#WorldClassHelena: MAD North Stage Festival 2013 [One Year On]
Date 07 Sep 2014 Author PaparizouForum Category Features Comments

Just one year ago, on 7th September 2013, Helena gave one of her career defining performances at MAD North Stage Festival 2013. Helena was the opening act of the festival which included other artists such as Peggy Zina and Mihalis Hatzigiannis. Helena was energetic and youthful whilst performing a range of her hits. This concert has since become a fan favourite and just by watching a few minutes of the performance you can see why!

Helena’s set-list consisted of thirty-three songs which included her main hits and some tracks from her latest Greek-language album ‘Ti Ora Tha Vgoume’. She also performed some covers of other artists (Stellios Rokkos’s ‘Emina Edo’ and Eleftheria Arvanitaki’s ‘Tis Kalinihtas Ta Fila’) as well as I Agapi Ine Zali (Recorded during her time in duo ‘Antique’). As a surprise, Helena performed a section of ‘Just One More Night’, an exclusive from her since released English-language album ‘One Life’.


After a short performance by supporting artist, Helena enters the stage on the above video at 00:25:32.

  1. Ti Ora Tha Vgoume
  2. Baby It’s Over
  3. Gyrna Me Sto Htes [Around The Dream Version]
  4. Pyrotehnimata
  5. Stin Kardia Mou Mono Thlipsi
  6. San Kai Sena
  7. Save Me [This is an SOS]
  8. Ena Lepto
  9. I Hate Myself For Loving You/Mr Perfect
  10. De Thelo Allon Iroa
  11. Just Walk Away
  12. All The Time
  13. Den Tha Kimithis Apopse/One More Night
  14. An Ihes Erthi Poi Noris
  15. Porta Gia Ton Ourano
  16. To Fili Tis Zois
  17. I Kardia Sou Petra
  18. Mazi Sou/Panta Se Perimena
  19. The Game of Love
  20. Mambo
  21. Gigolo
  22. An Isouna Agapi
  23. Tha Mai Allios
  24. Emina Edo [Stellios Rokkos Cover]
  25. Tis Kalinihtas Ta Filia [Eleftheria Arvanitaki Cover]
  26. Na Mou To Pis [I Agapi Ine Zali]
  27. Anapandites Klisis
  28. Trelli Kardia
  29. Pios
  30. Iparhi Logos
  31. To Fos Stin Psyhi
  32. My Number One
  33. Save Me [This is an SOS] [Outro]


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2013 marked the 78th Thessaloniki International Festival of Helexpo. The event which was a highlight in Greece in the mid 50s, 60s and 70s, as suffered a popularity decline in recent decades and was on hiatus from 2009-2013. It was hoped that the star-studded line up would increase its popularity once again. Since 1962, TIF and its exhibition, staged a festival modelled on the San Remo festival, the ‘Song Festival of Thessaloniki’ (as it became known). The festival staged many popular artists and was often used by established and upcoming artists alike for a career boost. Previously, stars that have performed at the festival have included Nana Mouskouri, Anna Vissi and Sakis Rouvas.

MAD TV’s North Stage Festival is a joint project by MAD TV & Helexpo SA, the Greek National Exhibition Agency. Even though TIF is mainly a technology and commerce exhibition, it has strong links to music events. The event is held in Thessaloniki (Greece), the original capital of Macedonia.

Which moments do you think have defined Helena’s career? As part of our current project, #WorldClassHelena, we would like to hear from you. Read more about our project #WorldClassHelena here.