On Friday, May 27th, Umag’s Sea Star, the first major festival in Croatia after a two-year break, will open its doors. Tens of thousands of visitors from more than 40 countries are coming to the beautiful Stella Maris Lagoon for an event whose attendance numbers will rival its first, record-breaking edition. The fantastic line-up is led by Amelie Lens, Dubioza Kolektiv, Meduza, Onyx, Konstrakta, KALUSH Orchestra, Umek, Topic, Senidah, Vojko V, Buč Kesidi, Adiel, Tijana T, Insolate, z++, Kukus and many others.
The main two days of the festival, Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th of May, are expanded by a warm-up party on Thursday, on the fan-favourite Electric Waves Stage. This weekend, aside from fantastic performances, all Sea Star visitors will be welcomed by a true summer atmosphere — warm and sunny days with temperatures of up to 30 degrees Celsius — perfect for the first big festival gathering in 2022.
From Warm Up to Close — Daily Festival Programme!
The Sea Star programme will take place across four stages. The main ones are the Tesla Main Stage and Nautilus Arena, along with attractive alternative oases Electric Waves and Silent Octopus, all located right by the sea.
Warm-Up Party // Thursday, May 26th at 8 p.m.
The beautiful Electric Waves Stage, by the sea, will play host to music magicians, creating an overture to the best Sea Star Festival so far! The Welcome Party starts at 8 p.m., admission is free, and SMT#nG, Mateo Santic, Recep and Phrasal will be in charge of the atmosphere.
Day 1 // Friday, May 27th at 7 p.m.
The festival doors will open at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 27th, and the performances will start at 8 p.m. The first day of Sea Star is reserved for performances by the mega-popular Italian trio Meduza, hip-hop legend Onyx, Eurosong winner Kalush Orchestra, fan favourites Konstrakta and Senidah and a long line of exciting performances, including Topic, Adiel, Kuku$, Tijana T, Vojko V, Stole X Smoke Mardeljano X Phat Phillie, Brina Knauss, Insolate, Vanillaz performances, as well as Andrea Ljekaj, Borut Cvajner, Bronski, Marin Biočić, Soulfreq, Traples, Virgin Helena.
Aside from the new names in the line-up, the organisers of Sea Star have made an effort to provide the Umag audience with tickets for the first day of the EXIT festival when Iggy Azalea will perform. Buyers of one-day tickets for the first day of Sea Star (Friday, May 27th) should keep their tickets, while two-day festival ticket buyers, meaning festival wristband holders should keep their plastic tags. Using the information contained on the ticket or tag, along with their name, users should contact us at [email protected] no later than 25th June and they will get a one-day ticket for EXIT 2022 day 1, Thursday July 7.
Day 2 // Saturday, May 28th at 7 p.m.
Saturday is reserved for performances by techno queen Amelie Lens, Dubioza Kolektiv, and Umek. The festival will also welcome Buč Kesidi, Farrago, 30 Zona, Bore Balboa X Grše, Buntai, Mimi Mercedez, Muha, Tam, Z++, Alex Ranerro, Alokin, Herya, Igz, Makarun, Marcel, Rasheed.
The festival programme ends with a Closing Party that will last until noon on Sunday, May 29th, on the Electric Waves stage. The timelines of all stages can be seen on the official festival website.
Entrance working hours:
Friday, May 27: 7pm-3am
Saturday, May 28: 7pm-3am
Festival wristbands will be checked from 7 PM until 3 AM. During one night (after 7 PM) you can enter the festival only once. There is no re-entry if you wish to leave the festival site during the night and you will have to buy another ticket if you do so.
Apart from the festival security the entrances are controlled by police as well, in order to avoid entering the festival premises with forbidden objects and substances. Vehicles cannot enter the festival zone without appropriate credentials.
Summer Days at Sea Star!
In addition to the heated atmosphere brought by musical legends, a top-class weekend in Umag will be ensured by real summer days with air temperatures up to 30 degrees Celsius and a sea warm enough for swimming.
