Author: Nikos Giassakis

Info guide for Reworks Day 3

To all fellow reworkers, a few important things for today:

– Tickets for Palataki sold out. There won’t be available at the entrance. Limited amount of tickets for tonight’s event at Block33 are still avaialble via www.reworks.gr

– Due to the high attendance expected, we kindly advise you to come as early as possible in order to avoid delays on entry. Plus enjoying and supporting all artists performing from the beginning which is also very important.

– Palataki is situated in Kalamaria. We advise the use of taxis or public transport (bus) as there is no parking space nearby.

– POS accepting credit cards will be available at every sales point on the venue, but due to restricted and therefore weak 4G & 5G signal in the area of Palataki, it is strongly recommended to have cash with you in order to avoid any unpleasant delays when served.

 

– Τα εισιτήρια για το Παλατάκι έχουν εξαντληθεί και δεν θα υπάρχουν διαθέσιμα στην είσοδο. Απομένει περιορισμένος αριθμός εισιτηρίων για το βραδυνό event στο Block33, διαθέσιμα στο ww.reworks.gr

– Λόγω του μεγάλου αριθμού προσέλευσης που υπολογίζεται για σήμερα, συμβουλεύουμε να έρθετε από νωρίς για την όσο πιο άνετη προσέλευση σας. Δείχνοντας επίσης και την υποστήριξη σας σε όλους τους καλλιτέχνες που εμφανίζονται, κάτι πολύ σημαντικό.

– Μιας και δεν υπάρχει ιδιωτικό ή δημόσιο parking στην περιοχή, συνιστάται η προσέλευση με ταξί ή λεωφορείο.

– Θα υπάρχουν ενεργά POS σε κάθε σημείο πώλησης μέσα στον χώρο, στα μπαρ και στην είσοδο όπως σε κάθε διοργάνωση, ωστόσο λόγω της πολύ χαμηλής διαθεσιμότητας του δικτύου 3G & 4G στον χώρο του Κυβερνείου, συναντώνται καθυστερήσεις ή ακόμη και μη λειτουργία των POS ανά διαστήματα. Για την αποφυγή οποιαδήποτε καθυστέρησης λοιπόν συμβουλεύουμε την χρήση μετρητών.

3rd wave of acts completes this year’s lineup

The most dance edition of reworks is coming this September

 

We are happy to add 10 more acts to this year’s lineup:

Nina Kraviz / Machina / Klangkuenstler / Adana Twins / Olympe / Ehohroma / Boys’ Shorts / Melodise / Everlyn / Minus & Zianos

 

This year Reworks returns with a full time schedule hosting the hottest sounds in electronic music and introducing fresh and upcoming musical trends on various locations of the city of Thessaloniki. From Wednesday 14th to the morning of Sunday 18th of September, Reworks aspires to be a meeting point for friends of electronic and contemporary music.

Check here the complete lineup, days and venues of each act.

 

*Timetable will be announced on Saturday, August 27th

 

 

Venues and artists per day

Reworks returns from 14 to 17 of September 2022 with a full time schedule hosting the hottest sounds in electronic music and introducing fresh and upcoming musical trends on various locations of the city of Thessaloniki. We are happy to present you the venues of Reworks 2022.

 

Palataki (Kivernio)

Reworks by Day
Wednesday 14 September
Friday 16 September


Palataki (Royal Palace) is the neoclassical mansion located at the cape of Karabournaki in Kalamaria (Thessaloniki) and has probably the finest view in the city. It is a fine example of neoclassical architecture, designed in the 1950s by I. Christopoulos. 

Palataki actually means the “small palace”, also known as the Goverment House (Kivernio). It was initially built as the residence of the Minister of Northern Greece. Later on it became the former royal family’s residence in Thessaloniki.

The Royal Palace  is not open to the public. Following the success of Reworks 2021, Reworks Agora 2022 and Preworks 2022 we are ready to return to the yard of this emblematic location for a 2-day music experience.

The yard of the imposing historical building will host Reworks on Wednesday 14/9 and Friday 16/9 afternoons.

 

Practical info: 

  • Due to the high attendance expected,  we kindly advise you to come as early as possible in order to avoid delays on entry. Plus enjoying and supporting all artists performing from the beginning which is also very important. 
  • Palataki is situated in Kalamaria. We advise the use of taxis or public transport (bus) as there is no parking space nearby.
  •  POS accepting credit cards will be available at every sales point on the venue, but due to restricted and therefore weak 3G & 4G signal in the area of Palataki, there are periods where the POS credit card receivers are not even operating. Therefore  it is strongly recommended to have cash with you in order to avoid any unpleasant delays when served.

