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Plisskën Festival, Athens, Greece announces line-up

This Summer on June 6 and 7, a heavy-hitting, multi genre line-up will converge in Athens, Greece for the Plisskën festival - brought to you by the first promoters ever to bring an event of this magnitude to an inspirational city that’s seeped in culture, both ancient and brand new.

Committed to great music over a multitude of genres, the environment and providing a foot in the door for Greek people looking to pursue a career in events, Plisskën  is a festival with a big heart and even bigger ambitions, having already bagged nominations for Best Small Festival and Best Indoor Festival in the 2013 European Festival Αwards and a ‘Commended’ rating from the Greener Festival Awards in the same year.

From electronic titans Fuck Buttons, Mount Kimbie, Vitalic, Cooly G and Shackleton, hyped indie bands Crocodiles, Black Lips, and D/R/U/G/S, low-fi rockers No Age and Dirty Beaches to the deep psych-tinged grooves of Damien Jurado, Wooden Shjips and Suuns plus a whole lot more, Plisskën’s musical curation and location speaks for itself. But, there’s even more to the festival than that…

The Plisskën Lab

Believing in young people and wanting to offer something back to the Greek people, the Plisskën   Lab was created, offering a series of workshops and hands-on experience on how to set up a festival.

The Lab is an annual workshop organised by Plisskën that takes place in Athens prior to the festival.  Through a number of theoretical and practical seminars hosted by professionals in their respective fields, The Lab participants get the chance to learn about all of the elements that comprise putting on a festival.

The Lab activities culminate in the participation of the Labsters in the festival through the following variety of tasks: Client Service, Event Management, Hospitality, PR, Sustainability, Technical Production and Venue Management.

The goal of The Lab is to create a unique educational experience for people eager to learn what goes into festivals plus live events, and to help kick-start future careers in the industry.

Mount Kimbie // Wild Beasts // Vitalic // Fuck Buttons // Wooden Shjips // Cooly G // D/R/U/G/S // Damien Jurado // Black Lips // Shackleton // Nightmares On Wax // No Age // 65 Days Of Static // Fink // Dirty Beaches // Crocodiles // Deadbeat // Eagles For Hands // Nadia Ksaiba // Lifelike // A Victim Of Society // Begun // Bombing The Avenue // Djuma Soundstsyem // Dotmessage // Dub Pistols // Ghost Culture // Girls VS Boys // Imam Baildi soundststem // Kyoka // Mickey Lightfoot // Nightmare Air // Noise Figures // Pad Trio // Plastic Flowers // Raketkanon // Saint Pepsi //  Soft Moon // Son Lux // Suuns // Tijuana Panthers

History

Plisskën Festival  originated in Athens, Greece in 2010 and culminated last year in all day festival that wowed the public, with a diverse, A-list line-up that included These New Puritans, Ebo Taylor, Fucked Up, Death Grips, King Tuff Brandt Brauer Frick, The Haxan Cloak and Patten. Both before and after the Greek media and social media was a flurry of excitement and praise.

Having already caught the eye of Pitchfork (who flagged-up Plisskën as one of their best festivals for summer 2013) and ahead-of-the-curve party seekers from the rest of Europe and further afar, 2014 is undoubtedly the year the rest of the world gets fully hip to the delights of Plisskën.

Information

Tickets <http://www.plisskenfestival.gr/about/the-tickets>

2 day pass: 50 euros
1 day pass: 30 euros

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