The special spring edition of No Sleep, officially the Best New European Festival, starts tomorrow, April 8th, at seven locations in Belgrade, along with a corresponding conference! The epicentre of the two-day festival will be the Matrez hangar in the Port of Belgrade and the cult Belgrade club Drugstore, and the headliners include Nina Kraviz, Stephan Bodzin live, DVS1, DJ Bone, Agents Of Time, DJ Tennis and Sébastien Léger.
Nina Kraviz, DVS1, DJ Bone, Tijana T, and Layzie will perform in the Matrez hangar on Friday, April 8th, while Stephan Bodzin live, Agents Of Time, DJ Tennis B2B Kristijan Molnar, Luna Semara, and Lukai will arrive on Saturday.
On Friday, April 9th, Drugstore will be dedicated to hip hop, trap, and techno — in the early part of the evening, Crni Cerak, Lacku, Spejs Noksi, Kene Beri, Tam, DJ Micubiši and Xoxo Rade will perform, while Daniella Da Silva B2B SUMIA, Human Rias and Monosaccharide will play at the official afterparty. The second night in the famous Belgrade club is reserved for the Euphoria party, themed after the ultra-popular TV show of the same name. The festival will be closed by Sébastien Léger, Dejan Milićević and N-tchbl.
Aside from the main locations, various #NSF programmes will bring two sleepless nights to five more Belgrade clubs – half, Dota, 20/44, Ben Akiba and Belgrade Silos. You can check out the complete programme on the festival website.
The traditional No Sleep conference will be held at the Marsh Open Space on Friday and Saturday, from 1 to 6 p.m. The conference will cover hot topics related to the music industry through panel discussions with performers and educational workshops. The most anticipated conference events include EXIT the Metaverse, which will cover the future of creative industries in the virtual space and Exit’s upcoming NFT collection, as well as a workshop on Saturday in which the legendary Detroit DJ Bone will reveal some of the DJing secrets he collected throughout his nearly thirty-year-long career. Admission to the conference is free. You can find the conference programme on the No Sleep website.
Tickets can be purchased through the No Sleep Festival website, via Gigs Tix online, and at physical locations. The current ticket prices are valid until 11:59 p.m. tonight, after which they will increase! These are the current prices: standard festival ticket 2,990 RSD, VIP festival ticket 4,990 RSD, one-day standard ticket for Matrez hangar 1,990 RSD, and one-day VIP ticket 3,990 RSD. Information on ticket prices for other clubs within the No Sleep festival is available on the website.
All owners of two-day standard and VIP tickets will be able to swap their No Sleep festival tickets for wristbands on Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. until midnight in front of the Matrez hangar (Dunavska 35).