The Best Music Festivals in Greece

Ready to swap the wellies for flip flops and sunglasses? Greece has great weather and even better music. Check out these amazing music festivals in Greece.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 28th Feb 2022

We’ve all been to a music festival in the UK, whether it was Glasto or Download, Boomtown or Latitude. No matter which you’ve attended, you've probably had to confront the unforgiving British weather during it.

There are few experiences quite as humbling, irritating and straight-up disheartening as the plod back to your tent from the main festival arena, drenched to the bone with a sharp British breeze nipping at your cheeks, hands, and your soaked legs. And those painful memories are probably what brought you here.

You deserve better. You don’t deserve to sit in a dimly lit tent, wrapping up in countless layers and still having to get up and buy an insanely expensive jumper you don’t even want at the festival for an extra layer just so you can get some shut-eye. It’s time you broke free from it. And we want to help you.

Glorious, sunny, warm Greece is waiting to welcome you with open arms, great music and, most importantly, a dry bed each night. Various parties, including boat, beach, and paint are plentiful, and the session goes on for days. It’s heartwarming to think about, isn’t it? 

Well, we won’t tease you anymore. You want the best music festivals in Greece, so that’s exactly what we’ll give you…

 

 

Release Athens Festival 

When: Wednesday 8th June - Saturday 23rd July

Where: Paleo Faliro Olympic Pole, Athens 

Lineup: Bauhaus, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Massive Attack, London Grammar, Pet Shop Boys, Iggy Pop, Liam Gallagher, Judas Priest, Slipknot, more TBA

New dates and more artists are still to be announced but Released Athens is already looking huge with over eleven days of music spanning from metal to pop to electronic dance music to post-punk and beyond. Released Athens is a series of concerts that split artists by genre to create themed days. For example, Slipknot and Sepultura will perform on the same day as they’re both heavier bands, while Liam Gallagher and Sleaford Mods perform on another date. With plenty of variety, you’re certain to find a day that speaks to you.

 


 

Shapes Zakynthos 

When: Wednesday 17th - Sunday 21st August

Where: Argassi, Zakynthos 

Lineup: TBA

Crystal clear waters, the soft, warm, golden sand wrapping around your toes, and five days of partying and music - you can find all that and more at Shapes Zakynthos, Greece’s best underground multi-genre music festival. Situated on the island that features 2018s best beach in the world (according to travel experts), Shapes curates the best underground electronic artists and occasionally those of the hip hop, house, afrobeat, and jazz variety. But you were sold at “best beach in the world”, weren’t you?  

 


 

Plisskën Festival 

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When: Sunday 12th - Monday 13th June 

Where: Technopolis, Athens

Lineup: Caribou, slowthai, Tommy Cash, Boy Pablo, SHERELLE, KeiyaA, Rosa Anschütz, more TBA

Another multi-genre Greek music festival, Plisskën already has an enviable lineup with Canadian electronic music hero Caribou, Estonian rapper Tommy Cash, and experimental rave music maker SHERELLE who blends multiple genres for a unique sound. The fest has also won the Commended Greener Festival Award two years in a row thanks to its eco-friendly efforts and was nominated twice for Best Indoor Festival at the European Festival Awards. Sounds great! 

 


 

Rockwave Festival

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When: Thursday 21st - Saturday 23rd July

Where: TerraVibe Park, Malakasa

Lineup: TBA

Finally back after a long three years, Rockwave Festival will be landing in TerraVibe Park with some of the best names in alternative, indie, rock, punk, and metal music. Alongside them, you might find the occasional electronic and pop artist. Dating back to 1996, the festival is one of Greece’s biggest and regularly attracts heavy music fans from all across the globe. And with so many legendary acts performing each year, it’s clear to see why. Past editions have seen The Prodigy, Lana Del Rey, Arctic Monkeys, and Iron Maiden, to name a few. 

 


  

Supa Dupa Fly Santorini

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When: Friday 3rd - Tuesday 7th June

Where: Isla Beach Bar, Santorini

Lineup: DJ Spoony, Jonezy, CJ Beatz, Emily Rawson, Miss Gower & Teddy

If you think you recognise the name of this festival, you probably do. Supa Dupa Fly puts on cracking nights out in London as well as bottomless brunches. Following the success of their various events, the crew behind Supa Dupa Fly took their top party-throwing skills to Santorini for, what will be, its 7th year in 2022. Alongside great, roof-raising DJs, ticketholders can also enjoy a beach party, hip hop yoga, a pool party, a rave in a cave, and a villa brunch for VIPs. If hip hop, RnB and similar smooth genres are your jam, Supa Dupa Fly Santorini awaits you.  

 

Find tickets for Supa Dupa Fly Santorini - here

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Take Off Festival

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When: Tuesday 21st - Tuesday 28th June

Where: Malia, Crete

Lineup: TBA

Another huge party, Take Off Festival offers great music and enough parties to leave you confined to your bed for a good week by the time your plane lands back home. Ticketholders can dive into pool parties, beach parties, boat parties, and even paint parties. It’s gonna be a mad one. We haven’t had any lineup announcements yet, but past editions featured some big names, including Krept & Konan, Tom ZanettiWiley, AJ Tracy, Aitch, Nathan Dawe, all perfect for the beach party vibe. With this in mind, we’re sure whoever they’ll announce will be perfect.

 


 

Ejekt Festival 

When: Wednesday 29th June 

Where: O.A.K.A, Athens 

Lineup: Muse, Nothing But Thieves, more TBA

Another festival for those who prefer more guitar-focused music, Ejekt Festival is back with arguably the greatest live band of modern times, Muse, as their headliners. The festival will announce more artists soon, but with Muse as headliners, a band with eleven awards for their live performances, it’s already looking to be amazing. Other huge bands to have played Ejekt include Beastie Boys, Pixies, Moby, and James, so who knows what other artists will be in store for 2022. 

 


 

We hope we made the tough task of deciding which festival is right for you that bit easier. Greece music festivals are top tier. And as they span across multiple genres, you’re sure to find the perfect festival for you and your crew. Happy festival season!

 

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Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.

 

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