SPIRIT OF BURGAS HOTTING UP - LEFTFIELD, SUICIDAL TENDANCIES, SKINDRED, SCRATCH PERVERTS AND MORE
SPIRIT if Burgas is hotting up with 2 weeks to go and more acts added to the lineup, including leftield, Suicidal tedancies and Scratch Perverts. Taking place in Burgas from 13th -15th August on the city’s central beach, Spirit is set against the beautiful backdrop of Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast. Growing year on year the Boutique beach festival attracts thousands of festival goers from Bulgaria and beyond to party together on the beach in the hot Balkan sunshine. No mud, rain or cold - its sun, sea and sand all the way!
SPIRIT has also teamed up with No Mud to offer a great festival package of only £389 from the UK! Package includes flights, accommodation, transfers and festival ticket. Find out more here http://www.nomud.com/spirit-of-burgas-overview.aspx
Adding to the already announced headliners of Moby, Skunk Anansie and Deftones on the Main Stage the line up is almost complete with 5 stages of music on offer. The festival will also feature over 100 acts showcasing the best local and regional artists alongside top international acts. And what better location to experience it than Burgas city beach, with stunning views of the Black Sea coastline, stretching over 20km.
Suicidal Tendancies bring their unique blend of hardcore crossover thrash-metal to the Main Stage on Friday 12th August. Established in Venice, California, at the beginning of the 80’s, the group is one of the first heavy metal bands, which has managed to go on air at MTV. To date, current members of the band are: Mike Muir – vocals and founder of the group, Mike Clark – guitar, Eric Moore – drums, Dean Pleasants – guitar, Steve Brunner – bass player. During the intervals between touring the group manages to steal time and go to the studio to record track after track for their brand new album, which the musicians claim will be a mixture between their old trash sound and a new sound. The promo of the album will be in 2012.
On Sunday 14th August festival goers will be treated to one of the worlds biggest names in electronic music, Leftfield. Having saved the authentic spirit of the fundamental Leftfield, Neil Barnes revived Leftfield in the summer of 2010 and meets with great enthusiasm every new live encounter with the audience. Joining him on the main stage will be Adam Wren (keyboards) and Sebastian Beresford (drums), with original vocalists Djum Djum, Earl 16 and Cheshire Cat. Having started at the end of the 80’s the project distinguished itself with the innovative intelligent approach towards the creation of dance music. Their specific sound is due to the skilful mixing of house music with reggae and dub, as well as the use of live vocals into the tracks with Leftism still regognised as one of the 10 key albums from the 90’s.
Also on Sunday will be the British band Skindred, who’ sound is a skillful combination of punk, rock, metal, reggae and electronic music. The front man of the band – Elvis Benji Webbe, today is considered to be a real music icon. Behind him undoubtedly stand the other members of the band – the bass player Dan Pugsley, the guitar player Mikey Demus and the drums player Arya Goggin. Skindred also picked up ‘Devotion Award’ at this years Kerrang! Awards.
SPIRIT Dance Nights:?
After midnight the Main Stage of SPIRIT of Burgas turns into a dance arena, showcasing DJs and MCs from different music styles. The dance nights begin when the euphoria from the concerts is at its peak, when the moon looks in its full beauty in the sea water, and the sand at central beach of Burgas has become red hot from the thousands of people dancing!
Friday August 12th has been reserved for the label True Badness. One of the best in the line-up will be the dubstep legend DJ Benga. The Bulgarian public will have the first unique opportunity to meet the dubstep guru live and direct with MC Youngman. Benga is a true legislature in his genre, a personality behind the music-stand. Also performing will be the Romanian miracle Bong, Tommy Gun, World Premiere and Tekniq.
Saturday August 13th is devoted to the titans in the drum-and-bass culture in Bulgaria – the label H.M.S.U., which has turned its participation in the festival into an annual tradition. Artists performing include Shy FX and Stamina MC and the HMSU Crew - Mocks, Ogonek, EXo, Konspirator. ?
The finale on Sunday August 14th, will begin with a cherished cult hip-hop formation - Scratch Perverts. In fact they are much more than simply hip-hop. They are DJs with a long history and numerous awards from DMC championships. They are capable of taking any music piece from any music style and transforming it in an incredible way into a hip-hop rhythm. Scratch Perverts will be supported by the famous Bulgarian hip-hop label ILLMATE with performances from Fars, Wosh, Logo5, DJ Darkstep, Diwaddloe, DJ Bashment, The Top Stoppers, Jamez Bongg and Soulization.
