kaZantip was created in 1995 ago as a simple celebration of a few surfers after their hard day in the waves.
But then initiator and founder Nikita Marshunok had the idea of adding a techno and trance party to it and the basic idea for the festival was born.
Nowadays more than 150.000 clubbers come to kaZantip, most of them dressed in orange and with a yellow suitcase as you get a special entrance with that garment.
This very ambitious project is named after the region it was held with the surname ‘Republic Z’, since 1999 the location has changed to the Crimean Peninsula in the Ukraine but the vibe and spirit is the same, it is all about having fun enjoying the sets of the best global DJs available for two full weeks.
This is like it should be, all are the same, you find something for everybody and it is all about music and the culture that comes with it. The setting is beautiful, directly by the sea, and you find everything you need to get along inside the area which spins 15 acres.
THE A-Z OF KAZANTIP REPUBLIC:
The 21st edition of KaZantip Republic will take place from 31 July – 14 August 2013, welcoming thousands upon thousands of ‘Z-citizens’ along with the greatest musicians, DJs and tastemakers of the global electronic music scene. It’s not easy to describe KaZantip Republic to someone who has never visited, so before the event begins we’ve compiled a handy a-Z to piece the puzzle together as we reveal the complete line-up for 2013.
The official opening ceremony of KaZantip Republic ‘Apotheosiz #1’ takes place on Saturday 3 August with guest artists including Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, The Martinez Brothers, Moderat and Booka Shade.
Electronic music is the beating heart of the KaZantip Republic. From house to techno, drum & bass to breaks, there’s something to please even the most discerning music lover.
This year the Croissant stage (incidentally shaped like a Croissant) will play host to a Flying Circus Showcase with Audiofly, dOP, Blond:ish and Tiefschwarz, Apollonia with Dyed Soundorom, Shonky and Dan Ghenacia and Circo Loco with Ellen Allien, Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann and The Martinez Brothers.
D is for…
Diynamic, Drumcode and Dirtybird, just a handful of label showcases at KaZantip this year.
East meets West
Russian superclub Propaganda showcases the sounds of Mr. G, Mark Broom, Sapunov and Sergey Sanchez, plus Romania’s finest, Raresh, Rhadoo and Petre Inspirescu step up for the [a:rpia:r] showcase.
One of the long-time traditions at KaZantip Republic, ‘Fast-Married’ gives citizens who fall in love with each other the chance to marry in the sky on 03, 07 and 09 August.
From the very beginnings of KaZantip riding the waves has been at the centre of the celebrations, and the annual KaZantip Z-Games celebrates this tradition. This year the Z-Games commence on August 14 for 6 days of kitesurfing, wakeboarding, parkour and more.
KaZantip tradition decrees that each and every year there will be a new hymn or ‘KaZantip Anthem’. Please stand whilst listening to the KaZantip Anthem.
On 9 August Berlin’s Innervisions will introduce their trademark house grooves to the KaZantip Z-citizens, when Dixon, Âme (live), Mano Le Tough and Marcus Worgull get behind the DJ booth.
Get ready to jack at Apotheosiz #3 as the Dirtybird crew take over the Croissant with Claude VonStroke, Zombie Disco Squad, Leroy Peppers and the Jack man himself – Breach.
The sun is shining, the sea is swinging and the wind is always blowing strong enough for the Republic’s national sport of Kitesurfing.
Life with no pants
KaZantip Republic exists in a parallel reality according to the PreZident’s ideas: ‘summer all year round’ and ‘life with no pants’.
‘Live on Mars’ returns for 2013, running for 9 days in August on the Faberge dance floor and showcasing an impressive selection of live artists, including Berlin-based electro/indie punk band Bonaparte.
Dance beneath the stars as darkness falls and follow the music as night turns to day. Don’t miss Life And Death on 5 August with Tale of Us, Clockwork and Thugfucker and continue the party on 6 July as Jamie Jones and friends Lee Foss, Art Department and Richy Ahmed present PARADISE.
The PreZident will take to the main stage to address his Great Nation during ‘Apotheosiz #1’ before a giant fireworks display.
The KaZantip Republic is a (former) democratic republic headed by a tyrannical president. In the presidential election held once a year, the PreZident successfully re-elects himself, thus ensuring continuity of the totalitarian democratic power.
Question – What Is KaZantip?
Answer – Whatever you think, KaZantip is not what you think of it.
Don’t miss a thing – the complete line-up for 2013 is revealed below.
Sunset is one of the most magical times during KaZantip. Z-Citizens gather by the sea where millions of balloons ascend to the skies and the long shadows grace the hot sands. Then everyone applauds. That’s how the evening at KaZantip begins.
Techno reigns in 2013 with Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Cassy, Marcel Dettmann, Adam Beyer, Anja Schneider, Alan Fitzpatrick, Sebo K and many, many more.
Utopia – perhaps the most fitting description of KaZantip.
Despite what you might think, KaZantip is not a festival. In actual fact, KaZantip is a stable (former) democracy with its own Constitution that guarantees rights and freedoms to every citizen. You’ll need a ‘Viza’ to enter.
What are you waiting for?
Check out the highlights from last year and book your KaZantip Viza now.
X marks the spot
All of the action takes place on the beautiful Black Sea coast of the Crimean peninsula – beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear waters all drenched in sunshine.
