The Southern Soul Music festival is over and I can’t help thinking about the music, sun, Adriatic sea and amazing people I met. It was four days of the festival that filled me with such positive vibrations and energy that I have already decided to visit it next year as well.

This chilled-out festival on Copacabana Beach on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast lasted from 30th to 3rd of July bringing over 50 producers, DJs and artists from all around the world playing modern soul, jazz and electronic music.

The program of this very appealing and intimate festival starts in the afternoon and goes through the night until the crack of dawn. You can enjoy music at three stages that look onto the longest sandy beach: the Main Stage, the Bar Stage and the Organic Stage.

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Photo by Ross Entirety Labs

One of my personal highlights of the Festival was an impressive live performance from Peven Everett at the Main stage. He literally tore up the stage playing his famous songs such as “Stuck” and “Gabriel”.  The atmosphere was electric and the energy from the crowd was infectious.

At the Bar Stage, attendees were able to hear soundtracks from talented DJ who played beautiful and danceable music within a wide range of genres: from deep to funky & soul, from the soulful & vocal house to the coolest contemporary house.  I must mention Eddy Ramich who is a guy that never fails to deliver. His beautiful in tune music of cutting edge electronics rhythm, pure house and jazz translated into an amazing set.


The Southern Soul festival is more than a musical holiday, because it combines a most memorable musical experience with additional activities such as volleyball at the beach, yoga and delicious seafood. If you are on the look out for shared experiences that are genuine, authentic and inspiring you can additionally visit the Mouth of Ada Bojana which is only 20 min away and sunbathe at the nudists beach.


And for all these reasons the mere thought of heading to Southern Soul festival next year makes me very keen with expectations.

Journalist: Aurelija Djan