The Beach Street Festival 2014 will be held for second time in the island’s capital town Mytilene between the 1st and 3rd of August. The BSF team once again aims to unite the Greek summer and modern urban arts (music and graffiti) with tradition, surrounded by sounds and colors from all over the world.
The event took place for the first time last summer at Vatera Beach in Lesvos. For four days Greek and foreign graffiti artists developed their skills and imagination and combined graffiti creations and local tradition under the Greek sun.
The festival was originally an idea “to gather friends from all over Europe in a music and graffiti meeting for holidays” and spray-paint an abandoned hotel located at Vatera Beach. However, the festival became much more than that and organizers decided to launch it as an annual event to support the local community of the island.
The main location of this year’s Beach Street Festival is the historic Castle in Mytilene and its surrounding area, the forest and Tsamakia beach. Several events will take place from one side of the city to the other. The main music categories featured in the Beach Street Festival are: HipHop, Trap, House, Techno, DNB, DubStep, BUB and Reggae.
The graffiti side of the festival has mainly been inspired by the traditional local painter Theofilos Chatzimichael.