The proximity to the sea and the exceptional organisation are some of the reasons why the Neversea festival is a success.
Over the course of four days, the
Neversea festival, the biggest of its kind to be staged on a beach in Europe,
brought together an impressive number of music lovers to the Romanian Black Sea
coast, the Modern beach in Constanta to be exact. The line-up featured 200
The event, which is in its third
year, began on Thursday evening, when it gathered 55,000 young Romanian and
foreign spectators in front of the five stages built for the occasion. Partydul Kiss Fm led by Olix and Dan Finţescu opened the festival on the
main stage, followed by Alex Parker, Mahmut Orhan, Inna and the much awaited G-EAZY.
He said that everything he'd heard about Romania before coming here were the
Dracula stories and that he was thrilled to find here a wonderful public, being
impressed with the warmth and energy with which they welcomed him. The other
stages saw more than 30 acts, including from Arapu, Kristian Nairn, Şatra
B.E.N.Z and Spike.
Beginning on Friday night, the number of spectators increased by another
10,000. They stayed up until late into the night to listen to some of the most
popular DJs and rappers. The winner of a Grammy award for best reggae album and
of other prestigious awards such as the MTV and the American Music Awards for
best hip-hop artist and best dance video, Jamaica's Sean Paul electrified the
crowds with his music. Other performers included Delia, The Motans, Jessie J,
Manuel Riva and Steve Aoki, also known as the King of Torture. The American DJ KSHMR
surprised the public with a remix of a Romanian traditional song called "We are
Romanians", sung by the Romanian singer Nicolae Furdui Iancu. The Swedish DJ Salvatore
Ganacci put on a non-conventional show. He is known for his unmistakable style
when he is on stage.
Paraziţii and Macanache took to the stage on the final evening of the
festival, alongside Lost Frequencies, DJ Snake and the Norwegian DJ Matoma, who
kept the public dancing until the early hours of the morning. The festival came
to an end towards sunrise on Monday morning with a fireworks show. An ecstatic
audience promised to return next year, when the concept of the Neversea
festival may expand even more.