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Written by: Katarina Cvetko
A new musical experience has just emerged in the festival world and is about to put Kosovo on the map. Sunny Hill Festival is a three-day event that will take place from August 10-12 in the town of Prishtina, Kosovo. The festival will be headlined by none other than the founder’s daughter, Dua Lipa, alongside Action Bronson and the #1 DJ in the world who will be announced on July 17. More acts are yet to be announced. Check out the lineup below.
The festival was recently announced on Twitter by pop star Dua Lipa, commending her father (Dukagjin Lipa) for organizing an event in the family’s hometown and raising money for the local community. The event promises to deliver ‘one of the most fun and musically diverse line-ups in the region’ and help bring attention to the eastern European nation. 25% of all ticket sales will also go towards the SunnyHill Foundation to support the youth in Kosovo in creative arts. Featuring a range of local and international acts, this festival is sure to be an experience like no other. Get to know some of the acts below.
Born to Kosovar-Albanian parents, English pop singer Dua Lipa has quickly risen to worldwide fame, collaborating with some of the world’s largest names including Martin Garrix and Calvin Harris. Her debut album features multi-platinum singles, which have topped the charts all over the world. Check out her most popular single below.
Albanian-American pop singer Stanaj has grown up in the spotlight and is not afraid to show his talent. Drawing inspiration from major influences including Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, the 24-year-old has been recognised by a number of influential celebrities. His music eventually landed him a record deal and touring opportunity with pop star JoJo. Check out one of his most popular tracks below.
Cole Basta, known professionally as Col3trane is a singer, songwriter, and rapper from London. He’s only been making music for around three years but has already demonstrated his versatility and persistence with millions of streams on his debut album. Check out one of his most popular tracks below.
Local hip-hop artist Gjiko is a popular singer and songwriter in Kosovo. Known for his many outstanding collaborations with other local artists, Gjiko has consistently released successful singles and video clips. Check out his most popular track below.
Born into a family with a long line of traditional musicians, Albanian artist Rrrron was exposed to music from a very young age. Emerging into Prishtina’s underground scene in 2015, Rrrron quickly became one to watch. Drawing inspiration from traditional instruments and sounds, Rrrron has seen major success in the community, playing shows all over the city. Check out one of his most popular mixes below.
Second release tickets are currently available starting at only 55 euros for a three-day pass! Grab your ticket here and immerse yourself in an entirely new cultural experience!