VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY

(Greece)

When we choose and fantasise about the bands that would crown the night’s performances on MJR stages, we always seek to discover those special artists whose music would shine with dreams, create starlit space, breathe with magic, and captivate with strongly distinctive and unconventional sound. We are delighted to present one of them! For the first time in the history of Juodaragis, a band from Greece:

One of Greece’s most famous hard rock bands, Villagers of Ioannina City comes from the mountains of Epirus. The band’s phenomenal psychedelic style is complemented by folk instruments such as bagpipes, flutes and didjeridu.

Formed in 2007, Villagers of Ioannina City released their first album Riza in 2014 and it took them to the big stages of rock festivals. Inspired by Black Sabbath and Tool and the rich traditional Greek music, they created a blend meant to strike an impression both locally and internationally. The new album “Age Of Aquarius” is exactly what the title implies, a whole new era of creation and experimentation, sonically and lyrically, setting up a journey through space and time.

Their cosmic music flows slowly, melancholically, but gradually accumulates a charge of wild energy. The vocalist’s spectacular voice and the progressive stoner rock flow through thick mythical soundscapes until they reach the emotional peak and explode! On Friday night, be at the MJR Big Stage and let your hair loose – we’re going for a walk through the endless starry sky!

https://www.vic-band.com

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