Sani Festival Returns to Sani Resort in Greece with Stellar New Line Up

Sani Festival Returns to Sani Resort in Greece with Stellar New Line Up

Sani Resort announces the return of their renowned music festival, Sani Festival, to the leading family resort in Greece. Taking place from 15th July to 26th August, this year’s summer of music will feature living legends of the global music scene and internationally acclaimed artists with names including Sarah Brightman, Bonnie Tyler & Chris Norman, UB40 feat Ali Campbell and Tom Odell. The annual event is once again set atop the magical Sani Hill on the Kassandra peninsula in Halkidiki that overlooks the Aegean Sea.

Sani Festival – 2023 Line Up Announced

A magnificent concert by international superstar Sarah Brightman, accompanied by a live orchestra and choir will mark this season’s celebrations with a live performance on 29th July. Sarah Brightman is the best-selling soprano artist in the world, having won many awards and home to a voice that surpasses three octaves. The role of ‘Christine Daae’ in Phantom of the Opera was written specifically for her in 1986 ” with its album being the biggest-selling cast album of all times with over 40 million sales worldwide. She is the only classical singer who has even been simultaneously on the top of the billboard charts for dance, classical and classical crossover music genres. Sarah Brightman’s ethos also aligns with Sani Resort’s sustainability with an ongoing collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Progamme and her wish to raise awareness to protect cultural and natural heritage.

Pop star Bonnie Tyler, and rock star Chris Norman, are joining forces for an incredible live performance at Sani Festival on 22nd July. Bonnie Tyler sold millions of albums worldwide throughout a celebrated career with “Total Eclipse of the Heart” truly stealing our own hearts, while Chris Normal has been the frontman of the legendary Smokie. Two back-to-back performances on the same stage that will mix genres will make for the most electric atmosphere on Sani Hill.

One of the greatest British bands of all times, UB40 will be taking to the stage on 5th August accompanied by the group’s original frontman, Ali Campbell. Performing a sophisticated mix of reggae with pop and rock elements, UB40’s unique musical style has topped the British and American music charts, through a three-decade long career. Their live performance on Sani Hill will be the ultimate dance party of this summer.

Tom Odell, songwriter and singer, represents a new generation and will be bringing his own sound and mesmerizing performance to Sani Festival on 12th August. Tom has reached the top of the charts with the ultimate hit “Another Love” and has been awarded with a BRIT Award as well as Ivor Novello Award.

Jazz soul singer Diane Reeves, and Jan Gabarek, the renowned Norwegian saxophonist, will open and close Sani Festival with two exquisite performances on 15th July and 26th August. Both Diane Reeves and Jan Gabarek have been among the avid supporters of the “Jazz on the Hill” programme with milestone performances at Sani Festival since its inception. Jan’s performance will feature Indian percussionist and composer, Trilok Gurtu whose work has combined the music of India with jazz fusion.

Stavros Xarchakos is one of the greatest composers and legends of Greek music and he will take guests through the sounds and myths of Greek folk music on 19th August.  This special performance is a bridge between acoustic history and the electronic sound of the future. “From the Black Sea to Crete” Stavros Xarhakos combines ancient notes with modern musical tools. A milestone performance that combines ethnic sounds with a modern approach of performance. Iro Saia, Alexis Parharidis and Dimitris Apostolakis will sing on stage.

Sani Festival – The New Era

Sani Festival is a cultural institution and the most historic privately organised festival in Greece. Awarded the World’s Leading Cultural Destination Resort 2022 at the World Travel Awards, Sani Resort celebrated the 30th year of Sani Festival in 2022. For three decades Sani Festival has supported true and authentic art through music with the festival striving to entertain, uplift and fulfill the resort’s vision of elevated entertainment.

Hosting prominent artists and legends of the global musical scene and bringing to life new and forward-thinking trends, Sani Resort is a destination for one of the country’s foremost cultural events.

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