Exit to run new Croatia festival

Written by
Beth Ryan

The remarkably successful Exit festival, which takes place in Serbia, will get a sister festival in Croatia, organisers have announced. The new event – called ‘Sea Star’ – will take place in Umag on the coast, and The Prodigy have already been confirmed as the headline act.

Since its debut edition two decades ago, Exit has come to be one of the most popular music festivals in Europe, with the EU Festival Awards naming it the Best European Festival of 2014. Its smaller sister events run in Romania and Montenegro, to similar acclaim.

Sea Star, an independently run festival, is being billed as the place where hedonism meets activism. It’s part of Exit’s so-called ‘Summer of Love’, celebrating 60 years since the famous summer of 1967. Festival-goers at all four events are encouraged to continue the mission for social change instigated at the likes of Woodstock and Monterey.

The Prodigy, the English group behind ‘Firestarter’, are the only headline act announced so far. They’ll be joined by Bosnian group Dubioza Kolektiv and Urban & 4, with more than 70 artists set to perform across six  stages. Sea Star will take place on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 May 2017, with a warm-up party on the Thursday and an afterparty on the Sunday.

To celebrate the new Croatia venture, Exit are offering festival-goers a genuinely unmissable four-for-the-price-of-one deal. Buy a ticket for the original Serbian festival (99 euro), and you’re entitled to complimentary tickets for the other three events in Croatia, Montenegro and Romania.

Find more information on the Exit website and watch the Sea Star preview video below:

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