The Spirit of Bourgas

Date 26 July 2010

SPIRIT OF BURGAS 13th - 15th AUGUST 2010 BURGAS, BULGARIA SPIRIT OF BURGAS FINAL LINE-UP Less than a month left until the start of the SPIRIT of Burgas 2010. The third edition of the festival, recognized by the Times as one of the 20 best festival destinations in the world will be take place from 13th to 15th August on the picture-perfect white sands of the city's central beach. The line-up is now finalized and this years event will feature over 100 acts across 7 stages, showcasing the best local and regional artists alongside top international acts including; Andy C & MC GQ, Apollo 440, DJ Shadow, Everlast, Gorillaz Sound System, (DVJ), Grandmaster Flash, Serj Tankian, The Prodigy and Unkle. And what better location to experience it than Burgas city beach, with stunning views of the Black Sea coastline, stretching over 20km. No mud, rain or cold - its sun, sea and sand all the way! Main Stage: Recognized as one the most authoritative groups of all time, The Prodigy will headline on the opening night of the festival on Friday 13th August with support from electro-ambient-rock pioneers Apollo 440 and top Bulgarian indie/electronic band Gravity Co. As a supporter of the DrumnBass scene, SPIRIT of Burgas again joins forces with H.M.S.U. bringing you the best beats after midnight with DJ Andy C & MC GQ supported by local stars Acidtrip, Konspirator and Mocks. The highlight of Saturday 14th August will be Unkles exclusive live performance, preceded by Everlast - the former frontman of House of Pain and Grammy winner and local band Ostava. After midnight DJ Shadow will wow the crowd with his unique audio visual show, with Solardip, Chaves and DJ Lite playing till dawn. The festival finale on Sunday 15th August plays host to the multi-sensory show of the Gorillaz Sound System (DVJ). D2 from Bulgaria will start the evening followed by social and political activist Serj Tankian from System of the Down fame, with Hip Hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash putting the crowd in full on party mode with a with a Kaleidoscopic mash-up of contagious hip hop rhythms followed by Noukat DJ Set. Jack Daniel`s Rock Stage: Supporting the festival rock scene Jack Daniels this year will again make their mark on the warm sands of Burgas. On Friday night there will be performances from Bicheto, Vendetta, Last Hope, A-Moral, Sickflag and D.S.O.L. On Saturday Wickeda, Svetlyo & The Legends, Otriad 13, Kartzer, Booze Brothers and Default will take to the stage and the finale on Sunday will see performances from British star O`Kasan and Italian band Bandity, with support from Vrani Volosa and Smallman with more to be announced. НА ТЪМНО Stage: This is the sound of the Underground where the first chords will be played on Friday 13th August by Ogi23, followed by the Independent, Doctors Gogo Band, Ambient Anarchist, Sub Zero Farm, Q-Check and La Muchedumbre. The fun will continue on Saturday 14th August with Oratnitsa, Samba band, DJ Dharba and Chumerna Orchestra. The final night on Sunday 15th will host Abortion, New flowers, Kokosha glava, Erection, All Inc. and Review band. GO Dutch: The rise and rise of Dutch electronic music this is what top UK dance music magazine Mixmag wrote in a full article about upcoming Dutch talent. There is much more to Holland than the worlds biggest trance artists and this year GO Dutch stage will showcase the best new Techno DJs. Kicking things off on Friday 13th with be David Labiej, Lauhaus (a.k.a Polder) and Tony Boogs who will lift up the spirits and no bad omens could possibly stop them. Saturday 14th will be hosted by Robert Powlson and Efd (Live) and last but definitely not least, Anonym (Live) and Esther Duijn from the Soulrock label, will take to the decks on Sunday 15th August. Besides this all three nights will be warmed up by the hottest Bulgarian DJ's in the scene... stay tuned for more announcements. ZioN LionZ Reggae Stage: Zion LionZ hosts are in the camp of Caribbean music and culture and will play Reggae and Ragga till the sunrise. Their guests are Africandro, ZionLionz, Melody Roots, SenI, Jahmmy Youth and Zafyah on Friday, Invoke, Dopotamix Soundpista, JaGWaR (live), Ragga One feat. Zigg, ZionLionz and Melody Roots