Festival has been cancelled, due to an injury that prevents the artist from travelling to Europe.

Here's Nick Waterhouse's official announcement:
“Nick Waterhouse has had to cancel his upcoming travel plans due to a personal injury that prevents him from travelling. Nick is healing up and looks forward to heading back across the Atlantic in August and September this year”

Please see below the updated line-up for Saturday, with the addition of Greek band Xaxakes.


BOY GEORGE
22:40 | Main Stage


Mostly known for his highly successful career with Culture Club (150 million record sales), but Mr. George O'Dowd’s solo career (Boy George), certainly had much more to give, demonstrating that the classification as "pop star of the 80's" is nonetheless one-dimensional. With hits like "Little Ghost", "Everything I Own", "Generations of Love", "Crying Game" , "Out of Fashion" and collaborations like the amazing "Why Go" with Faithless, the "Innocence is Lost" with Groove Armada and "Somebody to Love Me" with the sought after producer Mark Ronson, while surprising with covers such as "Starman" (of his personal hero, David Bowie), “Funtime” (Iggy Pop) and the recent “Video Games” (Lana Del Ray).
En Lefko Festival welcomes back Boy George for the first time since the 1985 infamous appearance, performing both his hits from Culture Club and solo career but also from his new album, "This is What I Do", for which The Guardian gave him already a 5 star rating and described it as “come back of the year”.
Ladies and gentlemen the one and only ... BOY GEORGE!





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GRAMATIK
21:00 | Main Stage


Mixing that electro thump with the sample-heavy boom-bap of hip-hop, DJ/producer Gramatik was born in Portoroz, Slovenia, but he always seemed bound for Brooklyn. It was an older sister with a large cassette collection who turned the young Gramatik on to tapes of funk, jazz, R&B, and other genres that naturally lent themselves to dancefloors. By the time he was 13, he was making beats on his PC, and by the time he was in his late teens, his productions had earned him a loyal fan base and, eventually, the attention of the Colorado-based Pretty Lights. The like-minded producer signed to Gramatik to his Web label, also dubbed Pretty Lights, and released his Beatz & Pieces, Vol. 1 album in 2011.





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AEROPLANE
01:00 | Dance Stage


In just a few years, Vito De Luca, the Italian-Belgian producer behind Aeroplane, has established himself as party-starting DJ, remixer du jour -with his spacious cosmic-disco remakes of Grace Jones (William’s Blood), Friendly Fires (Paris) and Sebastien Tellier (Kilometer)- and, via his own keyboards riff-based melancholic beauties like Caramellas, or My Enemy, leader of the nu-disco and Balearica scene. Aeroplane’s debut album, We Can’t Fly, was an in-depth trip into the previously mentioned balearics with a big dose of AOR and Moroder-influenced disco, which was more a statement than an attempt to conquer dance floors. Surely a must see at the 2014 En Lefko Festival !





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ALEX GOPHER
03:00 | Dance Stage


Alex Gopher is one of the key producers of French House music scene. He has collaborated with artists such as Daft Punk, Air, etc. His track of "The Child" is considered a classic and received massive air time on the Greek radio. He contributed in seminar collections such as "Superdiscount", "Music Sounds Better With You", soundtrack productions and video games like GTA IV.





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XAXAKES
19:30 | Main Stage


A latest addition to the line-up of En Lefko Festival 2014, the band of renowned Greek musician, composer, singer and songwriter Giannis Nastas, Xaxakes are well-known for their explosive live shows. The band will play their greatest hits and set the grounds for unforgettable rock 'n' roll party.





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NTEIBINT
00:00 | Dance Stage


NTEIBINT is a 4 year old music project by upcoming producer George Bakalakos. It all started in 2008 with a remix for Jamie Lidell's ‘Little Bit of Feel Good’ (Warp Records). Following that release, George focused on producing several remixes and bootlegs for artists like Light Year, The Rapture and more. Following his EP’s on Bang Gang and Kitsuné, his remix for Alex Gopher’s new single ‘No Drop’ came out in September 2013. Now he’s ready to release his next EP, out soon on Eskimo Recordings.





