While an epic party for tens of thousands of techno fans at the last Sea Star Festival with Nina Kraviz and Sven Väth in charge is still talked about, an even larger rave is already gearing for the Stella Maris Lagoon on 22-23 May, 2020! After conquering all the greatest world festival stages, the leading new age techno star, Amelie Lens, the unique Belgian with an out of this world energy is arriving to Umag! This true techno superstar flagged as the future of techno by Carl Cox and Richie Hawtin, has had an incredible rise in the last two years. The greatest festivals, such as Coachella, Awakenings, Time Warp and dozens of others have already booked her as a headliner, while she had her own festival within this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event which lasted 24 hours non-stop on two stages!
She leads the awesome Sea Star lineup with one of the true greats and the best-known regional DJ of all time, Umek, as well as the currently most sought-after DJ from the region, Tijana T. At the very start of the summer festival season, they will be joined by the up-and-coming techno superstar Farrago, whose tracks have been hitting hard for the Lenske label. The almighty regional team is made up of the international star from Osijek, Insolate, producer with an enviable catalogue with leading world publishers, Andrea Ljekaj, the old techno masters from Slovenia, Damir Hoffman and Gumja, as well as the leading local deep scene members, Bronski and Marcel. This fantastic list is joined by the previously announced first wave of Sea Star Festival performers, such as the world-class hitmakers Meduza, globally popular regional guys Dubioza Kolektiv, as well as regional aces, such as Vojko V, KUKU$ and the Osijek sensation z++. Tickets are already available here.
The first stop in the 20 years celebration of EXIT is the magical Stella Maris Lagoon, which will turn into a grand techno stage on 22-23 May, with tens of thousands of people experiencing sunrise alongside the cream of the world’s electronic scene, led by the Belgian superstar Amelie Lens. Her first and very successful single, “Exhale”, did not go unnoticed by the veterans of techno, such as Maceo Plex and Pan Pot. As the resident of the cult Belgian club Labyrinth, she organized her own club nights dubbed EXHALE, where she would do all-night sets, honing her DJ skills. Some of the greatest techno hits of today belong to her, published by the gigantic Drumcode, as well as Second State from her friends, the Pan-Pot duo, while Amelie herself owns the label Lenske, which is her childhood nickname. Apart from this year’s EXIT, Amelie closed the Dutch Awakenings, Italian Futur, while her fantastic performance outside the Atomium in Brussels has the most views in the history of the popular Cercle series! The leading name of the Lenske label, Farrago, is coming to Sea Star Festival as well, whose tracks “Neotrance” and “Hidden Power” are quickly leading him to a star status! His previous work with the ARTS label from Berlin has placed him shoulder to shoulder with great names such as Dax J, Keith Carnal and Schlømo.
The atmosphere next to the turquoise Stella Maris Lagoon will be brought to a boiling point by one of the most sought-after techno artists, the Slovenian DJ and a world-class producer, Umek. His role in popularizing electronic music in the region cannot be overstated and he owns several techno labels. In 2010 he was awarded the title of the best techno performer at the Beatport Awards, as well as in 2013 at the EMPO Awards. He published singles and remixes for the famous Spinnin’ Records and Ultra Records. From 2015 he moves to a darker techno style and starts publishing for his own label, 1605, with Mark Knight, Joey Beltram, The Advent, while also using it to push numerous young talents. He has his own radio show, Behind The Iron Curtain, broadcasted on over 150 radio stations around the world. For years he has been the resident of the world-famous Space Club on Ibiza, and last year he celebrated 25 years on the scene at the sold-out concert in Ljubljana. In 2017 he blew away the packed Nautilus Arena at the first Sea Star Festival, and he is readying an extraordinary set for the new Sea Star Festival edition.
Techno program will also see the experienced artists, such as Tijana T and Insolate, both with more than 20 years of experience on the electronic scene. Tijana T is the key player of the Serbian scene and also among the top international techno names. She has performed at the best-known clubs of the world, Berghain, Space Ibiza, Fuse, Bassiani, Pacha Ibiza and at such festivals as Melt, Dekmantel, and she has been the face of EXIT in the world. Insolate from Osijek performed under the name Miss Sunshine up until a few years ago. This successful promoter of Osijek and Croatia on the world electronic scene has performed in the best-known clubs of the world, such as Berghain, Tresor and Rex, as well as festivals, such as Tomorrowland, Exit, Sea Dance and many others. She is also the owner of the first vinyl label from Osijek, Out of Place, and in 2014 she won the DJ Awards on Ibiza in the category Dance Nation of the Year.
The fourth edition of Sea Star Festival will be held at the irresistible Stella Maris Lagoon in Umag on 22-23 May, when the festival will be happening around the clock, with the introductory Welcome Party on the 21st and the Closing Party on the 24th.