Sani Festival
06 JULY – 10 AUGUST 2024

SANI FESTIVAL

A momentous musical and cultural affair, that has been bringing people together through a shared love of the arts for over three decades. With the festival’s electrifying line-up of international superstars now released, it’s time to get excited for a musically magnificent summer.

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The Spirit of Sani Festival

PHILOSOPHY

Every summer, from July to August, Sani Festival proudly brings together Greek and international artists, strengthening the cultural bond between natives and visitors. Rooted in jazz, the first event took place in 1992 over three days. Since then, the programme has naturally evolved beyond one main genre, hosting a wide variety of musical acts, from the likes of pop and rock to classical and indie, alongside the ever-present jazz masters. As the festival’s repertoire has grown, so too has its reputation and global reach, with ever more popular international acts performing each year.

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SANI FESTIVAL 2024

STARS ON THE HILL

This year, Sani Festival returns with an international line up that is stronger than ever. Welcoming in a new era for the festival with many popular and universally acclaimed artists, there’ll be pop, rock and smooth-jazz, as we embrace a multitude of genres and sounds. Diverse and dynamic, we look forward to welcoming attendees for a summer of musical magic and prowess upon Sani Hill.

2024 Artists Line-Up:

  • 06 July: Plácido Domingo
  • 13 July: Madeleine Peyroux
  • 20 July: Tom Jones
  • 27 July: The Century of Mimis Plessas
  • 03 August: Emeli Sandé
  • 10 August: Gipsy Kings ft. Tonino Baliardo
SANI FESTIVAL 2024

SANI FESTIVAL 2024

ARTISTS LINE-UP

CLASSICAL WAVES

Plácido Domingo

06 JULY 2024

The ‘Domingo Myth’ will mark the start of a momentous musical summer under the stars on Sani Hill. Plácido Domingo, with an illustrious career including some 150 roles and more than 4.400 performances, over a hundred recordings, and an impressive collection of 12 Grammy Awards, is rightfully recognized as one of the finest and most influential singing actors in the history of opera. Defined a ‘Renaissance man’, and awarded with many honorary titles and prizes, Plácido Domingo will be stepping up Sani Hill on Saturday 6th July for an iconic performance, along with the tenor, Mario Frangoulis, the soprano Christina Poulitsi, and the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, under the gifted direction of Jordi Bernàcer.

PLACIDO DOMINGO

JAZZ ON THE HILL

MADELEINE PEYROUX

13 JULY 2024

Marking two decades since her iconic album 'Careless Love' and a decade since her debut at the Sani Festival, Madeleine Peyroux returns to Sani Hill on July 13th. From her origins as a Parisian street performer to captivating concert halls, she embodies the essence of Billie Holiday and the depth of Leonard Cohen. With honesty and emotion, the acclaimed singer-songwriter will showcase her latest album, ‘Let’s Walk’, seamlessly blending jazz, folk, and chamber pop under the Mediterranean night sky.

MADELEINE PEYROUX

INTERNATIONAL SOUNDS

TOM JONES

20 JULY 2024

A fixture in music history, international icon Tom Jones will captivate Sani Festival goers on July 20th with his timeless discography and enduring charisma. Across six decades, he has sold over 100 million records, earning recognition as one of the greatest artists of all time. Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2006, he has received numerous awards, including BRIT Awards and recognition in the US Songwriters Hall of Fame. Tom Jones transcends musical eras and genres, appealing to diverse audiences worldwide. Being a living legend and one of the most successful artists of all time, Sani Festival is beyond excited to play host to this international superstar.

TOM JONES

GREEK VARIATIONS

The Century of Mimis Plessas

27 JULY 2024

Featuring Stefanos Korkolis, Dimitris Mpasis, Sofia Manousaki 

On July 27th, Sani Festival pays tribute to the centenary of one of the most distinguished Greek composers of all time, Mimis Plessas. His journey from his early days as a prodigious piano soloist to revered composer and conductor is a testament to his unparalleled talent and dedication. With almost a century of musical mastery to his name, including scores for 104 films and 70 theatrical productions, Plessas' influence on three generations of Greeks is truly unmatched. The homage features performances by renowned Greek artists Stefanos Korkolis, Dimitris Basis, and Sofia Manousaki, enriching the celebration of Plessas' legacy.

