4/5/6 AUGUST 2023
The festival opens its doors at 19:00 and will take place at the West Coast Park in the beautiful city of Kalamata. It is a 4500sqm park on the sea, which will be specially designed for the needs of the festival. It has easy access by car and on foot. Accessibility for people with disabilities is provided.
We are looking forward to a three-day event full of great tastes, good music, and positive energy!
FRIDAY 4 AUGUST (19:00 - 21:00)
Dr ATOMIC BAND
The Dr. Atomic Band was formed in December 2013. Their name is borrowed from Larry Todd's comic "Dr. Atomic". Their music is a blend of funk, soul, blues, jazz, and mutated rembetiko. In 2021, they released their first album.
Vocals :Antonis Lymperopoulos/Sofia Gianopoulou
Guitar : Vasilis Koutivas
Bass : Periklis Papakonstantinou
Drums : Antonis Koutivas
FRIDAY 4 AUGUST (21:00 - 00:30)
48 ORES ft LUKIA
They had 48 hours to prepare for their first live performance. In that time, they had to present a three-hour musical program with innovations, interactivity, and a lot of energy. Thus, they were named "48 Hours". Since their formation, the band has had the philosophy of creating music for parties, using all genres of music that people of all nationalities, ages, and temperaments have come to love. They have played in many different venues, from cafes and clubs to music stages, live venues, and stadiums. They give 120-150 concerts every year in Greece, Cyprus, and abroad.
SATURDAY 5 AUGUST (19:00 - 21:30)
ACROVATES Band is a new music group from Kalamata, Greece that aims to present a blend of art music, pop rock, and traditional elements.
SATURDAY 5 AUGUST (21:30 - 00:30)
The Koupes Band is a six-member band that blends rock and tradition. They have released two albums, with Alkis Kehagias from Memphis participating in the first and Nikos Portokaloglou and Tzortzia Kefala from Ble participating in the second.
The Koupes started in around 2018 and since then have played many live shows with artists such as Y. Angelakas, Alkinoos Ioannidis, Matoula Zamani, Vic, Planet of Zeus, and others. During their live performances, they present both their own songs and well-known covers played in a unique way that energizes the audience.
On the one hand, the clarinet and bagpipes take center stage, and on the other hand, the electric guitars, bass, and drums groove in rock rhythms, encouraging you to follow this unique energy, accompanied by the wonderful voice of Frederiki, who has been the band's new voice for about a year and a half.
SUNDAY 6 AUGUST (21:00 - 00:30)
KOZA MOSTRA have evolved into the most important and representative ethnic-rock band of the last decade in Greece, as evidenced by the stability of their performances and collaborations both domestically and abroad. Created by composer Elias Kozas in early 2012 (who signs all the band's compositions), they are known for reviving traditional, folk, and rebetiko music from the interwar period, filtered through ska, rock, and punk sounds, highlighting how modern and relevant our tradition and culture can be.
It's no coincidence that their song "Alcohol is free" has been dubbed a classic and iconic by Eurovision producers themselves, and their participation brought our country its best ranking in the last 15 years.
A key characteristic of their concerts is the energy they emit on stage, which gets even the toughest crowds moving, creating a party at every performance. Some of their notable collaborations in their discography include "Leventis" with Mikis Theodorakis, for which he himself commented (exaggerating) that "life was breathed into one of my dead songs," as well as with international names like Gogol Bordello and Dubioza Kollektiv
ILIAS KOZAS | LEAD VOC - ELEC/CLAS GUITAR
STAVROS APOSTOLIDIS | BOUZOUKI - BACK VOCALS
TASOS GENTZIS | SAXOPHONE - BACK VOCALS
STELIOS FRAGOS | ELEC GUITAR - BACK VOCALS
GIANNIS BELLOS | BASS
DIMITRIS RAPTIS | DRUMS - SAMPLES