 

Ypsilon

Reworks by Day and Night
Thursday 15 September

A space of artistic diversity, entertainment, open collaboration and education housed in a 19th century neoclassical. Two stages, indoor and outdoor, will host the festival activities from early in the afternoon till the early morning hours. This is an entrance free event.

 

Block33

Reworks by Night
Friday, 16 September

Block33 is one of the most famous concert and event areas in Thessaloniki. Located on a historic building, it has been a reworks spot  several times in the last decade and we are ready to go back dancing on a two floor evening on Friday night, September 16th.

 

FIX Area

Reworks by Night
Saturday, 17 September

The industrial complex of FIX brewing company in Thessaloniki was built in 1892 and

exemplifies the industrial architecture of the 19th century. It is placed in the old industrial zone

of the city and the total facilities are extended to 25 acres. As on every other reworks occasion a complex consisting of different floors, catering and fun areas will transform FIX into a reworks community space. 

Reworks returns to FIX on Saturday, September 17th.

 

Meanwhile we have added the performance day of each artist on their profiles. You can check it here.

2nd wave of acts is here

Having already announced Solomun, Ben Klock, Adriatique, Innellea, Kas:st, Daria Kolosova and Lebanon Hanover along with a range of Hellenic acts who will be presented, including Ison, Alpha Sect, Memory, ArKI, Pink.wav,Julie and Andreas Athineos, Reworks adds 11 more acts to its programming.

 

We are delighted to announce Dixon, Max Cooper, Mano Le Tough, Patrice Bäumel, Anfisa Letyago, Massano, Roi Perez, Tigerhead, Machina, Scot Dech and Unickue.

More acts to be announced.

 

 

 

Presale of Reworks Full Pass in special price continues via www.reworks.gr.
With Reworks All Days Pass you have access to all Reworks days and nights including events with limited capacity. 

Bordeaux Open Air invites Reworks

Bordeaux Open Air invites Reworks to curate its program on Sunday 21 August.

This year we have the pleasure to join forces with one of Europe’s most beautiful open air festivals.  Bordeaux Open Air offers a wide range of cultural and artistic activities during its events. Accompanied by local partners, it’s the discovery of electronic music and culture in the broadest sense that Bordeaux Open Air strives to offer, while doing its best to respect the planet and others.

Both festivals evolve in different settings but have the same wish to represent the wide electronic landscape – a collaboration giving life to a line up promising great discoveries, with NTS resident Donna Leake, Rhythm Section founder Bradley Zero and Reworks team member Ison.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reworks announces 1st wave of acts

Reworks celebrates its 18th edition this September bringing together music lovers from all over the world, transforming Thessaloniki into a contemporary music-breathing city every September. 

The festival will bring together established and cutting-edge artists, whose music drives tomorrow’s trends, exciting upcoming acts but also returning favorites from prior editions that marked the history of the festival, will be present once again this year in the four-day schedule of Reworks Festival.

 

1st Wave of Acts

The festival is excited to present this September its first 14 acts of this year’s lineup.

Solomun, Ben Klock, Adriatique, Innellea, Kas:st, Daria Kolosova, and Lebanon Hanover

A range of Hellenic acts will be presented, including Ison, Alpha Sect, Momery, ArKI, Andreas Athineos, Pink.wav and Julie.

Many more acts to be announced soon.

 

It’s time to celebrate again!

Since 2005, reworks festival has supported the existence and prospect of electronic music in Greece. Positioning Thessaloniki in the global music map, reworks acts as a domestic hub for electronic music and its connection to fellow other music genres. 

So far, Reworks has presented the work of 1200 artists in its history. With 50% international, 50% domestic artistic programming, the festival has also been a platform of presenting established and emerging Greek artists focused on the area of electronic music and beyond. Their work is constantly promoted by the festival, offering the chance to showcase their talent.

After two years of restrictions in public events -although Reworks managed to remain active presenting online and hybrid editions- the sun-filled music festival returns with a full time schedule hosting the hottest sounds in electronic music and introducing fresh and upcoming musical trends on various locations of the city of Thessaloniki. From Wednesday 14th to the morning of Sunday 18th of September, Reworks aspires to be a meeting point for friends of electronic and contemporary music.

