Plisskën Festival 2015 have just announced what could be the best cutting edge bill of bands this summer.
June 5 & 6
BRODINSKI / MOGWAI / MUDHONEY / THE HORRORS / ARIEL PINK / THEE OH SEES / BEARDYMAN / WAXAHATCHEE / … AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF THE DEAD / SLEAFORD MODS / WHOMADEWHO / TONY ALLEN / RATKING / ICEAGE / ANDY STOTT / PHAROAHE MONCH / EVIAN CHRIST / MIKAL CRONIN / PHARMAKON / STRAND OF OAKS / CULT OF YOUTH / LITURGY / TIGER & WOODS / DALHOUS / LIVIO & ROBY / THE COATHANGERS / FORT ROMEAU / JAAKKO / AMATEUR BOYZ / DELS / MORGAN DELT / STEVE GUN / CLIP! / MONONOME / SEKUOIA / TENDTS / and more to be announced…
After a celebrating their fourth birthday late last year, Plisskën return once again with another hard-hitting, eclectic line-up, showcasing the very best in quality, alternative artists and performers.
The festival officially gets underway with the likes of master beatboxer and looper Beardyman, UK psych masters The Horrors and Texan alternative noiseniks, … And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead. Seminal grunge powerhouse Mudhoney also join the main stage line-up while in the ‘Big Club’ you’ll find the likes of massive French DJ and producer Brodinski sharing a stage with dark electronic artist Evian Christ with US rap group Ratking playing just outside. All this and more makes Plisskën perhaps one of the most innovative and exciting multi-genre festivals of the Summer.
Saturday’s line-up includes legendary post-rock headliners Mogwai celebrating 20 years since their formation and NY power-rapper Pharoahe Monch as well as multi-instrumentalist songwriterAriel Pink and Copenhagen-based experimental pop trio, WhoMadeWho. Once again pushing diversity to the limits, you can see the likes of garage heroes The Oh Sees brushing shoulders with electronic “punk-hop” lads Sleaford Mods. Wichita darling Katie Crutchfield AKA Waxahatchee also joins the line-up, punctuating her minimal songs with gnarled guitars and punk drumming.
But aside from a line-up celebrating a broad mix of styles and quality, Plisskën also continues to push the boundaries of their environmental and social ethos. Wanting to be more environmentally conscious, in 2010 Plisskën developed an Environmental Policy Strategy. In 2013 they were the first festival in Greece to be awarded a ‘Commended’ rating from the Greener Festival Awards global governing body. And The Lab, an annual workshop organised by Plisskën, takes place in Athens prior to the festival. Through a number of theoretical and practical seminars hosted by professionals in their respective fields, The Lab participants get the chance to learn about all of the elements that comprise putting on a festival.
With early bird tickets already sold out, but with a limited amount of 50€ tickets still available and 15 more exciting bands to be announced, Plisskën Festival is setting the trend for considered, quality line-ups with affordable prices and moral ideals.
|| Plisskën Festival 2015 | Tickets || 5 & 6 June
Early – Bird | Till 9th January | 2-day pass : 40 e – sold out
Limited Tickets | From 5th February | 2-day pass : 50 e
|| THE LAB ||
The lab is back for 40 lucky applicants. Applications are now closed.
The Lab 2014 teaser: watch