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Title: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: dsanchez on September 19, 2018, 15:14:48
Reviews

- Η εμφάνιση των Cure στο επετειακό Ejekt Festival γράφει ιστορία (https://www.athensvoice.gr/culture/music/564212_i-emfanisi-ton-cure-sto-epeteiako-ejekt-festival-grafei-istoria)
- The Cure στο Ejekt Festival: Μια σχέση αγάπης με το ελληνικό κοινό (vids) (https://www.reader.gr/life/moysiki/299834/cure-sto-ejekt-festival-mia-shesi-agapis-me-elliniko-koino-vids)
- The Cure: Ήρθαν για να μαγέψουν το ελληνικό κοινό (https://www.pagenews.gr/2019/07/17/politismos/the-cure-irthan-gia-na-magepsoun-to-elliniko-koino/)
- Το Ejekt Festival υποδέχεται τους Cure - Το πρόγραμμα των συναυλιών (https://sputniknews.gr/ellada/201907174019625-ejekt-festival-cure-synaulia-programma/)
- 10 φωτογραφίες από την επική συναυλία των Cure! (Photos) (https://www.athensmagazine.gr/article/athens-guide/413872-10-fwtografies-apo-thn-epikh-synaylia-twn-cure)

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Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: Ulrich on September 19, 2018, 16:02:12
I can't read it, but still here's a link...
https://www.reader.gr/life/moysiki/oi-cure-stin-ellada-gia-synaylia-stis-17-ioylioy-2019
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: dsanchez on September 19, 2018, 16:59:10
going there...never been to Greece so this is the perfect opportunity! :)
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: dsanchez on September 19, 2018, 21:51:17
Pre-sale this Friday, for the arena 45-55 euros and 100-130 for VIP

http://www.avopolis.gr/music-news/international-news/65033-cure-aten-19-ejekt-15
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: chemicaloverload on September 21, 2018, 10:07:34
Ooooh this ever so tempting but I think I'm going to hold out to see if one is announced later in July for Spain
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: dsanchez on September 21, 2018, 11:10:12
Tickets on sale now!

https://vivawallet.queue-it.net/?c=vivawallet&e=ejekt2019&cid=en-US&l=viva

(https://www.viva.gr/tickets/getattachment/d4fe9c9c-dd50-41d6-b58e-b422e12d6448/image.png)
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: dsanchez on September 21, 2018, 11:11:19
By the way, the early bird phase is SOLD OUT.
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: dsanchez on September 21, 2018, 11:16:17
Ticket secured! :)
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: MyWifeNeedsACure on September 25, 2018, 18:53:59
Hi everyone. My wife is cure mad, we're looking at travelling over to Athens for ejekt from Australia. Just wondering if you would make the jump and book now (looking at vip in a hope we can see them actually playing lol) or would you hold off to see where else gets announced? Thoughts?
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: Ulrich on September 26, 2018, 09:49:53
Welcome to the forum!

Quote from: MyWifeNeedsACure on September 25, 2018, 18:53:59
Just wondering if you would make the jump and book now (looking at vip in a hope we can see them actually playing lol) or would you hold off to see where else gets announced? Thoughts?


Hm, that really depends on various things: do you prefer Greece over any other European countries? Can you get cheap flights only now or later on as well?
If these two things are not the "problem" so much, I would suggest to wait, as Robert Smith announced via twitter:
Quote
WE WILL BE HEADLINING AROUND 20 FESTIVALS NEXT SUMMER - MOSTLY IN EUROPE

http://curefans.com/index.php?topic=8842.msg767767#msg767767
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: dsanchez on September 26, 2018, 10:18:14
Quote from: MyWifeNeedsACure on September 25, 2018, 18:53:59Hi everyone. My wife is cure mad, we're looking at travelling over to Athens for ejekt from Australia. Just wondering if you would make the jump and book now (looking at vip in a hope we can see them actually playing lol) or would you hold off to see where else gets announced? Thoughts?
From a logistic point view, considering you are coming all the way from Australia, I would wait to see what other shows will be announced before deciding something. I am pretty sure most, if  not all of them, will be announced this year.

Regarding this show in particular, there are many reasons to go: Greece is a Mediterranean country, so good food is guaranteed :) The ticket prices are reasonable (just 50 EUR compared to nearly 280 EUR for Glastonbury or other big festivals) and the band did not play there in 14 years...so maybe it will be more special. So this is a must-go show IMO and I already purchased my tickets :P
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: word_on_a_wing on September 26, 2018, 12:27:30
Quote from: MyWifeNeedsACure on September 25, 2018, 18:53:59
Hi everyone. My wife is cure mad, we're looking at travelling over to Athens for ejekt from Australia. ...


👋 ...fellow Aussie here... Can you smuggle me in your luggage 😉
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: chemicaloverload on September 26, 2018, 19:11:58
Quote from: word_on_a_wing on September 26, 2018, 12:27:30
Quote from: MyWifeNeedsACure on September 25, 2018, 18:53:59
Hi everyone. My wife is cure mad, we're looking at travelling over to Athens for ejekt from Australia. ...


