Rockwave Music Festival is a 4-day rock music festival held in Malakasa, Greece held every June/July. Founded in 1995, Rockwave is one of the biggest music festivals in Greece and since 2004, has settled in TerraVibe Park after years of switching venue.
2013's line-up featured performances from Lana Del Rey, The Subways and Echo & The Bunnymen.
For a primarily rock-based festival, Rockwave features plenty of more mainstream popular acts, such as Moby in 2004 and Oasis in 2000. That said, the audience is mostly made up of metal lovers, so the atmosphere is said to be less accessible to non-metal fans than its line up may suggest in certain years.
History & Facts
Rockwave was founded in 1995 and had its first event in '96, which featured an undeniably metal-leaning line up, with performances from Slayer, Violent Femmes and Iggy Pop. Up until 2004, Rockwave didn't have a permanent venue and over the years, has taken place in Dock 3 of the Piraeus, the Rizoupoli Stadium, Freattyda in Piraeus, Agios Kosmas in Athens, Tritsis Park in Ilion, Athens and the Athens Olympic Velodrome, until settling in the TerraVibe Park, an event park located in Attica, a few miles outside Athens.
Tickets & Travel
Rockwave festival offers a number of ticket packages, as follows: 3-Day Ticket (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday): €65 3-Day Ticket (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) - Concession for unemployed: €50
4-Day Ticket (Saturday - Tuesday): €75
1-Day Advance Ticket (Saturday): €13 1-Day Ticket (Saturday): €15 1-Day Advance Ticket (Sunday): €28 1-Day Ticket (Sunday): €33 1-Day Ticket (Sunday) - Concession for unemployed: €22
1-Day Advance Ticket (Monday): €28 1-Day Ticket (Monday): €33 1-Day Ticket (Monday) - Concession for unemployed: €22
1-Day Advance Ticket (Tuesday): €28 1-Day Ticket (Tuesday): €33 1-Day Ticket Tuesday) - Concession for unemployed: €22
TerraVibe is easily accessible by train (Sfendali Station), by car, along the Athens-Lamia National Road or by specially-chartered buses which run during Rockwave.
Rockwave festival offers VIP to attendees. Day tickets cost €50 and entitle ticket holders to parking and premium camping space.
What to Wear
Rockwave festival does not operate any kind of dresscode, but given the time of year and location, it's recommended that attendees bring cool clothing, sunscreen and comfortable footwear, as it takes place during the height of the Greek summer.
3-Day+ tickets entitle attendees to use of the campsite and its facilities, though ticket holders wishing to camp, must register their space by emailing the festival organizers via an online form on the festival website, with the following information: -Contact details ( Name, Phone no.) -Number of persons -Duration of stay 2-Days stay: €2 3-Days stay: €3 and each additional day is free.
Rockwave is easily accessible for handicapped attendees and Rockwave boasts disabled washroom facilities. Disabled ticket holders are advised to register their attendance in advance so staff are prepared to escort them upon their arrival, if necessary.
Rockwave is now held at TerraVibe, a 40 acre events park located 37km along the Athens-Lamia national road.