One of the world’s greatest producers and DJs of all time Fatboy Slim is headed for the stunning Jaz Beach to headline the award winning Sea Dance Festival in Montenegro on Friday, July 14. Get your beach party fix at this up and coming Ibiza alternative, recently listed by Skyscanner as the number 1 cheapest holiday destination for 2017.
The wave of global mega-hits like “The Rockafeller Skank”, “Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat”, “Right Here, Right Now ‘, ?Praise You’ and many others will splash the shores of the turquoise cove near the historic town of Budva. The festival punters will have the opportunity to enjoy the journey through the music vortex of funk, house, techno, electro, hip-hop and rock and roll fused into a single, energetic performance brought by the Brighton’s finest. Legendary showman, the winner of Grammy award, three Brits and 10 MTV awards, whom the “Q” magazine listed in “50 Bands to See Before You Die” list, comes at Sea Dance Festival as one the headliners of leading world festivals.
Also hailing from EXIT, the iconic No Sleep stage will debut its Adriatic edition at Sea Dance, with billing led by some of the most exciting names in the underground scene Amelie Lens, Denis Horvat, South London Ordnance, Space Dimension Controller, joined by some of the finest regional and loacal artists.
Fatboy Slim to headline Sea Dance Festival 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlkDb8VidgU&feature=youtu.be
For the past three decades Norman Cook is considered as one of the world’s best DJs. He is the only music star that managed to reach No.1 with three singles from different musical endeavors. As guitarist in “The Housemartins”, he charmed the global audience with hit “Caravan of Love” (1986), and did the same as a member of Beats International with song “Dub Be Good to Me” (1990). As a solo artist, he made music breakthrough with the song “Praise You” (1999). With his debut album “Better Living Through Chemistry”, he made a real boom, and the hit single “Everybody Needs a 303” won the hearts of music fans all around the world. His second album “You’ve Come a Long Way” went platinum, with “The Rockafeller Skank” and “Praise You” – his first hit sigle wich ruled the charts in Britain and America. Track “Weapon of Choice” and the video spot with the legendary actor Christopher Walken marked the third album “Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars” from 2000. Ten years later, he released an album and rock musical “Here Lies Love ” in collaboration with David Byrne Joins, as a kind of homage to the first lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos.
No Sleep stage at Sea Dance will present several exciting acts of the electronic underground scene. On the same day as Fatboy Slim, also hailing from UK is Space Dimension Controller whose legendary Boiler Room performances (Dekmantel and Ava Fest) masterfully connects Detroit and Chicago with his native Belfast. Irish-alien controls the dimensions for the prestigious labels like Ninja Tune, R & S and Clone! On the same night, Denis Horvat, the “secret weapon” from Dixon’s Innervision label will debut at Sea Dance! Denis’ gems “Cedevita” and “Momak” are praised by the likes of Maceo Plex and Dixon. The next day will welcome the new Belgian techno star Amelie Lens who exploded after a series of brilliant sets at major events and a debut for the Italian Lyase Recordings. She is the resident at the Labyrinth club, and often plays at the Fuse as a guest of the other great Belge star Charlotte de Witte who is also playing at EXIT’s edition of No Sleep stage. On the same night, Sea Dance Festival will also welcome the English techno producer South London Ordnance who quickly picked up the support of giants such as Sven Vath, Surgeon, Marcel Dettmann and Adam Beyer. His sound is very unusual because it combines European retro sound, such as “cold-wave” or early “Italo-disco” with carefully designed and very modern techno sound.
Sleepless nights on the coast will host a multitude of Croatian, Serbian, and Montenegrin artist such as Insolate, Filip Xavi, TKNO, Millok, M-Tech, P.S, Rayo, Proximus, Gav, Raven, Dino R, Buba, Jan De R, Bodzie, Soft 85, Iks-Oks, and Darko Milosevic.
Recently listed by Skyscanner as the number 1 cheapest holiday destination for 2017 this country is well worth checking out. Montenegro has towering mountains perfect for hiking and mountain biking as well as some of the world’s best unspoiled beaches on the Adriatic Sea. And if that wasn’t enough Montenegro featured in the James Bond Film Casino Royale and if it’s good enough for Bond, it’s good enough for us!
Award winning Sea Dance festival gathers each year fans from over 50 countries from all over the world, and impressive line up of more than 100 hottest international music stars. This year, fourth edition of the festival, will be held in Budva from 13th to 15th July, in Budva, Montenegro with acts including John Newman and Sean Paul. Voted best European medium-sized festival, Sea Dance has proven much within just three short years. Stunning location, world renowned artists and outstanding productions make this festival a must see. Save the date and experience Sea Dance festival on Europe’s hottest summer destination, city of Budva, Montenegro.
This year connects four regional festival in a unique EXIT Summer of Love 2017. First in line is Sea Star which is held on May 26th and 27th in Umag, followed by the Revolution Festival in Timisoara, on June 2nd and 3rd, and right after the EXIT Festival, held between July 5th and 9th, the fourth edition of the Sea Dance Festival is waiting, from July 13th to 15th!
Tickets are available at http://www.seadancefestival.me/en
Accommodation and travel arrangements for Sea Dance can be found at Exit’s official travel agency, ExitTrip https://www.exittrip.org/en
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.