Fengaros festival returns for its seventh consecutive year, dedicated to its everlasting goal of presenting fresh and original live music from around the world! The scenic village of Kato Drys will once again provide the beautiful backdrop for the festival, where three different stages will entertain for three days from the 3rd to the 5th of August. The Field Stage, the Village Stage and the Church Stage, will host more than 35 acts from Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Kuwait, Niger, Israel, Australia, England and the USA, in a line-up that showcases the multi-dimensional, uncompromising and selective aesthetic of the organization. Parallel events will also take place at the village’s Museum of Folk Art.
The first day of Fengaros - a Thursday this year - will kick start the festival with a dynamic burst of psychedelic, progressive, indie and stoner rock, but also jazz. The Field Stage will host superb rock bands from Greece Villagers of Ioannina City, Acid Baby Jesus and Ηoly Monitor, whilst the Village Stage will host English indie-band Happyness, jazz-funk band Datfunk from Athens and the jazz group of composer / double-bassist Αlexi David from New York, amongst others. The night will close with the cinematic music of duo Sancho 003.
The festival’s second day, Friday August 4th, will celebrate the beauty of cultural diversity and take the audience on an exotic World Music journey. The stages will host the unique duet of Xylouris White, who mix Cretan music with american rock and improvisation, the contemporary rebetiko band Pliri Ntaxi from Salonica and the groovy balkan / gypsy band Baildsa, who are guaranteed to get everyone’s feet off the ground. Also, on the bill are Ouzo Bazooka from Tel-Aviv, who play their own version of Mediterranean rock and the Sardinian Paolo Angeli with his unique custom-made guitar. The highlight of the day will undoubtedly be the world-famous Bombino from Niger, who will bring the sounds of the Tuareg tribe from the deserts of Africa to Kato Drys.
The closing day will reveal the height of its versatility! Such extraordinary acts as the polyphonic choir of Marina Satti & Fonέs, folk singer Petros Malamas Trio and fusion band Jan Van from Greece, the delightfully unique singer-songwriter from Kuwait, Υousif Yaseen, as well as the much-loved Cypriot folk-band Monsieur Doumani will take on the stages for a multi-flavoured combination of performances. The most anticipated name of this year’s festival is headliner Fantastic Negrito from Oakland, California, who will be closing the Field Stage with his explosive live set, just months after winning a Grammy as Best Contemporary Blues Album of the Year. The audience will then head to the Village Stage for the finish line, where Greek-duo Κid Flicks and the Cypriot solo artist Spivak will end the live performances with electronic music, to be followed by a closing DJ set by the beloved Fengaros DJ, Sofronis.
DJ sets, radio shows, live-links and parallel events will run for the duration of the festival in various corners of the village. Free camping for ticket holders, bars and food stalls will also be available.
Tickets: €20 One Day / €36 Three Days (pre-sale until August 1st - www.festapa.com/louvana)
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