Are you anything like us, slogging through social media hoping for some kind of concert or festival notification to pop up? Ideally, for an actual, live one, not yet another virtual one. Because let's face it, there's only so many times you can dance around your living room. Though, when an amazing concept comes along, we'll make an exception.
It was mid February when that notification popped up for us. Athens' roaring electronic music festival, ADD, had been silent for quite some time, having postponed twice its 2020 edition. Their first social media post after a very tough year for festivals worldwide, was that of a breath taking archaeological site that's only recently been brought to light. Ancient Messene in the southwest Peloponnese is one of the most impressive - and underrated - archaeological sites in Greece. Not for long. Belgian techno superstar Charlotte de Witte has now put it firmly on the map when she let rip with her latest DJ set right in the middle of the ancient Stadium on live stream on the 25th of February. The electrifying gig is now available to view for free for three months.
De Witte was a guest of ADD who teamed up with Athens' forward-thinking cultural pillar, Onassis Stegi, for a time-warping hour of techno that we feel, resonated all the way back to 300 BC, when Messene thrived.