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Plisskën Winter Festival 2017

Winter Festival 2017

1st & 2nd December | Athens, Greece

“Plisskën is rammed, fizzing with energy and nobody goes home until dawn”  The Guardian

“The kind of eclectic line-up that will twitch the ears of any music connoisseur” – The Quietus

“In some ways Plisskën is a perfect festival” – Crack Magazine   

MAC DEMARCO // MULATU ASTATKE

LADY LESHURR // ROMARE // HOLY FUCK

67 // LIARS / ANDY STOTT // JESSY LANZA // WEVAL

ANOPOLIS // AUTARKIC // BILL KOULIGAS // BLACK ATHENA // BORROWED IDENTITY

BRASSICA // CHAOS IN THE CBD // COBY SEY // DEDNEWB // DEMDIKE STARE // DOG2TH // GAIKA

GIGANTA // HIEROGLYPHIC BEING // HUERCO S. // IGUANA DEATH CULT // ILLUM SPHERE // IVAN SMAGGHE

JOYCE WRICE // LAMBERT // LAPS // LAST JAPAN // LENA PLATONOS // LOTIC // MATTEO VALLICELLI

NTS RADIO // PAULI. // SMERZ // THE LONGCUT // THOMEY BORS // TOPS // TOSIN MARTYNS

The winter edition of Athens’ Plisskën Festival returns once again with another innovative, heavy-hitting, multi genre line-up showcasing a broad mix of styles and quality. Set in a city rich in both ancient and modern culture on Friday the 1st and Saturday 2nd of December, Greece’s most ambitious and forward-thinking musical gathering will host 2 consecutive nights with over 40 international & local artists performing across 3 neighbouring venues. The surrounding area with house a food court, cocktail bar and lounge area, creating a unique street festival atmosphere for the crowd to enjoy.

Savages Perform at Plisskën

Since its debut year in 2010, past line-ups have included the likes of Perfume Genius, Savages, Mogwai, The Horrors, King Krule, Black Lips, Death Grips, Wild Beasts, Ariel Pink, Brodinski, Âme, Wooden Shjips, SWANS, Fuck Buttons, Mount Kimbie, Vitalic, Simian Mobile Disco and Peaches. Charismatic Canadian cult-hero Mac DeMarco and the father of Ethio-jazz Mulatu Astatke will headline this year’s event, which will also feature sets from deep techno’s finest Andy Stott, Ninja Tune whizzkid Romare and South London rap crew 67. Experimental noise outfit Holy Fuck, masters of eccentric electronica Liars and first lady of grime Lady Leshurr will also grace the stage, alongside Dutch duo Weval and Jessy Lanza, who deals in pure and minimal electronic pop. Much hyped XL newcomers SMERZ and Midwest house outsider Huerco S. are on the bill with Gaika, Ivan Smagghe, Chaos in the CBD, TOPS, Lotic and Lena Platonos helping to complete a bumper line-up of epic proportions.

Peaches performs at Plisskën

Not only is Plisskën committed to delivering an eclectic line-up containing some of the hottest musical acts on the planet, every year it pushes the boundaries of multiculturalism as well as it’s environmental and social ethos. Believing in young people and wanting to offer something back, The Lab, is an annual workshop organised by Plisskën, where participants get the chance to learn about all of the elements that comprise putting on a festival. From booking the bands, handling the press & marketing, to the environmental awareness of a production and finally the actual set up, by the end of it, one gets a well-rounded view & experience in production.

    Plisskën Festival has also been nominated for ‘Best Small & Best Indoor Festival’ by European Festival Awards for their third second consecutive year as well as the 2nd star for the Greener Festival Award.

Doors open on both festival days at 19:00

Plisskën’s box office and collection of festival passes will be located at Metallourgeion.

Information

• Website: www.plisskenfestival.gr

Tickets

Le Femme perform at Plisskën

 Plisskën by day

Zomby performs at Plisskën

 

 

Plisskën Festival 2015: June 5 & 6 Athens, Greece 

“Plisskën is rammed, fizzing with energy and nobody goes home until dawn” The Guardian

“In some ways Plisskën is a perfect festival” Crack Magazine

“A righteous celebration of noise” Drowned in Sound

THE HORRORS / MOGWAI / BRODINSKI / MUDHONEY / SAVAGES / SQUAREPUSHER / ELECTRIC WIZARD / ARIEL PINK / THEE OH SEES / PERFUME GENIUS / AME / THE TWILIGHT SAD / BEARDYMAN / WAXAHATCHEE / AUSTRA / …AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF THE DEAD / ICEAGE / SOUL CLAP / RATKING / GERD JANSON / SLEAFORD MODS / WHOMADEWHO / GONJASUFI / TONY ALLEN / HAPPA / APANEMIC / VERVEINE / NEGROS TOU MORIA / LARRY TEE / ANDY STOTT / PHAROAHE MONCH / EVIAN CHRIST / MIKAL CRONIN / PHARMAKON / STRAND OF OAKS / METZ / WERKHA / CULT OF YOUTH / POW! / LITURGY / TIGER & WOODS / DALHOUS / GIOUMOURTZINA / CAIRO LIBERATION FRONT / AMATEURBOYZ / LIVIO & ROBY / AFFORMANCE / XYLOURIS WHITE / THE COATHANGERS / FORT ROMEAU / JAAKKO / ACID BABY JESUS / DELS / BAD SPENCER / WOZ  / MORGAN DELT  / STEVE GUNN  / CLIP! / MONONOME / SEKUOIA / TENDTS / WARM GRAVES / GUS & BONZO 

