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Release Athens Festival 2023
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The ultimate Athens music festival in the summer (07.6-27.7) downtown by the sea – SNF Nostos 20 • 21 • 23 June

Release Athens started in 2016 and since then has been one of the most important summer music events in Athens, but also in the whole of Greece, with the main venue being Water Square, a wonderful place located next to the sea and at the same time a few minutes away from the center of city.

With extroversion and optimism as its main motto, despite the difficult times in which it was born, it breathed new life into concert events, believing practically in the liberating power of music – from which, after all, it took its name.

Rosalia Central Cee Tinashe IAMDDB Ayra Starr Sidarta / Kandè (6/20/23, Water Square + SNFCC Light Show)

Headliners of the first day, the absolute pop icon of our days, the Spanish Rosalía (Water Square), and the “hottest” name of British hip hop, Central Cee (Light SNFCC). With them three great names of contemporary black music. Tinashe, one of R&B/hip-hop’s most distinctive personalities, and Ayra Starr, one of Nigeria’s biggest Afrosoul talents, will take to the Water Square stage. Kandè opens in the evening. At the SNFCC Clearing, we will welcome IAMDDB, one of the most up-and-coming acts in the field of hip-hop/trap and neo soul. The lineup is ideally completed by Sidarta (Xefoto SNFNC), one of the biggest stars of the domestic trap/rap scene.

ö yksopp Tash Sultana 83 / OMD Dub Inc Groundation / Micro (6/21/23, Water Square + SNFCC Light Show)

Headliners of the second day of Release Athens X SNF Nostos, two distinct names of the world music scene. The Norwegians Röyksopp will appear in Water Square with a spectacular production, while at the SNFCC’s Xefoto, the phenomenon from Australia, Tash Sultana, in their maiden appearance in Greece. With them, M83 (Water Square), the genius Anthony Gonzalez’s group, Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark (Water Square), one of the most successful synth pop bands of all time, two very important reggae groups, Dub Inc (Xefoto SNFCC) and Groundation (Xefoto SNFCC), and the especially beloved Mikro (Water Square).

Siouxsie / Interpol / Echo & The Bunnymen / Viagra Boys / Ladytron / The Haunted Youth / In Trance 95 (6/23/23, Water Square + SNFCC Light Show)

The third day of Release Athens X SNF Nostos is dedicated to post punk and rock music in general. On the Water Square stage, two living legends of British music will appear, the one and only Siouxsie, in her grand return after almost 15 years, and the great Echo & The Bunnymen. The lineup perfectly complements Ladytron’s leading electro pop format, while the night is opened by the pioneers of the domestic dark wave scene, In Trance 95. At the SNFCC’s Clearing, the headliners Interpol will remind us why they are one of the most influential bands ever to come out. from New York, for the last twenty years. With them, the “hot” Viagra Boys and The Haunted Youth, one of the most rising indie-rock names in Europe.

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