Release Athens 2023 welcomes Prodigy on Friday, July 21st, at Plateia Nerou. The greatest act of the electronic music returns to Greece, after a long time, for an energy-fueled night of non-stop dancing.
More acts will be announced soon.
Liam Howlett, Prodigy's mastermind, formed the group in 1990, heavily influenced by the -usually- illegal rave parties that swept every corner of the UK at the time. It was through these parties that he found his bandmates, the ravers Keith Flint and Leroy Thornhill, and shortly afterwards a fourth member, MC Maxim, was added to the group. With their first singles being the dance anthems "Charly" and "Everybody in the Place", Prodigy managed to become the number one electronic music act in Europe before they even released their first album.
Their debut, "Experience", was a milestone for dance music while the album that followed, the thrilling "Music for the Jilted Generation", propelled the scene (as a whole) into the big concert arenas, by adding something similar to rock’n’roll’s swagger. Nearly thirty years after its release, it remains a landmark LP, an unsurpassed achievement that has never stopped, nor will it ever stop, influencing the next generations of producers and artists of the scene.
By the end of the 90s, Prodigy would release the amazing "The Fat of the Land" which took the group, without any exaggeration, to the top of the world. The album would reach number 1 in sixteen countries (including the UK and the USA), with over 10 million sales, and the group would now establish themselves as one of the top live acts on the planet.
Prodigy would go on to release four more albums, once again managing to top the UK charts (all four of them would reach number 1) but everything would change in March 2019 with the shock of Keith Flint's passing.
It took three years for Howlett to announce, in March 2022, that the group would return to touring, celebrating 25 years since the release of "The Fat of the Land" and honoring the memory of its great frontman. Their ten sold out UK shows were lauded by audiences and critics alike, with the music press noting that "Prodigy are not only back, but they are here to reclaim their throne".
On Friday, July 21st, Plateia Nerou will vibrate with some of the greatest songs that came out of the electronic music scene ("Breathe", "Voodoo People", "Firestarter", "Out Of Space", "Smack My Bitch Up", "Omen", "Their Law" and many more) in a concert/celebration, from a legendary band.
Presale starts on Friday, February 24th, at 11:00.
Also, limited VIP tickets are available. This category includes the following privileged benefits: Separate raised area with stands & stools for everyone, open-bar, priority of access to the venue, private parking, separate toilets, festival souvenir.
At the same time, a two-day ticket for Release Athens 2023 is now available for those who wish to attend multiple Release Athens 2023 days and benefit from a significant discount:
Prodigy & more tba (Plateia Nerou) + Röyksopp, Tash Sultana & more tba (21/6/23, Plateia Nerou + The Great Lawn SNFCC)
For all information (prices, line up, access etc.) visit www.releaseathens.gr
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