Aze, Bad Daughter, Baptiste Lagrave, Chui, Daliborovo granje, Daykoda, Fran Vasilić, Nataleé, RotorMotor, and Trokut have been announced as new performers for the first edition of the SHIP festival in Šibenik. From September 14th to 17th, Šibenik will become a major stage for international and domestic artists, and the organizers have also announced a new wave of names coming very soon. Let’s go through them one by one.
Aze is an Austrian duo consisting of Beyza and Ezgi, who have been active since 2020. They combine R&B, indie, and pop sounds with oriental influences, and they won over the local audience three years ago with their hit single “Call Me Back“. They released their debut album “Hotline Aze” last year and will now present it to the Croatian audience.
Dunja Ercegović, better known as Lovely Quinces in the wider music scene, explores the boundaries of indie pop through her project Bad Daughter, giving it a darker yet danceable and drinkable vision. After a brilliant debut, which was chosen as the 2021 album by over 40 domestic editors and journalists and earned her the Porin award for Best Female Vocal Performance, Bad Daughter has announced her second album and will perform for an international audience in Šibenik this summer.
Baptiste Lagrave is a French musician who has been immersed in the world of instruments and classical music since childhood. He studied in France and the United States, collaborated with numerous well-known colleagues, and gained media attention throughout Europe with his debut EP “Empty“. He will have his debut performance in Croatia at the SHIP festival in September this year.
Chui is a fantastic, award-winning Croatian jazz/rock fusion band joining the impressive lineup of the first SHIP festival. Their outstanding, modern, and futuristic approach to jazz, with influences from rock, funk, drum’n’bass, and electronic dance music, has garnered unanimous support from the audience and media in recent seasons. They have won numerous awards for their albums, including Porin and Rock&Off, and now they will compete with international colleagues.
Daliborovo granje is a five-member domestic psychedelic/progressive/post-rock band formed in 2014. The band strictly plays instrumental music, heavily influenced by various world melodies (oriental, Balkan, Middle Eastern), combined into the standard post-rock/psychedelic rock genre, with elements of other genres such as surf rock or stoner rock. However, they dislike being categorized and just want to play the music they feel like at any given moment. They have performed at numerous domestic festivals and are ready to introduce their music to a wider European audience.
Daykoda is a music project led by Milan-based producer Andrea Gambo, who experiments with electronics, jazz, and hip-hop. Daykoda has released two studio albums and performed at numerous events, earning praise from local and international media. He has shared the stage with many well-known colleagues, and you can discover his unique sound this summer in Šibenik.
If you’ve ever wondered what a blend of pop, indie rock, and 80s music from the former Yugoslavia sounds like, the answer is Fran Vasilić. This young musician from Krk has conquered Croatia and the world in no time, performing at numerous showcase festivals. He has an incredible ability to connect with his fans, and his album “Retrovizor” has topped the charts on various streaming services. With over 35 million streams and more than four million followers on TikTok, Fran Vasilić is a force to be reckoned with.
Nataleé is a Belgrade-based band formed in 2019, led by vocalist and guitarist Natalija Rajković. Her appearance and songwriting have given her the ability to infuse her lyrics with a special poetic creativity recognized by the audience. The band’s debut album “Osvesti se” received excellent music reviews, after which they went on a tour to introduce their work to the audience. Soon, you’ll discover how they sound on our coast as well.
RotorMotor is a duo of like-minded musicians, Luka and Nejc, from Slovenia, who have formed a DJ duo and gained popularity in the region over time. Since they started performing together, they never stood individually behind the DJ booth again and began developing their unique sound. They have released several EPs and always prepare something new for the audience.
Trokut is the last band in the lineup of the new SHIP festival announcement. Formed in 2018, Trokut consists of Ana Čop on vocals and synthesizer, Jaka Arh on saxophone, Luka Čapeta on electric guitar, Hrvoje Kralj on bass, and Jerko Jurin on drums. They have performed at numerous festivals in Croatia and the region, including the 31st Music Biennale Zagreb and Ljubljana’s MENT festival. Their debut album “Shapeless” has received praise from both the audience and the industry, and they will now showcase their music to the Šibenik audience.
In the first wave of announcements, ###, freekind., nemanja, Nu Genea live band, Porto Morto, Ana Antonova, Puuluup, Zimbru, Tolstoys, Iskra, and Vizelj were announced.
Tickets are available through the Entrio system. The ticket price for the opening concert on September 14th is €29, and the same applies to the festival itself on September 15th and 16th. A ticket allowing access to both the opening concert and the festival (September 14th – 16th) is priced at €34. The Pro Pass ticket, which includes access to both the music program and the conference part of the event, is priced at €65.