SunceBeat is back this summer in Tisno, Croatia, proudly as the region’s longest-running festival set on the dazzling Adriatic coastline. For 2023, the festival is looking back at the past 14 years as it goes Back To Its Roots this summer. The team are bringing some of the original SunceBeat artists back and honing in on the global sounds which help make the week of escapism unlike any other in beautiful Croatia.
From sun-kissed days through to star-speckled nights, SunceBeat seamlessly blends a festival experience and holiday into one glorious whole. The festival is the younger sibling of the long-running Southport Weekender and infused with the same all-encompassing approach to music, drawing together like-minded souls seeking out some of the world’s finest artists performing in an idyllic coastal environment.
The first wave of headliners for Suncebeat 2023 have now been revealed and it’s a heady mix of debut talent and festival favourites making a welcome return, spanning underground house, disco, Afro, Soul, Garage, R&B and funk.
Artists announced so far include SunceBeat debuts from Body & Soul NYC:
(Joe Claussell – Danny Krivit – Francois K), Kruder & Dorfmeister (DJ SET) and DJ Spoony with Kenny Dope, David Morales, Danilo Plessow (MCDE) and his live band Another Taste, Hunee, Antal, Osunlade, Tony Humphries, Children of Zeus (live), DJ Spen and Friends, Marcellus Pittman, Djeff, Da Capo, Ash Lauryn, Lakuti, DJ Emii, Helen Ting, Quentin Harris, Rich Medina, Sadar Bahar, Terry Hunter, Young Pulse and Frankie Feliciano. There are further debuts from Black Loops, Crackazat and Jihad Muhammad.
They are joined by Afshin, Alan King, Analogue Soul, Atjazz, Aura, Craig Smith, Demented Soul, Dreem Teem (DJ Spoony & Mikee B), Emmaculate, Felipe Gordon, Frankie Feliciano, Greg Gauthier, Helen Ting, John Morales, Jovonn, Kiko Navarro, Kapela, Karlainthemix, Manoo, MC Rankin, Muscle Cars, Natasha Kitty Kat, Neil Pierce, Norris ‘Da Boss’ Windross, Reelsoul, Rocco Rodamaal, Ronnie Herel, Sarah Main, Souldynamic, Sy Sez, The Journey Men and Wayne Williams.
There are live PAs Dawn Tallman, Aaron K. Gray, Tasha Larae and Michelle John over the week. And stage takeovers are revealed from Body & Soul (NYC), Cabeau Music, DJ Spen & Friends, DJ Spoony presents UK Garage In the Sun, Djoon Paris 20 Years Anniversary, Mi Soul Radio, Space Grapes Stage featuring Another Taste (live) plus Danilo Plessow (MCDE) & friends and Terry Hunter presents Chicago’s Chosen Few DJs.
The festival’s Founder Alex Lowes says:
“We’ve been busy behind the scenes getting ready for the 14th edition of SunceBeat and all of the team are very proud of our first wave of artists. As always, we’ve got a mix of some super-hot talent breaking through and some familiar faces who know us well; some artists haven’t played for us for some time now, and we made a decision to get back to our musical roots by bringing these guys back. There’s plenty more to come and we can’t wait to welcome everyone to SunceBeat.”
SunceBeat takes place at The Garden Resort, Tisno, and features intimate beach-side dancing, bouncing boat parties, the mesmeric Olive Grove and headline artists on the Garden Stage. And of course partying until dawn at the open-air Barbarella’s, watching the sun rise through the pine trees around one of the world’s finest clubs. Tisno is a jewel on the Adriatic coast, with a plethora of restaurants, bars, hidden coves and intimate beaches.
Thursday 20th – Thursday 27th July 2023
@ The Garden Resort, Petrica Glava 34, 22240, Tisno, Croatia
LINEUP SO FAR:
Antal, Ash Lauryn, Body & Soul NYC: (Joe Claussell – Danny Krivit – Francois K), Children of Zeus (live), Da Capo, Danilo Plessow (MCDE) and Another Taste (live), David Morales, Djeff, DJ Emii, DJ Spen, DJ Spoony, Hunee, Kenny Dope, Kruder & Dorfmeister (DJ SET), Marcellus Pittman, Osunlade, Quentin Harris, Rich Medina, Sadar Bahar, Terry Hunter, Tony Humphries and Young Pulse.
Dawn Tallman, Aaron K. Gray, Tasha Larae and Michelle John
Afshin, Alan King, Analogue Soul, Atjazz, Aura, Black Loops, Crackazat, Craig Smith, Demented Soul, Dreem Teem (DJ Spoony & Mikee B), Emmaculate, Felipe Gordon, Frankie Feliciano, Greg Gauthier, Helen Ting, Jihad Muhammad, John Morales, Jovonn, Kiko Navarro, Kapela, Karlainthemix, Lakuti, Manoo, MC Rankin, Musclecars, Natasha Kitty Kat, Neil Pierce, Norris ‘Da Boss’ Windross, Reelsoul, Rocco Rodamaal, Ronnie Herel, Sarah Main, Souldynamic, Sy Sez, The Journey Men and Wayne Williams.
SunceBeat Croatia Tickets from: Long weekend from £200 / Full week from £235
(boat parties are extra)
www.suncebeat.com / @suncebeat
Photo credit: Colin William