About Us -

About Us

A major Music Festival in Athens!

Launched in 2016, Release Athens has become one of the most important summer music events in Athens and across Greece, hosted mainly in Plateia Nerou, a beautiful open – air venue right by the sea within minutes  of downtown Athens.
With extroversion and optimism as its main mottos, against the turbulent times where the festival took its form, Release Athens rejuvenated the local entertainment scene, believing in the liberating power of music – from which, after all, it took its name.

The vision

Release Athens presents diverse lineups, beyond limits or boundaries. Our vision is to offer the Greek -and not only- audience the opportunity to enjoy quality shows of high standards in safety & comfort, creating unique memories that last a lifetime.


Artists & Bands / Lineup

Since the first day of its existence, it has presented a multitude of outstanding artists:

Arctic Monkeys, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Slipknot, The Prodigy, Liam Gallagher, Pet Shop Boys, Siouxsie, London Grammar, Rosalia, Bauhaus, Echo & the Bunnymen, Primal Scream, Parov Stelar, Judas Priest, Sabaton, Iggy Pop, New Order, Parkway Drive, Alice in Chains, Cypress Hill, Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, Hozier, Manowar, Disturbed, Clutch, Jamiroquai, Interpol, Richard Ashcroft, Thievery Corporation, OMD, Royksopp, Moderat, Archive, Pj Harvey, Beirut, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Bullet for my Valentine, In Flames, Fontaines D.C., Hooverphonic, Blind Guardian, Epica, Amon Amarth, Kreator, Jinjer, Dead Daisies, Sleaford Mods, Anthrax, James, Johnny Marr, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Fu Manchu, Third World, Cigarettes After Sex are some of the acts who have graced the festival with their presence so far, and there is much more to come/ a lot great names and groundbreaking shows are about to follow.

Our promise

Release Athens returns bigger and better year after year, thanks to the music loving community that has embraced it to the extent of becoming the ultimate destination for festival goers of the country.

This recognition inspires, empowers, fills us with energy and motivates our team to keep optimizing Release Athens at all levels, ensuring a unique experience in every aspect, offering true excitement and excellent services to all those who honour us with their presence – artists & audience.