The unforgettable Spirit of Burgas
Every summer Burgas awakens to new summer adventures, turning into a hot, vivacious and lively place, with the Bulgarian festival Spirit of Burgas being the pearl in its crown.
The name of the festival speaks volumes. It is a great match for the idea behind the event. For several days SPIRIT of Burgas seeks to gather popular names from the Bulgarian and World music pop, electro and rock scenes.
The main venue for the festival activities is the Central beach in Burgas, where visitors engage in a continual party.
With a great variety of genres, part of Spirit of Burgas, the festival has something to offer to a broad range of fans. There are several stages on the beach, where different bands perform. The main stage is for the headliners and there are few smaller stages: Rock, Rock, Dance, Hip-Hop, Jazz and other.
SPIRIT of Burgas was established in 2008, under the auspices of the Municipality. In its first edition under the open sky performed The Sisters of Mercy, Cradle of Filth, Asian Dub Foundation and many other groups and artists. Even with only one edition, the festival was included among the among the 15 best summer festivals in Europe.
The second edition of SPIRIT of Burgas featured great musicians and bands – Faith No More, Clawfinger, Fun Lovin ‘Criminals, The Crystal Method to name a few,
In 2010 and 2011 part of the festival were The Prodigy and Serj Tankian, the former lead singer of System of a Down, Skunk Anansie, Moby and Leftfield.
From its start SPIRIT of Burgas gained international recognition and has won several prestigious awards. In 2010 this Bulgarian festival was in the top ten of the best international seaside festivals and in 2012 it became part of the Central Eastern European Talent Exchange Program (CEETEP).
SPIRIT of Burgas 2013 is to welcome performers like the French singer ZAZ, the reggae stars Dub FX, as well as the famous hip-hop band Wu-Tang Clan.
Spirit of Burgas Website (available in English)
Spirit of Burgas Youtube channel