Each year hundreds of Z-citizens are granted special entry to KaZantip with their Yellow Suitcase creations. Suitcase builders celebrate the annual National Day of the Yellow Suitcase with a parade on the beach and the National Yellow Suitcase Awards.
Z-CITY “A real alternative to reality”
For the first time this year, the government made the decision create the Z CITY where citizens can live from July 31. There will be no skyscrapers but you can bring your own tent, live on a beach and enjoy the view of Mars.
FULL LINE-UP AND RUNNING ORDER REVEALED!
Z New Year SYSTEMATIC SHOWCASE
KiNK (live) / ROBERT BABICZ / MARC ROMBOY / NAMITO
TECHNO GIPSY QUEENS
CASSY / SONJA MOONEAR / ELI VERVEINE / VERA / ROUSTAM
DUBFIRE/ SHADED (live) / JOSEPH CAPRIATI
ANJA SCHNEIDER / RODRIGUEZ JR / SEBO K / RAY OKPARA / RE.YOU
APOTHEOSIZ #1 – OPENING CEREMONY
MODERAT / BOOKA SHADE / LUCIANO / LADY WAKS
CADENZA celebrating 10 years
LUCIANO / REBOOT / DANDY JACK (live) / LEE VAN DOWSKI / CESAR MERVEILLE / ERNESTO FERREYRA
THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS & Friends
THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS / GUTI (live)
RICARDO VILLALOBOS & Friends
RICARDO VILLALOBOS / SONJA MOONEAR / PITICU
LOCO DICE & Friends
LOCO DICE / MARCEL DETTMANN / ROBERT DIETZ / HECTOR
IN BEAT WE TRUST
ADAM FREELAND / STANTON WARRIORS / SMASH HIFI a.k.a. Leeroy Thornhill & Marten Hørger / ELITE FORCE / LADY WAKS / QUEST / LEXANI
MR. G / MARK BROOM / SAPUNOV / SERGEY SANCHEZ
MARCO CAROLA / LEON
LIFE AND DEATH
TALE OF US / CLOCKWORK / THUGFUCKER
Jamie Jones presents PARADISE
JAMIE JONES / LEE FOSS / ART DEPARTMENT / RICHY AHMED
AUDIOFLY / dOP / BLOND:ISH / TIEFSCHWARZ
PENDULUM (dj set) & VERSE / WESTBAM / BARRY ASHWORTH a.k.a. Dub Pistols / STANTON WARRIORS / KRAFTY KUTS / SMASH HIFI a.k.a. Leeroy Thornhill & Marten Hørger / LADY WAKS feat. MC CHIKABOO / QUEST / LEXANI
SASHA / DENIS A
GABRIEL & DRESDEN / ALEX M.O.R.P.H . / SIED VAN RIEL / RUBEN DE RONDE / ALY & FILA
ELLEN ALLIEN / DAVIDE SQUILLACE / MATTHIAS TANZMANN / THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS / SOSSA
RARESH / RHADOO / PETRE INSPIRESCU
M.A.N.D.Y. / DJ T. / WANKELMUT / TIEFSCHWARZ
ADAM BEYER / ALAN FITZPATRICK / JOEL MULL / MAYS
MACEO PLEX / DANNY DAZE / ODD PARENTS a.k.a. ALTA & Maceo Plex
LIGHTS AND KISSES
MOONWALK / VANILLA ACE / LUKE FAIR / KOLYA / GARIY / GRAD
DIXON / ÂME (live) / MANO LE TOUGH / MARCUS WORGULL
DAVID AUGUST (live) / H.O.S.H. / KOLLEKTIV TURMSTRASSE (live)
DYED SOUNDOROM / SHONKY / DAN GHENACIA / DJEBALI
FERRY CORSTEN / MARKUS SCHULZ
CLAUDE VONSTROKE / BREACH / ZOMBIE DISCO SQUAD / LEROY PEPPERS a.k.a. Christian Martin / KILL FRENZY / ARDALAN
POLARIZE / GIOVANNI VERRINA / TC STUDIO
THE WORLD OF DRUM AND BASS
LONDON ELEKTRICITY / ED RUSH / DILLINJA / SUB ZERO / DJ SS / MC DARRISON
AZARI & III / AGORIA / GUY GERBER / DUBFIRE / ALEXKID / KETA / DADA DISCO / MONIKA KRUSE
R-TEM / TRAPEZNIKOV / DR.SPY.DER
ART DEPARTMENT & Friends
1200 MICROGRAMS / ASTRAL PROJECTION / G.M.S. / TALAMASCA / YAHEL / ATMOS / SOLARSTONE / COSMONAUT / FONAREV / BOBINA / ALEXANDER POPOV
ANGERFIST / BLACK SUN EMPIRE / YOJI / DIESELBOY / NOIZE SUPPRESSOR / JOHN B / CHRIS LIBERATOR / D.A.V.E. THE DRUMMER / MARK EG
LIVE ON MARS
DA KOOKA / SYNOPTIX / JACUZZI / THE AMPLIFETES / KURARA / PUR:PUR / ILLUMINATED FACES / EASY M / ASSAI / MANEKEN / BONAPARTE / TINAVIE / МY MICHELE / 7HE MYRIADS / TERRY POISON / ANACONDAZ / ALAI OLI
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