Istria’s “Sea Star” Wins Two Nominations for Best European Music Festival

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Source: Sea Star Festival

The festival in Umag was held for the first time this year.

Having won over the region in its first edition, the Sea Star Festival has entered the race for the most prestigious festival awards in Europe. The festival in Umag in Istria, a member of the EXIT festival family, has been nominated as the best medium-sized festival (up to 40,000 visitors a day) and as the best new festival, reports Jutarnji List on November 3, 2017.

Sea Star was part of the regional EXIT Summer of Love which brought together over 350,000 people from more than 90 countries from around the globe at four festivals. All of them were nominated as the best in their categories. The main EXIT festival has also been nominated for the Best European Festival for the ninth consecutive year, while Sea Dance from Budva is in contention for the new title of the best festival with up to 40,000 visitors a day and is one of Sea Star Festival’s competitors.

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The voting for the European Festival Awards has already started and will last until 30 November. All those who vote will automatically participate in a competition where they can win VIP tickets for the best festivals next year.

In the category of the best festivals with up to 40,000 visitors a day, Sea Star will compete against festivals such as Sea Dance, Balaton, Melt! and Pohoda. At the same time, the festival from Umag is also in competition as the best new festival event, along with 12 new festivals in Europe, of different formats and categories.

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In addition to votes by an expert jury, featuring prominent individuals from the music industry, votes of fans from around the world will decide on the final order of this year’s candidates. The winners will be announced at an award ceremony which will take place at the opening of the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in Groningen, Netherlands, on 17 January.

In addition to the European Festival Awards, Sea Star Festival has also been nominated at the prestigious UK Festival Awards event, which features the best British festivals. It has been nominated in the category of best festivals outside of the United Kingdom.

Translated from Jutarnji List.


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