Welcome Forest Swords
We are excited to announce that Forest Swords, one of the most exciting artists of the last decade, will be performing on the 3rd December on our Main Stage. Forest Swords will be taking over Black Milk who couldn't join us on our winter version.
Full Line Up #wpf16
Legendary acts such as Death In Vegas & Tuxedomoon & rare live shows from masters of the electronic scene such as Zomby,Prefuse 73 and Vatican Shadow have concluded our line up at #wpf16. Check all the info on our acts at our line up section .
Republic Stage Line Up #wpf16
Our Republic's Stage completed line up has just been announced with the likes of Hydroessa, Holy Monitor, Menta, Nalyssa Green, Someone Who Isnt't Me and The Fog Ensemple joining the likes of Kooba Tercu and The Vagina Lips.
First wave of acts announced #wpf16
Our first wave of acts for our winter edition 2016 has just been announced. 40 International and local acts over 4 stages and 2 days of celebration for the coming of the winter. Check our line up section for more info on all acts.
Thank you all!
Thank you all for making this year's edition of the festival the best ever. We 're looking forward seeing you all next year with equally challenging performances and fun fun fun. Have a great summer!
Garden Line Up
Full Garden has been announced! 7 jokers Coctail Bar, CU Pop Up Bike Service, Cutty Shark Lounge, Football TV Corner, Greek Plants Lounge, Hellenic Ornithological Society, Playroom, Solar Charging Station, Solebike.
Food Court Line Up
Food Court Line Up is open for service! Cantina Kouzina, Fixobaro, Food Truck, FooFoo Street Food, Piggy-Popoulo, Sorolop, Troo Food Liberation.
Legendary rock heroes SHELLAC (US) kick's off the pre-fest party at An Club on the 4th of June to celebrate the start of Plisskën festival. Tickets on sale here !
Final Line Up has been announced
Mogwai, Squarepusher, The Horrors and 61 more acts have been announced for our 2015 edition. Tickets on sale now!
Early Bird Tickets #plissken2015
Early Bird Tickets are now on sale for our 5th Edition at viva.gr, 11876 and all Public, Papasotiriou, Ianos & Reload stores. Grab them while you can!
Taxibeat @ Winter Plisskën Festival
Those who attend Winter Plisskën Festival can get a taxi ride to/from the venues through Taxibeat, in three easy steps: download the free app, register and enter the promo code PLISSKEN to get 10€ credit for a ride to or from Iera Odos / Principal Club. Valid for new users on the days of the festival
Winter Plisskën Festival will open its doors on Thursday 4 December at 20:00 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 20:30, 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
Plisskën commended by the 'A Greener Festival Awards 2014' !
We are very pleased to announce that Plisskën
Festival attained a Commended Award in the 'A Greener Festival Awards'
2014 for a second consecutive year!
Our 'A Greener Festival Award' 2014 Award is a contribution towards 50 trees to be planted in Festival Wood in partnership with Trees for Life.
A huge thank you to our venue / sustainability manager Ms. Daphne Mavrogeorgos and her team for all her hard work, our Green Supporters and of course to all of you who helped us keep the award! Let's aim for 3 stars please in 2015...
#wpf14 | Full line-up
Plisskën Festival proudly presents the full lineup for its winter edition:
Simian Mobile Disco, Swans, Lee 'Scratch Perry, The Bug and Son Lux, will all be visiting Athens and Thessaloniki, on the 4th & 5th December, respectively, to celebrate
our birthday. Join us now !
Plisskën Festival nominated as 'Best Indoor Festival' for second year on a row!
We are proud to announce that we are officially nominated for a second consecutive year at the European Festival Awards for:
Βest Indoor Festival
Voting has already begun: eu.festivalawards.com/vote
Thank you all for your love and support!
Winter is coming #wpf14
Plisskën is getting 4 years old this coming December and what better way to celebrate this than with an all-nighter both in Athens & Thessaloniki. On the 4th and 5h December, exactly 4 years after our first edition, a stellar winter line up will take place in Iera Odos and Block33 with Swans and Simian Mobile Disco being the headliners! More names tba soon...
Plisskën Festival 2014 is over
We thank everyone who came to the festival: the guests, the artists, the press, the volunteers, our associates, supporters & sponsors. Your patronage is greatly appreciated and we hope to see you on our next projects.
