Fengaros Music Festival 2012
As of this year, Fengaros Music Festival has established itself as a regular fixture of the summer calendar. The festival takes its name from an instrumental piece by Thanasis Papaconstantinou, who headlined the festival last year, backed by his ten-piece band. Other artists included J. Kriste, Master of Disguise and Mode Plagal. This year, Louvana Records puts together another excellent mix of acts from Cyprus, Greece and the United Kingdom, to once again deliver a unique program. The beautiful school courtyard in the scenic village of Lofou, Limassol, is remains the chosen venue hosting Fengaros’ stage.
The headliner in this year’s line up is Giannis Aggelakas and his group Giannis Aggelakas 3 (not to be confused with Aggelakas-Veliotis Likoi Live, the group that performed in Cyprus back in February). The unique artist will be presenting brand new material from his album due for release this year. For those who are unfamiliar with his work,Aggelakas was the voice of the historic greek rock band «Trypes». In the past decade he’s had several solo releases and collaborations (‘Apo ‘Do Kai Panw’, ‘Oi Anases ton Likon’). He has also produced other artists (such as Psarantonis), as well as composed scores for films (Psihi Vathia).
The festival will be opening with the Cypriot group, Odyssey. This exceptional trio, (which performs folk/rock music from the 60’s and 70’s giving emphasis on vocal harmonies), will be returning to the stage for the first time after 37 years! Pavlina Konstantopoulou, on vocals and guitar, backed by her brand-new band, will be performing her own acoustic/ethnic/folk compositions. The very popular band Trio Tekke will also be taking this year’s stage, after touring in England and right before performing in Italy, performing songs from their two albums (‘Ta reggetika’ and ‘Samas’), as well as a few surprises. Last but not least, we have the ever-familiar Soundspecies, traveling all the way from England with a six-piece band called Electric Jalaba. This band features guimbri-master Simo Lagnawi (Morroco), to take us into the night with their fresh afro/funk/trance tunes.
This year’s production will also feature musical happenings in other parts of the village. Catering and camping are given extra attention this year, to ensure optimal service. For those eager to start having fun early on, Louvana’s pre-festival party will be taking place on the 3rd of August (the night before the festival) at the Lofou tavern “Oi Kamares”.
Note: While every care has been taken to ensure the information provided is accurate, we advise you to check with the event organisers before travelling to confirm the details are correct.