The premiere edition of the Seasplash Festival in Šibenik started yesterday at Martinska, and will gather reggae, dub, roots, ska and similar music genres lovers all over Europe until Sunday. Four stages, with over 50 artists and a lot of accompanying program, awaits for you at Martinska. Martinska welcomed festival goers as a completely new festival location, which was a result of months of preparation. This unique location at the very entrance to the Šibenik channel, with a beautiful view of the city itself, has leaves everyone out of breath.
Yesterday’s first day of the festival was marked by the performances of the ingenious dub producer Mad Professor, Italian and Austrian reggae and dub bands Moby Stick and Patois Brothers on the MainSplash stage, as well as the cheerful DubSplash stage overlooking Šibenik and with woods surrounded SoundSplash stage. Over the next three days, over 50 musicians will be performing on the four festival stages, and with the rich daily program that includes a free workshops, festival beach, bazaar, souvenir shop and Seasplash merchandise, Šibenik is an unavoidable destination for lovers of good music and relaxed atmosphere.
Tonight, on Friday, the pioneer of the jungle movement in France – Krak in Dub, is taking over the MainSplash stage, from San Francisco arrives Janaka Selekta, known for his unique dance mix of bass beat and Indian traditional music. Dancing is guaranteed with the drum’n’bass duo from London, Cause4Concern, and hits will be sung with the local bands High5 and Kali Fat Dub.
One should not miss the performance of one of the biggest reggae music artists of all times, who does not stop at his age of 83. Jamaican icon and music revolutionary Lee “Scratch” Perry arrives at the Seasplash festival for the first time, just one month after the release of the praised ‘Rainford’album. Unstoppable Perry will perform at MainSplash stage accompanied by Adrian Sherwood, producer of his latest album, on Saturday, July 20th. Sherwood, a legendary British producer, known for his versatility in working with different musicians like Blur, Nine Inch Nails, Sinead O’Connor, The Cure will also have his solo performance the same night. At MainSplash, on the same night you can catch the leaders of the British roots and dub movement – Vibronics.
Along with them on the main stage on Saturday, this will be a mix of the regional scene with the Belgrade band Soulcraft with the new singer Ras Mc Bean, the dub band from Zagreb, Bamwise, and their fellows One Dread, famous for their covers of roots, rock, reggae, dancehall hits.
For an ideal ending of the festival, on Sunday at MainSplash stage will be cheerful with the crazy mix of ska, dub, hip-hop and punk genres brought by the British band Dub Pistols, the energetic eighth member French band Joke are coming for their second appearance at the Seasplash Festival. And the unavoidable hip-hop ambassador of the region – Edo Maajka is also joining the bill.