Our favorite beach music festival Neversea celebrated its 5th edition and it was one for the books!

Our favorite beach music festival Neversea celebrated its 5th edition this weekend, from July 6 to 9 and it was one for the books!

During the 4 magical days and nights of freedom, joy, music, and diversity, more than 277,000 participants from all around the world joined Europe’s largest beach festival in the beautiful coastal city of Constanța, Romania.

More than 150 superstar DJs, producers and singers had memorable shows from sunset until sunrise on the 6 breathtaking stages of the majestic festival: The Mainstage, The Ark, Daydreaming, Retro, Balkaniada, and Latino stage.


The festival started on Thursday, July 6, with Lil Uzi Vert, Alok, Timmy Trumpet, and local artists on the beautifully arranged Mainstage. Over 65,000 fans were present on the first day and enjoyed the live shows.

Lil Uzi Vert, one of the highly anticipated artists of the festival, was greeted with great enthusiasm by the fans who were lucky to score a ticket for this one of a kind music festival. With a live show that included the most well-known songs from his discography, such as “XO Tour Lif3,” which holds a record-breaking number of plays on Spotify with over 1.9 billion streams, “Suicide Doors,” “20 Min,” as well as tracks from his latest album “Pink Tape,” released just last week, Lil Uzi Vert rocked the mainstage.

Lil Uzi Vert

Fans were thrilled with the sound of Lil Uzi Vert’s new album, which combines elements of rap and rock. Lil Uzi Vert was impressed by the Neversea Festival fans, who gave him an unexpected gift: a drawing featuring the artwork from his new album.

“Romania, you’re incredible!” said Lil Uzi Vert, expressing his gratitude to the tens of thousands of fans who requested an encore. And they got it!

Alok, the DJ ranked 4th in the Top 100 DJ Mag, was one of the highlights offered by the organizers of Neversea for the anniversary edition. With a personalized stage setup, the Brazilian DJ captivated the audience with an energetic DJ set. Making his debut at the festival on the shores of the Black Sea, Alok prepared a surprise by inviting INNA on stage and playing together their hit “It Don’t Matter.” “Neversea, you are amazing, Romania; I love you!” were the words with which Alok closed his set.

The Mainstage

The Australian DJ and producer Timmy Trumpet took the festival’s excitement to the next level. With a mix of classical music and EDM, Trumpet premiered his latest single, “Eternity”, at Neversea. He invited his wife, Anett, and Cosmin, a Romanian fan of Timmy, to the main stage to enjoy the show together.

The Daydreaming stage hosted PAAX (Tulum), Themba, Pablo Fierro, and many local DJs who were playing Deep House, Afro House, Progressive and Indie on the festival’s first day. The fans from this stage enjoyed the most beautiful sunrise at the seaside.

The Daydreaming stage

The Ark stage was full of rap, trap, breakbeat, and dubstep music lovers. Also, the Latino gangs, retro, and Balkanic music fans had their sets at the festival.


More than 72,000 participants joined the Neversea Festival on Friday, July 7. Lil Pump, one of the headliners, was carried in the arms of his fans from the mainstage. The American artist included songs from his latest album “Lil Pump 2” in his live performance, as well as his chart-topping hits like “Gucci Gang,” a song certified with five Platinum Discs for record sales, “I Love It,” and “Iced Out.” As the headliner of the Neversea festival, Lil Pump performed alongside the crowd from the first to the last song, and at the end, he expressed his gratitude to his Romanian fans.

Lil Pump

MORTEN, one of the creators of the FUTURE RAVE style, alongside his partner and mentor, David Guetta, is considered one of the most highly regarded producers/DJs in the new wave and made his debut at Neversea in a grand fashion with a perfect DJ set.

The most successful tracks released under the FUTURE RAVE project, such as “Dreams,” “Kill Me Slow,” “Permanence,” “You Can’t Change Me,” the latest collaboration with Guetta, “Lost in The Rhythm,” and the fabulous remix of “Titanium,” generated an absolute euphoria and conveyed the Danish artist’s love for music and the Neversea audience.

“Romania, you are amazing, and I love you. I want to show my Danish friends what this extraordinary festival means. You are incredible!” said MORTEN during his time at the mainstage.

Ranked among the top 10 DJs in the world, Steve Aoki is one of the most loved artists in Romania. The American DJ and producer also declare his love for the festival each year. Aoki‘s energy took the fun to the next level; he presented exclusive remixes, had a moment in memory of Avicii, prepared 20 specially crafted cakes for the famous “Cake Me!” moment, and had the Neversea mainstage filled with fans dancing alongside their favorite DJ.

Tujamo, one of the DJs with a massive fanbase in Romania, a country he returns to with great pleasure each time had an incredible live set during the second day of the festival. One of the surprises prepared by the German artist exclusively for the festival fans was INNA, the famous Romanian singer. Tujamo and INNA collaborated on a song that they premiered live at Neversea. The charismatic DJ was joyfully welcomed by the fans who were lucky to see the sunrise from the mainstage with the powerful beats of Tujamo.

The Daydreaming stage

On the second day and night of the festival, Rampue (Live), the legends Hernan Cattaneo b2b Nick Warren, and Day Dreamers (Marwan Dua, Dub FX, Woodnote) took over the Daydreaming stage.

Check out the official video recap of Day 2 below!


