Being the capital and the center of the Eastern Roman Empire – Byzantine, Thessaloniki today has yet another thing to be proud of – the Reworks festival, known as the audio – visual festival of Thessaloniki. The event’s sole purpose is the enhancement and reinforcement between music and art. The festival organizers are doing that by presenting Reworks Festival as a platform for live music, showcase of talent (local or international) new ideas and trends and everything strongly related to art & music. The event is held annually in mid-September and gathering contemporary artists as well as music and arts fans from every corner of the World.
Solomun, Ben Klock, KiNK, WhoMadeWho, Agoria, Mano Le Tough, Mind Against, Ison, Actor One, and George Adi are some of the names in this year’s lineup which is happening on 14 – 18 September.
History of Reworks Festival
ReWorks Festival originated in 2005, by ‘NON Collective‘, starting one of the premier electronic music festivals in Greece and the Balkans. Reworks Festival celebrated its 10th year anniversary in 2014. For its big birthday, for the first time in its history, the Reworks crew presented to the visitors showcases and one of a kind works of new music and artistic trends. In addition, the festival once again was a stage for the local and international talents, giving them the possibility to showcase their music to a wider, Electronic Music aware audience. Reworks Festival decided to give back to the people and fight against the economic crisis in Greece, by hosting for the first time a street stage with domestic and international acts, open to the public throughout the 3 day festival. All of those ventures, were supplemented by quality live performances from music artists, exhibition of visual art presentations and workshops to satisfy all diverse tastes.
What To Expect At Reworks Festival
The schedule of the 10th edition of the festival included a special concert by Max Richter together with the Symphonic Orchestra of Thessaloniki, which was held 2 days before the official beginning of the festival (Wednesday). On Friday afternoon, the focus was on the workshops and the street stage, presenting the local talents Cruz, Chris Tek, And.id and Jose Amba with performed live acts. During the night the festival threw a whopping party on 2 stages at Block33. The first stage was Reworks Warehouse including acts from Terje Bakke (Norway), Flooder & Bazel (FYROM) and the headliner Nina Kravitz (Russia). The second stage was Reworks Club and it offered 2 local acts Darktom & George Adi and Nikola Gala, topped with the German master of techno Ben Klock.
Saturday was kicked-off by a return to the place where it all began for Reworks, the Mylos complex. This day’s schedule included several stages with top of the line domestic and international live acts. The Rework Artrium stage was headlined by Fritz Kalkbrenner (DE). The Reworks Warehouse CUStage started off with Mageo and Nice7 rocking until 02:00 before the event “Heidi presents the Jackaton Jams showcase” hit-off with first with Heidi (CA), followed by Magda (USA) and Viton (GR) with a closing set until 07:30 in the morning. In cooperation with Red Bull Music Academy, The Reworks Club included mostly local acts and was headlined by Henrik Schwarz (DE) (Live). The Reworks Lab stage line-up featured Arki (GR), The Field (Sweden), Barker (UK) and others. TheReworks Air stage included Stassy (DE), Alix Alvarez (USA) and the headliner of the stage Dennis Ferrer (USA) doing his 2nd performance at Reworks Festival. The Saturday parties also included the Reworks Factory, Brainstorm showcase and the Reworks Library, with sets from Nightmares on Wax (UK) and Fortuna Records showcase (Israel). The final night was dislocated on the rooftop of The Met Hotel with all the sets closing up at midnight.
If you are looking for a festival, which is a meeting point of like-minded people, with passion for contemporary art and quality mixture of genres from Dance Music to Disco, Funk, Soul & Jazz, look no further! Reworks Festival is awaiting you in sunny Greece, with a homemade Ouzo to let you devour all the excitement surrounding this magical festival.
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TICKETS FOR REWORKS FESTIVAL
Reworks Festival offers several ticket options, from single day tickets for the different events, to a full 3-day pass. For more information regarding tickets and online purchase click here.
HOW TO GET TO REWORKS FESTIVAL
Thessaloniki International Airport is the main and the only international airport serving the city. Since it is a popular international destination, many foreign airlines are flying to and from the Thessaloniki airport. For low-cost or regular airlines go to some of the following links:
ACCOMMODATION AT REWORKS FESTIVAL
Reworks Festival offers accommodation packages in partnership with Festicket through their website. For more information and current deals, click here. Furthermore, we have decided to broaden your choice of accommodation by supplementing you with additional websites, for you to book your stay at Thessaloniki.
We hope you have enjoyed our guide to Reworks Festival, and to see you there next year.
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