👋 ...fellow Aussie here... Can you smuggle me in your luggage 😉


:rofl :rofl :heart-eyes
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: iliast on September 29, 2018, 06:48:47
The concert venue is next to the sea, in one of the most beautiful suburbs of Athens (Faliro).

(http://i65.tinypic.com/n5pq2b.jpg)

'Plateia Nerou", is "Water Plaza" on this map. It's a place that is structured with simplicity and order and also it's comfortable.

Here the Google Earth photo. It's where is the tag "Ejekt Festival", almost to the center of the photo. The entrance is SW, from the sea side. Stage is exactly against, to the other side.
(you can move the photo left-right, by the horizontal ruler to the end of this post)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/acc0fc.jpg)

For even more, watch this video. Shows exactly what you want to know, even is a video for 2015 Festival.


The night of July will be warm, bright and melodic.

Unfortunately, only two categories of tickets left. Arena 55€ and VIP 150€, after only one week.
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: dsanchez on October 01, 2018, 14:55:15
Quote from: iliast on September 29, 2018, 06:48:47
The concert venue is next to the sea, in one of the most beautiful suburbs of Athens (Faliro).


glad to hear this! hope you can recommend us a good place (Bar? Pub?) for our traditional fan meeting, which could take place the night before (16th of July).
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: iliast on October 02, 2018, 09:29:05
Quote from: dsanchez on October 01, 2018, 14:55:15
Quote from: iliast on September 29, 2018, 06:48:47
The concert venue is next to the sea, in one of the most beautiful suburbs of Athens (Faliro).


glad to hear this! hope you can recommend us a good place (Bar? Pub?) for our traditional fan meeting, which could take place the night before (16th of July).


Unfortunately, I do not live in Athens to know. But I know that Monastiraki and Plaka under and around the Acropolis, it is wonderful and it looks like an island. Many beautiful places for both, drinks before and food after the concert.
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: iliast on October 07, 2018, 14:18:57
Entrance is not allowed to children aged 0-3 years.
4-6 years of age are free of charge with a parent's declaration that they are responsible for the child's health.
From 7 and above they pay a regular ticket.
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: chemicaloverload on October 07, 2018, 17:04:32
Thank you Iliast!
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: chemicaloverload on November 16, 2018, 21:55:37
Hi, has anyone else got this email?,

Dear customer,

we would like to inform you that for the festival EJEKT FESTIVAL 2019 - THE CURE @ Nero Square, Faliro - Wednesday July 17, 2019

the start time is set at 16:00.

With the same tickets you already have in your possession, you can come to the festival day and enter the area without any further action on your part.

Thanks,

the team at Viva.gr

Anyone know what this means?  :neutral-face
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: iliast on January 28, 2019, 11:31:22
Nothing unusual or bad  :D
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: iliast on July 08, 2019, 12:44:12
9 days guys! Prepare yourselves!
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: dsanchez on July 08, 2019, 13:00:25
Quote from: iliast on July 08, 2019, 12:44:129 days guys! Prepare yourselves!

looking forward, this will be my first time in Greece! :)
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: MyWifeNeedsACure on July 08, 2019, 13:18:34
Gonna be amazing my wife and I are coming from Australia for the concert
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: dsanchez on July 14, 2019, 17:17:30
Timetable attached. The Cure plays 22:20, Michael Kiwanuka 20:35 (highly recommended!), Ride 19:15 and doors open 16:00. I should be at the venue around 18:30. Highest temperature on Wednesday is expected at 28 degrees which is pretty reasonable. Anyone up for pre-drinks before the gig? I have very high expectations on this show considering this is the first Cure gig in Greece since 2005!
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athens - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: MyWifeNeedsACure on July 14, 2019, 17:58:04
That could be fun
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: chemicaloverload on July 14, 2019, 18:38:52
Pre drinks, oh hell yes.
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: chemicaloverload on July 14, 2019, 20:58:37
Oh and really excited to see Michael Kiwanuka- been banging his album for half a year so this is a pleasant surprise!
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: dsanchez on July 14, 2019, 21:18:11
Quote from: chemicaloverload on July 14, 2019, 20:58:37Oh and really excited to see Michael Kiwanuka- been banging his album for half a year so this is a pleasant surprise!
I second that! I discovered him through the series 'Big Little Lies' as his song 'Cold Little heart'-one of the nicest songs both lyrically and musicaly I ever heard in the last years- is played in the series intro:



So he, Ride and The Cure should make this a very memorable day :)
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: dsanchez on July 14, 2019, 21:26:32
And of course, I am very much looking forward to see Ride opening with 'Lannoy Point', such an awesome song! :oops: 

Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: dsanchez on July 15, 2019, 14:12:47
Info about the festival (Thanks Ire):

1) The doors open at 16:00

2) For your convenience it is suggested to print out the tickets. In any case, the ticket barcode should be clearly visible, whether printed or downloaded on your mobile phone.

3) At the entrance to Water Plaza, there are separate entrances for the Arena and the VIP. Guests are kindly requested to head to the entrance related to their ticket.

