Boutique Beach festival SPIRIT of Burgas is back for 2011, taking place from 13th -15th August with with headliners Moby, Skunk Anansie and Deftones. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast, Spirit has grown year on year attracting thousands of festival goers from Bulgaria and beyond to party together on the beach in the hot Balkan sunshine. Earlybird tickets are onsale from Monday 21st March, starting at only 50 Euros for a 3 day festival pass.
Kicking things off on Friday 13th August will be legendary artist Moby, who will perform on the Main Stage with his band and vocalist Joy Malcolm. It will be the first time Moby has played in Bulgaria and part of his a highly anticipated tour, presenting his new album Destroyed. Releasing his first single, ‘Go‘ in 1991, Moby has been recording albums ever since.
Moby has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and since starting out his musical career, he has toured tirelessly, playing well over 3,000 concerts. Destroyed is the name of Moby’s latest project which is a music album and also a book of photography. It is scheduled for release in Мay 2011 through his own record label, Little Idiot.
Skunk Anansie make a welcome return to the live music circuit and are set to perform on the festival’s Main Stage on Saturday, 13th of August. Iconic lead singer Skin will be joined by fellow band members Cass, Ace and Mark Richardson with their unique sound, that shattered the conventional perceptions of rock music when they first appeared in the mid 90’s. With 5 million album sales under their belt, one of the most forthright, iconic, and confrontational female lead singers in modern musical history, a six-year back catalogue to make you quiver, Skunk Anansie are back! Following an eight-year hiatus, Skunk Anansie are re-born, revitalised and as confrontational as ever, fully armed with highly charged, brand new tracks, a blistering greatest hits record. Last year they returned with their epic new single Because Of You from their Greatest Hits record, Smashes and Trashes and we can expect a highly charged and exciting show from them at SPIRIT of Burgas.
Headlining the final night of the festival on Sunday 14th August will be Californian band Deftones. Deftones are an American rock band from Sacramento, formed in 1988, consisting of lead singer Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Chi Cheng, Sergio Vega, Frank Delgado and Abe Cunningham. Their sound combines the booming rhythms of stoner rock with the experimental edge of prog and although they were mostly considered as a nu metal band in their early years, their sound progressively evolved into something more complex and experimental. With their sixth studio album “Diamond Eyes”, even those, who are not fans of the heavy rock sound, could not have missed the name Deftones after their track “My Own Summer (Shove It)” was included in the cult motion picture “The Matrix” Soundtrack. Alongside a heavy touring schedule, the artists have already focused themselves on a new LP with the working title “Eros”.
The festival will also feature over 100 acts across 5 stages, 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. Meanwhile, the team of the festival will delight the fans in Bulgaria with a series of parties throughout the country, as a warm up for the festival.
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
SPIRIT of Burgas Tickets:
Early Bird Special:
Only a 1000 tickets will be available
Three day pass – 99 Levs (50 euro)
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.bg online and outlets
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. More info about camping and other accomodation coming soon.