Sea Star Festival in Stella Maris lagoon in Umag seems like a perfect invitation to kick start summer on a stunning location, with world-renowned artists and outstanding production. This is not the first time the festival will be held, and the first two editions have managed to charm the numerous audience, as well as the international and regional performers. Both the performers and the audience reported being impressed by the vibe at the festival, stunning Croatian coast, as well as the hospitality. The 2018 edition brought many improvements among which the new looks of Addiko Tesla Stage was certainly the most spectacular.
The Stella Maris lagoon complex in 2018 saw more than 80,000 visitors who witnessed numerous improvements to the festival, including the new look of the Addiko Tesla Stage – which has been described as spectacular (and will be returning again this year). It was the largest concert stage ever set in this part of Croatia, and it dominated the beautiful lagoon where the festival is taking place – on six stages total. Stella Maris lagoon is best known as a location where the Croatia Open ATP tennis tournament has been organized since 1990. The success of the 2018 edition resulted in the nomination for the Best Medium-Sized Festival (the best festival with up to 40,000 visitors) at the European Festival Awards!
In 2019, the Sea Star Festival will take place on May 24th and 25th, with a welcome party on the 23rd, and a closing party on the 26th. Those 4 days will be filled with an impressive performer lineup: the hip-hop phenomenon Wu-Tang Clan, one of techno’s “founding fathers”, Sven Väth, the absolute powerhouse of the electronic music scene of today Nina Kraviz! In addition to those superstars, the festival 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. The festival also presents the second wave of stars – the rapidly rising star IAMDDB, Vojko V – the most sought-after hip-hop performer in the region, Krankšvester and a guest from Novi Sad – Fox.
Sea Star festival is part of unique EXIT festival family, comprised of the award-winning EXIT festival in Novi Sad, Serbia (one of the biggest festivals in Europe), as well three other festivals: Sea Dance in Buljarica, Montenegro, Revolution in Timisoara, Romania and Festival 84 at Olympic mountain Jahorina in Bosnia and Hercegovina.