THE BEST UPCOMING CONCERTS OF GREEK SUMMER
Athens & Epidaurus Festival | June to August 2023
The Athens and Epidaurus Festival is the city’s annual arts festival and a highlight of the Greek summer calendar. With a legacy that spans more than sixty years, today it incorporates a full programme of music, theatre, dance and visual arts. Performances at the two ancient theatres of the Odeon Herodes Atticus and the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus are highlights of the festival. Both are famous for their exemplary acoustics and many of the great works of classical playwrights, such as Sophocles, premiered at the Epidaurus Theatre in ancient times. Find out more at https://whyathens.com/events/athens-epidaurus-festival/
Summer Nostos Festival | 21 to 23 June 2023
SNF Nostos is a multidisciplinary international festival full of art, debate, bold ideas, music, dance, performance, fun, reflection and sport, for visitors of all ages. A 3-day conference will explore the topic of mental health, featuring Goldie Hawn and former US President Barack Obama. An artistic program from the Greek and international scene is also expected to perform at the festival with the likes of Spanish superstar Rosalia among others. Find out more at https://www.snfnostos.org/en/
Release Athens | June 2023
Launched in 2016, Release Athens has become one of the most important summer music events in Athens, with performances appearing long the Faliro seafront. This year’s programme includes: Interpol, Madrugada and Wu Tang Clan among others. Find out more at https://www.releaseathens.gr/en/lineup/
The Rockwave music festival has become one of the most famous rock festivals in Greece, establishing itself as the annual live music event for contemporary pop and rock music. It is held every year at Terra Vibe Park in Malakasa, situated on the northern edge of the Parnitha mountain range, around 30km (19 miles) north of Athens. This year’s lineup includes Robbie Williams, and Deep Purple among others.
Find out more at https://www.rockwavefestival.gr/en/
EJEKT Festival | 2 July 2023
The Ejekt Festival returns to Athens’ Plateia Nerou by the sea, bringing together the world’s best in alternative and electronic-based music.
This year’s headline act is Florence and the Machine. Find out more at https://ejekt.gr/en/line-up/
Andrea Bocelli Live | 18 July 2023
The world’s most beloved tenor Andrea Bocelli will appear in Athens for one night only offering a unique opportunity for the general public to enjoy and be enchanted by his voice. A unique, magical experience for all music lovers.
Guns N’ Roses | 22 July 2023
Guns N’ Roses return with a massive 2023 World Tour landing in Athens on July 22nd at the Olympic Stadium.
NABUCCO by the Greek National Opera | 26, 27, 29, 30 July 2023
One of Verdi’s most popular operas, Nabucco will be presented at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus as part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. A watershed moment in Verdi’s career, Nabucco put an end to a string of failures for the composer and marked the end of a period of great sadness in his life….