The 3 must-visit music festivals in Thessaloniki


Music is a vital part of everyone’s life. Scientists believe that we can even listen to music while in our mother’s belly. Music can be therapeutic and soothing. Almost every moment of our everyday life has a musical soundtrack. When we are in the car, when having dinner at a restaurant or while we are relaxing. It is no wonder that music festivals are so popular all around the world. And Thessaloniki couldn’t be an exception. Combine your next trip to Greece with one of these 3 international music festivals in Thessaloniki.

Sani Festival

Just an hour away from the metropolitan area of Thessaloniki, you will experience the most summery music festival. Already counting a quarter-century of continuous presence, Sani Festival is a distinguished music event. This is because of the exceptional list of artists it has hosted, like Cesaria Evora, Stavros Xarchakos or Ray Brown. But also, due to the exceptionally picturesque venue it is being held. Concerts take place on Sani Hill, with its medieval tower as a stage and the emerald waters as a background. Make the most out of your visit to Thessaloniki and combine it with a trip to Chalkidiki’s beautiful Sani area.

Street Mode Festival

Music culture can also inspire other fascinating forms of art, and Street Mode Festival is a fine example. It is a festival housing street culture and self-expression. Five different stages host a lineup of artists representing street music from around the world. Graffiti artists create big scale artworks in real time. Band contests, break dance, street and hip hop shows and battles create a fun atmosphere. Thousands of people attend Street Mode Festival every year at the outdoor spaces having the best time. What better way to celebrate street culture?


Reworks is tied-in with the term “music festival” in Thessaloniki for the last 14 years. Electro, dance, disco, funk, house and experimental sounds fill the festival’s venues for five days. Εvery September, international and domestic artists give the vibe to this year’s most anticipated all day party. Fritz Kalkbrenner, Nina Kraviz, David August and Jessie Ware are only some to begin with. Your ticket will get you in Dj sets, live concerts, events and talks about contemporary music. And also, into some of the coolest venues in Thessaloniki!

Have you ever attended music festivals in Thessaloniki? Share some experiences with us!

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