3 Chairs, Mathew Jonson and Aeroplane will all make appearances at the sixth instalment of the Greek festival this summer.
Greece's Synch Festival will enter its sixth year in 2009 with three days of musical treats in a variety of styles.
For those planning a foreign festival excursion, Greece might not be the first destination that springs to mind, but revellers looking for something different to the usual festival circuit offerings may be very interested in this year's Synch event. Taking place from 12-14 June, the festival lies outside the peak-time holiday period but the temperatures will still be soaring. The weather, however, won't be the main attraction: Synch will host a myriad of interactive media and art installations, as well as a late-night club programme with all sorts of live and DJ acts planned to play.
One of Synch's biggest coups is the appearance of Detroit trio 3 Chairs, comprised of Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pittman and Rick Wilhite. All three of them will be present at the huge Technopolis venue to lay down some epic house jams on the opening night, where they'll be joined by Mr. Oizo, Jazzanova, Joe Goddard from Hot Chip and Friendly Fires. Krautrock fans should also be very excited by the appearance of German legends Cluster, and they'll be backed up by modern takes on the sound from Fujiya & Miyagi and Tortoise.
Night two also has a healthy amount of live performances, with Matthew Herbert, Mathew Jonson, Squarepusher, Junior Boys, Hudson Mohawke, The Bug, Fennesz and A Mountain of One all taking to the stage. Caribou, Aeroplane, Shit Robot and Alex Tsiridis will also take turns behind the decks to provide a soundtrack that ranges from disco all the way through to banging techno around, but after all that, tired Synch attendees will get a chance to relax to the soothing sounds of noise terrorist Merzbow at the smaller Sunday night event at Benaki Museum.