Plissken 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.
Since it’s debut year in 2010, past line-ups have included the likes of Perfume Genius, Savages, Mogwai, 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.
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.
• Website: www.plisskenfestival.gr
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/plisskenfestival
• Twitter: www.twitter.com/plisskenfest
• Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plissken_Festival
• Preview Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/Trailer
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.