EXIT, TheSoundYouNeed and UKF present Sea Dance Festival, Europe’s most beautiful beach festival held from 15th-18th July on Jaz Beach, Montenegro. After scooping ‘Best Medium-Sized Festival’ at the European Festival Awards, 2015’s proceeding will be headlined by iconic dance supergroup The Prodigy in a Balkans-exclusive as well as electronica diva and former Moloko singer Roisin Murphy, plus Rudimental (DJ) who have redefined the drum n bass genre for the mainstream charts. Joining them will be British duo Sigma, genre-hopping Noisia and ‘Afterglow’ producer Wilkinson.

Festival-goers can also expect sets from a number of underground artists including esteemed Slovenian producer Gramatik, hip hop/house fusers Bondax, Californian soul outfit Soul Clap, the master James Zabiela and over 100 more across six stages. Montenegro is undoubtedly one of Europe’s best kept secrets with it’s rugged coastlines, stunning beaches and the turquoise Adriatic sea making it the perfect festival backdrop. To mark the launch of this fabulous festival tickets are currently on sale at the special promotion price of £54 for one week only, 33% off the full ticket price. Also for the first time this year, festival-goers can experience two festivals in one with the pioneering EXIT Adventure package. The unique 10-day festival holiday will take revellers from the acclaimed EXIT festival at the Petrovaradin Fort in Serbia to newly-awarded Sea Dance Festival, all for just £105! For more information and tickets visit seadancefestival.me.

Europe’s most beautiful beach festival with a major line-up

Serbia’s legendary EXIT Festival presents their latest offering as part of their 15th Birthday celebrations – the stunning Sea Dance Festival in Montenegro. Partnering with AEI Media and their premium brands TheSoundYouNeed and UKF, Sea Dance will create the ultimate beach festival experience in Europe’s hottest new party destination. With day parties at the best beach on the Adriatic, revellers can dance under the warmth of the sun with the sand in between their toes, whilst drinking cocktails at sunset and experiencing the finest purveyors in electronic music and beyond. To watch 2014’s highlights visit here.

Headlining Sea Dance 2015 is The Prodigy who’s rich quarter-century-long music career has made them one of the most influential bands in dance music and touts over 25 million albums sold worldwide, their most recent being their sixth studio release ‘The Day Is My Enemy’. Their signature and energetic live performances are known for the mass euphoria they produce and a real coup for Sea Dance Festival who will host them for the first time in the Balkans. Joining them in a special headline slot is Roisin Murphy, one half of electronic duo Moloko and respected soloist who has been one of the key figures of the music scene since the late 90s. With unparalleled hits and music classics such as ‘The Time is Now’ and ‘Sing it Back’ and her newest EP ‘Hairless Toys’, Roisin has established herself as the icon of modern pop culture and her highly-anticipated premiere performance at Jaz beach will be her first in Montenegro.

Jaz Beach, Budva, Montenegro
15th – 18th July
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Rudimental are a British drum n’ bass band who’s hits such as ‘Waiting All Night’ and ‘Not Giving In’ have earned them both Brit and Mercury nominations, and have made them one of the most in-demand festival acts in recent years. Joining them on the mainstage will be Sigma who have scored two number one’s including ‘Nobody to Love’, a re-edit of Kanye West’s infamous track, as well as ‘Changing’ with vocals from Paloma Faith. Noisia, the famous trio from Holland, are renowned for their unparalleled technical skills with their style transcending from traditional drum bass to dubstep, breakbeat and house, with releases on labels such as Jay Z’s Rocnatio. Finally Wilkinson from London has been dubbed one of the most exciting young talents to come out of the genre earning a place on Andy C’s prestigious Ram Records roster and not-to-mention the legendary Hospital Records.

Representing the drum ‘n bass heads are Renegade Hardware stalwarts Calyx & Teebee who will bring some serious basslines to the idyllic surroundings of Jaz Beach along with legendary three-piece Black Sun Empire and liquid dnb purveyors Fred v & Grafix. Other acts to feature at Sea Dance include the newly announced Brookes Brothers and bass-heavy Gotsome, while the young pioneer Maduk will have revellers dancing long into the night.

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As one of the most innovative names in the game James Zabiela will bring his DJ magic to the Montenegro shores alongside New York’s leading lady in house and disco Kim Ann Foxman. Bondax and alumni Snakehips will also take to the decks accompanied by the ultimate party DJ Doorly. Bringing a hip hop flavour to the Dance Paradise Stage is Brooklyn-based DJ/Producer Gramatik whose unique blend of electrothump, funk, jazz, hip hop and rnb has spawned hits such as ‘Hit That Jive’ whilst Seattle duo Odesza will bring some of the biggest dancefloor hits of 2014 including ‘Say My Name (feat Zyra). Other acts to feature include remix king Star Slinger, French house star FKJ aka French Kiwi Juice and TCTS.

Known for their laid-back LA vibes Soul Clap will bring their Crew Love family to the festival providing feel-good house music ideal for the beach. The colourful Nick Monaco will join the ambassadors of Crew Love Pillowtalk.

A medium-sized festival with a major festival line-up, Sea Dance packs no punches when it comes to artists, location and value-for-money. Tickets for Sea Dance Festival can be snapped up for just £54 + BF for one week only. Customers can take part in the Exit Adventure, from Serbia to Montenegro including two festival tickets, accommodation and airport transfers available from £170 + BF from exittrip.org.

Tickets

From £54, 33% off for one week only.
TSYN ticket site : https://seadance.tsyn.co/
UKF ticket site : https://seadance.ukf.com/

Sea Dance package:

Festival ticket + Accommodation (basic option is the camping site, upgrades available to apartments and hotels) + Airport transfers From 139 EUR / 99 GBP
EXIT Adventure package:

Festival ticket (EXIT + Sea Dance festival) + Accommodation (basic option is the camping site, upgrades available to hostels and hotels) + Airport transfers
From 239 EUR / 170 GBP

LINE-UP

The Prodigy
Rudimental DJ
Sigma
Wilkinson

TheSoundYouNeed
Flight Facilities
Gramatik
ODESZA
Bondax
FKJ
TCTS
Star Slinger
Crew Love
Soul Clap
Pillow Talk
Nick Monaco

New Artists:

Roisin Murphy
Brookes Brothers
Fred V & Grafix
Snakehips
Gotsome
Maduk
Black Sun Empire
Calyx & TeeBee
Doorly
James Zabiela
Kim Ann Foxman

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