• 2018

The countries that were hosted during the 2018 Cosmopolis festival were:
Argentina,
India,
Italy,
Spain,
Costa Rica,
Romania,
Russia,
Greece (Crete)

In the 4 days of the festival the bands that performed were the following:
Goran Bregovic Wedding and Funeral band,
Alborosie & Shengen Clan,
Che Sudaka,
The Coconaut Rockers,
Soundic,
Terrone,
Pantelis Thalassinos & Vasilis Skoulas,
Αντώνης Απέργης Quartet

 

• 2017

The countries that were hosted during the 2017 Cosmopolis festival were:
Portugal,
Croatia,
Armenia,
Peru,
Mexico,
Bulgaria,
Egypt,
Greece (Epirus)

In the 4 days of the festival the bands that performed were the following:
Lee Scratch Perry,
Dub Incorporation,
Kultur Shock,
Koza Mostra,
Petroloukas Chalkias,
Mode Plagal,
Les Skartoi,
Blend Mishkin & Roots Evolution

 

• 2016 - THE REUNION


Cosmopolis festival took place again at the old town of Kavala! Cosmopolis festival - The Reunion, was held from 21st to 24th July 2016 at various parts ofthe old town and Kavala's port.

The countries that were hosted during the 2016 Cosmopolis festival were:
Italy,
Serbia,
Russia,
Taiwan,
Turkey,
Chile,
Greece (Tripoli)

In the 4 days of the festival the bands that performed were the following:
Max Romeo,
Chico Trujillo,
Fanfare Ciocarlia,
Apurimac,
Hainides,
Soulfire,
Baildsa

 

• 2008

 The International Festival Cosmopolis* first took place in 2000. Due to the fact that each Cosmopolis Festival should not be a reproduction of the previous one, an attempt was made to avoid either forming a certain pattern or any kind of limitations regarding artistic campaigns. So, Cosmopolis, instead of a mere selection of events, decided to emphasize on a thorough presentation of cultures.  Culture is not only music and dance. It is, mainly, people and every kind of their activity. More specifically, their folk art, foods and, most importantly, their thoughts and creations being expressed in artistic devices. Differences in colors, words, sounds, movements, really elevate our soul. Such differences should not belong to a part of a museum, but to stay alive and act as a signal of their culture. 

The countries that joined the festival were: Albania, Spain, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Yakutia (Russia), Serbia, Tajikistan and Greece (represented by Siatista).

In the 4 days of the festival the bands that performed were the following: Mad Manoush, X-Darawish, Dj Set by Kosta Kostov, The Locos, Victory Collapse, The Tossers, Cosmicray, Άλκηστις Πρωτοψάλτη

 

• 2007

The 7th COSMOPOLIS Festival decided to experiment in all its actions. It made innovations suggested by its audience, and their success proved that this communication was to bring about only good results. There were changes in the use of space, more stages, new activities, new sounds were tested and discussed. New ideas were brought up to discussion. More and more ideas… and all of them were appreciated. The aim remains the same: each year we all together make a celebration which gets bigger and bigger year by year, and which shall remain unforgotten in the best album of our remembrances.    

The countries that joined the festival were: Armenia, Bulgaria, Yakutia (Russia), Israel, China, New Zealand, Slovakia, Chile and Greece (represented by Livadia). 

In the 4 days of the festival the bands that performed were the following: Sergent Garcia, Djs Nikko Mavridis & Akylla, Ixtheis & Drugstore Men, Arash, Reamonn, Λ. Μαχαιρίτσας – Σ. Μπουλάς – Δ. Σταρόβας

 

• 2006

After the great success of the 6th edition, Cosmopolis International Festival earned its place among the most important cultural events in Greece. Through the presentation of the multiple cultural elements of the participating countries,  more than 70.000 people who visited the festival gained valuable experiences  and united into its great hug that can hold ALL OF US!!!

The countries that joined the festival were: Austria, Ireland, Russia (Eskimos from Chukotka), Philippines, Singapore, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela and Greece (represented by Messini)

In the 4 days of the festival the bands that performed were the following: Chico & The Gypsies, Dj Martin Morales, Folk U2, Les Boukakes, Third World, Νίκος Πορτοκάλογλου

 

• 2005

The success of the 5th “Cosmopolis” International Festival exceeded all hopes. More than 65.000 people visited Cosmopolis, attended its festivities, tasted its flavors and united into its great hug that can hold ALL OF US!!!

The countries that joined the festival were: Czech Republic, Georgia, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Romania, Uzbekistan and Greece (represented by Metsovo)

In the 4 days of the festival the bands that performed were the following: Radio Tarifa, Mory Kante, Salsa Celtica, Γιώργος Μάγκας

 

• 2004

The 4th “Cosmopolis” International Festival during the summer 2004 it was one of the most important cultural events all over Greece.

