Refresh Festival

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Refresh Festival
Genre Electronic music, Hip Hop, Ex-Yu bands
Dates July / August
Location(s) Kotor, Montenegro
Years active 2007- present

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 2007[edit]

Refresh 2007 was the first edition and it was held from August 9 to August 12. The DJ stage featured both world-famous and local artists, while the Hip Hop stage was reserved for local rappers.

DJ stage[edit]

August 9 August 10 August 11 August 12
  • Umek
  • Vladimir Acic
  • Dee Face
  • Cule
  • Lottie
  • Ryan Shaw
  • Flo
  • Sagor Mash

Hip Hop stage[edit]

August 9 August 10 August 11 August 12
  • Playa
  • Dejan Matić
  • Munja
  • Dejan Matić
  • Prema
  • Dejan Matić
  • Ike
  • Dejan Matić

Refresh 2008[edit]

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.

DJ stage[edit]

August 7 August 8 August 9 August 10

Hip Hop stage[edit]

August 7 August 8 August 9 August 10

Live stage[edit]

August 7 August 8 August 9 August 10
  • Massimo Savić
  • Sila

Refresh 2009[edit]

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.

DJ stage[edit]

July 30 July 31 August 1 August 2

Hip Hop stage[edit]

July 30 July 31 August 1 August 2

Refresh 2010[edit]

Refresh Festival 2010 was held in Top Hill discothèque in Budva and featured world-famous DJs such as Steve Angello, Martijn Ten Velden and Kevin Saunderson.

July 29 July 30 July 31

Refresh 2011[edit]

After the 2010 edition being held in Top Hill, Budva, in 2011 Refresh festival returned to Kotor. The 2011 edition was held between August 4. and August 6. The headliners were Felix da Housecat, Funk D'Void and Sébastien Léger.

August 4 August 5 August 6
  • SMT#NG
  • Marko Milosavljević
  • Funk D'Void
  • Marko Nastić
  • Dejan Milićević

Refresh 2012[edit]

Refresh Festival 2012 was held between August 9 and August 11 in Kotor and will include performances by Tiga, Cristian Varela, Marco Bailey, Nicola Fasano, Steve Forest and local DJ's.

August 9 August 10 August 11
  • Vlado Marković
  • Tiga
  • Vladimir Aćić
  • Cristian Varela
  • Marco Bailey
  • DaniloK
  • Nicola Fasano
  • Steve Forest

Refresh 2013[edit]

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.

Main stage[edit]

August 8 August 9 August 10
  • Gregor
  • Mama
  • Lady Blacktronika
  • Anja Schneider
  • Hannah Holland
  • Dee Face
  • Phillie P
  • DJ Hell
  • Vlado Marković

Fresh Stage[edit]

August 8 August 9 August 10
  • Jan de R b2b Van B
  • Soft 85
  • Millok
  • P.S.
  • Šarlo
  • Rex Regis
  • 2beat or not 2beat
  • Felony Flats
  • Cule
  • Gillerz
  • BeGood
  • Beat at Joe's crew b2b

See also List of electronic music festivals[edit]