An incredible location and great music is a perfect recipe for a festival and that is just what Wake Up Stran-Jah has to offer. Head to Varvara, Bulgaria this August to experience the festival that was once a small party for those in the know. Word got out about the parties being thrown by Laylla Dane and since 2018 the event has gone from strength to strength. Explore this unique location and experience some of Bulgaria’s finest sets.
With the atmosphere molded around the location, you know how important it is to get it right. The utopia was found in the deep south of the Black Sea coast, situated in a tiny village and nestled amongst the Strandzha Mountain. Prepare for the adventure of getting there which will be half the fun. Unlocking the hidden location behind dusty trails to feel right at home for the weekend. Electronic music will fill this little corner of the world and detach you from real life. Leave all responsibilities at home and enjoy it. Seems like #ParadiseOnEarth to me!
The lineup will feature the festival curator, Laylla Dane amongst an array of global artists. From experienced producers, to talented newcomers, featuring everything from psychedelic downtempo, minimal house and dance floor inducing electronic. Straight from the Berlin DJ circuit, Sugar Free will bring up beat house and joined by Nicolas Lutz. To wet your appetite for what to look forward to, more local favourites include Risto, Bosha, and Mario Milev. A long list of Bulgarian talent!
As the festival said themselves, “three days of beats, minds and souls blending together”. Come get lost with us for the weekend of August 6-9th.
Words by Gabrielle Runzer