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JESSICA 6
22:10 | 525 Stage


New York singer/songwriter Nomi Ruiz is known for her vocal contribution to Hercules & Love Affair’s debut album and world tour. She was featured on the songs ’You Belong’, ‘Hercules Theme’, and ‘I'm Telling You’. Pitchfork Media placed ‘Hercules Theme’ at #21 on their 100 Best Tracks list. She toured the world extensively with the band in support of the album, singing her song contributions as well as those of Antony Hegarty. The Guardian described Ruiz as "boasting the spookily effortless air of a future pop icon."
After a year on the road she returned to New York and began writing and collaborating under the alias Jessica 6, creating what would become ’See The Light’, an album combining dance and her natural R&B/Soul stylings.
She hit the world stage once again, working her way into the hearts of millions with the lead single ’White Horse’. The video has had 1.9 million views on YouTube and gained the attention of Diesel's artistic director & stylist Nicola Formichetti. Widely known for his collaboration with Lady Gaga, Nicola styled Nomi for her feature in V Magazine, photographed by Inez & Vinoodh, featured her in a provocative campaign film for Mugler Menswear titled ’Brothers Of Arcadia’ and used the songs ‘White Horse’ & ’Prisoner Of Love’ for that seasons runway show.
Nomi Ruiz is currently completing work on the next Jessica 6 album collaborating with producers from all around the globe. She has pieced together a band that includes DJ Rawkuts on Turntables, Nassos Vynios on keys, Panos Sardelis on drums, Victor Kouloubis on bass and Vagelis Μarkantonis on guitar. Together they bring her extensive catalog of songs together into one live show.



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MARIETTA FAFOUTI
20:30 | 525 Stage


Marietta Fafouti writes music for films , documentaries, television productions , commercials , plays, musicals , video games and video .
In the fall of 2010, she released her first solo album «Try A Little Romance», while a half year later , she released the second album «Homemade Joy» by Inner Ear. The two singles of the album «Don't stop» and «Kookoobadi» became major radio and television hits, while «Kookoobadi» became the best song of 2012 by the popular free press "Athens Voice" and its readers .
As for her relationship with the media, Marietta has given interviews to all the major newspapers and magazines , has made ​​major live television and radio appearances , while Greek newspaper "Vima" placed her in the list of the persons of the next decade in music category.
In her everyday occupation, Marietta is composing music and songs for major advertising campaigns (most recent for Aegean Airlines- "Take me there", PPC - "Become the sun", and Lacta - "You give me love"), while in December 2013 she was awarded with the Gold and Silver Hermes for best music of the year for advertising .
Her most recent film work includes a song for the film «Luton» by Michael Konstandatou and a song of the film " At Home " by Athanasios Karanikola which had its world premiere at the Berlinale and returned to Greece with her ​​first international award .
Currently Marietta Fafouti is recording songs for the 3rd album, which will be released in 2014 .





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ANGELIKA DUSK
19:00 | 525 Stage


Angelika Dusk is a singer-songwriter whose world has always been centered around music. She studied classical music at Brown University in the States before going on to the London Centre of Contemporary Music in London where she developed her ability to write up-tempo pop songs, soft emotive ballads and darker songs, all of which weave a world of symbolism that reflect her own experiences. “Telling Stories” Angelika Dusk’s first EP, follows the success of her first single “Love On Your Own Terms”. The songs on the EP have been produced by talented UK production team Red Triangle who have previously worked with One Direction, Olly Murs and Little Mix. She continues to work with Red Triangle and Ross Cullum (Tori Amos, Tears for Fears, Rufus Wainwright, Roxy Music, Enya) for her debut LP, due early 2015.



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AMANI
18:30 | 525 Stage


Amani is a singer and actress based out of Los Angeles. Originally hailing from Kansas City, the home of blues and jazz, Amani's vocals channel the musical influences of her hometown into the pop r&b sound on her debut EP, "Match Play." She cut her teeth as a professional vocalist singing back up for artists like rapper Childish Gambino, in critically acclaimed rock operas and musicals, and on film and television soundtracks for hit shows like "Community" and "How I Met Your Mother." With her big hair and big stage presence, Starnes delivers a live stage performance that never disappoints.


 
Archive

Jessie Ware

John Talabot

Bebe

NTEIBINT

Fever Kids

Fantastikoi Ihoi

Irene Skylakaki

Archive

stage time: 21.30 (main stage)
Archive has always been one of the Greek audience's favorite, thanks to singles like "You make me Feel", "Fuck U", "Bullets" and of course "Again". The band abandoned trip-hop and electronica in favour of progressive rock and psychedelia, reflected in a 16-minute version of "Again". The following albums, especially "Lights" and "Controlling Crowds", phoved that the newly adopted path was right. Despite changes in the line-up, the band fared very well on the best-seller lists, gaining positive reviews. Their last steps are a new start for the London band, with a new label, new collaborators and a new album. Released in August 2012, "With Us Until You're Dead” completes their eight-album discography with another piece of great music, which we'll have the chance to hear live this June in Athens at En Lefko festival.
Jessie Ware

