Last updateThu, 10 Mar 2016 9pm

Programme of the 9th Kalamata Street Festival - Press release


The Kalamata Street Festival is back and it is bigger than ever! The 9th international festival, to be held in the Municipal Railway Park of Kalamata, from 28-31 July, features an enhanced series of concerts by Greek and international musicians, as well as parallel events organised by local organisations and guest groups and artists!!!

Aim of the 9th Kalamata Street Festival

The aim of the Kalamata Street Festival is to foster youth creativity through cultural and sporting events, and to contribute to the development of the cultural identity of the prefecture of Messinia.

The 9th Kalamata Street Festival combines cultural, sporting and social activities, and wishes to:

-      Create the appropriate space for the youth to express their creativity, and provide the public with learning and entertainment opportunities.

 -      Promote active participation and healthy socialisation of young people, thus preventing social pathology.

-      Highlight public space, as meeting, co-creation and social development area. 

IMG 0909

The 9th Kalamata Street Festival:

The 9th Kalamata Street Festival will be held on 28-29-30-31 July, at the Municipal Railway Park. The Kalamata Street Festival is an international voluntary structure organised by K.A.NE. Social Youth Development and the Youth Centre of Kalamata, with the support of the Region of Peloponnese - Regional District of Messinia and local associations, organisations and groups of Kalamata. Entry to the events is free.

The Kalamata Street Festival features more than 20 parallel events, combining youth creativity, intergenerational cooperation and preservation of the cultural heritage of our prefecture. The festival will host theatre performances, concerts, dance groups, sporting activities, educational actions for children and young people, short-film and video-art screenings, painting exhibitions, artistic installations and an environmental stand. It will also provide young creators, artists and athletes with a space for expression, and motivate them to participate in more activities in the future, bringing equivalent recognition to their place of origin.

Though the main part of the Festival takes place in the end of July, the 9th festival events begun in April. Since then, three international artistic events have been presented, the Street Opera, a short-film screening and the Metamorphosis exhibition. 

IMG 0818


Pre-festival events:

April 16th: Street Opera, Church the Holy Apostles square - Fifty artists from Kalamata and around the world came together to create this event, directed by German artist Dorothea Lubbe and French Marjolen Bencharel.

May 26th: Short-film screening, Boukadoura - in cooperation with the International Documentary Festival of the Peloponnese, with the participation of the 8th Film Festival of Larissa "Artfools".

June 18th: Metamorphosis exhibition, Youth Centre of Kalamata - Art gallery event with the participation of 10 artists from Kalamata and abroad, under the coordination of French artist Marie-Noel Bondois 

Main series of events – Central Stage:

Thursday, July 28th

Sleeping Pillow (Thessaloniki)

Sun Rain in Life (Athens)

Frozen Path (Kalamata)

Friday, July 29th

Fundracar (Athens)

Balkan Riddims (Arta)

Fish Himself (Patras)

Saturday, July 30th

Last Drive (Athens)

George Gakis & Troublemakers + special guest TBA

Kalamata (Germany)

MrBooze (Kalamata)

Grannies Stolen Pills (Kalamata)

Sunday, July 31st

Baildsa (Thessaloniki)

Thehalaylamba Band (Patras)

Vassilis Rallis (Patras)

Main series of events - Parallel events

-       Guitar workshop

-       Juggling and acrobatic performances

IMG 8482

      -       Skates and dirt bikes

-       Photography and painting exhibitions

-       Video screenings

-       Sporting events (basketball tournament, biking, climbing, competitive trampoline)

-       Aerials

-       Dance

-       Street-theatre performances

-       Bazaar

-       Dance workshops

-       Self Defence workshop

-       Workshop on volunteerism

-       Creative occupation of children

-       Painting workshops for children

-       Artistic installations

 IMG 5549

Participants / Co-organisers: MidenFestival, Filmhouse (NewKalamataCinemaClub), “Athlos” GymnasticsAssociation, Re:Think, FoifaNaturalCultivationFarm, KallitexnikoSteki, EuropeDirect, Greek Mountaineering club of Kalamata, Photography club of Kalamata, Samareites volunteers of the Kalamata Red Cross

We thank the municipality of Kalamata for giving us license to use the Park

We thank the Association of Cretans “Psiloritis” for allowing us to use their facilities during the festival

We thank our sponsors: Athenian Brewery, PizzaFun, Tzimis, To spiti tou Agroti, Κ.Ε.Μ, Rodanthos, Liakakis agriculture, Illission and Theatro, Greenland

We thank our supporters: Burgerer’s, En Choiridio, BakemyDay, Tricky, Ellas cafe, Loufa, tis Kakomoiras, GalerieDeBeauteRevvas, StreetPasta, Tampakis rooms, Kyma, Roumpos 

IMG 8336