September 3, 2018 - The second night of the Sea Dance Festival saw over 17 thousand visitors on the Buljarica beach in Budva and lasted deep in the morning! The campers and numerous visitors of the festival enjoyed the turquoise pearl of the Adriatic, and recovered from an intense night in order to recharge the batteries for the colossal festival finale. The second night called Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike who justified their reputation as the world's most famous DJ duo, since the beach and main stage were hit by a tsunami of good energy during their performance, especially during their megahit "Tremor"! The Belgians of Greek origin showed why they have been known as the official World DJ Duo number 1 for years. They’re also recognised as the “residents” of the festival giant Tomorrowland, but also as big fans of the Exit Festival, which is confirmed by this last night's performance in front of the crowded main stage of the jubilee Sea Dance Festival!
"We have never seen a crazier crowd than in Montenegro!", were the words that came straight from the stage from where the duo made all the men in the audience take off their shirts and wave them, which was an amazing scene that cannot be seen in the world's biggest stadiums! The spectacle culminated when Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike raised the Montenegrin flag, thus showing how satisfied they are with the festival and its hosts, and then confirmed the impression by staying to party at the festival to the very end!
After spending time in the VIP zone on the main stage, together with the entire team they crossed over to the crowded beach where waves of fierce morning energy crashed through the crowds at the No Sleep stage. They were welcomed by the techno queen Nina Kraviz, who, as an unmistakable headliner, transformed the whole festival into a great rave within a meter from the sea waves! Nina put all her energy in her premiere performance in Montenegro, managing to overcome several logistical problems after leaving the previous performance, but not even a total of 12 hours in the car, with another 5 hours at two airports, and only a few hours of sleep in the end, stopped this incredible performer to arrive at No Sleep stage at the Sea Dance Festival! The beach could no longer accommodate all who came to witness the historic Kraviz’s performance at sunrise. The audience kept calling her name after her performance, and despite the hurry for her next flight, she stayed on-stage and played an encore for another 35 minutes!
The main stage was rich in genre, with guitar riffs, hard rhymes and catchy tunes echoing throughout the beach. The second night at the Addiko Main Stage powered by the Budva Tourist Organisation started with DJ Vito Mendez and the crossover band Stereo Banana, and later on the rap scene flooded the main stage with rap hits from Sajsi MC and Bassivity Showcase. During the fierce performance of the Bassivity crew, the leading performers of the Balkan hip-hop and urban scene made all visitors jump on their feet, while Arafat, Surreal, Fox, Kukus Klan, Mili and Sara Jo were coming on stage. After the intense rap performances, the guitar sounds of the legendary Croatian rock band Hladno Pivo filled the main stage, while Mile Kekin and the crow delivered their epic rock songs "Pitala si me", "Nije sve tako sivo", "Samo za taj osjećaj", "Ezoterija", "Pjevajte nešto ljubavno" and many others. The main stage was almost too tight to receive all the fans that tirelessly jumped from the beginning of the band’s performance to its very end. Later in the night, the atmosphere was similar to the one on the world's best podiums, thanks to the hit-maker duo Filatov & Karas. Judging by the incredible ovations, the audience was impatiently anticipating their famous songs "Time Won’t Wait" and "Don’t Be So Shy". Not disappointing up to the very end, the main stage introduced famous DJs Divolly & Markward, who played high-quality tunes and led the audience into yet another beautiful sunrise.
For all fans of electronic sound, No Sleep was a must-visit stage during the second evening of the festival. With names including Bodzie b2b Jan De R, Buba b2b Mr Lekka, Branko Vuković b2b Popi Divine, Gilerz b2b Be Good, PTU and Sofia Rodina, a great performance was also delivered by Eagles & Butterflies. Excellent mood also dominated the other stages of the festival, and TDI Stage presented its amazing performers, among which were Mark Funk & Danny Cruz, Mirko & Meex, Ela van Wolf, Cavin Viviano, Oysha and Drop Department. The Huawei Silent Dance stage was reserved Dirty, Milan Kovačević i Mr. Fanatik. Hot rhythms and melodies with the marine festival atmosphere at the Aqua Viva Latino stage motivated all visitors to dance, thanks to the experienced MC Choma with the support of Sambakinhasa and DJ Sesha & Baila con Choma.
The explosive ending of the festival brought a playlist of top world and regional names to the audience, which included Berlin techno superstar Paul Kalkbrenner, indie star Alice Merton and symbols of the domestic rock scene Bajaga i Instruktori. No Sleep Sea Dance Stage delivered top-quality sets, like current biggest tech star in the rise, Dax J, who marked the closure of both the No Sleep Stage and the entire Sea Dance Festival.