4) For safety reasons, the bags will be checked at the entrance. It is forbidden to enter the concert area with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and food. There are canteens inside the concert hall.

5) There is parking space in the Tae Kwon Do area. Ticket owners are advised to arrive early in the concert hall for their comfortable entry.

6) Professional cameras in the festival are forbidden.

7) The pre-sale at www.viva.gr and www.public.gr will close the festival day at 13:00. Tickets will be sold outside the festival at a price of 60 € from 17:00.

Access by public transport
Bus: Lines A1, B1, B2, 217, 550 (Stop "Φόρος / Foros")
Tram: Line 3 (from ΣΕΦ(SEF) or Βουλα (Voula) - Γλυφάδα( Glyfada)) and Line 4 (from ΣΕΦ (SEF) or Σύνταγμα (Syntagma)) / Stop "Δέλτα Φαλήρου"(Delta Falirou)
Metro: Station "Συγγρού - Φιξ" (Sigkrou-Fix) and then bus / lines Β2 and 550 (Stop "Φόρος" (Foros))
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: Ulrich on July 17, 2019, 09:58:50
Have fun today, Curefans! Looking forward to your reviews.  :cool
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: dsanchez on July 17, 2019, 19:11:56
I am with @chemicaloverload by the AXE stand. Wearing my Hamburg 2002 t-shirt.
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: iliast on July 17, 2019, 21:16:49
we want pics dsanchez !!!
chemicaloverload, youhooooo!!!!!
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: dsanchez on July 18, 2019, 01:34:41
@iliast @MyWifeNeedsACure if you are in Athens on Thursday maybe we can meet for a Cure lunch or dinner. Let me know by PM.
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: iliast on July 18, 2019, 09:19:55
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: iliast on July 18, 2019, 09:28:35
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: iliast on July 18, 2019, 09:29:44
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: dsanchez on July 18, 2019, 13:42:24
We just crossed Roger in the street in Athens, he was wearing a cap and sunglasses trying to not be recognized :) But @disintegration recognized him :) When he was approached and was asked "Roger?" he denied to be him, but 100% it was him (I can also confirm). Not the first time he refuses contact with fans, so you are warned!
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: word_on_a_wing on July 18, 2019, 14:03:30
Quote from: dsanchez on July 18, 2019, 13:42:24We just crossed Roger in the street in Athens, he was wearing a cap and sunglasses trying to not be recognized :) But @disintegration recognized him :) When he was approached and was asked "Roger?" he denied to be him, but 100% it was him (I can also confirm). Not the first time he refuses contact with fans, so you are warned!

Geez what an awful way for him to respond. He strikes me as a bit of an ass I gotta say.
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: iliast on July 18, 2019, 18:15:12
Tell us about the concert. A few words. Some impressions.
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: x-phile on July 18, 2019, 19:58:20
Quote from: dsanchez on July 18, 2019, 13:42:24We just crossed Roger in the street in Athens, he was wearing a cap and sunglasses trying to not be recognized :) But @disintegration recognized him :) When he was approached and was asked "Roger?" he denied to be him, but 100% it was him (I can also confirm). Not the first time he refuses contact with fans, so you are warned!

Not nice of him I must say👎😛
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: Ulrich on July 20, 2019, 09:24:48
Are you all okay?
Last night I heard there was an earthquake in Athens!! :1f632:
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: chemicaloverload on July 20, 2019, 10:28:41
Quote from: Ulrich on July 20, 2019, 09:24:48Are you all okay?
Last night I heard there was an earthquake in Athens!! :1f632:

Yeah, hotel was shaking, wasn't nice. Going home today.

But was nice to see the cure play. Roll on Glasgow so I can watch them amongst my peoples and friends 😎
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: Ulrich on July 20, 2019, 12:12:20
Quote from: chemicaloverload on July 20, 2019, 10:28:41Yeah, hotel was shaking, wasn't nice. Going home today.

Alright, thanks for replying!  :smth023
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: chemicaloverload on July 22, 2019, 23:13:57
Theres an excited exhausted spooks at the barrier in Athens
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: Ulrich on July 23, 2019, 10:42:52
Lovely pic, thanks!
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: iliast on July 23, 2019, 12:25:57
come on... post some pics from the event guys...
Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: dsanchez on July 27, 2019, 00:51:10
Quote from: iliast on July 23, 2019, 12:25:57come on... post some pics from the event guys...

I will post a review in these days. Back from Athens I have been swimming in work, but I will find the time... But as mentioned on Twitter, it was a memorable gig: Euphoric audience, Robert wearing an earring in his left ear, Simon looking like Kiss's Paul Stanley at first (then changed to his 1993 look), great sound, great venue by the sea and great music as usual. A very happy day! I think this video is a good summary of that day:

Title: Re: 2019.07.17 Athína - Plateia Nerou (Greece) 'Ejekt Festival'
Post by: dsanchez on July 27, 2019, 00:54:58
Quote from: iliast on July 23, 2019, 12:25:57come on... post some pics from the event guys...

in the reviews posted here (http://curefans.com/index.php?topic=8841.0) there a lot of good photos (better than any crap photo from my cheap mobile phone :)