About the Project
09 July – 20 August 2021
Organization: SANI SA
30 years of Sani Festival
celebrating with a top-class concert of the world’s most beloved tenor, Andrea Bocelli,
with jazz, pop and rock legends, and leading Greek performers
The timeless value of music is defined by the impact it has over time.
The same goes for the value of the institutions that serve it.
30 year of Sani Festival: A festival that is a story of love for music and the arts, that shaped a path of innovation, quality and high aesthetics. An entrepreneurial initiative that surpassed all expectations to bridge tourism and culture, Sani Festival has forged a route of international recognition and reach, linking this corner of the Greek map to the international music scene. A festival that will host at the peak of its celebration the biggest music event in the country, a celebratory concert of the world’s most beloved tenor, Andrea Bocelli.
A bold idea that was born in 1992, Sani Festival was destined to soar, from the first few melodies of Jazz on the Hill to becoming one of the country’s foremost cultural institutions, right on Sani Hill – where the sea, sky and greenery coexist in harmony with the arts, against a backdrop of a medieval tower. Three decades and 385 concerts, performances, events: music legends and new creators from around the world as well as Greek artists who have left their mark have been ascending the stage of Sani Festival for thirty years.
Honouring its continuous trajectory, adhering to the quality and prestige of the concerts it presents, this year’s anniversary edition of Sani Festival presented a unique in Greece, impressive and refreshingly disruptive programme. Sani Hill welcomed foreign and Greek concerts that were milestones of the summer. Living legends of the jazz, pop and rock scene, for whom the festival was one of few stops on their tours, and artists returning to Greece after decades are just some of the musical propositions that comprised 2022 feast: Chucho Valdés, Paquito D’Rivera, Al Di Meola, Jack Savoretti, Bob Geldof. Rock and pop music entered the festival’s music repertoire for the first time, as a festival that continues to evolve. At the same time, two Greek productions specially designed to celebrate 30 years showcased an institution that innovates and sparks creativity, with great Greek performers in participation: Manolis Mitsias, Christos Thivaios, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Penny Baltatzi, Dimitris Basis, Rena Morfi, Doros Dimosthenous, Rita Antonopoulou, Kostas Thomaidis, Kalliopi Pouska. This fete of music concluded with an emblematic concert, where an artist of mythical status ascended the stage of Sani Festival: Andrea Bocelli, performed within arm’s reach of the limited number of attendees who enjoyed the most highly anticipated music event of the summer of 2022!
PLACE / VENUE
Sani Resort, Halkidiki
more than 7000 participants