TODAY IN POLIS - WEDNESDAY 17 JULY

THE AFROBANANA + FRIENDS FESTIVAL

Wednesday 17 July 2pm – Sunday 21 July 5pm

Val’s Place Gialia Polis

Tickets: 1 Day tickets for Wednesday 17/7, Thursday 18/7, Friday 19/7 - €10

1 Day tickets for Saturday - €20

5 Day tickets - €35

Camping Per Tent €12 (valid for 1 to 4 nights – only accessible to festival ticket holders)

SUNDAY: FREE ENTRY – Limited Availability – Priority to ticket holders Children under 12 get free access.

Ticket Outlets: Val’s Place Gialia, New Division Pub Nicosia, Vin Café Larnaca, Sousami Bar Limassol

Information: www.afrobanana.com / Instagram: @afrobananarpb

This July 17-21, the annual AfroBanana Festival is celebrating arts and music for five days, against the lush green backdrop of Val’s Place in Gialia. Each day of the festival is curated together with one of our ‘Friends’ as the new name suggests. Only giving the honour to the worthiest comrades in musical and artistic appreciation, we welcome on board New Division Pub, Brandy Sour, Animafest, Antiskino, Sousami Bar and Roots Crew Soundsystem.

Wednesday 17 July: New Division. It’s the birthplace of the alternative scene in Cyprus and a legendary icon on the island’s nightlife circuit, where new music and DJ talent is given a platform to shine. And as a true friend of the festival since the beginning, we’ve given New Division a day to curate at this year’s event. And the highlight? Local favourites Trio Tekke will present their new music as the headliners of the day.

Thursday 18 July: Brandy Sour, Animafest. The Brandy Sour crew has a reputation among the most in-the-known music fans, thanks to their consistently epic event series showcasing the hottest local artists and top-notch DJ sets. And now they’re bringing their unparalleled good taste to AfroBanana, curating the music for day two of this year’s event. And all alongside complimentary animation projections put together by our friends at Animafest animation film festival.

Friday 19 July: Sousami, Antiskino, Animafest. Sousami bar has been one of the main hubs of the alternative scene in Cyprus for almost a decade. Not only genuinely friendly and creatively open minded, but it has given birth to great djs and musicians and treated us with established artists from around the globe. Sousami has been at the festival’s side since the beginning and is taking over the curation at this year’s AfroBanana on the 19th of July. Enriching the day, Animafest will be projecting unique animations, while Antiskino theatre festival will also be on site serving up surprise theatrical interventions.

Saturday 20 July: Afrobanana Day, Antiskino, Animafest. Its AfroBanana Festival business as usual on Saturday, with a customary world-class line up including headline acts all the way from Colombia, Japan and Tel Aviv, alongside the very best of our own local talent. As with all five days of the festival this, killer music will be interspersed with an appealing itinerary of wellness workshops, kid’s activities and unexpected happenings, all surrounded by the magic of nature, where the forest meets the sea.

Sunday 21 July: Roots Crew. Our lovely friends over at Roots Crew are taking over on Sunday, for a free day of chilled out, family friendly vibes all day long. Fun kid’s activities will keep the little ones entertained, while reggae beats fill the air. And all surrounded by the most beautiful landscapes the island has to offer – pristine untouched coastline, lush green forest and endless blue skies.

Directions: Follow the route to Val’s Place - https://goo.gl/maps/hRszcL8TTnx4Wqry5

 

THE 9th PAPHOS BEER FESTIVAL

Thursday 18, Friday 19 & Saturday 20 July 6pm – 12 midnight

Paphos Medieval Castle Square

Free Entrance

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Live acts performing:

Thursday: BlackOut, Friday: Symbiosis, Saturday: Joe Loves Company

Paphos Beer Festival (PBF) is the largest and longest-running festival of Paphos, and it celebrates its 9th year in 2019, returning to the most amazing location at Paphos Medieval Castle square. With great beer, live music and family entertainment, this is an event not to be missed! There will be more than 100 labels from various breweries and from small breweries in Cyprus and abroad. Also, PBF guests will have the opportunity to enjoy an enriched entertainment program from well-known artists from Cyprus, Greece and other countries. There will be live traditional dancing from Cyprus, Crete and Greece each night from 20:00 - 20:30.