and the final night will feature Daft Dub, aGWaR, Skiller ZionLionz and King BDJ. Jazz & Blues stage: The best in jazz & Blues can also be heard at the festival with Smuglers Collective, Ruth feat Steve Hartley and Loud Jazz Band from Norway kicking things off on Friday night. Saturday will feature B.A. Project, Dizzaster 4, Martin Denev feat Vanessa Freeman & Colonel Red and Dirty Purchase, with Hi Time, Acoustic Trio 3000 and Mama's Bad Boys & Friends performing on Sunday with more to be announced. And if that wasnt enough the surprise of SPIRIT of Burgas will be this year's disco scene Performers Arena. SPIRIT of Burgas is a young festival with only two-year history, but for the time of its existence it has showed that in Bulgaria can host its own large scale event, with not only a wide range of musical styles, but also bringing people different together in one place. What will bring together hundreds of guests at the SPIRIT of Burgas, irrespective of all the scenes are selected, the brand is Beck's - the main partner of the event. German number one brand of beer will be an indispensable headliner of the hottest music and emotions during the three festival nights. Some fans will have the chance to witness the show by winning tickets for SPIRIT of Burgas from Beck's. The expectation of meeting the artists will be heated up by each award. You can find detailed information how to win the award at: Be part of the SPIRIT of Burgas! Tickets: All Early Bird tickets have sold out! Presales: 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) You can now buy a ticket to SPIRIT of Burgas online from anywhere in the world with PRINT@HOME from Eventim. Do you want to visit an event, but postage of your tickets would take too much time? That's no reason to stay at home. Simply print your own tickets right before the event - use your own printer and save the shipping costs! Print@Home offers the possibility of searching the internet, ordering, paying and directly printing original tickets for events. To buy PRINT@HOME tickets for SPIRIT of Burgas log onto For more information on PRINT@HOME tickets check the SPIRIT of Burgas website. Festival Campsite: The introduction of the festival campsite was such a success last year that it will be bigger and better for 2010. Located on the festival site, with stunning views out across the Black Sea, you will be minutes from all the action, featuring a 24 hour food and entertainment field, showers and personal item lock ups. Check the website for further details. Other Accommodation: The city has many hotels and private lodgings and two big camping sites close by. While some hotels offer top-quality service at high prices, cheaper accommodation can be found in small private hotels in the suburbs. You can also rent apartments at moderate prices. We will be updating the website with accommodation partners very soon. How to get there: By Plane - The city of Burgas is 15 mins by car from Burgas airport. Wizz Air flies direct from London Luton and Monarch Airlines fly direct from Manchester. There are also many charter flights during the summer season with Balkan Holidays. Burgas Airport also operates regular flights to Sofia every day during the summer season. By Train - The railway station of Burgas has connections to all parts of the country and the express train to Sofia takes less than 6 hours. There are also trains other European destinations including Prague, Bratislava and Bucharest By Bus - The city's central bus station is located next to the railway station and buses to the country's largest cities, including Sofia start from there. There are also bus services from from Greece, Italy, Germany and France and private carriers that offer transport to towns and resorts to the north and south of Burgas along the coast. There are also regular city transport - buses, trolley-buses and route taxis. By Coach - Festival transport specialist eufest will also be running coach transfers to the festival from surrounding airports/cities. By Car - It is also easy to drive from close neighbouring countries; Bucharest-Burgas 4,00h, Istanbul-Burgas 4,00h, Skopjie-Burgas 7,30h, Belgrade-Burgas 9,00h, Athens-Burgas 12,00h.

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