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Chios Music Festival


CHIOS MUSIC FESTIVAL is a new multi-purpose festival which was inaugurated in the summer of 2017 in the island of Chios in Greece.

Given the socio-political conditions prevailing in Chios, an island that has always been a bridge of intercultural dialogue, the festival deliberately emerged at this time as a way to show respect, gratitude, but also to send a message to the residents of the island and its visitors of joy and optimism.

The main characteristic of Chios Music Festival is that it provides an environment where primary and innovative performances are created and presented by ad hoc groups, in which distinguished performers from all over the world are invited to join the local community.

The natural environment of the island, if seen from a different angle, are transformed into “sceneries” that include a functional part of the performance. The festival is a point of reference for the island, that  not only attract visitors but  also benefit in practice the local community including the migrants and refugees living in Chios that are every year involved in the programme. Chios Music Festival in partner of the Soundroutes project since 2019.