An unusual festival, now in its third year re-connecting the people, history and community of ancient Heraklion city. The Venetians built the massive defensive fortification walls that still surround Heraklion but their upper levels have been forgotten and fallen into…
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MATALA BEACH FESTIVAL 2014
Now in its 4th year over 100,000 fans of music have enjoyed the unique Matala Beach Festival on the sands made famous during the hippie era of the 1960s and 70s. Matala Beach attracted international media attention in the 1970s when Joni Mitchell included the song ‘Carey’ on her critically acclaimed ‘Blue’ album. The song detailed her experience residing in the caves at Matala beach in the early 1970s. Escape the rat race and make the journey to join us at Matala beach. You won’t forget it.
This year we present the greatest tributes to:
SANTANA, THE DOORS, THE BEATLES, THE POLICE, MUSE, BOB MARLEY.
We also welcome back the fabulous TONIS SFINOS!
FREE ENTRANCE AND FREE CAMPING.
A 3 day music festival in the Old Town of Chania.
Organizers of Chania Rock Festival 2014 promise a three day’s musical feast with traditional, artistic, Greek rock and metal music
“The festival will be held in the San Salvatore Bastion in the old port of Chania, on a magnificent elevated position, above the entire old town, and is part of the events for “Rural August 2014”, say the organizers.
The program in details:
THURSDAY 7 AUGUST 2014
On the first day of the Chania Rock Festival 2014 will appear Giannis Aggelakas, who will present the best moments of his immense discography. […] Also performing are “Citizens of Patras GO”, that will bring rhythmic blues / rock, as well as the band from Chania “Almost Sober”. It starts at 7 pm, doors open at 6 pm, admission is 12 euro during presale – 15 euro at the door.
FRIDAY 8 AUGUST 2014
The second day of the festival will rock out traditionally by the lyre favorite Psarantonis. With him will be Psarogiorgis and Giannis Papatzanis, apart from Psarantonis one of the most sounding rock names this year in Greece. The Villagers Of Ioannina City are coming directly from Ioannina are well known for marrying Epirotic music and favorite traditional songs with modern psychedelic groovy rock. The festival day will be closed by the new trio from Chania “Marsyas”. […]
SATURDAY 9 AUGUST 2014
On Saturday, the festival takes fire with the heaviest of the day. On the stage of the Chania Rock Festival will parade the Chania punk rockers “Core of the Band”, the Heraklion stoner rockers “Forsaken Memoryies”, the thrashers “Chronosphere” from Athens, and darkens as the program features the international Athenian band “Battleroar” (vocals by Gerri P. Mutts of Sacred Steel), with an amazing new album in their luggage. Immediately after these gigs comes Blaze Bayley, former singer of the legendary Iron Maiden, who will perform songs from his own albums and certain favorite tracks from his tenure at Iron Maiden. The evening will conclude with Destruction, one of the biggest names in thrash music scene, a band that set the boundaries of the genre. Destruction comes directly from Germany, and will rock-lift Chania on this heavy day of the program of the Chania Rock Festival. It starts at 6 pm, doors open at 5 pm, entrance € 20 presale – 25 euros at the door.
World Tourism Day takes place annually on 27 September and this year is to be celebrated in Crete’s capital, Heraklion with a series of events from 27-29 September, including free entrance to archaeological sites such as the world famous, Knossos,…