SSF Woov App
You can have all the essential info on the festival at your fingertips starting this year via the Sea Star Woov app. All you need to do is install the app on your mobile device and keep track of all the information about the festival, from line-up info to connecting with other Sea Star visitors.
Social Activism at Sea Star
This season as well, Sea Star’s cooperation with RECAN continues through several activities. Pixelata is a 12-square-meter wall made of over 2,00 used cans creating a large mural, a true work of art. Backpacks —Recan Foundation volunteers will patrol the festival with recycling backpacks on their backs, collecting cans. The interactive XO is a replica of Tic-Tac-Toe, using empty recyclable cans.
In the STAR4KIDS campaign, the stars performing at the festival will donate signed personal items or objects (instruments, pieces of clothing…) for sale at a charity online auction.
The global auction will take place in the near future, and all the money raised will be used to treat sick children. During the festival, a panel called “Major International Music Events as Generators of Tourism, Development, and Cooperation in the Region” will be held, in which music stars, dignitaries, and the festival’s organisers will cover this hot topic. The way in which music events, festivals, and concerts influence tourism development and encourage cooperation in the region has become particularly important in the post-pandemic period.
Wristband Collection and Festival Map
To enable visitors to navigate the festival better, a map detailing the festival’s zones and stages has been published, along with all the essential information, including parking spots, entrances, wristband exchange locations, bars, festival stages, Foodland and various music zones. It can be downloaded to mobile devices via the app.
Festival bracelet replacement spots will be open on Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day, and everyone is advised to make the exchange as soon as possible.
Cashless Payments at the Festival
Sea Star festival presents the Sea Star card, equipped with the modern contactless technology. By using the card for cashless payments you can pay for food, drinks and festival souvenirs. You can purchase your card at any festival register marked with TOP UP and put a certain amount of money on it. First payment deposit is 15 HRK, minimal first payment amount is 20 HRK, and minimal amount after that is 5 HRK.
After ordering your favorite food or drink, you can pay for it by simply placing the card against the card reader available at every bar. You can also use this to check the status of your card at any moment. Make sure that no one is paying at the moment you are checking your card status, as the amount could be taken off your card. Any leftover amounts can be refunded at any register up to the max amount of 500 HRK. You need to do this before leaving the festival premises.
Cash refund has to be done before leaving the festival, on Sunday until 6 AM and after that until Sunday at 6 PM at the Electric Waves zone.
Here you will find a list of things you can bring to the festival venue as well as things which are for forbidden:
YES – backpacks (max. size – school backpack)
YES – hats and caps
YES – lighters
YES – cell phones and tablets
YES – sunglasses
YES – cigarettes
YES – small umbrellas
YES – raincoats
YES – contact lenses liquid
YES – photo and video cameras (with an approved press pass)
YES – insulin (with a diabetes documentation and personal documents)
YES – medicine (with an original doctor’s report and original packaging)
NO – drugs and substances
NO – knives and other weapons
NO – bottles and cans
NO – instruments
NO – food and beverages bought outside of the festival venue
NO – tents
NO – pets
NO – large umbrellas
NO – covers
NO – selfie sticks and GoPro cameras
Lost & Found
Lost & Found counter is situated at near the main top-up place at the main festival entrance. After the festival ends, it will be in the city, Police station Umag, Jadranska cesta 11.
Tickets and Exchange Locations
Until midnight on Thursday, visitors will be able to purchase tickets at pre-final prices of HKN 349 for two-day tickets and HKN 179 for one-day tickets. The prices of one-day VIP Gold tickets are HRK 400 each, while two-day VIP Gold tickets can be purchased for HRK 750.
The complete ticket and accommodation offer can be found in the Tickets section of the official festival website. All tickets and accommodation/transportation vouchers for Sea Star purchased at official points of sale are also valid for the 2022 edition.