Original beer games and competitions will be held and visitors will be able to compete and win gifts from various breweries. Beer Foods can also be combined with beer such as Burgers, Pizza, Grill Thrills, Souvlaki Corner, Beer Sausages and many more! A specially designed space will also be available for young visitors, with various toys (bouncy castles etc). We look forward to seeing you there!

Directions: The castle will be found at the far end of Paphos Harbour.

MUSIC FEST CHARITY CONCERT

Friday 19 July 6pm - 10.30pm

Pissouri Amphitheatre

Tickets: €15 with all proceeds to: The Cyprus Multiple Sclerosis Association (Charity No. 548) and The St. Michael’s Hospice Charity (Charity No. 3270).

Box Office: Tel: 96586629, Email: celia.stavri@hotmail.co.uk

Ticket Outlets: Delizie Coffee Shop, Pissouriana Restaurant Pissouri

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Non-stop live entertainment by: The Cover Up featuring Celia Stavri, Chris Andre, Jake & Elwood Rebooted, Kaela Santosh, Melissa Williams, Ray Cooper, Carmen Ghian and Dominik The Storyteller.

Directions: Pissouri amphitheatre is at the top of Pissouri upper village. Follow signs to ‘Teatro’.

 

VALERIE & KIKO

Friday 26 July 7.30pm

Eleouthkia Restaurant Mandria Paphos

Tickets: €22 including superb international hot & cold buffet & free drink on arrival

Box Office: Photis Tel: 96397429, Dorothy Tel: 99380182

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Doors open 7pm, Buffet 7.30pm, Show 8.30pm

Soul Music for Soul People in the garden from classical to pop. We will be entertained by Kiko Parisi's classical solos on his cello, he has a phenomenal talent the musicality from his playing is something special from classical to pop. Kiko is awe inspiring and with the amazing singer Valerie they make a superb duo. For this special concert they will play an eclectic choice of songs. Valerie & Kiko are originally from Italy, a professional duo founded in Fuerteventura on September 2014 and now based in Cyprus. Valerie and Kiko are considered one of the best professional duos in Europe, working in high class hotels and resorts in Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Cyprus. The amazing voice of Valerie Sciacca is something very rare to find in the music industry, her range is amazing and songs are varied sung in English, Spanish and Italian. Truly international.

Directions: Just off the Limassol - Paphos Highway at the Anarita/Airport Exit Eleouthkia Park and Botanic Gardens, 8502 Paphos. www.eleouthkia.com.cy

 

MID-LIFE CRISIS

Thursday 15 August 5pm

Searays Café Bar Peyia

Free Entrance

Reservations essential for food: Tel: 99617415. Food from 4pm. Booking not required if coming for drinks and music.

Information: wwwpaphosmusiclovers.com

Mid-Life Crisis are a popular 5-piece rock covers band from Paphos authentically playing well-known rock covers from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s. Each song designed to get you on your feet for a great night of fun with high energy classics including hits from AC/DC, David Bowie, Rolling Stones, ZZ Top, Robert Palmer, Billy Idol, The Jam, Queen and a whole lot more! Eric Wood (vocals), Simon Phillips (lead guitar), Paul Hope (rhythm guitar), Donald Farrell (bass guitar), Chas Sainsbury (drums). Find Mid-Life Crisis on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mlccyprus.

Directions: Head out of Peyia on the coast road towards Agios Georgios and the Akamas, take the left fork at Namos Restaurant and turn right at Sunset Tavern towards Akamas and the venue will be found on the right. SEARAYS CAFÉ BAR, Lara Street, Agios Georgios, Peyia, 8560, Paphos. Tel: 99617415. Email: searayscafebar@live.com. Facebook: @searayscafebar.

 

THE COVER UP ft. Celia Stavri

The Frog & Toad Coral Bay Paphos

Friday 23 August 8.30pm

Free Entrance

Reservations: Tel: 26343876

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Want to see a top-quality live band? Be ready to be wowed with this truly talented band. These musicians have played with Sinead O'Connor, Stevie Winwood, Bruce Willis and Lenny Henry! All new band, The Cover Up, covering hits from the 60s up to the present day. Pop down and be ready to have your socks blown off!

Directions: Head down the Coral Bay strip and continue past Coral Bay Beach, ignoring the left turn to Coral Beach Hotel and the venue will be found on the left. THE FROG AND TOAD, Coral Bay, Paphos. Tel: 26343876. www.frogandtoadcoralbay.com. Facebook: @thefrogandtoadcoralbaycyprus.