Two big stars of Greece, also big Eurostars will attend the 78th Thessaloniki International Festival 2013 of Helexpo as already announced. Helena Paparizou and Michalis Hatzigiannis are aiming to revamp a very devestated and low interest international event which was the highlight of Greece in the mid 50s, 60s and 70s.
The two Eurostars will perform at the MAD TV’s North Stage Festival a joint project of MAD TV & Helexpo SA during the 78th TIF which begins on September 7th in Thessaloniki (Greece) the original capital of Macedonia.
It is also announced that Kostas Martakis will also perform at the 78 TIF music week joined by Demy & Midenistis. Kostas Martakis (Greek national final 2008) will make a stunning apparance once again!
As of 1962 is a big tradition to host Greek Eurostars in the performan line up. Nana Mouskouri (Luxembourg 1963), Yovanna (Switzerland 1965), a young Anna Vissi (Greece 1980 & 2006, Cyprus 1982) and Sophia Vossou (Greece 1991), George Alkaios (Greece 2010), Sakis Rouvas (2004, 2009) also attended the event.
The North Stage Festival aims to re-establish the two times declined and stopped Thessaloniki Song Festival (which I personally covered in 2008 for MAD TV). There was a severe effort to re establish the festival in 2008 but two years later it dropped due to the crisis.
Helena Paparizou will perform at the opening concert on September 7th and Michalis Hatzigiannis at the closing ceremony on September 15th. Ticket sales are already do very well, impressive as people who get their daily TIF ticket can also attend the perforances.
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