Tune into a Greek radio station for an hour and chances are you’ll catch a Madrugada or a Sivert Høyem song. This has been the case for the last 23 years, ever since the Greeks first listened to Strange Colour Blue. That, perhaps, is also the reason why Madrugada feel like their songs “are returning home”, when talking about their upcoming gig in Athens at the Panathenaic Stadium this autumn. Home to the first modern Olympic Games and finish line to the Athens Classic Marathon, the historic stadium has also entertained the crowds for major concerts and prestigious fashion shows. It’s a rare case, however, to host a concert at the Kallimarmaro, so you can guess how big of an event it’s going to be. Tickets will be sold-out, there’s no doubt about it, so if you’re keen on spending a starry night sitting on cool ancient marbles, doing back vocals on Høyem’s heartfelt baritone voice, you better move fast.
Update: Fellow Norwegian songstress Ane Brun has been announced as a special guest. If we were you, we'd book just to hear her enchanting voice resonate at the Kallimarmaro.