2018 SNFestival

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For the full program and regular updates about the 2018 SNFestival, visit the festival’s website at www.SNFestival.org.

Building on last year’s success with 170,000 visitors, the Summer Nostos Festival (SNFestival), which is organized and made possible through the exclusive support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), returns to the city of Athens for yet another summer, between June 17th and June 24th, 2018.

The SNFestival is a festival free and open to all, presenting a rich program made up of music, dance, theater, modern art, sports, entertainment, performances and talks.

John Cale & Band // Animal Collective // Seu Jorge & Athens State Orchestra // Stereo Nova // Lianne La Havas // Kronos Quartet & Sam Green // Joyce DiDonato // American Contemporary Music Ensemble // Theatre of Voices // Paul Hillier // Alexi Murdoch // Rumer Willis // The Barr Brothers // American Ballet Theatre Studio Company // Konstantinos Rigos // Theater of War // Garry Kasparov // Marianna Kavallieratos are just some of the names making up this year’s exciting program!

In addition, on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018, when the Olympic Day is also celebrated worldwide, the evening race SNF RUN: Running into the Future takes place for the fourth consecutive year. The race includes a 10K and a 6K run, both starting at the center of Athens, at the Panathenaic Stadium, the hosting ground of the first modern Olympic Games. In addition, a 1K race for the Special Olympics athletes will also take place.

The schedule of the SNFestival also includes the 7th SNF International Conference on Philanthropy, which will take place from June 21st to June 23rd, 2018, at the SNFCC. For the agenda, speakers and registration information click here.

The SNFestival is organized and exclusively funded by the SNF and is held at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC). The SNF as part of its broader philanthropic activity and its continuous support to the SNFCC, returns once a year, every June, as an active participant, to the home it created for the benefit of all people, organizing and supporting through an exclusive grant the events of the SNFestival. The implementation of the SNFestival is made possible with the collaboration of the SNFCC SA.