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VIDEO: 40,000 fans from 40 countries attend first major music festival in Croatia in over two years

40,000 people from 40 countries attend first major music festival in Croatia in over two years

Sea Star Festival took place in Umag over the weekend (Photos: Benny Gashi/Sebastijan Skoko/Jelena Ivanovic)

After a two-and-a-half-year break, the first major festival in Croatia took place over the weekend. 

More than 40,000 visitors from over 40 countries were in Umag this past weekend for Sea Star Festival, which was organised by the EXIT team.

40,000 people from 40 countries attend first major music festival in Croatia in over two years

(Photo credit: Benny Gashi)

40,000 people from 40 countries attend first major music festival in Croatia in over two years

(Photo credit: Benny Gashi)

There were a large number of fans from Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, but also fans travelled to Umag from USA, Australia, Israel and even Kuwait.

40,000 people from 40 countries attend first major music festival in Croatia in over two years

(Photo credit: Marko Edge)

40,000 people from 40 countries attend first major music festival in Croatia in over two years

(Photo credit: Benny Gashi)

There was an excitement and positive atmosphere at the festival as music fans had the chance again to party in Croatia after a long break. 

40,000 people from 40 countries attend first major music festival in Croatia in over two years

(Photo credit: Marko Lopac – EXIT Team)

40,000 people from 40 countries attend first major music festival in Croatia in over two years

(Photo credit: Benny Gashi)

This was also felt by Amelie Lens, who said in an interview that the energy of the audience showed that they had been waiting for this for two years.

40,000 people from 40 countries attend first major music festival in Croatia in over two years

(Photo credit: Sebastijan Skoko)

40,000 people from 40 countries attend first major music festival in Croatia in over two years

(Photo credit: Marko Edge)

The credit for this belongs to the excellent international and regional line up of performers who, in addition to Amelia, were led by Dubioza Kolektiv, Onyx, Meduza, Topic, Senidah and Konstrakta and Eurovision winners KALUSH Orchestra.

40,000 people from 40 countries attend first major music festival in Croatia in over two years

(Photo credit: Marko Edge)

40,000 people from 40 countries attend first major music festival in Croatia in over two years

(Photo credit: Marko Edge)

40,000 people from 40 countries attend first major music festival in Croatia in over two years

(Photo credit: Matija Borbelj EXIT Team)

40,000 people from 40 countries attend first major music festival in Croatia in over two years

(Photo credit: Jelena Ivanovic EXIT Team)

40,000 people from 40 countries attend first major music festival in Croatia in over two years

(Photo credit: Jelena Ivanovic EXIT Team)

40,000 people from 40 countries attend first major music festival in Croatia in over two years

(Photo credit: Jelena Ivanovic EXIT Team)

40,000 people from 40 countries attend first major music festival in Croatia in over two years

(Photo credit: Jelena Ivanovic EXIT Team)

40,000 people from 40 countries attend first major music festival in Croatia in over two years

V.Velickovic Mimi Mercedez

40,000 people from 40 countries attend first major music festival in Croatia in over two years

(Photo credit: Matija Borbelj EXIT Team)

According to the Umag Tourist Board, 20,000 tourists and 50,000 overnight stays were recorded at the destination from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 May.

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