All News on Entertainment in Greece

Alice in Chains | Athens | June 24

Seattle-based grunge legends Alice in Chains headline the Release Athens Festival on Monday, June 24, where the setlist will include numbers that helped shape what was an exciting new genre in the 1990s as well as songs from their latest album, the critically acclaimed "Rainier Fog." The two other acts set to take the stage on the night both specialise in stoner rock: California's Fu Manchu and

Propaganda and information

Recently we have been witness to a contest between Greece's two main political parties, Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) and New Democracy (ND), over which is worse in terms of their authoritarian handling of the media.

European Music Day | Greece | June 21

European Music Day will be extra special this year as the popular institution celebrates its 20th anniversary. Here in Greece, 48 towns, cities and other locations will be hosting more than 400 artists from different parts of the world - from full orchestras to small ensembles, solo artists and DJs - at 270 venues, from June 21 to 23.

Beth Hart | Athens | June 27

Four years after appearing in Greece for the first time in a sellout performance, American blues-rock artist Beth Hart returns for a single show at the Melina Mercouri Vrachon Theater in Athens.

James & Shame | Thessaloniki | June 7

Popular English rock band James is returning to Greece with its latest album, "Living in Extraordinary Times," as well as older favorites, for a show at Thessaloniki's Fix Factory of Sound on Friday, June 7, before heading to Athens for the Release Festival the following night.

Valerios Kaloutsis | Rethymno | To June 16

The landscapes of Crete, human interventions in the island's environment, the movement and reflection of light, rock textures and the rich underwater world are some of the themes found in the work of Valerios Kaloutsis (1927-2014), one of Greece's first visual artists to develop an awareness on the subject of environmental destruction.

Nostos Festival | Athens | June 23-30

The Summer Nostos Festival (SNFestival) is an international multifaceted arts, sports and education event. With free admission, the festival aspires to become a friendly creative platform where people of all ages can express themselves and exchange ideas. Events take place from June 23 to 30.

Deus | Athens | May 31

Belgian rock band Deus, a favorite in Greece since its early days in the 1990s, is stopping at the Fuzz Club in Athens on its 20th anniversary tour for a career-spanning set that will revisit hits such as "Suds and Soda," "Instant Street" and "Nothing Really Ends." Tickets cost 33 euros and are available at www.viva.gr or by calling 11876.

ADD Festival | Athens | May 25-26

ADD, Greece's biggest electronic music festival, returns to Athens for its second edition on Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, and this year's events will be taking place on the site of the old airport at Elliniko on the capital's southern coast.

All eyes on Eurovision Grand Final in Israel

Katerine Duska of Greece performs during a dress rehearsal ahead of the 64th Grand Final of 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. Duska, who is a Greek-Canadian singer/ songwriter, will take part in the Eurovision Saturday with Greece's song "Better Love," along with another 25 acts representing as many countries.

Tindersticks | Athens | July 13

British alternative rock band Tindersticks, which emerged in the early 1990s and soon gained a sizable following in Greece that has remained loyal to this day, will be performing in the Greek capital as part of the Athens Festival on July 13.

Duska celebrates spring at Eurovision

Greek-Canadian singer-songwriter Katerine Duska, who is representing Greece at this year's Eurovision song contest, rehearses her ballad "Better Love" ahead of the first semifinal, in Tel Aviv in Israel, Monday. The 64th edition of the popular competition ends on Saturday. [Reuters]

Yo-Yo Ma | Athens | June 30

Hailed as the world's greatest cellist, with more than 18 Grammy Awards and a multitude of other distinctions including the Polar Music Prize (2012) and the United States National Medal of the Arts (2001), Yo-Yo Ma is coming to Greece for what is one of the Athens Festival's fastest-selling shows.

Ejekt Fetsival | Athens | June 17

A legend of post-punk and new wave, Britain's The Cure returns to Greece as the headline act of the Ejekt Festival on Athens' southern coast, with a single show on June 17 that is part of the band's 2019 world tour.

Horrorant Festival | Athens & Thessaloniki | May 9-15

The Horrorant Festival is back for a sixth year, running simultaneously at Athens' Odeon Opera and Thessaloniki Cineplexx cinemas, with a selection of 25 feature films and even more shorts from Greece and abroad, that promise to thrill horror fans and chill the uninitiated.

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