It’s that time of the year again, when Athenians start planning their summer holidays around the programme of the Athens Epidaurus Festival. The leading performing arts festival in Greece, and one of the oldest in Europe, returns between June 1st and August 26th for its 68th edition with a rich programme of events. As always, the main venues are the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the industrial complex of Pireos 260 and the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. Click here for our festival picks or head over to the official website for the full programme.
“The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band.” Brian Eno supposedly said, highlighting the importance and the undisputed influence of the American band on thousands of aspiring musicians back in the ‘70s. John Cale, one of the two surviving members of the band’s original line-up (drummer Maureen Tucker is the second) lands in Athens as a guest of the Athens Epidaurus Festival for a night at the Herodion. A living totem of musical history, with a discography that spans through six decades and multiple genres, the legendary musician is set to perform classic picks as well as new material from his latest solo album, Muse. Joining him and his band on stage are the Athens Philharmonia Orchestra for a performance especially conceived for Athens’ monumental amphitheatre. Don't miss this exclusive world premier that features an orchestra and immersive visuals.