Plisskën Festival App is back!
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. Now you will be able to instantly be up-to-date with all the relevant info about the festival, no matter where you are.
Comedy Stage #plissken2014
We are pleased to announce that this year we have added a Comedy Stage to the festival, featuring some of the most talented Greek comedians, who will perform stand up comedy and impromptu comedy sketches! The stage will host: Lambros Fisfis, Dionysis Atzarakis, Dimitris Christoforidis, Vyronas Theodoropoulos, Dimitris Makalias, Zisis Roumpos, Giannis Sarakatsanis & Giorgos Aggelopoulos
Outdoor Club Stage
We are excited to announce that our first Outdoor Club Stage will be curated this year by one of the most creative & exciting music teams/promoters in Athens aka Black Athena! The stage will host: Βomba Εnergia Soundsystem | Duckem | Adamantios Kafetzis (Teranga Beat) | mcmxc | Mike Ls | Digital Riot | BrainD | Terra Exotica | N.T.M.57, MC Mako, Evan Sbk, L.Professor (307 Squad) | Jeph1 | Miltiades
The East (GR) / Boogarins (BR) / Nightmare Air (US) / Jonathan Toubin (US) / Suuns (CA) dj set & secret guests will join us @ Six d.o.g.s on the 5th of June to celebrate the start of Plisskën festival
Plisskën Festival | Thessaloniki
Love Light Proudly welcomes to Thessaloniki // Athens Plissken Festival to a very special event featuring: GIRLS AGAINST BOYS (USA) | RAKETKANON (BELGIUM) | THIS IS NOWHERE (GREECE) more info soon
6 June 2014 #plissken2014
65daysofstatic / A Victim of Society / Bombing the Avenue
Deadbeat / Djuma Soundsystem / Eagles For Hands / Fatima Al Qadiri /Fink
Fuck Buttons / Ghost Culture / Girls Against Boys / Kyoka
Nadia Ksaiba / No Age / The Noise Figures / Raketkanon
Say Lou Lou / Suuns / Tijuana Panthers
Vitalic / Wild Beasts
7 June 2014 #plissken2014
beGun / Black Lips / Cooly G / Crocodiles / D/R/U/G/S
Damien Jurado / Dirty Beaches / .message / Dub Pistols
Imam Baildi Soundsystem / Mickey Lightfoot
Mount Kimbie / Nightmare Air / Nightmares on Wax
Pad Trio / Plastic Flowers / Seams / Shackleton
Son Lux / The Soft Moon / Wooden Shjips
Final Lineup Announced #plissken2014
Our final announcements include among others the French master Vitalic, the British monoliths Wild Beasts & Mount Kimbie, the stylish Swedish-Australian sisters Say Lou Lou, the psychedelic Wooden Shjips and the party animal Nightmares on Wax. Find a detailed list of our line up at: http://plisskenfestival.gr/lineup/2014
Fuck Buttons added to #plissken2014
We are excited to announce that the newest addition to Plisskën Festival 2014 lineup is the massive duo from Bristol, Fuck Buttons (UK). They are joining the 17 artists who are already part of the two day festival. For the final line-up announcement, tune in to the festival's twitter account on February 11, 2014.
The Lab 2014
Registrations now for our yearly workshop "The Lab" are now open. For a chance to be among the lucky 40 Labsters take a look at our section http://plisskenfestival.gr/thelab/about until 15.02.2014. See you all there!
14 more acts added #plissken2014
beGun (ES), The Black Lips (US), Crocodiles (US), D/R/U/G/S (UK), Damien Jurado (US), Dirty Beaches (TW), Eagles For Hands (UK), Girls Against Boys (US), Lifelike (FR), Nadia Ksaiba (TN), NIghtmare Air (US), No Age (US), Seams (UK) & The Soft Moon just joined 65dos, Fink & Cooly G! http://plisskenfestival.gr/lineup/2014
Early-bird tickets go on sale!
