EXIT Festival kicked off their Summer of Love with unforgettable days at the newly launched Sea Star festival in Umag, Croatia. Taking place from May 25 to 28, with spectacular performances and endless energy, the first edition of the EXIT’s brand-new Sea Star Festival finished in the sunny lagoon of the Stella Maris resort on the beautiful Croatian coast.
EXIT’s Summer of Love is a regional festival run marking the 50th anniversary since the original in 1967, connecting four neighbouring countries of the region, kicking off with the Sea Star, the bright new star in the festival sky of Europe.
There was an almost instant interest for a new festival in Croatia run by the team behind the acclaimed Serbian EXIT Festival which led to Sea Star Festival having to triple its initially announced capacity and eventually even doubling the number of festival zones due to the high demand. 50,000 elated visitors from over 70 countries that passed through the festival gates in the four days and nights enjoyed superb performances with the impeccable production you’d expect from EXIT.
Sea Star festival opening ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxx0cXIBc8E
The beautiful lagoon of the Stella Maris resort proved to be a wonderful home for the festival. The Prodigy left their stamp on the entire festival, with a spectacular performance in front of a euphoric audience, bringing the spark of the authentic EXIT spirit to Umag and Croatia. The living legend of dance music, Fatboy Slim proved that he is still on top of the game with his so-much-more-than-eclectic set being now even more complex and mind-blowing, leaving tens of thousands in front of the Addiko Tesla Stage in awe!
Fatboy Slim at Sea Star Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iDqa8MqoAg
Berlin’s techno hero Paul Kalkbrenner had a brilliant performance in the festival’s grand finale taking the audience into the sunrise, with the views that could compare only to EXIT’s colossal Dance Arena. The new darlings of the Balkan audience, Modestep, caused an eruption of energy with their performance that will circulate among the visitors for a long time. Pendulum have proven with their DJ set why drum’n’bass as aa genre cannot be talked about without them in the frontline. Dance hitmaker Spiller brought the rhythm and melodies of his anthem “Groovejet” under the open skies, and Dubioza Kolektiv took everyone’s breath away in an explosion of energy combining dub, reggae and rock rhythms. Regional technostars, UMEK, Marko Nastić and Petar Dundov justified their hard-earned names, standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest world stars. The talent pool of the region was also represented by S.A.R.S, Brkovi, Artan Lili, Pips, Chips & Videoclips, Bad Copy, Elemental, Jonathan, Sassja, Kiša metaka, Kandžija, Nipplepeople, Kawasaki 3p, Rambo Amadeus and the festival locals, Urban & 4.
Dubioza kolektiv at Sea Star festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDbSnUY6hFU
The farewell party at the lagoon lasted the entire day until the sunset, with the rhythms of Mahmut Orhan, the Turkish upcoming star producer whose hit “Feel” marked the official finale of the festival, first of the four in EXIT Summer of Love.
Next on the EXIT Festival Summer of Love festival run is the Revolution festival in Timisoara from June 1 to 3, followed by the 17th edition of EXIT Festival at the Petrovaradin Fortress, lasting for five days and nights this year, from July 5 to 9. The Summer of Love finale will take place on the beach at Sea Dance festival in Montenegro from July 13 to 15, at the spectacular Jaz beach.
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