In 1983, the famous singer and songwriter Loukianos Kilaidonis along with his wife, the well-known actress of film, stage and television, Anna Vayena, organized a big concert at the sea coast near Athens, called Vouliagmeni, an event which took months to prepare. Many popular artists also participated and there was a floating stage installed inside the sea. It was the first time ever that a big concert was taking place in an open-air space, not meant for concerts.
The success of that night has become legendary and is still called by many the “Greek Woodstock“. The streets leading to the coast were jammed with traffic, people heard on the radio what was going on and decided to join at different times during the night, finally 100.000 people gathered, many of whom watched the concert while swimming in the sea. The concert is since known as “The Party in Vouliagmeni“, just like Loukianos’ famous song.
Today, in 2018, a year after the passing of Loukianos, the Hellenic Public Properties Company and the Municipality of Voula-Vari-Vouliagmeni have decided to name the coast of Vouliagmeni “Coast of Vouliagmeni - Loukianos Kilaidonis”.
The event will take place on Friday, the 13th of July, including a tribute concert with his songs and video projections from his rich archive. His daughter, Maria Kilaidoni, will be one of the musicians performing the songs, along with Doros Dimosthenous and the guest participation of Foivos Delivorias.