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Summer Music Festivals-Greece

Summer is approaching rapidly and, as we all know, it is the time for music festivals, so this could be the right moment to plan your budget and decide which festival to attend. Balkon3 team did some research on the topic and now recommends the best summer festivals in Greece whose programme, tradition and organization make them definitely worthy of your attention. There is something for everyone. All you need is good friends, good organization and fun is guaranteed.

River Party Festival,  August 1st-5th, Kastoria

The festival will be held for the 34th time this year. Its tradition puts it in the rank of the oldest and most quality festivals in Europe. It has about 50 thousand visitors each year which creates an extraordinary experience. Apart from the long tradition of the festival, there is another characteristic that appeals to people and that is its attractive location. Festival stages and camp site are located near a river, surrounded by lush green nature, where you can also enjoy a five-day picnic. River Party Festival is held about twenty kilometers away from Kastoria, a town situated in western Greece, 200 km from Thessaloniki. Kastoria is famous for its Byzantine churches and buildings dating back to the Ottoman period that are interesting enough to visit when there is nothing going on at the camp.

This year’s lineup is to be announced and is updated day by day. Thievery Corporation, Nouvelle Vague, Locomondo, Socrates Malamas and Natasha Bofiliou have confirmed their attendance so far. A 5-day ticket costs €50 with camping included in the price.

Rockwave Festival,  June 30th – July 3rd, Athens
It is one of the most popular rock festivals in the region. It has been held each year since 1995 in Terra Vibe Park, Malakassa, a few kilometers outside Athens. As every year it has an excellent lineup consisting mainly of rock ‘n’ roll bands. Should you decide to be attend Rockwave Festival you will have a chance to see live performances by Machine Head, Paradise Lost, Unisonic, Planet of Zeus, Lucky Funeral, Everlast, Prodigy, Iggy and the Stooges… This is a unique opportunity that you don’t want to miss.  A 3-day ticket costs €58 with camping included in the price, and you can buy tickets online at Ticketpro.

Psyculture Festival, July 13th – 16th, Kavala
This is a festival for electronic music fans. It is held on the coast of the Aegean Sea and represents a chance to combine your summer holiday with festival atmosphere. Psyculture is held in Kavala, 129 kilometres from Thessaloniki. The lineup consists of a great number od DJs and live performers  who will make sure the party goes on for four days. There is still a discount on the ticket price so don’t hesitate too long if you are a fan of this kind of music. A 4-day ticket costs €55 with camping included in the price. You can buy tickets online on the official website of the festival.