The festival brings together folk musicians from the Balkans, electronic and experimental musicians from southeastern and western Europe, and international sound artists.  Kinisi hosts site-specific performances, jams, the exchange of techniques and ideas, and collaborative new compositional works. In 2015 Kinisi was held in various venues around the island of Santorini, with a series of events in the village of Pyrgos. In 2016 Kinisi was held at Venetsanos Winery.