Tonight, the eighth edition of the Sea Dance Festival will begin on the Buljarica beach near Budva, with performances by Konstrakta, Anfisa Letyago, Mahmut Orhan and a strong techno and hip-hop line-up led by Marko Nastić, Ilija Djokovic and Who See! The programme on the first day brings more than 20 performers, starts at 8 p.m. and lasts until 6:30 a.m., taking place across three stages located right by the seashore. Aside from the music programme on the high-tech stage supported by a powerful Anya sound system and impressive lighting, visitors will be able to enjoy the best festival VR experience in the world! Thousands of visitors are expected to come to the beautiful Montenegrin beach tonight, while the Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, received a special invitation to the festival yesterday!
The gates of the festival at Buljarica will open at 7 p.m. After the DJ warm-up, Kejt will start her performance on the main Visa Dance Paradise powered by the Tourist Organisation of Budva stage at 8:30 p.m. After her, at 9:35 p.m. Who See will take the stage, and at 10:50 p.m., the long-awaited Ana Đurić Kontrakta will have her first performance in Montenegro. Hitmaker Mahmut Orhan will bring a different sound at 12:30 a.m., followed by a solid electronic line-up consisting of Marko Nastić at 2 a.m., one of today’s biggest techno stars Anfisa Letyago at 3:30 a.m., and Ilija Djokovic at 5:30 a.m.
The nearby Together. Always! Powered by Guarana stage will be dedicated to the Montenegrin electronic scene this year. On the first day, it will host the following performers from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.: Necke, Soft 85, Sen Oliver, Marko Pajković, Oak Brothers, Marko T, 84bit, Nessuno, John-K and Rudhaman. The fan-favourite Tuborg Silent Dance will be taken over tonight by DJ Dirty, Fanatic, Đura Ćurčić, JJoy and Alex Mark.
In addition to music, Sea Dance will also bring plenty of side-content and zones such as Pixelate and XO Box, which will be realised in the spirit of social activism to which the EXIT Foundation has been faithful for years at all of its festivals. Visitors will also see messages about mental health on festival grounds. Festivalgoers will be able to experience the best festival VR experience in the EXITVERSE zone. This VR project was presented by EXIT at EXPO Dubai, and it features the most famous EXIT Festival locations recorded with an 8k 360 VR camera in July 2021. Sea Dance visitors will thus be able to experience the EXIT festival as if they were at the Petrovaradin Fortress but also reach places that are not ordinarily accessible to anyone!
All regular and VIP tickets must be exchanged for festival wristbands at exchange points located at the festival gates. The working hours of the exchange points are as follows: 10 a.m. – 3 a.m. for regular tickets and 4 p.m. – 3 a.m. for VIP tickets. Entrance to the festival is possible until 3 a.m. at the latest.
Like in previous years, the festival payment card will be the only means of payment on Sea Dance festival grounds. The organisers have made sure to set up shuttle buses from Budva and Bar to Buljarica, as well as secure special prices for taxi transportation.
Tickets are also available at the festival gates. The final price of a festival ticket is €45, while one-day tickets cost €20. Information about the timeline, tickets, accommodation, transportation, and all other news related to the festival can be found on the official festival website, Facebook page, Instagram profile and Sea Dance app.