SPIRIT of Burgas Line Up so far:
?Moby, Leftfield, Gotan Project, Skunk Anansie, Deftones, Suicidal Tendancies, Onyx, Skindred, Benga, Youngman, SHY FX Digital Soundboy, Stamina MC, Scratch Perverts, Bong, Tommy Gun, Tekniq, World Premiere, Logos, Fars, DJ Darkstep, The Top Stoppers, Wosh, Jamesbongg, Diwaddloe, Bashment, Soulization and more TBA
Jack Daniel’s Rock Arena?
Mark Foggo’s Skasters, Kultur Shock, Anneke van Giersbergen & band, Amplifer, Insane C4, Simb and more TBA
Na Tamno Stage?
Melina, The Pomorians, Obraten Efekt, 7edem, Mlyk!, La Muchedumbre (feat. 4efo The Machine), Bright Sight, Bee in the Bonet, Frontero, Mazut, Alkofilia, Siluet, Macrophone, Viperfish, No Values, Zion Lion Reggae Experience; Roots Rocket Sound, Jah Army freestyle riddim session, ZionLionz selectors and more TBA
Jazz & Blues Stage
?Ivo Papazov and his wedding band, Ruth Koleva, Zone C, Nedim Nalbantoglu, Koychev / Karageorgiev, Blues Traffic, Kottarashky Live Band, Acid Folk Five, Brasilacoustic, South Wick, Cuantune, Freestyle, Krapka Blues Band and more TBA
Maxx Bass Stage hosted by MC Coppa?
BigBud / Good Looking, Von D / Boka / Black Acre, Kelt, R.O.B.T.F Live, Targy / H.M.S.U, acidtrip / H.M.S.U, Kliment feat. Nambient / Artmosheric / live, Kliment feat. Nambient / Artmosheric / live, Gomez b2b Digital Soul / Bassline, Metafiziq, Daft Dub, Cinnamint / Artmospheric, Cinnamint / Artmospheric, Dynamic / MIRIZMA, Fortunah / MIRIZMA, Stelf feat. Magdalena Petrovitch / MIRIZMA, Hyperqube LIVE! / MIRIZMA, Fai7h b2b Techdown, Chakradancer LIVE!, Pool, Zion b2b Astrala / Zionlionz, Monk / BassWarrior, Stoyan Video Set LIVE! / Play, NRG D - Album Preview Live, Disco Nutter b2b Rokah / MIRIZMA, Smile / MIRIZMA, kmn / MIRIZMA and more TBA
About SPIRIT of Burgas:?
Launched in 2008, SPIRIT of Burgas is the rising star of Eastern Europe and was first event of its kind in the country offering a variety of stages and diverse range of artists covering all genres of music. The festival has continued to grow each year and was nominated for ‘Best European Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards in 2008 and for the ‘Best Overseas Festival’ category in 2009. In the same year The Times named SPIRIT as one of the Top 20 European Music Festivals and a program about the festival was broadcast across the MTV European Network in 16 countries. In 2010 the festival was also shortlisted for the ‘Best Medium Sized Festival’ category at the inaugural European Festival Awards in January 2010 and was nominated in the 2011 awards
One day pass - 50 levs (25 euro)
Three day pass - 120 levs (60 euro)
Campsite three day pass – 30 Levs (15 euro)
Sales at the door:
One day pass - 60 levs (30 euro)
Three day pass - 140 levs (70 euro)
Tickets are available from Eventim, Eufest and etickets.to;
No Mud festival packages:
SPIRIT has also teamed up with No Mud to offer a great festival package from only £389 from the UK! Package includes flights, accommodation, transfers and festival ticket. Find out more here http://www.nomud.com/spirit-of-burgas-overview.aspx
This year the festival will host again a campsite, located right on the festival site - so you will be right there where all the action is, only minutes walk from all the stages. A 3 day camping pass costs 30lv per person (15 Euro) and it’s valid ONLY if you have a 3 day festival ticket. The camping pass is available only for pre-sale. No sales on the gate.
www.spiritofburgas.com - Official festival website
www.youtube.com/user/SPIRITofBurgas - Official festival videos
www.burgas.bg - Official web site of the city of Burgas
www.eufest.com - Festival transport specialist