Skate, music, dance, street basketball, and humor are the backbone of this year’s xSTatic program – a festival that brings together and revives the ‘street art’ scene and promotes all the positive aspects of urban culture.
This year, xSTatic will host 24 domestic and 4 international graffiti artists who will enrich several public areas with their works: Miles (ST), Anxio (ST), Hoba (ST), Raider (ST), Nel (ST), Mrawa ( ST), Mikun (ST), Troll (ST), Osker (ST), Kwon (ST), Wens (ST), Ne (ST), Apaš (ST), Alte (ST), Owen (ST), Odie ST), Order (ŠI), Stone (ŠI), Sperk (ŠI), Liver (ŠI), Apler (ZD), Botro (ZG), Lonac (ZG), Bare (ZG), Wuper (Serbia), Azram ( Slovenia), Boriz (Slovenia) and Jarus (Canada).
On the central day of the festival, Saturday, October 2, artists will draw. at several locations around Koteks. As part of the event, graffiti dedicated to DJ Bronson will also be renewed:
“We will restore the portrait of DJ Bronson, in the same location where he was before. This time, his family is included in the selection of portraits, and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts for that. The mural will be drawn by our great friend and great graffiti artist Wuper, and should be finished during the festival. For all those who love graffiti art (almost) as much as we do, the story continues for the next few days, on October 3, at the Spaladium Arena, where Lonac (ZG) and Jarus (Canada) will paint “towers” measuring 25x10m,” explains Pero Ranchic, the main representative of the graffiti section.
The skate competition organized by the Split skateboard club Kolo will start at 1 pm, and the competitors will measure their strength and skills ‘one on one’, modeled on the Game of skate.
A street basketball competition will follow at 2 pm, followed by an “All style battles” dance competition at 3 pm. Participants’ dance skills will be assessed by famous dancers: Kamilla (LT), Leksa (BiH), and Lux de Lux (HR). Announcements of winners in all categories will begin at 6 pm.
The all-day program does not end there. From 8 pm, stand-up comedians “SplickeScene,” Josip Škiljo, Tomislav Primorac, Ivica Lazaneo, and Ante Travizi will try to make the people of Split and their guests laugh, along with dancing by Split hip-hop musicians Alejuandro Buendija and Sons, Banana Zvuk, Krešo Bengalka, Žuvi, Magellano, Lil Bear and Phlagma.
The all-day program will be accompanied by KLFM radio behind the scenes, which will move its studio to Gripe, from where it will report from the field, broadcast shows, and provide an all-day electric music backdrop to the festival.
Admission to the Festival is free for all visitors, in compliance with all applicable epidemiological measures.
Recall that since its first edition in 2009, xSTatic has become a cult festival that celebrates various aspects of urban culture and promotes affirmative messages and values, especially towards young people, which was recognized by the City of Split and is the only city festival of its kind.
For more on travel in Croatia, follow TCN’s dedicated page.