CULTURE

Stellar lineup for Rockwave

The initial rumors that circulated about the lineup for this year’s Rockwave Festival raised hopes that have now been confirmed. Following the recent official announcement by the festival’s organizers, the program for this summer’s Terra Vibe event at Malakasa is more than promising. It includes both newcomers – most notably current sensation Duffy – but also old favorites with the local crowds, such as Moby and Placebo. The three-day event will take place at the end of June. The opening day, June 27, will feature performances by popular veteran Moby as well as Gypsy punk act Gogol Bordello. Alternative rockers Placebo, with their frontman Brian Molko, will also make an appearance. Placebo is a Rockwave favorite – the band performed at this very festival exactly 10 years ago, when it took place at the Aghios Cosmas stadium. It’s all about big names and newcomers on the second day, June 28. British soul-pop star Duffy will bring her well-known hits «Mercy» and «Stepping Stone» to the stage in her first visit to Greece. After receiving numerous awards last year, the young singer-songwriter is currently at her most popular. Despite this, the headliners for that day are American post-rockers the Killers, whose hit «Human,» from their latest album «Day and Age,» is being played nonstop by many local radio stations. The Rockwave Festival will go out with a big bang, since the final day, June 29, will be fully devoted to heavy metal, with shows by Motley Crue, Monster Magnet, Arch Enemy and Lauren Harris, among others. According to the organizers, we should expect more names to be announced soon, hence the anticipation is not over. Cheaper tickets As of yesterday, tickets are already available and those who decide to get theirs early will enjoy the benefits of a discount: Until March 31, day passes will cost 45 euros each, while as of April 1 prices will go up to 50 euros. A two-day pass costs 85 euros and a three-day pass 100 or 120 euros, depending on how soon you make your purchase. Terra Vibe, Malakasa Junction, Athens-Lamia Highway. Tickets are available at Ticket House in Athens (42 Panepistimiou, tel 210.360.8366) and in Thessaloniki (102 Mitropoleos, tel 2310.264.880) as well as online, at www.ticketpro.gr.