So we 're on for 2014! A limited amount of early-bird tickets goes on sale on the 17th of December 2013 at 09:00 GMT, priced at a low entry of 40 euros for a full 2-day pass. Get yours before they sell out. Countdown has begun. Tickets here please
Won the Commended Greener Festival Award 2013
We have been awarded the COMMENDED Greener Festival Award 2013! On our first year of assessment we have been awarded 2 out of 4 stars! We couldn’t have done this without our Green Supporters: BIANATT, HERRCO, Organwsh Ghs, Global Challenges, Podilato, Freebord Greece, Carpooling.gr, Oikosteges, all our volunteers from The Lab and of course each and every one of you! Promise to make it 4 out of 4 real soon...Spread the word
Nominated for Best Small & Best Indoor European Festival
We are delighted to announce that Plisskën Fest is nominated this year at the European Festival Αwards for the prize of Best Small Festival and Best Indoor Festival! Please do cast your vote athttp://eu.festivalawards.com/vote and be with a chance to win 2 VIP tickets for every winning festival this year! Here's a link to what Pitchfork wrote for us:http://pitchfork.com/features/articles/9108-the-pitchfork-guide-to-summer-festivals/ Let the games begin!
New Shows for 2013 - 2014
Αs we 're preparing our next year's exciting line up and getting ready for the mild fall & winter of Greece, we are also promoting a number of amazing shows in various venues around the city of Αthens & Thessaloniki. Up & coming acts such as The Holydrug Couple & Blouse or established legends such as The Αppleseed Cast or even returning festival artists such as Xosar & Drums of Death will be performing during 2013 - 2014 for your pleasure. Keep checking our shows section and ticket links for more info and announcements.
The Lab on Facebook
The Lab is proud to announce that it has it's own facebook page. Click on https://www.facebook.com/theplisskenlab in order to get the latest news regarding our Lab sessions for 2013 - 2014.
The End is the Beginning
Our third edition came to a close in the early hours of the 19th May with an after party that included Egyptian Hip Hop, Shigeto, Lil Silva, patten and many of you that were there from day one. This year our highlight was that there was no highlight as each and every artist gave their 100% and more. We thank you all for the support and look forward to seeing you again in 2014!
The Boy replaces El Perro Del Mar
El Perro Del Mar had to cancel her performance at Plisskën Festival due to her baby's sudden illness. The Boy aka Alexandros Voulgaris will perform on her slot at 17:20 as per our official program. El Perro's official statement is as follows: Dear Athenians! It's with great sadness I'm having to cancel my show at Plissken festival this Saturday. I'm travelling with my whole family these days which includes my little baby boy and unfortunately he's come down with the flu earlier today. I was really looking forward to seeing you so I truly hope there'll come another chance for this! With love El Perro Del Mar"
Timetable is announced
As you 're probably aware by our home page Plisskën Festival's official timetable has just been announced. Please study carefully as timings are tight and will be strictly kept due to curfew restrictions. Happy headaches on the 18th of May as some very interesting clashes will occur between our Main and our Club Stage artists!
Venue is Ready to go
Our venue plan has been designed and is waiting to welcome you all on the 18th May 2013. Really excited this year as apart from the music part of Plisskën, we have so much more for you to enjoy on the day including our made-up from scratch back garden. Learn your way around Plisskën land as you 're going to be pleasantly surprised with the events around our two stages.
Plisskën Goes Mobile
Our free mobile application is now available. You can find the app here . Simply open the app on the browser of your mobile device (iOS, android, tablet), then save/pin/add it on home screen. Now you will be able to instantly be up-to-date with the festival, no matter where you are.
Official Festival Trailer On Air
Ouf official festival trailer is on air produced and directed by our restless associates Blicker You can find the video here along with an ongoing competition for a lucky winner and his chosen friend to win the whole festival 4-day experience from the comfort of a double room in a luxury Athens hotel such as St. George Lycabettus .
Final Line Up Announced
Our final announcements for this year's edition include the Canadian live beast Fucked Up, the return of Icelanders FM Belfast, the probably best band in the world according to Josh Homme i.e. Truckfighters, the queen of our Club Stage American-born Xosar, the Swedish pop gloriousness of El Perro Del Mar and the infectious lo-fi of Irish Girls names. You can find a detailed list of our line up at: http://www.plisskenfestival.gr/lineup
Club Stage just got bigger
Our club stage on the 18th May just got bigger and better with the addition of Skinnerbox (GE), Lil Silva (UK), Jonas Rathsman (SE) and our very own Larry Gus (GR). One more act to complete the line up will be announced next week. Unfortunately, Tomas Barfod will not be joining us this year due to Whomadewho commitments but promised he will make his Greek debut next year!
