Spirit of Burgas
Fans of The Prodigy at Spirit of Burgas 2010
|Years active||2008 — present|
|Date(s)||Two or three days at the end of July|
|Genre||Rock, Electronica, Dance, Metal, Hip hop, Latin|
Spirit of Burgas is a summer music festival in the city of Burgas, on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. The first edition of the festival took place on 15–17 August 2008 and since then it has significantly grown in popularity, becoming one of the most prominent summer festivals in Europe.
The premiere edition of the festival featured performers such as The Sisters of Mercy, Hot Club de Paris, Asian Dub Foundation, Pharoahe Monch, Upsurt, Cradle of Filth, Kosheen and Bonobo on the main stage. Besides the main stage, there were separate dance, rock, DJ, and Latino stages presenting well-known and aspiring artists alike. Among the more popular artists on the other stages were Chris Liebing, Andy Cato of Groove Armada, King Roc of Ministry of Sound, Pendulum, Wickeda and Deep Zone Project.
The second edition of Spirit of Burgas took place on 14–16 August 2009, and featured Faith No More, Fun Lovin' Criminals, The Crystal Method, Clawfinger, Dreadzone, LTJ Bukem, De Phazz, Sub Focus, Alexander Kowalski, Speedy J, Mario Ranieri, and up-and-coming Australian alternative rock band The Monicans among others.
The 2012 edition took place on August 3-5.
The 2013 edition took place on July 27–28.
Spirit of Burgas is held on Burgas' central beach. Among its partners and sponsors are MTV Europe, who aired two specials about the festival in September 2008, as well as Tuborg, Mobiltel, Jack Daniel's, Jacobs, and DSK Bank.
BG Hip Hop Unity, Ms Dynamite, Tinie Tempah, Busta Rhymes, Caspa, Platform Crew, Panican Whyasker, Sensor, Sum 41, The Prodigy, Skiller, Foreign Beggars DJ Set, DJ NoNames, Wickeda (Уикеда), Gentleman and the Evolution, Chase and Status, Korn, Audio & Mc Stapleton, HMSU Crew.
Solar Dance Arena
Jack Daniels Rock Arena
Silhouette (Силует), Nomadia (Номадия), Les Elephants Bizzares, Ostava (Остава), Svetlio and the Legends (El Presidente), Milena, Cut Off, Redound, Vendetta, Last Hope, Контрол, Piranha, Downslot, Stop Stop, The Jim Jones Revue, ODD CREW, Saw This
Natamno (На Тъмно)
Preyah & Smooth, FRAPPE, Rock a Shock, Kozza Mostra, Django Ze (Джанго Зе), Upsurt, DJ 100 Kila, Top Stoppers, X Team, R&B Records vs. Sniper Records, Conquering Lion, MC NRG D + Band, Zion Lion's Soundsystem, Funkamental, Q Check feat. Сърмата Хари, DRS, Нокаут & Guests, Popa Sapka, DJ Bai Pop, Zion Lion's Reggae Experience
Bee in the Bonnet, Mad Dogs, RomaNeno Project, Johnny Vasquez & Tumbaito, Dj Dobcho, Sentimental Swingers & Mihail Yossifov, J.I.B.R.I., Da New Generation, Leah Kline Quintet, Frankie Morales & Tumbaito, Southwick & Рут Колева (Ruth Koleva), Funkallero, Смут и мизерия в Източна Румелия, Mango Duende, Brazz ViliDJ & Friends
The 2013 edition of the festival was moved back to 27–28 July. According to the organizers, this was done so that the festival could coincide with the European tours of major bands. Artists who perfomed included Little Roy, The Editors, Zaz, Chase & Status, Upsurt, Paul Oakenfold, and Above & Beyond.
- The Times: Spirit of Bourgas amongst Europe's top 20 summer festivals, The Sofia Echo, 2 April 2009
- "Spirit of Burgas 2009 Full Line-up". SpiritOfBurgas.com. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
- "Spirit of Burgas 2010 Full Line-up". SpiritOfBurgas.com. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- "Spirit of Burgas 2011 Full Line-up". SpiritOfBurgas.com. Retrieved 2014-03-07.