One of biggest hip hop stars, a multi-award-winning artist with over 10 billion streams and 70 million album sales, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is the latest headliner of this year’s Sea Star Festival! The musician, who has more than 35 million followers on social media, as well as the biggest music names she has worked with such as Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Ariana Grande on her side, will go down in history as the main performer of the first major Croatian festival held after two years of the pandemic!
Along with Iggy, the festival’s organisers have confirmed that on 27th and 28th May, the Stella Maris lagoon in Umag will host the first lady of trap in the region, Senidah, international techno star coming from Slovenia Brina Knauss, and one of the leading new regional artists z++. All of them will join the already fantastic line-up of the first big festival in 2022, which includes Amelie Lens, Dubioza Kolektiv, Meduza, Topic, Umek, Buč Kesidi, Vojko V, Tijana T, Farrago, Kuku$ and many more. Current ticket prices will be in effect no later than end-of-day April 4th or earlier if the limited stock is sold out.
In June 2014, Iggy Azalea’s singles “Fancy” and “Problems” topped the Billboard Hot 100 list, equalling a record set by the Beatles. The Australian rapper responded with “I’d Rather Be the Rolling Stones” and started an avalanche. The mega-hit “Fancy” made her the female hip-hop performer with the longest-standing number-one single in history, surpassing the previous record-holder Lil’ Kim. You could sense this artist’s enormous talent in her earlier singles “Pu$$y” and “My World”, but the awards and figures that Iggy Azalea has collected to this day deserve a special place in modern music history. Her three studio albums and several EPs and mixtapes have sold an impressive 70 million copies, and her singles have been sold 22 million times in the US alone. Her singles have surpassed 10 billion views on video and music-streaming platforms and her socials more than 35 million followers so the many accolades she has received come as no surprise. These include the American, Billboard, and MTV Music Awards, the People’s Choice and Teen Choice Awards, and four Grammy nominations.
Balkan’s trap first lady, Senidah, will fit perfectly into the exceptional female hip-hop line-up on the festival’s main stage. This esteemed artist is currently breaking all records with her new single “Behute”, which has held the #1 spot on Billboard’s Croatian singles list for the past three weeks, while it has exceeded 14 million views on YouTube.
Slovenian Brina Knauss’ DJ skills have brought her global fame and respect in just a few years. With a keen ear for harmonies and melodies and a sophisticated deck technique, Brina quickly replaced her modelling career with music, swapping catwalks with clubs in Ibiza, Barcelona, Berlin, London, Miami, Beirut, Tulum, and Paris. Italian DJ Mag nominated her for its Best Newcomer Award in 2018 and its Biggest Breakthrough Award in 2019.
With his first single, “Crno i zlatno” z++ already drew the attention of the entire region but also started an exciting new wave within the local trap scene. His debut album “18++” from 2019 displayed his talent in all its splendour, sporting a few more powerful singles, of which “Kabriolet“ stood out the most. Its successor, the album “zauvijek“ from 2020, added a dimension to z’s fantastic series of original songs. “Ljeto već je gotovo” became a hit that captured a great deal of the non-trap audience, which was evidenced by his successful joint performances with the band Buč Kesidi.
The previously announced Cypress Hill have decided to postpone this year’s European tour planned for the spring, and thus their performance at the Sea Star Festival. We’re currently negotiating with the group to perform at the festival in 2023, and as soon as an agreement is reached, it will be officially announced.
This year’s Sea Star Festival will take place on 27th and 28th May at the Stella Maris Lagoon in Umag, and feature performances by the likes of Iggy Azalea, Amelie Lens, Dubioza kolektiv, Senidah, Buč Kesidi, Meduza, Topic, Umek, Vojko V, z++, Insolate, Brina Knauss, Kuku$, Buntai, Marcel, Andrea Ljekaj, Bronski, DJ Gumja and Rasheed, with more names to be announced in the coming months.
The complete ticket and accommodation offer can be found in the Tickets section of the festival’s official website. Current ticket prices will be valid until Monday 4th April at 11:59 p.m. at the latest unless the limited quantities are sold out earlier.
All Sea Star 2020/2021 tickets, as well as accommodation and transportation vouchers purchased at official points of sale, will be valid for the 2022 edition of the festival.