The Best Music Festivals in Greece

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

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 5th Feb 2024

There are few experiences quite as humbling and irritating as the plod back to your tent from the festival arena, drenched to the bone with a sharp British breeze nipping at your exposed skin. Those painful memories are probably what brought you here.

Glorious, sunny, warm Greece is ready to welcome you with open arms, great music and, most importantly, a dry bed each night. Various parties, including boat, beach, and foam are plentiful, and the session goes on for days. As we eagerly await the arrival of spring, a Greek music festival seems like the perfect kind of paradise right now.  

Well, we won’t tease you anymore. You want the best music festivals in Greece, so here they are…


Release Athens Festival


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When: June - July 2024

Where: Plateia Nerou in Athens, Greece

2024 lineup: Pulp, The Smile, Duran Duran, The OffspringMegadeth, Blind Guardian and many more 

With a lineup that already promises to satisfy your nostalgic cravings, Released Athens is already looking huge. Now getting ready to head into its seventh year, the festival prides itself on diversity, consisting of a series of concerts that split artists by genre to create themed days. Like with previous years, Release Athens offers three stages showcasing a variety of genres, including metal, pop, electronic, and beyond. With plenty of variety, you’re certain to find a day (or two!) that speaks to you. 



Shapes Zakynthos 


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When: Sunday 18th - Saturday 24th August 2024

Where: Zakynthos, Greece 

2024 lineup: TBA

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



Plisskën Festival 


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When: Thursday 29th - Friday 30th September 2024

Where: Vrachon Theatre in Athens, Greece

2024 lineup: Idles, Alice Glass, Grandmas House, Ultra Sunn, Mykki Blanco, Pillow Queens, and many more 

One of the best multi-genre Greek music festivals, Plisskën brings hip-hop, electronic, indie, R&B, and pop. Set over two days in the Greek capital, Plisskën has earned a rep for being one of the country's most innovative festivals, earning consecutive Commended Greener Festival Awards thanks to its eco-friendly efforts. Couple that with a lineup comprising indie darlings and hidden gems alike, the two-time Best Indoor Festival nominee at the European Festival Awards is an alternative must see! 



Rockwave Festival

When: Tuesday 25th June- Sunday 7th July 2024 

Where: Terra Vibe Park in Attica, Greece

2024 lineup: Mika, Rotting Christ & many more TBA 

Rockwave Festival will land in Terra Vibe Park this summer with some of the best names in indie, rock, punk, and metal music. Alongside these genres, you might also find the occasional electronic and pop artist. Dating back to 1996, Rockwave is one of the biggest festivals in Greece 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. 



Supa Dupa Fly Santorini


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When: Friday 7th - Tuesday 11th June 2024 

Where: Santorini, Greece 

2024 lineup: TBA

Does the name of this fest sound familiar? Supa Dupa Fly puts on cracking nights out in London, including 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 ninth year in 2024. Alongside great, roof-raising DJs, ticketholders can 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 welcomes you to celebrate the 90s and 00s culture of these fantastic genres. 



Take Off Festival


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When: TBA Summer 2024  

Where: Crete, Greece 

2024 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 once you’re home. Ticketholders can dive into pool parties, beach parties, boat parties, foam parties, and even paint parties. It’s gonna be a mad one. So far, we know Arrdee is set to headline. We’re waiting on further artist announcements, but last year’s fest featured Ardee, Bru-C, Danny T and Yung Filly, so we’re certain 2024 will keep the party rolling. 



Ejekt Festival 


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When: Monday 22nd July 2024

Where: Oaka-P5 in Athens, Greece 

2024 lineup: Korn, Spiritbox and many more TBA 

If you fancy more guitar-focused genres, such as indie and rock, with a sprinkle of electronic music thrown in, then Ejekt Festival is the one for you. Nu metal heavyweights Korn have been announced as the headliner for this year's event, and the yet to be announced lineup is sure to be incredible. The day festival has seen some huge bands over the years, including Beastie Boys, Amy Winehouse, Pixies, Moby, and James, so only time will tell what other artists they’ll announce for 2024. 



Phaex Festival


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When: Thursday 1st - Sunday 4th August 2024 

Where: Corfu, Greece

2024 lineup: TBA

Over 40 artists are brought to partiers in Corfu for four days and nights of electronic tunes. Phaex Festival is a forward-thinking festival that dabbles in all things electronic and techno. For those wanting more than just the tunes, the festival will feature will feature various immersive art projects that will blend harmoniously with Corfu's stunning scenery. Promising huge headliners, side activities, banging tunes, and killer energy, Phaex is the one for those who love innovative techno and inspiring landscapes. 



Primer Music Festival


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When: Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th August 2024

Where: TBA

2024 lineup: Steve Angello, Lost Frequencies, Koro Lova, Regard, David Guetta, James Hype and many more  

Treasured for its diverse lineup and commitment to providing up-and-coming artists with a platform, Primer is one of Greece's favourite weekends. Taking place 15 minutes from the centre of Athens in Faliro's Water Square, this year's lineup adds to the festival's impressive track record with a slew of electronic names. Its mix of established faces with rising talent makes it one to jot onto the list if you're eyeing up a weekend in Attica and consider yourself a dance and EDM fan. 



Free Earth Festival 


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When: Tuesday 27th August - Sunday 1st September 2024 

Where: Asprovalta in North Greece

2024 lineup: TBA 

The trippiest of all Greek music festivals, Free Earth is a paradise for psytrance lovers. Dripping in psychedelic decor, Free Earth welcomes free spirits to enjoy five days of music and opening and closing parties. Set at a beachside venue beneath the upcoming supermoon, it aims to bring a loving, family vibe to the outdoor party scene. Here, there are lots of crazy visual experiences, music performances, illusions, art areas, and kid’s areas to check out. 



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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