In under a week, a magical annual journey will be taking place on a island on the Danube river, located on the border between Romania and Bulgaria. 25th July – 30th. Coming up to its sixth year, 3 Smoked Olives Festival proves once again why it should become a vital part of your party calendar, and also showing how large festivals can take better care of our environment and the nature they seclude themselves in.  A worldwide cast have been called in for the occasion including over 40 artists such as Akufen, Dan Andrei, Ion Ludwig, Lamache, Losoul and Zendid.

A five-day music marathon, with no limit or boundaries on the variation of sounds. The musical soundscape will be unlimited with a certain underlying form; people will be dancing whether it is in the summer breeze or beneath the starry night sky. The team pride themselves on their taste in flavours spanning from house, techno, minimal, breaks, soul, jazz, reggae, you name it, and it is welcome on the island of Danube. Allowing the festivalgoers to let loose in their own particular ways.


3SOF allow you to reach full contentment before the journey has to end, and for us, that is the key.

Five days can certainly take its toll on the body, but whilst on the island there will be plenty of activities and water sports to get involved with. A small break from the dance. In the sea, you will be able to go kayaking, surfing and wakeboarding.  Also on offer will be theatre shows, movie projects, improvisation classes and documentaries will be shown across the duration of the festival. Catering for everyone when they need that rest bite.

Full LineUp:
Ada Kaleh RomâniaAkim#AkufenAndreiuAndrey PUSHKAREVBonsoBrossCamilo Gil & [ØNE + 1] – CharlieClovisCrihanDan AndreiDj VasileDragos IliciGeorge LGescuGOLANHerodotIon LudwigJunki InoueKosta – AWDDLamacheLosoulMaria Von CMaxi StorrsMihai PolMihai PopoviciuMiss IMṛ RoussosOlga KorolPetra AckerPiticuPrichindelRAHA, Tokyo, JapanRawnessSedeeSeppSergejSuciuSweelyThe Rabbit KingVlad DinuVoi CuZendid

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Submerging itself even deeper in to mother nature, the festival is timed perfectly as two major natural events will be taking place, on the 27th the longest moon eclipse of the 21st century will be taking place (103 minutes), clearly visible due to the lack of urban lights in the surrounding area. The following evening a meteor shower, Delta Aquariid will be taking place, peaking at night time.

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Although always taking care of the environment, a particular focus this year results on minimum waste from the festival, plastic straws will be banned from the island, cutlery and glasses are made from biodegradable materials. All waste will be disposed of with local processing agencies. A direction many festivals should be taking in this day and age.

See you there!

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Words by Zac Bidwell

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