Kazantip, often referred to as “Z” is the first and the most famous electronic music festival which took place in different locations from 1992 to 2015. The dates and place for 2016 are not yet confirmed. People from all over Russia and Ukraine have been gathering in Popovka, Ukraine, to celebrate music and freedom. First, there were just hundreds of them, they they grew into thousands and Kazantip has become the most wished for a gig location for all the ex-Soviet region DJs. In the later years, more and more tourists from all over the world started coming and more and more international stars were booked with gigs. The architecture, the sea and 24 hours of music are the magic of Kazantip. But the soul of it is the story and people, who make it happen – both the management and the attendees.
Kazantip is a self-proclaimed republic with an unchanging president – Nikita Morshunok.
2017 looks like this :
A yellow suitcase used to be a free-entrance ticket to the event location, later on, visas were being sold.
All photos belong to their respective owners. Thanks to Korney Volkov and the Kazantip Republic website.