The festival, which takes place from May 11 – 13, will explore the intersection of Web3 culture and tech, including NFTs, DAOs, music, arts, gaming, and sports. BeInCrypto readers can claim a special offer of 50% off tickets using the code ‘BLOCK50’
In under two weeks, BlockDown Festival, the world’s first NFT-enabled festival of web3 culture, will kick off in the beautiful city of Šibenik, Croatia. Festival-goers will be treated to an exciting line-up of talks, discussions, and workshops over three days, featuring some of the industry’s biggest projects and most influential leaders. Learning and networking by day – and partying by night.
On the first night, Polkadot NFT music marketplace Public Pressure will host Top 100 Beats Mag Italian Duo DJs Merk and Kremont will take over the cyber city, the party will showcase augmented reality tech allowing the DJs and attendees to experience augmented reality as they party.
On the second evening, St Michaels Fortress, an epic and historic fortress that overlooks the whole town of Sibenik will play host to a DJ set courtesy of Web3 DJ Bufalo. The fortress party will be live-streamed into the BlockDown branded Rocking Uniquehorns venue in Decentraland.
To kiss goodbye to an unforgettable three days on the Dalmation coast, NFT legend and co-founder of NFT collective Party Degenerates , Seedphrase will take over the decks with his infamous crypto punk DJ mask. Seed phrase will headline the official BlockDown Closing Party at the beautiful Bullish Beach Club, alongside an appearance from electronic dance duo Plasitk Funk.
Learn and network on one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines
Festival speakers will include Aditya Turakhia, Director of Global Institutional Markets at Ripple; Lili Zhao, the Director of Ecosystem Growth for Neo; Wes Levitt, Head of Strategy at Theta labs, Kadine James Creative Technologist at Yahoo; and Bruno Škvorc, founder of RMRK. Popular gaming YouTuber, Kwebbelkop, who has over 14 million subscribers, will also be discussing his entry into Web3 and the NFT space.
BlockDown will also be exploring the music industry’s role in Web3. Attendees will hear from music industry veterans Charlie Rapino and Paul Sears for a special panel on how the music industry will respond to the Web3 paradigm.
BlockDown Festival is not just about seeing the future of technology in action. Festival-goers will also be able to enjoy the glistening waters of the Adriatic as they mingle with other attendees on one of the many boat parties on offer. These will include VIP champagne receptions on exclusive catamaran trips and boat tours along the Dalmatian coast. Of course, if the champagne flows too freely, there will be ample opportunity to rebuild yourself with sessions of sound healing and yoga.
As well as the usual talks from industry leaders, the festival will also feature four workshops that will be open to all attendees, including a session on Digital Fashion by The Fabricant , and a workshop with Neo .
The Human Trust Foundation , the non-profit organization that leverages the power of NFTs and DAOs to help heal the planet, will be running the “Becoming Carbon Negative & Planet Positive With Earth Trust – NFTrees” workshop. Whilst Moonbeam , the Polkadot smart contract parachain, will be hosting the “Launching NFT dApps on an Ethereum-compatible and interoperable environment in Polkadot”.
Tickets are still available for BlockDown Festival: Croatia, and can be purchased via the website .
BeInCrypto readers can claim a special offer of 50% off tickets using the code ‘BLOCK50’
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