ΤThe record of 60,000 visitors and their flattering comments, the congratulations of all the delegations that participated, on the offered hospitality and the organization, the laughter of thousands of children and – above all – the message of Cosmopolis for the fraternization of all the peoples on earth, proved once more that Cosmopolis is a big hug that can hold ALL OF US!!!!

The countries that joined the festival were: Germany, India, Kenya, Korea, Russia, Slovenia and Greece (represented by Corfu)

In the 4 days of the festival the bands that performed were the following: Uyoga, Rachid Taha, Orquesta Aragon, Παντελής Θαλασσινός

 

• 2003

From 20-24 August 2003 the old town of Kavala (Panagia Avenue) became the place where Cosmopolis Festival brought a multicultural spirit to the city of Kavala. Cosmopolis appealed to many people, as more than 40.000 visitors attended the festival and got in touch with the many cultural events.

The countries that joined the festival were: Brazil, France, South Africa, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine and Greece (represented by West Macedonia).

In the 4 days of the festival the bands that performed were the following: Les Yeux Noirs, Mahotella Queens, Banda Nova, Βασίλης Σαλέας

 

• 2002

After an interval of one year, Cosmopolis got under way again in 2002. Municipal Development and Tourism Enterprise took over the responsibility of organizing the festival. With renewed enthusiasm, having enriched with new elements, 2nd Cosmopolis Festival did well and turned out to be a memorable artistic and cultural event. In 2002, Cosmopolis opened its winds, attracting more countries. Thus, countries were increased from five (2000) to seven: Armenia, Bulgaria, Italy, Cyprus, Portugal, Serbia and Greece (represented by Lesvos).

“Cosmopolis – a view to the cultures all over the world” was Cosmopolis’ battle cry. Its thematic structure was based on the first Cosmopolis Festival, while new elements were added, like the outdoor cinema, where movies of the participating countries were presented (with the help of the Film Institution of S.F.G.T.), and the participation of five non-governmental organizations, as well as the organization of conferences.

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2nd Cosmopolis Festival embodied the following schemes:

Music groups:

Sandy Lopicic Orkestar (Balkans)

Gevorg Dabaghyan (Arminia)

Spaccanapoli (Italy)

Isis & Krotala (Greece)

Dance Groups:

Delia (Italy)

Sport Club De Lavos (Portugal)

Lola (Serbie)

Varna (Bulgaria)

Tsovinar (Armenia)

Folk Group “The Free” (Cyprus)

Mesopotamos of Lesbos (Lesbos)

Non-Governmental Organizations:

Greenpeace

WWF Ελλάς

Arcturos

Medecins Sans Frontieres

Amnesty International

Moreover, in the small theater of Mohamed Ali, the following movies were played: “King of Masks”, “La Strada”, and “Two Hours With Sharlot”. Two conferences were organized in Imaret, dealing with the following topics: a) Politics and Globalization, b) Mass Media: Culture and Democracy.

The first topic was presented by Mr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos (now the Minister of Foreign Affairs), while the second one by the well-known journalists Mr. Stelios Kouloglou and Mr. George Stamatopoulos.

Visitors had the chance to taste traditional dishes from many countries: Sis Kebap with Snezanka from Bulgaria, Afelia with Pourgouri and Seftalia from Cyprus, Caldeirada de Bakalaou from Portugal, Souvlakia with Armenian Bread from Armenia and Spaghetti Ragout from Italy.

 

• 2000

1st International Festival Cosmopolis took place in 2000 in the Peninsula of Panagia, Kavala. It was supervised by the Municipal Development and Tourism Enterprise of Kavala. Its aim was to promote the culture of Mediterranean countries and The Balkans. The five countries that were invited to participate to that intercultural event were Egypt, Spain, Romania, Turkey, and Greece, (represented by Crete).

There was a variety of cultural events, like concerts in the castle of Panagia, dance groups in the small theater of Mohamed Ali, outdoor restaurant with ethnic tastes in the lighthouse of Panagia, pavilions that presented part of the culture of their countries, laying across the narrow streets of Panagia. Within the framework of Cosmopolis Festival, the Symposium of Mediterranean poetry took place in Imaret.

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The music groups that participated were:

Contrabanto (Greece)

Trihordo (Greece)

Vasiliki Papageorgiou – Gundogarken (Greece Turkey)

Fanfare Ciocarlia (Romania)

The dance groups that participated were:

 

Bastonerde Cantonigros (Spain)

Group of Folk Dances of Egypt (Egypt)

Brave Crete (Crete)

Gehem (Turkey)

Romanasul (Romania)

As for the traditional dishes, visitors had the chance to experience traditional tastes of the participating countries: Paella from Spain Shish Tawouk and Farafel from Egypt Boiled Goat with rise and pies from Crete Imam Bayldi and Guvec from Turkey Tochitura Mamaliga and Mitiei from Romania