One of the country’s top promoters is now “inactive” after its co-founders decided to focus attentions on their own separate companies.
Di Di Music’s Nana Trandou has formed High Priority Promotions and insists Di Di is merely “taking a break”.
High Priority events include two shows for Bullet of My Valentine at the Piraeus Academy 117 (cap. 2,000) in Athens and Thessaloniki’s Principal Club (2,000) in April, and two with Dropkick Murphys at Athens’ Gazi Music Hall (4,000) and the Ioannis Vellidis Congress Center (2,100) in Thessaloniki in June.
“High Priority Promotions was launched in January with a very dynamic series of shows,” says Trandou.
It also runs the Athens Rocks (20,000) festival, headlined this year by Slayer for their last Greek show, at the Leoforos Alexandras Stadium.
Meanwhile, Di Di Music co-founder Nikos Lori is focussing on his Xlalala company, but was unavailable for comment.
Meanwhile, Trandou tells Audience that from 1 January, the VAT rate for concert tickets was cut from 24 per cent to six per cent.
“This reduction was of vital importance for the live music sector, since it gives the opportunity to have more shows taking place in more reasonable ticket prices,” she adds.