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Published on November 22nd, 2019 | by Hype Editorial

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Fresh Island Week Announces 2020 Lineup With Wizkid, DaBaby, D-Block, Semtex, Tim Westwood All Locked In

Croatia’s Fresh Island, rebranded as Fresh Island Week, has announced the first lineup for its anticipated 2020 edition, with WizkidDaBaby, D-Block EuropeSemtex and Tim Westwood as well as a slew of further DJ talent and crews are all locked for an unmissable 6 days of sun, beach and vibes along the idyllic Adriatic shores.

Dubbed Europe’s biggest and most popular urban beach festival, Fresh Island will return to Zrće Beach on 4-9 July 2020 for a non stop week long celebration of all things Hip-Hop, R&B, Afrobeats, Trap and Grime. Bringing high-energy performances from artists across the globe, as well as offering a variety of exciting activities from bungee jumps to water skiing all on one beach, Fresh Island continues to grow year on year.

Topping the list of international names revealed in phase 1 who will be playing live are 3 celebrated artists representing a myriad of sounds and genres. An integral force in the global Afrobeats phenomenon, WizKid has truly put Nigeria on the map in recent years with his magnetic blend of musical charisma, elegant rhythm and message of positivity and parties. Having played 2 headline shows at London’s O2 Arena this year alone and collaborated with Skepta for their hit ‘Energy’ this Summer, there’s no doubt there will be plenty for his Fresh Island performance.

With a Billboard No.1 under his belt for his album ’Kirk’, double Grammy nominated American rapper DaBaby propelled into the Hip Hop stratosphere with his hit single ‘Suge’, rapidly becoming one of the most in demand voices in rap this year. Known for his charismatic personality, witty one-liners and quick-fire tongue, DaBaby promises to deliver a fiery performance to the croatian coastline.

Joining them will be rising London rap duo D-Block Europe, who have been spearheading a sound they describe as ‘Rap Wave’ for the past 2 years. Having worked with some of the UK’s most sought-after artists including Dave, Krept and Konan and Yxng Bane, plus collaborations with American rappers Offset, Lil Baby and Rich The Kid, D-Block Europe continue to prove their versatility and world-wide appeal.

Crowds can also enjoy sets from a packed DJ bill headed up by legendary selectors and radio broadcasters. The award winning Semtex has long been at the forefront of UK Hip-Hop starting his career in pirate radio, culminating in presenting his own weekly Spotify podcast ‘Who We Be TALKS_’ and fronting Capital XTRA’s Friday Night Hip Hop show. He will join iconic radio host Tim Westwood on this edition’s bill, having also cut his teeth in pirate radio, Westwood then became the first ever host of the BBC’s ‘Radio One Rap Show’ in ‘95. Expect 5 hours of certified bangers from the rap aficionado as he returns for his infamous pool party; a true Fresh Island staple.

Founded in 2012, Fresh Island is one of the biggest and best-loved events of its kind and is nominated for ‘Best Medium Sized Festival’ at the upcoming European Festival Awards. Having welcomed all manner of rap royalty to it’s legendary open-air clubs Aquarius, Papaya, Rocks Beach Club and Kalypso over the years – which have all appeared in DJ Mag’s top 100 – from rap giants like Snoop Dogg, Nas & Rick Ross through to contemporary chart toppers Lil Pump, Stefflon Don and Young Thug.

Alongside an array of explosive performances, the festival programming features a variety of pool and boat parties, an exclusive ‘Zero Day’ event and special beach activities. Fresh Island Week 2020 offers more than just a festival, it’s an unforgettable holiday promising its biggest year yet and one of the hottest festivals of next summer.

With super early bird tickets sold out in record time, fans still have the chance to attend Fresh Island Week by registering Thursday 21st Nov via the website here, general sale tickets go on sale Friday 22nd Nov.

Fresh Island Week: 4-9th July 2020

2 Pre Parties – 4th-5th July
3 Festival Days – 6th-8th July
1 Extra Day – 9th July

Zrće Beach, Croatia
www.fresh-island.org

Purchase tickets here:: https://www.fresh-island.org/buy-tickets/

LINE UP:

WIZKID
DABABY
D-BLOCK EUROPE
TIM WESTWOOD
DJ SEMTEX

CREWS
245 SQUAD
CROATIA MELTDOWN
FADED
G EVENT
HIP HOP LDN
MAKE IT CLAP SOUNDSYSTEM
NIGHT DREAMS
PANACHE
SIXTION
THE ICE CREAM FAMILY

FURTHER DJ TALENT
CARLA GENUS
DADDY CHULO
DENAAS
DJ BREWST
DJ FOKUS
DJ POLICY
DJ SEMO
DJ S DOT
DJ SHAXX
DJ SLICK
DJ TEDDY LEWIS
DJ VIRAJ
ELIAS TAGEM
EZE
JAY DOLCE
JOJO SKRAZZY
MEL WOODS
MISS DJ CANDY
OH ANNIE OH
SHORTY BLESS


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