stage time: 20.10 (main stage)
South Londoner Jessie Ware is one of the most exciting vocalists to emerge from the UK underground. The last couple of years have seen the glamorous vocalist collaborating with some of the most respected producers on the electronic spectrum. Jessie caused waves through out the scene in 2010 when she lent her vocals to masked producer SBTRKT for his fantastically catchy and squelchy track Nervous. Inspired by legends such as Diana Ross and Chaka Khan and having been compared to artists as Sade and Adele , Jessie Ware’s soulful voice and vocal range are making the music world stand up and take note of her. In Athens she will come to present her debut album "Devotion", which is nominated as the best album for the Mercury Prize and we already can't wait to hear live her astonishing singles "Running" and "Wildest Moments" among others.
John Talabot (live)

stage time: 23.10 (main stage)
John Talabot is one of the most promising musicians of the electronic scene. With his album Fin to be one of the best of 2012, according to Pitchfork, and having appeared in some of the biggest festivals in the world, John Talabot deserves every triumphant impression and review he received from critics and audience. The song "Last Land" became last winter an audio milestone for En Lefko 87.7 and this June will definitely make the surprise appearance in Athens and En Lefko festival.
Bebe

stage time: 19.00 (main stage)
Bebe has made tremendous success not only in our country but worldwide, with the first single "Malo", of the album Pafuera Telaranas. In 2005, the Spanish singer and composer from Valencia, with a style that has been classified as "flamenco-punk", won the Latin Grammy for Best New Act and since then counts ten other nominations in the same awards. This year, Bebe returns for another explosive live, as we have already witnessed before.
NTEIBINT

stage time: 22.45 (5|25 stage)
NTEIBINT is the electronic music project of George Bakalakos (radio producer of En Lefko 87.7), with releases on Warp Records (UK), Kitsuné (FR), Bang Gang 12 "(AU) and a series of remixes for artists such as Jamie Lidell, The Rapture, Two Door Cinema Club etc.
Fantastikoi Ihoi

stage time: 21.00 (5|25 stage)
Aggelos Baltas creates music as "Fantastikoi Ihoi" for the past seven years. He has received great reviews from the local music press for his unique approach to musical references ranging from the psychedelic sixties and ending in modern electronica.
Fever Kids

stage time: 19.45 (5|25 stage)
"Holding Grass" of Fever Kids has been playing exclusively and repeatedly in air of En Lefko 87.7, earning a place in the top songs of the spring. The duo will introduce their project to the audience of En Lefko festival with their first ever live appearance. This is something we are really proud of and looking forward to it.
Irene Skylakaki

stage time: 18.40 (5|25 stage)
We first met with the young songwriter Irene Skylakaki with "In The Light", favorite song of the Greek radios, through her first album titled "Wrong Direction". She is indeed a remarkable presence in the neo-folk scene, who immediately wins the audience with her interpretation and compositions.
The 2013 En Lefko Festival took place on the 14th of June at Technopolis, Athens.

FESTIVAL INFO

ABOUT US

En Lefko 87.7 Radio
A radio station based in Athens, Greece that blends all time international classics with contemporary indie music, nu-funk, disco and electronic beats in the most eclectic way. With the slogan “The good side of radio”, En Lefko 87.7 is considered among the six best radio stations around the Med basin by the British magazine Monocle. It is where good music lives.

En Lefko Festival 2014
Following last year’s success, with memorable performances by Jessie Ware, Archive, John Talabot, Bebe, and many locals, En Lefko Festival presents a revolving line-up of favorite acts and exciting new music in June 2014, doubling up the size, the days, and the acts. This year on June 20 & 21st, the festival will set up 3 stages, for two days with many acts and all day activities.

LOCATION

Technopolis City of Athens - GaziTechnopolis is an industrial museum and a major cultural venue of the City of Athens, Greece, in the neighborhood of Gazi, next to Keramikos and very close to the Acropolis. It is dedicated to the memory of the great Greek composer Manos Hatzidakis, which is why it is also known as "Gazi Technopolis Manos Hatzidakis". It has been in operation since 1999 and is situated in the city's former gasworks which were founded in 1857, occupying an area of about 30.000 m2. Numerous exhibitions, seminars, music concerts and other cultural activities take place in the grounds, attracting over 600,000 visitors annually. Eight of the buildings of the compound bear the names of famous Greek poets: Andreas Embirikos, Angelos Sikelianos, Yannis Ritsos, Kostis Palamas, Takis Papatsonis, Constantine Cavafis and Kostas Varnalis. On the second floor of the Angelos Sikelianos building is a museum dedicated to the renowned opera singer Maria Callas. The charm of another era transpired by the imposing gasholders, the chimneys and the old retorts adds a special quality to every event or activity that takes place in it.

website: www.technopolis-athens.com

RULES AND REGULATIONS

01. The purchase of a ticket entitles the holder to attend the concert , concerns a standing position, it's valid for a single entry , and recommends acceptance of these terms of operation and safety, as determined by the organizers.