Line up for 16, 17 & 19 May 2013 is now complete
With the addition of King Tuff (US), Shigeto (US) and The Haxan Cloak (UK) line ups for the 16th, 17th and 19th of May have now been completed. As these shows are on a limited capacity and a first come - first served policy will be followed, we suggest that you mail us with your ticket code at 16 or 17 or email@example.com for each day respectively in order to guarantee your place.
The Lab is Back
Plisskën Lab 2013 is finally here. Plisskën Festival in collaboration with E.D.W. will give the chance to 25 individuals to participate in four days of theory and four days of practice on setting up a live festival, from its inception to its execution. To be able to be among this year’s 25 participants, please send an email by March 15, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org including a few words on why you are interested in joining & a short bio.
More artists announced
So excited to announce the addition of Death Grips (US) | Ebo Taylor (UK) | King Krule (UK) | ERAAS (UK) | Eliphino (UK) | Pyramid (FR) | patten (UK) who join our already diversified roster of Plisskën 2013. Next week will be bringing final announcements and all details regarding venues, dates, schedule and The Lab of course.
The Set It Off Tour at Plisskën
Last year we hosted a series of Plisskën Festival showcases with XXYYXX (US) & Giraffage (US) and Slow Magic (US) in September and November respectively. On May 16th they 're coming back along with Beat Culture (US) to open this year's Plisskën Festival. Should be a great night and one that we will post all info soon. Keep checking the event here
New additions to Plisskën 2013 line up
Excited to announce the newest additions for Plisskën 2013 coming from US, UK, Denmark, Portugal and Germany. We welcome the primal thrash of Dope Body (US), the prog-rock of Egyptian Hip Hop (UK), the uplifting anthems of Tomas Barfod (DK), the revitalising nu disco of Moullinex (PT) and the perfectionism of Brandt Brauer Frick (GE). More to come real soon!
Tickets on sale now
Tickets for Plisskën Festival 2013 are now officially available from Viva and Eventbrite . From Tuesday 22nd of January onwards, tickets will also be available from Public , Ticket Arena , Ticket House and Ticketpro . More line up announcements and news regarding this year's edition coming really soon.
Spectralfire to open for Toro Y Moi
Spectralfire (GR), the solo project of Modrec's Lampis Kountourogiannis will be the opening act of Toro Y Moi's first show in Greece on Friday 18th January 2013. Doors open at 22:30. Spectralfire will be on stage at 22:45 and Toro Y Moi at 23:40.
First confirmed acts for Plisskën 2013
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (US) I A.N.D.Y. (BE) I Dream Koala (FR) I Kidnap Kid (UK) I Oy (GH/CH) I More to come.
Early Bird Tickets are now sold out!
Thank you for making this happen so fast. Official presale begins on Friday 18th January 2013. Stay tuned for the first batch of line up announcements this Thursday 20th December 2012.
Toro Y Moi Live in Athens
Toro Y Moi to perform live for the very first time ever in Greece just four days before his new album is released. The date is Friday the 18th of January 2013 and the venue is the familiar Bios at 84, Peiraios Street. Limited number of tickets exlusively at http://www.bios.gr/tickets/732/ and from its box office everyday between 10:00 - 18:00.
2013 Early Bird Tickets on Sale 18th December 2012
Our early bird tickets last year sold out within 24 hours. This year we are releasing a generous bunch of early birds on the 18th December 2012 at eventbrite We 're keeping their price at only 20 Euros for a second consecutive year and we 're hoping to sell out before the day expires. So better be quick than be sorry!
Official Review Trailer 2012 is on air
Our new trailer is now on air at our official Youtube channel Produced and directed by our permanent associates Blicker , 2012's trailer encapsulates ideally the vibe of the festival for both audience and artists. Feel free to share with your friends, lovers and the world as we hope you 're as much excited as we are for the forthcoming 2013 edition.
We 're live again
Plisskën Festival's new website is up and running! More to come soon... Check our news section for all updates on this year's line up, programme schedule, festival activities, Plisskën's showcases and everything you wish to know regarding our 2013 edtion.