The first two Sea Star editions have charmed the numerous audiences and the international and regional performers who have talked up the quality and vibe of the festival, stunning Croatian coast, as well as the hospitality. The Stella Maris complex already saw more than 80,000 visitors who enjoyed the unforgettable performances of the acclaimed international and local music stars.
Guiding this years impressive lineup is none other than the hip-hop phenomenon Wu-Tang Clan, following one of techno’s “founding fathers” Sven Väth, along with the absolute leader of today’s electronic music, the charismatic and unique Nina Kraviz! Alongside Nina and Sven, Sea Star welcomes Ilario Alicante, Enrico Sangiuliano, talented local support such as Croatia’s techno mainstay Petar Dundov, and rising stars DJ Jock, Lawrence Klein and Unique.
In cooperation with Drito, the largest regional club trap and hip-hop festival, Sea Star presents its second wave of stars – the rapidly rising star** IAMDDB, Vojko V** – the most sought-after hip-hop performer in the region, Krankšvester as well as to the famous Novi Sad based trap guru Fox. This striking hip-hop line-up will be helped by a powerful team consisting of, High5, Buntai, Smoke Mardeljano and Hazze.
The success of the 2018 edition resulted in the nomination for the Best Medium-Sized Festival, i.e. the best festival up to 40,000 visitors at the European Festival Awards! Sea Star’s success fits in perfectly with the success of all other festivals from Exit’s family which earned eight nominations in total. Stunning location, world renowned artists and outstanding productions make this festival a must see!
Sea Star – A festival in a Magical Lagoon
Sea Star festival promoted by the team behind globally acclaimed EXIT Festival takes place in a beautiful seaside town of Umag at the mind-blowing Croatian coast. It is set in the Stella Maris resort, in a turquoise-color lagoon with most amazing sunsets. Some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Istria are located in Umag, the sea is crystal clear and suitable for swimming from May until October. It was love at first sight for team Sea Star here, crystal clear Adriatic, sun rays all over us, and the beautiful bay just took our breath away.
Umag represents a breathtaking combo of baroque and renaissance, and Mediterranean climate, while this entire Istrian region is known of its delicious homemade and gourmet food, olive groves, fields of tomatoes and vineyards. Umag will open your senses, expand your views and the local cuisine will enchant you with its variety and balance, from fresh and delicious seafood to traditional meat serving you the most prestigious gourmet meal – Boškarin beef.
With Istria being the center of wine you just have to jump on one of Istria’s wine roads that lead to the very heart of their way of life. Take a walk around Umag town walls, with gated draw bridge, dating from 10th century, check out Church of St Roche from 16th century with oil-painted ceiling or exhibitions of ancient pottery and crafts, or just head over to the numerous city’s galleries to get your dose of culture. And just a few kilometers away, you’ll get to see the oldest lighthouse on the Adriatic, located in the nearby town of Savudrija that is also the largest and most important ancient harbor on the Croatian Adriatic coast.
Sea Star Festival is a perfect invitation to initiate summer on a stunning location, with world renowned artists and an outstanding production!
Sea Star camp is definitely the most popular point of Sea Star visitors, both domestic and foreign, a place where the party never stops, in the beautiful lagoon of the Stella Maris complex, a few hundred meters from the sea and a mere 50 meters from the festival itself. The 2+2 festival formula has proven to be a winning combo in the first two seasons, so Friday the 24th and Saturday the 25th of May will see the Sea Star Festival working at full capacity, with Thursday the 23rd reserved for the Welcome party, and Sunday morning of the 26th for the Closing party. Welcome to Umag and Stella Maris lagoon where those endless marine nights on the beach and energetic parties are combined with new friends, fun in the sea and new adventures on Sea Star Festival.
The third edition of the Sea Star Festival will be held at the famous Stella Maris lagoon in Umag, on May 24 and 25, with the Welcome Party on May 23 and the closing party on May 26. Line up Includes Wu- Tang Clan, Nina Kraviz, Sven Vath, IAMDDB, Illario Alicante, Vojko V, Enrico Sangiuliano, Hladno Pivo, Bajaga i Instruktori, Mahmut Orhan, Marko Nastić, Krankšvester, Fox, Petar Dundov live, High5, Nola, Hazze, Smoke Mardeljano, Buntai, DJ Jock, Lady Lee, Lawrence Klein, Unique, Phat Phillie, Tikach, Yung Ile Sosa & Hourglass, Young Leo, Tito, Jovan M, Sesha, MC Choma, Kiki B., Indy, Sin.
Tickets for Sea Star festival are available from only 44 Euros at https://www.seastarfestival.com/en/tickets/
di Nikki McNeill