Matt Eachus

Let’s get the party started

When it comes to music festivals Croatia is

the place to be. Summer vibes are even more

complete when you put the sun and the crystal

clear sea in the mix with some fine

tunes. Spread all over the coast, as well as

the continental part of the country, each

festival offers a wide range of genres set

in breathtaking festival locations. Each

festival gives you a chance to hit the beach

listening to your favourite tunes, be comfortable

in your hammock with acoustic session around

you or rave on an ancient fortress exploring

the hidden corners and soundscapes. 


So pack your glitter, get in a festival mood and

book yourself a vacation with a superb

musical backdrop. 

Ooops, you’ve missed these

make sure you be there next year!

Live the festival life on a deserted island

Obonjan (24 June - 2 September)

If your long awaited wish was to be on a deserted island and live the festival life, here’s an update - your dream

just became reality. The little island Obonjan combines all you want at one place. A perfect hideaway just a short

boat drive away from Zadar and Split gives you the chance to soak up the sun, dance under the stars, dream

another dream under the pine trees, enjoy local food or boost up your energy level with some yoga next to the

sea. A proper resort is soundtracked by some of the hottest artists so this little private getaway comes with a

festival twist. Stay for as long as you want, the summers here never end. 


Super ear powers

for new rock talents

SuperUho, Primošten, 06.08-08.08.

There is more to festivals in Croatia than just electronic music. SuperUho or “the super ear”, is an intimate

festival mainly focusing on live indie rock music bringing local and international acts. Set on a beach in

Primošten, near Šibenik, the festival offers great music selection on a seaside location with workshops, camping

and kids zones giving it a family friendly vibe. Highlighting some of the big names in independent music, the

festival also introduces a bunch of upcoming artists so use your super ear powers to detect new talents. 


with house hedonism

Defected Croatia, Tisno, 09.08-14.08.

Taking place in one of the most idyllic and intimate corners of Croatia’s Adriatic coast, Defected Croatia will take

over The Garden in Tisno with its five days of house hedonism. Main stage hosts house superstars to disco icons

while underground heroes play daytime beach sessions, with boat parties all adding to a unique outdoor clubbing

experience. Here’s a perfect place for you to enjoy five days of house music with great food and the chance to

genuinely relax on a music festival boosted with sun and crystal clear sea. 

Sonus Art d.o.o.

Techno stars on the beach

Sonus, Zrće, 19.08-23.08.

Sounds of techno are not only reserved for indoors, they get their full power on the techno festival Sonus taking place on

Croatia's Zrće beach. Five days and nights in three worldly renowned dance clubs host numerous techno stars on the

stunning Adriatic coast. Techno under the sun is always a good option. Riding the waves during boat parties and finishing

the complete cycle of dancing until the sunrise makes that option even more appealing. With stand out performances and

a creative mix of techno and house, you know it’s going to be a great summer party.

Underground electronica

on an ancient fortress

Dimensions, Pula, 29.08-02.09.

The abandoned ancient Fort Punta Christo is home to an underground electronic music festival Dimensions.

Overlooking the bay of Pula, this legendary site hides the ancient courtyards that are perfect for exploring

soundscapes from all across the globe. Powered by the best sound systems, as well as natural acoustics, this

festival is an eclectic mix of genres taking you to other dimensions. With chilled beats playing during the

daytime beach sessions and daily boat parties, continue into the night by enjoying the deep end of electronica

on one of the most impressive festival locations. 

Dan Medhurst

Pump up that bass!

Outlook, Pula , 05.09. - 09.09.

As the summer is approaching to its end, there is still one more thing to do. Increase your energy level with powerful sound

systems and tunes of underground dancefloor music. Outlook festival is an event celebrating bass and sound system

culture on an abandoned fort above the Adriatic sea. Stunning setting, energetic vibes and people from around the globe

celebrate life soundtracked by house, techno, dubstep, hip-hop, grime and electronic music. The beach is right next to this

location so keep on smiling and enjoying the sun or hop on a boat and party on the open sea... there is so much to do.

From the world’s end

to INmusic festival

INmusic Festival, Zagreb, 25.06.-27.06.

INmusic festival is one of the oldest festivals in Croatia with a more than a decade-long mission to bring rock to

the capital. Set in the city itself, on Lake Jarun, the open air location is perfectly located to give you all you need.

Explore music from all over the globe at the world music stage, get back to basics with an intimate rave in the

woods or enjoy theater shows on the festival site. With Lake Jarun being suitable for a refreshing afternoon

swim, the onsite camp looks after your social skills connecting you with music lovers coming all over Europe, the

nearby city center of Zagreb is calling you to explore it. If you get caught up by the summer rain, you may very

well that think you are at Glastonbury.


is international

Love International, The Garden Tisno, 27.06. - 04.07.

Continuing the heritage of The Garden Festival is not an easy task. But after 10 years the first electronic music

festival in the country got a successor in the form Love International. Uniting music lovers and like-minded

people from all over the world, this new gem in the festival scene will ensure you that paradise is possible and

friendly vibes are everywhere. Set in a private little bay of The Garden in Tisno with its own beach, a stage right

next to it, curvy streets leading you to other music sources, food courts, chill zones and boat parties or the

acoustic sunrise sessions, it can’t get more relaxed and intimate than that. With nearby Zadar, Šibenik and Split,

this location is close to Krka waterfalls and Plitvice so it all packs into a great getaway. Love International

offered a holiday with a musical backdrop of disco, soulful and balearic tunes for daytime recuperation and night

time action. 

No hiding

from the party

Hideout, Zrće beach, island of Pag, 25.06-29.06.

One of the festivals that really defined Croatia as the party destination is definitely Hideout. Set in an island of

Pag, on the acclaimed beach Zrće, the festival has nothing to hide. Au contraire, the best things are set in one

place and there’s no way you can hide from the party. With curvy beaches and hidden bays, the natural beauties

combine with electronic music to give you an unforgettable open air clubbing adventure. Listen to big shots of

electronic music, jump through the Kalypso and Aquarius clubs in search of a great vibe or go to the boat party

to catch that sunset in a special place. Chilling and sipping your favourite cocktail on a beach gives you the

chance to enjoy the best of both worlds. Hideout is known for its stellar electronic music lineup that attracts

young party goers from all over the world. / Nikolina Mimić

Hip-hop sounds on the beach

Fresh Island, Zrće beach, island of Pag, 10.07-12.07.

Here’s one for all the hip-hop heads who want to combine sun, sea and their favourite tunes. Fresh Island is Europe’s

largest hip-hop and urban music festival whose past lineups have included impressive names like Rick Ross, Asap Rocky and

Snoop Dogg. Set on a stunning location on the sunny Adriatic, Zrće beach is a home to one of the most unique music festivals.

With three days in three clubs Fresh Island offers unmissable performances across hip-hop, grime and R’n’B. Combination of

daytime pool parties, chilling in the crystal clear sea with your favourite soundtrack and soaking in the sun are a perfect

invitation to Fresh Island. The organisers already claim next edition will be huge so, get planning and you

better not miss this one!

Party hard

in a historical surrounding

Ultra Europe, Split, 06.07-08.07.

The biggest EDM festival Ultra has its spin off in Croatia on the beautiful Adriatic. Ultra Europe is set in a

historical city Split, connecting the nearby islands and providing a non-stop party for revellers coming from

around the globe. Imagine great stage designs, mind-blowing production, some of the biggest names in

electronic music, paired with beach parties, boat parties and island hopping and what you get is an unforgettable

experience set to your favourite dance tunes. In one week it connected Split, islands Brač, Hvar and Vis with more

than 120 countries that came to this ultimate destination festival.