The Century of Mimis Plessas

INTERNATIONAL SOUNDS

Emeli Sandé

03 AUGUST 2024

From rural Aberdeenshire to MBE recipient, the magnificent Emeli Sandé will perform on Sani Hill on August 3rd. Despite starting in medical school, she couldn't ignore her passion for music and often found herself busy writing lyrics in lectures. Her career change proved right: Sandé's debut album, "Our Version Of Events," propelled her to fame, winning the Brit Awards' Critics’ Choice prize and critical acclaim. Featuring chart-toppers like "Heaven" and "Next To Me," the album outsold Adele's debut, remaining a defining record of the 2010s. Now touring with her fifth album, ‘How Were We to Know,’ she is undoubtedly one of Britain’s most loved and respected artists.

Emeli Sandé

SOUNDS OF THE WORLD

GiPSY KINGS FT. TONINO BALIARDO

10 AUGUST 2024

The world-renowned Gipsy Kings featuring Tonino Baliardo will close this year’s Sani Festival, thrilling the audience with their lively tempo and beloved hits like the world-famous ‘Bamboleo.’ With over 20 million albums sold globally, including a Grammy Award-winning album in 2013, the group reigns as masters of gypsy music. Beyond the band, founder and leader Baliardo showcases his musical prowess, collaborating on projects such as remixing ‘Hotel California’ for The Big Lebowski. With three decades of excellence, Baliardo’s Spanish guitar mastery and the band’s Gipsy tradition continue to enchant audiences, evoking the same magic as the first time it was heard.

Gypsy Kings

1992

First Sani Festival took place

400

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1,800

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Sani Festival on Sani Hill

Location

Sani Hill

Sani Hill becomes a kaleidoscope of colours as night falls: the brilliant orange of the setting sun, the vivid lights of night-time performances, the moonlight beaming down from a starlit sky. Watch as artists perform at heady heights, against the dramatic backdrop of a ruined Byzantine tower and the Aegean Sea.

Sani Festival on Sani Hill at night time

JULY – AUGUST 2023

Sani Festival 2023

Since 1992, Sani Hill has burst into life each summer during July and August with colourful live performances from across the world stage. The largest privately-organised festival in Greece, Sani Festival invites guests and visitors to take pleasure in the masterful performances and enchanting atmosphere of the scene, as jazz, pop, rock, contemporary, modern dance and musical theatre all flow in harmony.

Sani Festival on Sani Hill at night time

30th ANNIVERSARY

SANI FESTIVAL 2022

Awarded the World’s Leading Cultural Destination Resort by the World Travel Awards, last summer we celebrated 30 fabulous years of Sani Festival. Chucho Valdes and Paquito D’Rivera filled Sani Hill with their delicious Caribbean rhythm, Jack Savoretti sung his much-loved hits, and Bob Geldof and the Bobkatz rocked out. As for the closing act of the summer and the most hotly anticipated Greek concert of 2022? Andrea Bocelli, the world’s most beloved tenor, who thrilled the audience with his mesmerising voice and truly unforgettable performance.

Andrea Bocelli at Sani Festival

CONTACT

E: sanifestival@saniresort.gr

Facebook: @TheSaniFestival

 

Artistic Consultant: Athena Andreadis

Project Manager: Montse Moré

E: mmore@saniikos.com

 

Production Director: Vicky Papadimitriou

SYMVOLI Conference & Cultural Management

Ε: sanifestival@symvoli.gr, T: +30 2310 433099

 

Marketing & Communications Management

Communications Director: Fanis Krommidas

E: fkrommidas@saniikos.com

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