The first edition of the newest Desertfest expansion, Desertfest Athens 2016, is set for Oct. 7 and 8 at Iera Odos 18-20, just down the hill from the Acropolis. No bands have been announced yet, but early bird tickets are on sale now, and it’s looking like Desertfest Athens will be a complement to Desertfest Belgium in much the same way Desertfests Berlin and London interact with each other, share certain bands and headliners while also each focusing on their own local scene.
Greece certainly has a scene worth highlighting. Again, nothing’s been made official, but I’m not sure you could have an inaugural Desertfest Athens without getting 1000mods to take part, and we know from the lineup for Up in Smoke that Elder, Yawning Man and others will be on the road in Europe around that time, so I’ll be very interested to see what shakes out in the birthplace of Western democracy for this fall.
More to come as I hear it. Until then, the PR wire brings the initial announcement and ticket links:
DESERTFEST ATHENS 2016
October 7-8th in Athens, Greece
IERA ODOS (Iera Odos 18-20)
FIRST EDITION OF DESERTFEST ATHENS TO TAKE PLACE THIS OCTOBER!
Early birds on sale now!
After London, Berlin and Antwerp, the Desertfest franchise is keeping up its conquest of Europe by launching the very first Greek edition of the famous stoner, doom and psych festival. DESERTFEST ATHENS will take place over the second weekend of October, as a sister event of the autumnal Belgium edition.
Over the years, DESERTFEST has become one of the most popular events in Europe for everything heavy, stoner, doom and psyche. “Made by fans for the fans”, the festival gathers thousands of people from across the globe each year by hosting the finest headliners, while also constantly stretching the limits of its own niche with dozens of quality live acts throughout a weekend. Nurturing a friendly atmosphere since the very beginning, DESERTFEST is a urban festival that has won the loyalty of heavy music lovers, so expect your Greek holiday to be a unique and memorable music and human experience!
Lineup to be announced shortly
Early birds on sale now.
Presase: 2-day tickets: 45 euros (early bird), 60 euros (until 31/08)
Ticket presale here: www.viva.gr, Public, SevenSpots, Ianos.
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