64 artists in a diverse line-up in 4 stages
After a celebrating their fourth birthday late last year, June 5 and 6, Plisskën return once again with another hard-hitting, eclectic line-up, showcasing the very best in quality, alternative artists and performers.
Plisskën Festival have announced that post-punk London breakthroughs Savages, drum and bass legend Squarepusher, doom godfathers Electric Wizard and many more are to join the already massive line-up that is their 2015 Summer two-dayer. Also included in the new announcement is rising synth-pop star Perfume Genius and dark indie rockers The Twilight Sad. They join 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 songwriter Ariel Pink and Copenhagen-based experimental pop trio, WhoMadeWho. Once again pushing diversity to the limits, you can see the likes of garage heroes Thee 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 Labparticipants get the chance to learn about all of the elements that comprise putting on a festival.