Release Athens X SNF Nostos welcomes the British superstar Central Cee
In 2023, Release Athens and SNF Nostos from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) are joining forces to present three unique days of concerts on two stages. On Tuesday, June 20, they welcome Central Cee, the hottest act in British hip-hop today that has also earned dedicated following in Greece.
The 24-year-old London rapper will be the headliner at the Great Lawn of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC), in a great festival day where, as already announced, the Spanish superstar Rosalia will take the headline slot at Plateia Nerou.
More artists will be announced soon, both for this day and for the other two days of the festival that are part of this collaboration. Release Athens X SNF Nostos is taking place on June 20, 21, and 23, presenting acclaimed Greek and international artists at Plateia Nerou and at the Great Lawn of the SNFCC, giving us the chance to experience an electrifying three-day concert event that will be an integral part of Release Athens 2023.
Central Cee was born in London in 1998 and started recording music at the age of 14. Within a decade, he has become the most famous British rapper, with over 8 million followers and more than 2 billion streams. His debut mixtape, Wild West, was an artistic and commercial triumph. Wild West became the highest-selling British debut album of 2021 with two Top 10 UK singles, and Central Cee was nominated for three Brit Awards and won two GRM Daily Awards for Best Male Artist and Breakthrough Artist of the Year. 2021 ended on a high note, as his UK headline tour sold out in just two minutes.
Early the next year, in February 2022, he released his second mixtape, 23, which went straight to No. 1 on the UK Official Chart and made clear that Central Cee now defines British hip-hop on his own terms. His introspection and social commentary, alongside innovative production, have already established him as one of the most exceptional musicians of his generation.
In 2023, he will embark on a massive world tour, with performances at all the major festivals in Europe (Primavera Sound, Reading, Glastonbury). We can’t wait to welcome him to the SNFCC’s Great Lawn and enjoy one of the greatest talents of modern hip-hop at the perfect moment.
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Presale continues. Additional phases of ticket sales will be announced soon.
Limited VIP tickets are also available. This category includes the following benefits: a separate raised area with stands and stools for everyone, an open bar, priority of access to the venue, private parking, separate toilets, and a souvenir of the event. Kindly note that VIP ticket holders will have access to both stages, but the specially designed space offering the above benefits is available at the Water Plaza only.
The two headline shows (at Plateia Nerou and SNFCC’s Great Lawn) will not overlap, while sufficient time will be ensured for the audience to move from one stage to the other.
By phone at 11876
Retail at Wind, Public, Media Markt, Evripidis, Yoleni’s, and Viva Spot Technopolis
*Ticket proceeds go exclusively to Release Athens. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is a philanthropic organization that makes grants to nonprofit organizations. SNF does not accept funds from private individuals, corporations, or any other organizations.
In parallel, SNF is making €500,000 in additional grants under the name SNF Χ Release Athens to nonprofit organizations whose mission is to support mental health, in line with the wider mental health theme of this year’s SNF Nostos.