Sani Festival
9 JULY - 20 AUGUST 2022

SANI FESTIVAL

A momentous musical and cultural affair: this year we're celebrating 30 years of bringing people together through a shared love of the arts.

WINNER 2022

World’s Leading Cultural Destination Resort

Named the World’s Leading Cultural Destination Resort at the 2022 World Travel Awards, it’s a year for celebration, as 2022 was also Sani Festival’s 30th anniversary.

20 AUGUST 2022

ANDREA BOCELLI

AT SANI FESTIVAL

What better way to conclude this year’s musical celebrations, 30 glorious years of Sani Festival, than with a concert of the world’s most beloved tenor Andrea Bocelli, accompanied by Thessaloniki’s State Symphony Orchestra. An unforgettable night, filled also with the ethereal voices of Athena Andreadis, Cristina Pasaroiu and Aliki Chrysochou above the timeless Sani Hill. A night that we will treasure for a long time!

Andrea Bocelli will put his signature on Sani Festival

The Spirit of Sani Festival

30 YEARS OF FESTIVAL HISTORY

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 diversified and the venues expanded to accommodate a wide programme of music and performing arts, from classical music to modern dance and musical theatre. This year, 2022, we’ll be honouring the history of the Festival, celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Sani Festival 2022

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

1992

First Sani Festival took place

385

events

1,700

artists

350,000

Spectators

Sani Festival on Sani Hill

SANI FESTIVAL 2022

ARTISTS LINE-UP

JAZZ ON THE HILL

Chucho Valdés & Paquito D’Rivera

NEW DATE: 10 JULY 2022

Legends of Afro-Cuban music, Chucho Valdés and Paquito D’Rivera reunite after 40 years and open this year’s celebratory Sani Festival, one of the few stops of their international tour! Separately, they have received more than 25 Grammys and Latin Grammys. Now they are joining forces again, in a live performance that will include milestone hits of Latin jazz music, alongside new compositions from their latest album I Missed You Too. The two bona fide living legends are ready to mix the Caribbean rhythm with the Mediterranean breeze of Sani Hill.

Legends of Afro-Cuban music, Chucho Valdés and Paquito D’Rivera at Sani Festival

JAZZ ON THE HILL

Al Di Meola

Acoustic Trio

16 JULY 2022

Al Di Meola, one of the greatest guitarists of our times, will play at Sani Hill, revisiting Greece after 20 years. His fascination with complex rhythmic syncopation combined with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony has been at the core of his music throughout a celebrated career that has spanned more than four decades. As magnificent guitar virtuoso, Al Di Meola will perform with his Guitar Trio, in front of the historical Sani Tower, his smooth melodies resplendent in this unique setting.

Al Di Meola Acoustic Trio at Sani Festival

INTERNATIONAL SOUNDS

Jack Savoretti

23 JULY 2022

Beloved artist and a Greek audience favourite, Jack Savoretti comes to the Sani Festival stage to perform some of his best-known songs that have been heard on radios everywhere these last few years! Jack Savoretti and his band have included Sani Hill as a stop on their ‘Europiana’ summer tour, after the Number 1 album release in June 2021 and the extended version Europiana Encore in 2022. We invite you to celebrate the precious power of family, friendship, and love through Jack Savoretti’s music.

Jack Savoretti at Sani Resort

INTERNATIONAL SOUNDS

Bob Geldof

and the Bobkatz

30 JULY 2022

Bob Geldof and the Bobkatz will rock out on Sani Hill! He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats in the ‘70s and ‘80s, while his songs topped the British and world charts. Over his career he has collaborated with multiple rock legends, such as David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, and Thin Lizzy. Significantly, Geldof has been knighted and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his charity work and activism. Both as a rock star and an activist, we are ready to welcome him at Sani Festival for a night of polite audacity, sprinkled with rock music gems!

Bob Geldof at Sani Resort

GREEK VARIATIONS

A hotel of songs: 30 years of music notes – the Hill and the Sea

6 AUGUST 2022

Manolis Mitsias, Christos Thivaios, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Penni Baltatzi

A retrospective of three decades of Sani Festival history: its unique programme and selection of individual artists showcases our country’s artistic stock. With songs by the greatest Greek composers and a medley of folk songs, it is a nostalgic treat for the senses.

Manolis Mitsias, Christos Thivaios, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Penni Baltatzi at Sani Resort

GREEK VARIATIONS

Mediterranean Project: Greece & the world

13 AUGUST 2022

Dimitris Basis, Rena Morfi, Doros Dimosthenous, Rita Antonopoulou, Kostas Thomaidis, Kalliopi Pouska

This musical embrace of the Mediterranean is a tribute to Sani Festival, which has always celebrated multiculturalism in music. With performances in Greek and foreign languages, the programme features songs much loved in our country and abroad.

Dimitris Basis, Rena Morfi, Doros Dimosthenous, Rita Antonopoulou, Kostas Thomaidis, Kalliopi Pouska at Sani Festival

CLASSICAL WAVES

Andrea Bocelli

20 AUGUST 2022

The world’s most beloved tenor, Andrea Bocelli will play on the last day of this year’s celebratory Sani Festival. Recognised as an icon of the greatest Italian vocal tradition, he has managed to bring classical music to the top of the global music charts with albums like Romanza, Sacred Arias, Sì and Believe. And as Celine Dion once said "If God had a singing voice, he must sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli”. Observing his career in awe, Sani Festival is beyond honored to welcome an artist of that magnitude, in a concert that will mark the festival’s history!

Andrea Bocelli at Sani Festival 2022

CONTACT

Τ: +30 2310 317327 & +30 23740 99400

Facebook: @TheSaniFestival

Twitter: @sanifestival

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