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Villagers of Ioannina City (VIC)
18 July @ 9:30 pm
The experimental heavy rock band V.I.C (Villagers of Ioannina City) comes from the mountains of Epirus – Greece. Their unique sound fuses traditional music into heavy psychedelic rock. The band uses a wide range of instruments, such as low tuned guitars and bass, hammond and rhodes, along with traditional instruments such as clarinet, bagpipe, kaval, didjeridoo and many others.
They formed in 2007 and since then they have played in the biggest festivals in Greece and in numerous sold out shows in the biggest venues of the country, with a highlight being their sold out show in Athens 2015 with more than 6000 attendance. Their debut full length album “RIZA” (Mantra Records – April 2014) enjoyed universal acceptance by critics and audiences, received excellent reviews, not only in Greece, but all over the world, named by many as Album of the year.
In their first European tour (2015) they performed live in 20 cities such as Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona among others. In 2016 they did some mini tours in EU again including festivals such as Freak Valley and Leafmeal fest in Dortmund. Since then they have been touring Greece and Europe presenting their unique sound and in the meanwhile they have been working on their long awaited new album titled “Age of Aquarius”.