Refresh is an annual music festival held in Maximus discothèque in Kotor, Montenegro. It started in 2007 and is hosted in July / August. It usually has 2 stages (a DJ and a Hip Hop stage), but the 2008 edition included a 3rd, open-air stage for live performances by Ex-Yu bands. Among the most world-popular artists that performed at this festival are Bob Sinclar, Hernan Cattaneo, Sharam, Darren Emerson, Ian Pooley... In 3 years, 35.000 people visited the festival, and it was followed by both regional and international media.
Refresh 2008 lasted from August 7 to August 10 and featured performances from globally famous DJs as well as popular Ex-Yugoslavian hip-hop, rock and folk stars. This was the only edition to feature a Live, open-air stage.
The 2009 edition was held on July 30 - August 2. James Zabiela was originally supposed to perform on the first night at the DJ stage, but had to cancel his gig due to personal reasons, so he was replaced by Steve Lawler. The Hip Hop stage's hosts were Serbian rappers Ajs Nigrutin and Sky Wikluh.
Refresh Festival 2013 was held between August 8 and August 10 in Kotor. It included performances by foreign DJs such as Arno Cost and Anja Schneider on the Main Stage, and performances by various Montenegrin DJs on the Fresh Stage.