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Plisskën Festival

Plisskën Festival

Plisskën Festival

Plisskën Festival
Plisskën Greece
Athens Festival
 www.plisskenfestival.gr

When is it ? 6th & 7th June 2014

Where is it ?

It is located in Athens, Greece, although the venue has not been officially confirmed yet.

What should we expect ?

Expect two days filled with the best talent from the international music scene, comprising a truly diversified lineup. Some of the acts that have appeared in previous line-ups include: Death Grips, Peaches, These New Puritans, Ebo Taylor, Dead Skeletons (on their first show ever), King Krule, Fucked Up, King Khan and the Shrines, The Haxan Cloak, Dope Body, Egyptian Hip Hop, Girls Names, King Tuff, Triggerfinger, The Notwist, Andrew Weatherall, Shigeto, Forest Swords to mention a few..

Official website? www.plisskenfestival.gr


Maybe you know the history ?

Plisskën Festival is an annual music festival originating from Athens,Greece that started in December 2010.

During its previous three editions, the main events were held at Building 56 of the cultural centre Hellenic Cosmos, while Plisskën Festival 2013 witnessed an addition of two extra days to its main core, thus expanding the program to a total of four days (16-19/5) performed over several local music hubs.

Spanning a total line-up of 80 international artists and numerous local acts over its three editions, the festival is noted for its genre-defying philosophy by embracing music from a diversified background, as well as its concentration on showcasing some of the latest talent to emerge from the international music scene.

Some of the acts that have appeared in previous line-ups include: Death Grips, Peaches(performing in its entirety “Teaches of Peaches” backwards), These New Puritans, Ebo Taylor, King Krule, Fucked Up, King Khan and the Shrines, The Haxan Cloak, Dope Body, Egyptian Hip Hop, Girls Names, King Tuff, Triggerfinger, The Notwist, Andrew Weatherall, Shigeto, Forest Swords.

A strong focal point encompasses sustainability and volunteering alike, with the festival introducing in 2012,The Lab, a workshop for young people involving theory and practice on the makings of a festival, while it continuously maintains its environmental-conscious efforts only to culminate with the honor of the commended Greener Festival Award 2013, with two out of four stars on its first year of assessment. Plisskën was also nominated as Best Small and Best Indoor Festival at the European Festival Awards 2013.

This year, the event is expected to take place on the 6th & 7th of June, though the venue has not been officially confirmed yet. The first confirmed acts of the upcoming fourth edition, are 65daysofstatic, Fink and Cooly G.

Do you have a Funny story ?

Plisskën 2010:
- Icelanders FM Belfast delivered an amazing set ending up wearing only their underwear(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtQ4Yr_PhdA)

Plisskën 2012: Peaches crowd-surfed(or more precisely crowd-walked) wearing a Trojan helmet, declaring that “if Jesus walks on water, Peaches walks on you”.

Plisskën 2013:
- Damian Abraham (frontman of Canadian hardcore punk band'Fucked Up'), stagedived and engaged himself in crowd-moshing and cable-wrapping while performing.



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