The Sani Festival at Sani Resort is now in it's 27th year and is as popular now as it has ever been. The festival brings together a varied mix of performers and an incredible array of events. For over two decades music lovers have flocked to Sani Resort to enjoy a diverse array of musical performances whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Sani Hill. The Sani Festival stage is set in glorious open air surroundings of the natural amphitheatre surrounding the castle ruins upon Sani Hill. It provides the perfect atmospheric arena and can hold up to 3,000 guests .
This year's Sani Festival takes place from 6th July to 17th August and once again will showcase both emerging artists and living legends from all over the world. The festival has also broadened for 2019 now offering genres such as jazz, classical Cuban rhythms, opera, circus and the best of Greek music.
Sani Festival 2019 Highlights
Jazz on the Hill welcomes distinguished contemporary jazz Pianist Christian Sands to open the show on Saturday 6th July. The American musician is currently taking the jazz world by storm.
Jazz on the Hill continues into Saturday 13th July with jazz legend and saxophonist Charles Lloyd who will play with his band Sky Trio and renowned Greek artists Maria Farantouri, Takis Farazis and Sokratis Sinopoulos.
Classical Waves will open on Saturday 20th July with Joachim Horsely, critically acclaimed pianist who will bring spectactors a reformulation of great classical music through Afro-Caribbean rhythms inspired by Cuba, Haiti and Venezuela.
Classical Waves returns on 7th August with an evening of opera, welcoming Greek singers Sophia Kyanidou (soprano) and Dimitris Paksoglou (tenor) accompanied by the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki's own chamber orchestra ContraTempo.
The Family Spectacle will take place over Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July. Le Cirque Invisible's core creators are Jean-Baptiste Thierree and Victoria Chaplin daughter of Charlie Chaplin and granddaughter of Eugene O'Neill.
International Sounds takes place on Saturday 3rd August and will welcome Gunhild Carling the Swedish jazz singer, lyricist and talented musician. Carling is renowned for her ability to play many different instruments on stage simultaneously.
Greek Variations is back this year on Saturday 10th August. Dionysis Savvopoulos a leading Greek songwriter will mark this year's 50th anniversary of '69 with a musical tribute to Woodstock Festival. The show will feature music from artists such as Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, The Who and Joan Baez. Returning on 17th August to close Sani Festival. Greek Variations will also welcome Alkistis Protopsalti who will be live streaming with her audience as well as appearing on stage with Nikos Portokaloglou in their first performance together.
TICKETS General entrance: 20€ Entrance with allocated seat: 30€ Kids tickets (6-11 age –available for the show ‘Invisible Circus’): 15€
The festival at the Sani Resort, crosses many borders both musically and geographically and never ceases to impress.
To find out more about the ever popular Sani Festival call our Sani Holidays Concierge team free on 0800 810 8121.