NEVERSEA 2023, the largest beach festival in Europe, set to open its gates on July 6

Miruna Macsim 05/07/2023 | 12:57

Thursday, July 6, the gates of the largest beach festival in Europe, Neversea, will open. Celebrating its anniversary edition, the event promises to be truly spectacular. Over 150 artists and tens of thousands of fans from Romania and abroad are expected to gather on the Neversea beach. To ensure an unforgettable and safe experience filled with beautiful memories, the festival organizers, along with authorities, have taken all necessary safety measures to guarantee that the event will take place under the best and safest conditions.


Thousands of gendarmes, police officers, local police, doctors, and private security agents will be present at the festival to ensure everything runs smoothly.

As in previous years, Neversea Festival will be the safest public space on the Black Sea shore for 4 days and 4 nights. To achieve this, thousands of employees from the Ministry of Internal Affairs (including the General Directorate for Operational Management, the Romanian Gendarmerie, the Romanian Police, the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, the National Anti-Drug Agency, the Organized Crime Fighting Brigade, U.P.U. Constanta, and the Coast Guard) as well as local police officers will ensure that all safety measures are adhered to. Additionally, there will be over 700 private security agents at the festival.

The teams from ISU Constanta, UPU Constanta, and SMURD Constanta will be ready to provide support at advanced medical points and first-aid stations. ISU DOBROGEA will supply two specialized vehicles for transporting people and handling multiple victims, two small sleds for transporting people, two medical posts set up by ISU, three first-aid points, and a fire-fighting vehicle.

Over 1400 people from 12 countries are now building the largest beach festival in Europe

The production of the Neversea festival is on par with American movies: from decorations and architecture to the story, fantastic maritime characters, entertainers, dancers, artists, and fans from all over the world. For the 5th anniversary of Neversea, there will be 6 music stages and several music spots spread over approximately 110,000 square meters.

The main stage will have over 500 square meters of LED screens, 26 meters in height, over 55 meters at the base, and a 20-meter performance area. The concept for the stage is inspired by a ubiquitous element in the Neversea universe, the SUN. The necessary equipment for building the main stage was transported by over 60 trucks from Romania and 14 trucks from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, and Poland. The assembly was carried out with lifting equipment weighing over 100 tons and cherry pickers reaching up to 40 meters in height.

Balkaniada is a new stage, and its unusual roof will be brought all the way from Germany, from the Opera Tents, to meet the needs of all the artists.

For The Ark stage, for the 5th anniversary of Neversea, an interesting production has been prepared. The 2D decor will be replaced with 180 square meters of LED screens to showcase all the trap and hip-hop artists who will perform on stage. Moreover, a catwalk has been included to allow artists to engage with the audience.

Daydreaming is the only stage that preserves its identity. Over the years, it has become known as the only stage from which the sunrise can be seen, making it one of a kind in Europe. The assembly began on June 15th, 21 days before the gates open.

After the completion of the 4-day event, dismantling is estimated to take place over 8 days. The addition of portable toilets will facilitate access for over 485 people, an increase of 25% compared to 2021. The water and sewage infrastructure, internet, and electricity involve over 25 km of cables and pipes.

Traffic restrictions in Constanta during the Neversea Festival

For those traveling to the sea, it is recommended to choose alternative routes and avoid the A2 Highway. Rehabilitation works are being carried out at the Fetești Bridge. During the pre-festival period and throughout the festival, traffic restrictions will be imposed in the vicinity of the beach where Neversea takes place. On July 4th and 5th, traffic police representatives will determine traffic restrictions based on traffic values. From July 6th to July 9th, 2023, access to the beach will be restricted through access barriers placed at the intersection of Salonic Street and Yokohama Street, Belvedere Street, as well as at the end of Marina Street. The restrictions will be enforced by the security company and the organizers.

In order to ensure smooth and safe traffic flow, the Traffic Police will impose automobile traffic restrictions at the following intersections from July 6th to July 9th, 2023, as follows: the extension of Traian Street with Valea Portului; Gate 1 – Port (the “roundabout” area); Traian Street with Elisabeta Boulevard (Gate 1 Port area); depending on traffic values and operational situations, the restriction will be imposed at the roundabout intersection of Traian Street and Termele Romane Street; Traian Street with Tomis Boulevard; Negru Vodă Street with Ecaterina Varga Street; Negru Vodă Street with Mircea cel Bătrân Street; Mircea cel Bătrân Street with Smârdan Street; Mircea cel Bătrân Street with Decebal Street; Mircea cel Bătrân Street with Eroilor Street; Bucovina Street with Eroilor Street; Marinei Street segment between Tomis Marina Management and the access barrier to Modern Beach.

From July 6th to July 7th, 2023, between 16:00 and 06:00, traffic restrictions will be imposed on Termele Romane Street between Traian Street and the roundabout at Gate 1 Port. Starting from July 8th, 2023, at 06:00 until July 10th, 2023, at 06:00, traffic restrictions will be imposed at the roundabout of Gate 2. Parking of vehicles on Elisabeta Boulevard will be prohibited from July 4th to July 9th, 2023.

In order to pass through the filters established by the authorities, local residents must present either an identity document, a lease contract, a rental contract proving their residence in the peninsula area, or any other document indicating that the car user resides or performs activities in the restricted area. In addition, taxis and private transportation vehicles (cars, minibusses, maxi-taxis) will be prohibited from entering the safety perimeter, except for authorized CT BUS buses that provide public transportation.

Bus circulation during the Neversea Festival

Considering the organization of the Neversea festival taking place from July 6th to July 9th, 2023, the CT BUS bus circulation schedule will undergo some modifications. The schedule is as follows: all lines included in the transportation program will operate according to the regular schedule from Monday to Friday, 05:15-23:00, on July 6th and 7th, and Saturday to Sunday, 05:45-23:00, on July 8th and 9th, except for lines 42, 48, 44, 51, and 101 which will extend their routes to Tomis Touristic Port for the entire duration of the festival (4 days). The City Tour line will operate at night as follows: Mamaia Resort (Caraiman Hotel), Mamaia Boulevard, Tomis Boulevard, Traian Street, Gate 2 Port, Termele Romane Street, Regina Elisabeta Boulevard, Remus Opreanu Street, Tomis Port (and return) Remus Opreanu Street, Tomis Port, Regina Elisabeta Boulevard, Termele Romane Street, Traian Street, Negru Voda Street, Mircea cel Bătrân Street, Mamaia Boulevard, Mamaia Resort (Caraiman Hotel). The City Tour line will have the last departure from CL Gara at 19:25 and from Caraiman at 20:55. The SHUTTLE line will have the first departure from CL Caraiman and Tomis Port at 21:00 and the last departure from CL Caraiman and Tomis Port at 06:00, at a 16-minute interval.

The SHUTTLE line, along its route, will connect with all 4 night lines. The night lines N2-43, N5-40, N100M, and N102 will operate from 23:30 with a frequency of 30 minutes. In Tomis Touristic Port, at the City Tour line station, a working point (dispatch center) will be set up with a Mercedes bus, where a dispatcher will be permanently present. The dispatcher will monitor the arrival and departure of buses and sell 24-hour and 7-day tickets.

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