 

Stay tuned for the second wave of acts and more information!

 

The presale of Reworks Full Pass in special price continues via Ticketmaster. With Reworks All Days Pass you have access to all Reworks days and nights including events with limited capacity. 

Reworks Festival 2022: 14 to 17 of September in Thessaloniki

The pioneering electronic and contemporary music festival returns from 14 to 17 of September 2022 in Thessaloniki

 

It’s time to celebrate again!

Since 2005, reworks festival has supported the existence and prospect of electronic music in Greece. Positioning Thessaloniki in the global music map, reworks acts as a domestic hub for electronic music and its connection to fellow other music genres.

So far, Reworks has presented the work of 1200 artists in its history. With 50% international, 50% domestic artistic programming, the festival has also been a platform of presenting established and emerging Greek artists focused on the area of electronic music and beyond. Their work is constantly promoted by the festival, offering the chance to showcase their talent.

The festival celebrates its 17th edition this September bringing together music lovers from all over the world, transforming Thessaloniki into a contemporary music-breathing city every September.

Reworks will bring together cutting-edge artists, whose music drives tomorrow’s trends, exciting upcoming acts but also returning favorites from prior editions that marked the history of the festival, will be present once again this year in the four-day schedule of Reworks Festival.

 

Reworks remained active during the two years pandemic

In 2020 we all faced unprecedented situations including lockdowns, the cancelation or significant restrictions of cultural events. Reworks managed to remain active introducing its first online edition through its online media platform, reworks connekt.

During the weekend of 26 & 27 September 2020, reworks connekt presented 14 music performances, 3 discussion panels, 2 interviews and 3 visual performances.

More than 1,8 million people from 52 countries joined at least one of the exclusive online activities including the highlight performances by Nina Kraviz, Dubfire, Patrice Bäumel, Christian Löffler, the first ever dj set at the top of The White Tower in Thessaloniki, video performances filmed in Japan, Spain, Norway etc. All videos are available via Reworks Festival official Youtube channel.

In 2021 the restrictions in Greece were a bit more loose but still present. Reworks presented a series of live concerts and dj sets at the marvelous historic location of Kyverneio/Palataki in Thessaloniki. The successful 4-day schedule showcased Reworks as the only contemporary music festival in Greece that ran with the presence of an audience that year, following the regulations and protocols set by the authorities for the prevention of Covid-19.

 

Reworks 2022 returns

This year Reworks returns with a full time schedule hosting the hottest sounds in electronic music and introducing fresh and upcoming musical trends on various locations of the city of Thessaloniki. From Wednesday 14th to the morning of Sunday 17th of September, Reworks aspires to be a meeting point for friends of electronic and contemporary music.

 

Stay tuned for the first wave of acts and more information!

 

The presale of Reworks Full Pass in special price has started.

With Reworks All Days Pass you have access to all Reworks days and nights including events with limited capacity.

See you in September in Thessaloniki, Greece!

 

Watch: Preworks After Movie

In 2022, we celebrate 17 years of  Reworks Festival in Thessaloniki. Preworks is the main pre-event of the season with a tremendous tradition in hosting some of the biggest acts around, from Black Coffee to Recondite and Adam Beyer. On July 6th, Preworks invited us to put on our best smile and dance in a unique open air event in the heart of the summer!

The event took place in the magnificent and historical location of Kivernio (Royal Palace). The much anticipated performance of ARTBAT was accompanied by ISON and SYMMETRIC creating a spectacular line up for the evening.

Video Credits:
Alexandros Oikonomidis
Chris Christodoulou

PREWORKS W/ ARTBAT | Ison | Symmetric

The countdown to Reworks Festival in September 2022 begins on Wednesday July 6th with PREWORKS!

Having hosted some of the biggest acts of electronic music, such as Black Coffee, Adam Beyer, Recondite etc in recent years, Preworks returns this July in Thessaloniki presenting one of the leading acts in Melodic Techno scene, ARTBAT.

In 2022, Reworks celebrates its 17th edition in Thessaloniki. Preworks invites us to put our best smile and dance in a unique open air event in the heart of the summer, on July 6th! The event will take place in the magnificent and historical location of Kivernio (Royal Palace). We start at 17:00.

The much anticipated performance of ARTBAT will be accompanied by ISON and SYMMETRIC creating a spectacular line up for the evening.

