Thursday, 17 January 2019

Goodbye Istria, Hello Dalmatia! Seasplash Festival Moving to Šibenik

As SibenikIN writes on the 16th of January, 2019, the much loved Seasplash Festival is set to move from Istria where it has been held so far, to a brand new location for 2019's festival. Seasplash Festival's seventeen-year long tradition will take to Martinska beach in Šibenik, as the festival's organisers have revealed.

''Situated directly across from the city of Šibenik, on the unique Srima peninsula and at the entrance to Šibenik's harbour, Martinska will open up a new chapter in the history of the festival with its appearance and location. From July the 18th to the 21st, 2019, relaxing in the sun and the sea with the best of domestic and international reggae, dub, drum and bass, jungle, ska and punk is waiting for you at Martinska!,'' Seasplash Festival's organisers state.

Lee "Scratch" Perry, Scientist and Mad Professor - the trinity of still active diva and reggae legends will perform together on the main stage of the 17th Seasplash Festival. Martinska, as the new venue for the festival, will host some of the world's top bass music for its premiere.

Lee "Scratch" Perry, a true Jamaican icon, a music producer and a revolutionary, has the rightful title of one of the most enduring and most original reggae producers and performers of all time. In 2003, Perry won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album, in 2004, Rolling Stone added Perry to the list of the greatest artists of all time, and this year, in the eightieth year of his life, he will perform for the first time at Seasplash Festival. Bob Marley, The Wailers, The Clash, Beastie Boys, Max Romeo, and Adrian Sherwood are just some of the famous names he collaborated with.

After last year's memorable performance, the ingenious dub producer Mad Professor returns to Seasplash Festival. Until the early 90s, Mad Professor and his Ariwa Studio achieved a legendary status with over one hundred albums, world-wide tours and many stars (Depeche Mode, Jamiroquai, Beastie Boys). In the new millennium, with more than 200 released albums, Ariwa created his own soundsystem, with which he travels around the world, to various clubs and festivals.

Earlybird festival tickets for Seasplash Festival are now sold out, and currently tickets are being sold at a price of 249 kuna for the Republic of Croatia and the countries of former Yugoslavia.

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Sunday, 11 November 2018

Live Music: The Slackers Concert Impresses Pula Crowd

Croatia has become home to a great many live performances, live music gigs and festivals over recent years, and Pula in Istria stands out for its popularity in particular.

As part of their European tour, The Slackers played a great rock steady live music gig full of high energy to a sold out crowd in Pula at Klub Kotač on the 8th of November, 2018, and promised to come back again soon. 

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After an amazing set and a quick beer, the The six-piece ska/reggae/dub/jazz band from New York returned for another thirty minutes of encores.

They continually interacted with the audience and to the partying and dancing crowds' delight, they played many of the requests from their back catalogue as well as tracks from the new eponymous album ''The Slackers''.

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Club Kotač is a non-commercial club founded by the Seasplash Collective as an upgrade to the already existing Edusplash Platform - Multimedia Platform for Education and Development.

It is located on the ground floor of the Social Center "Rojc" in Pula. There are regular events such as concerts and workshops being held at Club Kotač and its popularity is growing.

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For more images of any of the bands in concert, you're more than welcome to view Chasing The Light Art, the music photography magazine of Total Croatia News photographer David Gasson.

There are a few more concerts  coming up in and around Pula which we at Total Croatia News will be covering, as well as bringing you exclusive pictures of, including:

Madeleine Peyroux, the popular American jazz singer and songwriter, on the 9th of December, 2018.

All tickets and more information can be found at Backstage Live.

Want to keep up with more info on live music performances, festivals and gigs across the country? Make sure to stay up to date with our lifestyle page.

Monday, 30 July 2018

World's Number One DJ Set For Pula Arena Concert

Martin Garrix will perform in Pula this summer!

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Maksim Mrvica Wows The Crowd At Rocks & Stars Festival

Maksim Mrvica dazzles at the Rocks & Stars festival!

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Pula Plays Host to First Heavy Metal Festival

The first heavy metal festival takes place in Pula!

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The Christian McBride's Big Band in Pula

Jazz comes to Istria.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Roger Waters in Zagreb - A Review (Photos)

Roger Waters took to Zagreb a few nights ago. How did he do?

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Pula Jazz Season and Backstage Live

Pula is the place to be this year as the live music just doesn't stop.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

New Outlook and Dimension to Underground Music

Europe's biggest celebration of sound system culture, Outlook Festival returns to beautiful Pula from the 5th of September to the 9th of September, 2018, with the promise of this, the eleventh festival, being even more underground than ever before.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Dimensions Festival Returning to Pula!

In Pula this summer?

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