Romania’s 3 Smoked Olives Festival will return for its sixth edition this summer, taking place from July 25 to July 30 on an island on the Danube, close to the transfer point by ferry between Ostrov, Romania and Silistra, Bulgaria. At just 1 hour drive from Bucharest, this magical place promises a gateway to a cloud cuckoo land where soft sands and the water meet with fresh grown forest. While this esoteric land reaches up to spirit, 3 Smoked Olives Festival offers a placid and awakening journey. This year, skies are also complementing this beautiful place with Delta Aquarid, a full moon and meteor shower that will take place on 27th. Gathering up a warm community, event will take all the worries and let it glide into a summer breeze, warm sand, stomping feet and fallen meteorites. While not dancing, islanders are going to enjoy various activities as yoga, volleyball, kayak and wakeboard as well.
3SOF started up as a small-scale party with a community of less then 30 people in 2012 and throughout the years evolved into its current state. In its second year, party turned into a pilot edition of the festival today with around 100 friends, in cold September days. Back then, nobody knew about the festival. However, it laid a foundation of the festival today. On 2015, first reuse solutions were effectuated and community started to make tepees with wood from the forest, tables out of fruit wood crates and on linen bags as chairs. That’s how the festival started to gain a natural friendly, sustainable identity as well. After opening up the second stage in 2016 and levitating the festival spirit, the event got into today’s modalities by 2017. Last year’s edition was a blast in terms of the stages, the crowd, the vibe and the feels. Paddling, water sports and more, were added to the festival.
With over 40 artists in its arsenal, 3SOF promises an environment for delicate music tastes. Festival offers a high quality and diverse mixture of music, immersive performances, and stimulating installations, all delivered by a number of hand-picked artists and performers from all over the world such as Akufen, Andrey Pushkarev, Clovis, Maxi Storrs, Lamache, Ion Ludwig, Zendid and many more including local heroes. You can find this year’s performers below excluding secret guests.
CAMILO GIL & [ØNE + 1]
MARIA VON C
THE RABBIT KING
VOI CU & ANDREIU
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