 

𝐓𝐈𝐂𝐊𝐄𝐓𝐒

 

📅 Wednesday 6 July 2022

📍 Kivernio (Royal Palace)

🕔 17.00 – 23.30

 

Reworks Agora 2022 day 2: Tale of Us, Ison, Momery

Ahead of its 6th edition, Reworks Agora is evolving,  getting bigger and bigger with an ambition to inflate more inspiration to all of us, bringing more ideas and thoughts that set the foundations for a better tomorrow. It is also a big celebration. Reworks Agora 2022 marks the return to moments of joy, dance and all those things that we missed in recent years.

In this new era, reworks agora sets its starting point on the weekend of 14 & 15 May 2022 in Thessaloniki.

The conference schedule of reworks agora 2022 will take place at Ypsilon, on Saturday, May 14th, while the music schedule will start at the same place with a beautiful party and a great selection of international and local acts. One day later, reworks agora invites us to a magnificent afternoon event with special guests the pioneers of melodic techno, Tale of Us. Ison and Momery will join the Berlin based duo for an absolutely amazing show at the marvelous outside are of Kiverneio/Palataki in Eastern Thessaloniki.

 

 

Limited number of tickets is available now via Ticketmaster.

 

Watch: Grandbrothers live at reworks

reworks connekt presents Grandbrothers live at reworks 2021

A thrilling performance at the marvelous and historical location of Kivernio (Palataki) in Thessaloniki, broadcasting for the first time on Sunday, April 17th at 21:00 UTC+2

 

 

Grandbrothers

Grandbrothers are putting out some delightfully intriguing sounds that fuse jazz piano with electronic sounds, resulting in glorious, layered, uplifting sounds.

The open-minded German duo play a grand piano hooked up with electronics and machinery to create a unique orchestral sound.

Τhey wouldn’t necessarily describe their music in such simple terms. “It’s more a mix of jazz, classical, electronic, many different elements,” Sarp says. The pair have contrasting roles: trained jazz musician Sarp plays the piano while Vogel stands to one side, quietly shaping and sculpting the sound using software that he designed himself.

The first part of the software controls the hammers which hit the piano strings to change their sound. “It was a big moment when we first heard those hammers. I programmed a pattern, a repetitive pattern, and I just played it,” Vogel says. The second part of the software controls the live sampling of piano music. “The idea was to record a sound and play it back, again and again,” he says. The result was an experimental mixture of classical piano and modern electronica. “It’s a totally unique sound,” Sarp says.

The unique Grandbrothers performances reproduce the process by which the duet created the three albums that have been released so far. The unconventional set-up on stage creates the feeling that you are following an open heart surgery on a piano. No appearance is the same as the other.

The future of Europe in Thessaloniki

The future of Europe in Thessaloniki

“Citizens are discussing: Challenges, needs and initiatives regarding the environment and the future of work in Europe”

 

March 20th 2022 at Ypsilon, Thessaloniki, Greece

Since the beginning of the third decade of the 21st century, our lives have changed radically.

Crucial factors such as our health and financial stability were called into question, combined with climate change, which was and still is spreading rapidly.

The European Union tried from the outset to respond promptly and effectively to all changes. It has launched the Next Generation E.U. A recovery plan designed to enable the generation that will shape the future of Europe, to create the society it desires, on a solid foundation of five key pillars. A society that is fair, strong, healthy, digitally viable and greener.

In the challenges that Europe faces, we choose to actively participate. Therefore, we approach the current conditions as an opportunity to communicate, to discuss, to reflect but also to find solutions. One such solution is the Conference on the Future of Europe , an unprecedented process of direct and uninhibited citizen participation, during which citizens discuss and propose concrete answers to the questions that will guide our future. Prompted by the Conference, on March 20 at Ypsilon in Thessaloniki, we will discuss everything that is shaping the future of Europe. Two debates and a workshop will take place.

By selecting two important topics, climate change and the future of work in Europe, two corresponding discussions will be conducted about these matters, during which the guests will be directly involved. Moreover, citizens will start the dialogue around sustainability and the realistic depiction of everything that has been set as goals.

The events will start with a workshop for young journalists and will end with a lineup of Greek artists and Djs.

 

PROGRAMME

Media – Social Media Workshop for young journalists
13:30 – 14:45

Everything is Europe: How (and why) should you cover the European Parliament?

Why should a young journalist report on the European Parliament? What do they need to know in order to decode and accurately present what is happening in Europe? What are the challenges they must face and which are the tools at their disposal? How will they create attractive social media content?

