Aurora, one of Greece’s most popular electronic dance festival, is back again this year. After many sessions on the island of Samothrace, the festival moves to the crystalline, sandy beach of Kypsa in Halkidiki. However, its signature dance marathon remains, with the festival’s two stages hosting musicians and artists from around the world , playing continuously from the evening of August 29 straight through to the evening of September 2.
Samos Young Artists Festival 2012
For the third consecutive year, the island of Samos hosts its Young Artists Festival on August 6-12. Young musicians from around the world perform repertoire classics as well as original compositions, with conductor and composer Konstantia Gourzi directing this year’s edition.
Nestorio, in the region of Kastoria, is hosting its annual River Party on August 1 to 5. The party, already in its 34th edition and by now a summer tradition, is held on the banks of Aliakmonas River, and combines music, camping and river swimming.
This year’s programme features numerous Greek musicians, spanning from hip-hop to electronic, as well as acclaimed US electronic band Thievery Corporation. A special recreation park has also been set up, which will remain open throughout the year for organised excursions and camping trips.