CKay, the Nigerian artist performed for the first time ever in Romania at the largest European beach festival, Neversea. CKay has established himself as a prominent figure in the afrobeat scene due to his unique musical direction, blending emo-afrobeat with elements of R&B and dancehall. His single “Love Nwantiti” went viral on streaming platforms, with over 2.3 billion streams on Spotify.


One of the most anticipated DJs on the mainstage was the master of future house, Don Diablo. The Dutch artist, known for his innovative electronic music approach, was thrilled to reunite with his fans from Romania and abroad. He prepared a special show for them as a token of gratitude for their unwavering support. “Greetings, Neversea! I love you all, and thank you!” – said Don Diablo starting his energetic and captivating set, specially crafted for the fans of the biggest beach festival in Europe.

Don Diablo

There’s an incredible connection between Don Diablo and his fans. The artist generated excitement with the songs included in his DJ set. From classic productions, remix versions to tracks from his “FOREVER” album, fans lived every moment with maximum intensity. At the show’s end, the artist, who currently holds the 9th position in the DJ Mag Top 100, presented his new single, “Stop Loving You”.

The end of his show was filled with emotion with a remix version of “Fix You” by Coldplay. Tens of thousands of raised phones illuminated the sky over Neversea, and the audience applauded their favourite DJ. Don Diablo even ventured into the midst of his fans, proudly waving the flag of Romania. “Neversea, you bring joy every time! I can’t wait to see you again!” expressed Don Diablo. The Dutch producer also revealed that he is preparing to release a concept album dedicated to his father.

Lost Frequencies

Lost Frequencies, one of the most charismatic artists in electronic music, was one of the beautiful surprises offered by the creators of Neversea for the anniversary edition. The Belgian artist declared his love for the Romanian audience and Neversea, a festival that manages to recreate a unique atmosphere with each edition. He prepared a special show concept for tens of thousands of fans. As always, Lost Frequencies delighted the Neversea fans with a special surprise: the premiere of his brand new single, “Diving To Your Love,” warmly applauded by his fans.

Vini Vici created a true psytrance journey on the mainstage, while Lee Buridge fired up the Daydreaming stage with his stunning set.


“LOCO CON NEVERSEA” is how one could describe the live performance of one of the most anticipated artists in this edition’s lineup, Colombian sensation J Balvin, who delivered an extraordinary show. As the most-streamed Latin artist on Spotify, a three-time Grammy winner, and the mastermind behind the most-watched music video by a Latin artist of all time on YouTube, J Balvin, “The Prince of Modern Reggaeton” made his debut at Neversea and captivated fans with a flawless live performance. Balvin interacted with the audience throughout the whole show and invited a girl from the public on stage to perform “LA CANCIÓN” (J Balvin & Bad Bunny) together.

J Balvin

“I feel at home here; I feel that I am Romanian and could live here. Thank you, and I love you all!” These were the heartfelt words J Balvin addressed to his fans. As he does in every live appearance, the Colombian artist autographed his famous sneaker and then gifted it to a lucky fan from the crowd.

In a gesture of appreciation for the festival fans, J Balvin premiered a new ID he plans to release as an official single, and the audience went wild with excitement. Everyone wanted even more, so the artist performed the song he collaborated on with Bad Bunny and Cardi B, the hit single “I Like It,” which has amassed over 1.7 billion streams on Spotify.

Another moment that took the fun to another level was Salvatore Ganacci‘s set. A nonconformist artist, the Bosniac-Swedish DJ was the vibrant highlight of the anniversary edition of the Neversea festival. It wasn’t just a DJ set; it was a visual spectacle. Ganacci‘s dance moves and jokes brought bursts of laughter from the crowd. Currently on a promotional tour for his new album, “Take Me To America,” Salvatore included a premiere during his mainstage performance—a brand new single called “Your Mother.”

Paul Kalkbrenner

Techno legend Paul Kalkbrenner managed to hypnotize his fans. His 90-minute live set was an emotional journey through the underground techno culture, and the audience reveled in every beat. Everyone sang and danced along when Kalkbrenner included his iconic “Sky and Sand” production in his set. It was an authentic moment of joy for the German DJ and the tens of thousands of fans. At the show’s end, Paul Kalkbrenner paid homage to the crowd and graciously remained on stage for an encore performance.

Neversea Festival also had a FAB Stage, where fans could create their festival looks with the help of Romanian fashion designers, hair stylers, and make-up artists. Instagramable places, full of colors and unique decors, were present throughout the festival, and the fans took thousands and thousands of photographs and videos to keep them for a lifetime.

The beach festival was also a food festival with over 20 food vendors, from burgers to pizza, sandwiches, salads, seafood, Mexican & Asian goodies, and many more tastes for everyone.

The Mainstage

The fifth edition of the Neversea Festival was filled with color, premieres, tears of joy, bursts of laughter, and dancing until sunrise. It was about the coolest group of friends who sang and danced along with their favorite artists on each of the festival’s six stages. Neversea 2023 is the place where new memories were created.

The hard-working organizers behind this breathtaking festival have officially launched the registration for the 2024 edition of Neversea. Fans can register on the festival’s official website. All those who sign up will benefit from special-priced festival passes.

Everyone who registers on the platform and completes the questionnaire will receive a 100 RON (20 euros approx) voucher to purchase the festival pass.