After a celebrating their fourth birthday late last year, Plisskën return once again with another hard-hitting, eclectic line-up, showcasing the very best in quality, alternative artists and performers.

MUDHONEY

Plisskën Festival have announced that post-punk London breakthroughs Savages, drum and bass legend Squarepusher, doom godfathers Electric Wizard and many more are to join the already massive line-up that is their 2015 Summer two-dayer. Also included in the new announcement is rising synth-pop star Perfume Genius and dark indie rockers The Twilight Sad. They join the likes of master beatboxer and looper Beardyman, UK psych masters The Horrors and Texan alternative noiseniks, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead. Seminal grunge powerhouse Mudhoney also join the main stage line-up while in the ‘Big Club’ you’ll find the likes of massive French DJ and producer Brodinski sharing a stage with dark electronic artist Evian Christ with US rap group Ratking playing just outside. All this and more makes Plisskënperhaps one of the most innovative and exciting multi-genre festivals of the Summer.

Saturday’s line-up includes legendary post-rock headliners Mogwai celebrating 20 years since their formation and NY power-rapper Pharoahe Monch as well as multi-instrumentalist songwriter Ariel Pink and Copenhagen-based experimental pop trio, WhoMadeWho. Once again pushing diversity to the limits, you can see the likes of garage heroes Thee Oh Sees brushing shoulders with electronic “punk-hop” lads Sleaford Mods. Wichita darling Katie Crutchfield AKA Waxahatchee also joins the line-up, punctuating her minimal songs with gnarled guitars and punk drumming.

MOGWAI

But aside from a line-up celebrating a broad mix of styles and quality, Plisskën also continues to push the boundaries of their environmental and social ethos. Wanting to be more environmentally conscious, in 2010 Plisskën developed an Environmental Policy Strategy. In 2013 they were the first festival in Greece to be awarded a ‘Commended’ rating from the Greener Festival Awards global governing body. And The Lab, an annual workshop organised by Plisskën, takes place in Athens prior to the festival.  Through a number of theoretical and practical seminars hosted by professionals in their respective fields, The Lab participants get the chance to learn about all of the elements that comprise putting on a festival.

With early bird tickets already sold out, but with a limited amount of 50€ tickets still available until March 15th, Plisskën Festival is setting the trend for considered, quality line-ups with affordable prices and moral ideals. From this time day tickets will also be available for 35€.

|| Plisskën Festival 2015 | Tickets ||  5 & 6 June

Early – Bird | Till 9th January  | 2-day pass : 40 e – sold out
Limited Tickets | From 5th Feburary | 2-day pass : 50 e

Tickets | www.viva.gr/tickets/festival/plissken2015

|| THE LAB ||

The lab is back for 40 lucky applicants. Applications are now closed.

The Lab 2014 teaser: watch

The Lab: www.plisskenfestival.gr/eng/thelab/about

Details on: www.plisskenfestival.gr
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Winter Plisskën Festival 2014

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Plisskën Festival celebrates its 4 years with a stellar lineup for its winter edition: Swans, Simian Mobile Disco, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, The Bug and Son Lux, will be visiting Athens and Thessaloniki, on the 4th & 5th December 2014 respectively.

Winter Plisskën Festival will open its doors on Thursday 4 December at 19:30 in Athens with Son Lux commencing his set at 20:30, followed by Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry at 21:30, The Bug at 22:30, Swans at 23:30 and Simian Mobile Disco at 01:30

On Friday 5 December, the doors will open at 20:00, at Principal Club in Thessaloniki, with Son Lux commencing at 21:00, followed by Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry at 22:00, The Bug at 23:00, Swans at 00:00 and Simian Mobile Disco at 02:00.

Do not forget that you can find the html-based free app here – http://myapp.is/plissken . Simply open the app on the browser of your mobile device (iOS, android, tablet), then save/pin/add it on home screen. #wpf14

Τickets: http://www.viva.gr/tickets/festival/plissken-2014-winter-edition/
Athens Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1503317833235411/
Thessaloniki Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/430719503734639/

Plisskën Festival 2014

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2 days, 66 artists, 5 stages. Plisskën Festival 2014 is starting tomorrow (in Athens, Greece)!

Listen to the official spotify playlist here. Check out the timetable to see when your favorite acts are on which stage and plan your festival experience.