|KNE-Odigitis festival (Archive photo).|
Celebrating 50 years since its foundation and under the slogan "It has been a long road so far. A difficult road!... A certain road…100 years of KKE – 50 years of the KNE Festival…now this road is yours to follow", the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) organizes the 44th KNE-Odigitis festival.
Like every year, events will be organized by KNE in many cities and towns across Greece, ending with a three-day large festival in Athens on 20-22 September 2018. Following a tradition of the last 7 years, the KNE-Odigitis festival will take place at "Antonis Tritsis Park" in the district of Ilion in Athens.
Numerous cultural and political events have been scheduled for the festival, including music concerts by popular artists. The General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece Dimitris Koutsoumbas is going to deliver a major speech on Saturday 22 September.
Among the artists- singers, musicians and bands- who participate in the 44th KNE-Odigitis festival are George Dalaras, Vasilis Papakonstantinou, Glykeria, Miltos Paschalidis, Thanos Mikroutsikos, Giannis Kotsiras, Natassa Bofiliou, Pantelis Thalasinos, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Ria Antonopoulou, Kostas Thomaidis, Yiota Vei, Petroloukas Chalkias, Vassilis Lekkas, Vangelis Korakakis, Christoforos Zaralikos, Frank, Rebellion Connexion, To Sfalma, Fores, KollektivA, Sober on Tuxedos, Rusty Bonez, Mirella Pachou, Penny Baltatzi, Apostolis Barbagiannis, Imam Baildi, Encardia, Nikos Fakaros, Mouda planeda, Opera Chaotique, etc.