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Matala Beach Festival

The Matala Beach Festival is the ultimate summer countdown party set to take place on July 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2024. Prepare for a vibrant fusion of music, art, and positive vibes in the charming village of Matala, Greece.

Celebrating the rich history of Matala, where hippies once wandered freely amidst cliffs and caves in the ’60s and ’70s, this festival promises three days of continuous excitement. It offers an escape from reality for individuals of all ages, with opportunities to dance, sing, and bask in the sun near the beautiful beach and caves, all while enjoying exceptional musical performances and activities.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere, enjoy free concerts, and participate in the “Matala Busking Project,” where indie artists illuminate the streets with their talents. Let the Matala Beach Festival enchant you with an unforgettable experience and a lineup that will keep you dancing until the sun sets.


Matala Beach Festival 2024

Experience the magic and create musical memories under the warm Cretan sun at the Matala Beach Festival! With a fantastic mix of Greek and international artists, including the dynamic Marina Satti, the unique ROUS, and the timeless Toni Sfinos, get ready for a musical journey. Let Paulina Voulgaraki serenade you, while 48 ORES will keep you dancing into the early hours.

The festival also features talented artists like Chris Child, Pissi & Junior Mi by YUCATAN, and GEMMA, each contributing their musical flair. Be sure not to miss the incredible tributes to music legends such as the Doors, Coldplay, AC/DC, and Motorhead.

With this outstanding lineup, the Matala Beach Festival guarantees a sun-soaked adventure in Crete filled with unforgettable tunes!

The story since 2011

In June 2011 the Festos Municipality threw a festival on the beach to celebrate the launch of the ‘Myth of Matala’ book featuring photos of the hippie cave residents during the 60s & 70s. It was a hippie reunion. 35,000 people heard about it and flocked to Matala beach. In June 2012 over 58,000 people visited the festival weekend and the word is quickly spreading.
It was a huge success as free events which brought together music and arts fans from all generations together on the beach beneath the caves to celebrate peace, love and happiness. Matala Beach Festival 2013 introduced to 70.000 people the meaning of LIFE!


In June 2013 we invited Harry Keyworth to be the first solo artist to drive our Road To Matala Tour along the original ‘hippie trail’ of the 1960s and 1970s. Overland from London to Crete in the VW Beetle. The tour culminated in Harry performing on stage at Matala Beach alongside artists including Hugh Cornwell former frontman of The Stranglers, The Doors Tribute, Janis Joplin Tribute, Locomondo, Pink Floyd Tribute, Tonis Sfinos and many more!

Matala Beach Festival was getting a huge event with more than 80.000 fans!!!
MBF is a joint Venture of Several Organizations!
Together we make a Difference!