02. Valid are only the tickets sold at official outlets. It is forbidden to exchange , resell and trading tickets in general. It also prohibited the supply of tickets for others that concerns a trade or business. The organizers are authorised to cancel these tickets .

03. You should not carry glass bottles, flammable materials or other dangerous objects inside the venue. The ticket holder agrees that the organizers and the security personnel of the concert will have the right to inspect all of the above.

04. No entry will be allowed into the venue for people under the influence of alcohol or other substances, even if they are ticket holders.

05. The use of laser devices is prohibited. When entering the venue a security check can be made and if found objects that can be used for this purpose , will be denied entry . People that will use laser devices in the venue, will be removed without compensation.

06. The filming and recording of the concert or a part of it, is prohibited by any means, and as well the photography. When entering the venue a check can be made and if found objects that can be used for this purpose, will be denied entry.

07. The ticket holder agrees that: ( a) you are solely responsible for your personal safety and for the safety of any minors who accompany and ( b ) the organizers can not be held liable for any destruction , property damage , personal injury or loss of life that will take place for any reason at the event . Expressly prohibited the crowd surfing for security reasons .

08. The security staff is in place in order to service and public safety for the smooth conduct of the concert . The public must comply with the suggestions of security personnel and representatives of the organizers , and not to hesitate to contact them if necessary.

09. The possession of this ticket does not entitle the holder to receive from the bar - cafe any beverage or soft drink without paying . The consumption of the bar - cafe is optional.

10. The organizers reserve the right to change dates, by informing the public about it through the media. In this case the tickets are not refundable, but remain the same.

11. The organizers also reserve the right to change the program of the concert or to cancel it. In case of cancellation of the concert the audience will be informed as soon as possible by the media. In case of cancellation of the concert for any reason , tickets will be refunded through the points that will be announced in the media.

12. In case of strikes, governmental prohibitions , bad weather , and generally any event beyond the reasonable control of the organizers , causing obstruction of the performance of all or part of the concert , the organizers reserve the right to change the date and time of the event. In this case the tickets are not refundable, but remain valid. In the event of interruption of the concert , for the above reasons , less than 45 minutes after launch, the concert is considered complete and is not repeated , nor money are refundable .

13. Parts of the concert might be video recorded / filmed . Members of the public that will be shown to them , will not have any claim against the organizers or any beneficiary of the filming/recording.

14. The organizers can not and are not obliged to replace lost or stolen tickets. This ticket can not be canceled , non-refundable and not redeemable if the spectator won't attend at the concert or in the case of remorse .

15. Spectators should keep the ticket stub until the end of the concert.

16. The entrance to anyone under the age of fourteen is allowed only with an escort. Children up to 3 years do not pay ticket (U1).

These terms constitute the agreement between the viewer and the organizers, whom the ticket holder accepts unreservedly. For any additional information or clarification, please call here:
210 3475518.

ACCESS


Technopolis City of Athens

100, Pireos str.
118 54 Gazi
Athens

Τel: (+30) 210 3475518, (+30) 210 3461589

Fax: (+30) 210 3413228

E-mail: info@athens-technopolis.gr | gasmuseum@athens-technopolis.gr

Metro: “Kerameikos” station

Buses: 049, 815, 838, 914, Β18, Γ18 “Fotaerio” stop

Trolley bus: 21 (from Omonia square), “Fotaerio” stop

Google: map

TICKETS

En Lefko festival 2014 ticket prices:


1-day tickets:
· 28 euro (Early Birds) SOLD OUT
· 32 euro (Presale price 1 - available after the sell out of early birds and till 31.05)
· 35 euro (Presale price 2 - available from 01.06)
· Special price for the unemployed: 25 euro (Presale only at Public stores)
· Special discount for buyers of 4 tickets or more -10% (on total price)

2-day tickets:
· 55 euro (Early Birds) SOLD OUT
· 60 euro

Tickets at door for each day:
· 37 euro

Ticket points:


Online:
viva.gr + public.gr

Physical sales/box offices:

 

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