In this workshop, Giannis Pantazopoulos and Timos Kouremenos professional journalists and social media experts share their secrets, experiences and techniques for properly reporting everything that happens in Europe and (should) be known, covering the most democratic institution of the European Union: the European Parliament. Topics, priorities, challenges, multimedia tools, as well as responsible and accurate coverage on issues that directly affect all European citizens.

Facilitators:
Giannis Pantazopoulos – Journalist
Timos Kouremenos – Journalist

To attend the workshop you need to pre-register due to the limited number of seats. Book your seat here- https://forms.gle/8qgS5KYMCo7wfVin8

 

Discussion Panel 1
15:00 – 16:15

Climate change and Europe in 2030: Is there enough time to change the course?

In 2050, Europe aims to be a climate-neutral continent, giving prominence to the benefits of adopting green policies. However, small and steady steps are required to achieve this. The first goal, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 55%, is already set for 2030. Moreover, we should all be encouraged to change our habits, so that the temperature of our planet does not rise above 1.5 degrees Celsius. Is there enough time ahead of us or should decisions be even more radical and immediate?

Participating in the discussion are the Member of the European Parliament Maria Spyraki,  representative of the organization Enaleia Nikos Therapos and the founder of ALittle Shelter Katrina Tsantali.

The discussion is moderated by journalist Dora Anagnostopoulou.

Moredation: Dora Anagnostopoulou– Journalist

Maria Spyraki – MEP
Nikos Therapos – Enaleia
Katrina Tsantali – A little shelter

 

Discussion panel 2
16:30-17:45

Next Generation EU: The challenges, changes and opportunities for the next generation

In a rapidly growing work reality, the need for even more skilled staff is paramount. Beyond specialization in a specific sector, the ability to be flexible between multi-factor working environments is becoming increasingly necessary. This new era, along with the challenges it poses, brings new opportunities to the fore, generates new ideas and proves that nothing is impossible.

Participants: Member of the European Parliament Konstantinos Arvanitis, UNESCO chair on Futures Research Epaminondas Christofilopoulos as well as one of the creators of Hackney Clothing and youtuber Stefanos Letsic Softsis.

The discussion is moderated by the journalist Alexandra Gouta.

Moderation: Alexandra Gouta – Journalist

Kostas Arvanitis – MEP

Stefanos Letsic Softsis – Hackney Clothing

Epaminondas Christofilopoulos – UNESCO chair on Futures Research at ITE

 

 

Music

An exceptional line up of Greek artists and DJs  will take over with a live music party which will last till late.

 

Starting at 13.30

Free Entrance

Saber Rider: Live A/V Set

Reworks Connekt presents an exclusive A/V performance by Saber Rider on Wednesday 16 February at 21:00 on Youtube

 

 

The Athenian ambient pop composer presents for the first time her live compositions from her latest album “Heaps”, accompanied by the special designed visuals of her colleague and upcoming motion designer, Andreas Lambropoulos.
Saber Rider is a somewhat ambient, somewhat pop one-woman project that focuses on sampling techniques and their semi improvisational arrangements that eventually merge into an amalgamation of memory-like collages.
Tracks from Heaps have been commissioned for the BBC 3 TV Show “School Of Zen Motoring” (Vivian for 2022 upcoming show), West Den Haag museum (Heaps, 2020 campaign), London Travelwatch (4AM, 2022 Campaign), and the award-winning Pathologies of Everyday Life short film (Merry Go, 2019) supported by Onassis Foundation.
Performance: Eugenia Petropoulou

World Premiere: Christian Löffler at reworks

CHRISTIAN LOFFLER AT REWORKS
Premieres on Saturday, January 29 at 21:00 UTC+2 | Reworks Youtube Channel.

German DJ, producer and artist Christian Löffler has been a driving and influential force in the experimental techno and electronic scene since his first appearance around 2008.

Emotion and harmony are key words to understand Christian Löffler’s work; they somehow help us perceive his characteristic autobiographical and melancholic approach to techno.

His unique performance at reworks last September in Thessaloniki will premiere on #Youtube on Saturday, January 29 at 21:00 (UTC+2) on Reworks Youtube Channel.

 

CREDITS

Direction: Alexandros Oikonomidis
Camera operators: Theodore Tzartos, Chris Christodoulou , Vaggelis Karkatsis
Drone Operator : Alexandros Oikonomidis

 

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