The curtain opened on June 22 for the Matala Festival for a third consecutive year, with a spectacular celebration. Visitors from around the world and from many parts of the country flocked to the reference point of the 1960’s era of the hippies to participate in the spectacular festival which has become an institution for the Municipality of Phaistos and for the entire Crete.
The festival was a flood of colors, music and events and drew the same kind of crowds as the previous two years when upwards of 100,000 each time came to see the show. The event lasts until June 24.
More than 200 artists participate in this year’s Matala Festival, with live DJ, live concerts and beach parties. Artistic groups will offer generously color and creativity with special activities and workshops.
Matala Beach Festival will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Pink Floyd’s historic album Dark Side of the Moon, with a playback of the album and a unique live concert of Kings of Floyd Tribute Band. Among others, the band Locomondo will also participate with their new album Odyssey and all their big hits.