A Star-Studded Day One at Sea Star’s Main Stage: Artbat, Iniko, HS82, Deborah, Joker Out, and Buč Kesidi Set to Kick Off the Festival Season in Style!

Sea Star Festival in Umag has unveiled an electrifying lineup for the powerful start of its sixth edition, perfectly launching the festival season!

19. December 2023. — Author: EXIT

The main stage on the first day will be headlined by the world’s most in-demand electronic duo, Artbat, leading new-generation artist Iniko, famed British producer and DJ Hot Since 82, techno star Deborah De Luca, and regional heroes – bands Joker Out and Buč Kesidi! Fans are flocking to the Stella Maris lagoon in Umag from May 23 to 26, 2024, with attendees hailing from over 22 countries so far, including Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, and the UK.

Tickets are available on the Sea Star Festival’s official website at the price of €54 EUR + b/f.

Artbat, the world’s most in-demand electronic duo, are set to shine next year in Umag’s Stella Maris lagoon! Their meteoric rise is marked by a rapid transition from debut release to performing at Ibiza’s Destino club within just a year. They have wowed the public with hits like Mandrake, and the evolution of their sound continued with Uplift and Tabu. Known for their powerful and melodic house and techno style, they’ve earned numerous titles, notably the Breakthrough Artist of The Year from Ibiza DJ Awards in 2019. Just two years ago, they had the honor of closing EXIT festival, a privilege previously held by legends like Carl Cox and Solomun.

In Umag’s lagoon, leading new-generation act Iniko will rock the crowd with one of 2023’s biggest hits, Jericho. Their other-worldly vocals, impeccable production, and cosmic music videos have garnered a growing global fanbase. Especially beloved on social media, they boast over 4 million followers on TikTok and more than 2 million on Instagram. As versatile, talented singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, Iniko has stood out with hit singles like Caught a Body, Motion, and The King’s Affirmation, which went viral in just one day. As a true rising star, they’re captivating more listeners with each release.

British DJ and producer Hot Since 82 has long been one of the most sought-after producers in our region, with sold-out performances worldwide. He started his music career at 17 and quickly gained recognition from major media outlets like BBC Radio 1 and Mixmag. His debut LP, Little Black Book, was released in 2013, and he gained fame with remixes for artists like Rudimental, Shadow Child, and Green Velvet. His incredible mixing skills have taken him to stages at numerous global festivals, including a residency in Ibiza and performances at Coachella. In 2024, Hot Since 82 will enchant Sea Star Festival audience with his unique musical style.

Sea Star’s main stage will also shine bright with the beloved Italian DJ Deborah De Luca. Known for her electrifying energy and sets that intriguingly fuse popular hits with hard techno beats, this Naples artist is a crowd favorite. She is a passionate DJ who performs regularly on stages worldwide, but her sets always remain fresh and innovative. Her lush soundscapes set her apart, and her sensational performance at Sea Star will surely be a highlight, promising one of the best parties ever.

Regional favorites and rising global sensation Joker Out are set to conquer Europe in the coming year, and Sea Star audience will have the chance to be part of this spectacle. The Slovenian sensation have announced their first major tour titled “See You Soon,” covering 31 cities across 21 European countries, including the legendary O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. Following their fantastic Eurovision performance, Joker Out‘s popularity has snowballed, evidenced by their recent signing with one of the world’s largest agencies – Wasserman. Additionally, the band has earned a gold record for the single Carpe Diem!

Buč Kesidi is another leading regional act set to conquer the main stage at Sea Star, following triumphant concerts as part of their “Skupi snagu” tour, which culminated in shows at Belgrade’s Tašmajdan and Zagreb’s Šalata, along with a seven-day residency in Zagreb. The duo from Pančevo captured fans’ hearts with their second album, Euforija. Hits like Nema ljubavi u klubu, Subota, and Đuskanje ne pomaže have become bonafide club anthems, and new singles Curimo po asfaltu, Skupi snagu, and Trebaš mi from their upcoming third studio album are eagerly anticipated by fans and sure to be featured at Sea Star Festival!

The festival’s sixth edition will be held from May 23 to 26, 2024, across various familiar and new stages in the Stella Maris lagoon in Umag. As before, the main festival days will be Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, with Thursday and Sunday reserved for the Welcome Day and Afterparty. Tickets are available on the Sea Star Festival’s official website at the price of €54 EUR + b/f.

This year’s Sea Star Festival is realized with the support of the Croatian National Tourist Board, the Istria County, the City of Umag, the Umag City Tourist Board, the Istria Tourist Board, and Plava Laguna.