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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 6 June 2015
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 6 JUNE 2015 15 of summer edge and include a more alternative crowd to match the really cool bands that perform," Nikolaou said. Next week the Resistance Festival takes place at the Athens Agricultural University. Although it prides itself on being a cultural festival that welcomes collectives and organisations and invites them to meet and exchange experiences, Resistance has over the years featured some great, alternative musical performances. This year, a three-day pass will set you back just $14 (10 euro) and allow you to see the likes of Nightstalkers, Dub Inc, Baba Zula and Che Sudaka. Also on the same weekend is Athens’ first ever Colour Day Festival, an event based on the ancient Hindu Holi festival, or the festival of colours, which has become popular around the world. Organisers of the Greek event are expecting more than 20,000 people to attend a day of live music and DJs at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex. Tickets start from $10 (7 euro) and include a small pack of colour. In July Athens will also play host to the Ejekt Festival. This year's line up includes electronic dance music supertsar Steve Aoki alongside The Parov Stellar Band and MoonDuo, with tickets for the event now selling at just over $70 (50 euro). The party then moves to the islands, with Mykonos once again drawing most of the attention. The two hottest nightspots remain the famous Cavo Paradiso along with the Paradise Club, with both featuring the very best of the world's leading DJs including Richie Hawtin, Tiesto, David Morales and Bob Sinclair. Greek Australian Nick Pappas, 28, is returning to Mykonos for the sixth summer in a row and says there is no place like it on earth. "Summer in Mykonos is what it's all about, all these beautiful people coming together to enjoy the best of dance music in such an incredible setting. It just doesn't get any better than that," Pappas told Neos Kosmos. In Kefalonia, the Katovathres beach club is also turning up the heat this summer with a series of parties, the first of which includes a reunion of New York's legendary house music trio, Francois K, Danny Krivit and Joe Claussel on August 8. Just days later the same club will host a three-day house music festival Can You Dance to My Beat, with tickets selling for $78 (55 euro) to see the likes of Louie Vega, Timmy Regisford and local DJs such as Dim Pap and DJ Angelo. An avid house music listener, Maria Pantinaki, 26, from Sydney, says she is giving Mykonos a miss this year and going to Kefalonia instead. "I've heard great things about the island and wanted to try something a little different but still add some partying to my trip, so I've decided to hit Kefalonia before heading further up towards Croatia for the Dimensions Festival," said Pantinaki. The Dimensions Festival, which takes place August 26-31 in the coastal resort town of Pula, is the stand-out of many Festivalgoers at Dimensions Festival can listen to their favourite music whilst relaxing. FEATURE smaller festivals popping up in Croatia. "If you're into house music the line up will blow you away," said Pantinaki, who will be joined by her two sisters on the trip and attend the opening concert of the festival, which takes place in a 2,000-year old Roman Amphitheatre. Tickets for the Dimensions Festival start at $250 (175 euro) with a host of beach parties, boat parties and club events, featuring a very strong lineup including the legendary funk group Parliament with George Clinton, along with DJs such as Moodymann, Juan Atkins, Osunlade and Goldie. For those into something still danceoriented but more mainstream, the Tommorowland Festival in Belgium has become the must-attend event of the summer circuit for fans of EDM. More than 200,000 people will attend this year's edition, including hundreds from Australia, who will be at the sold out event to see the likes of Carl Cox, Sven Vath, David Guetta and Avicii. Where the present meets the past. Historical locations in Europe, like the Roman amphitheatre of Pula, open their doors to contemporary artists.
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