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Best Music Festivals in Croatia 2018
Written by Lauren is a trekbible writer and story maker from Pine Valley, California.
Out of this world music festivals might not be the first thing that pops in your head when you think of Croatia, but the country is known for it’s stellar music scene, as well as it’s gorgeous shores. From techno to reggae, small bands to world-renowned musicians, there is a music festival for each concert-goer here. So, here’s our list for the best music festivals in Croatia for 2018:
SONUS Music Festival
This fifive-nightve night techno fest is hosted by three of the countries most renowned clubs. The Aquarius, Calypso, and Papaya will provide you with beverages, beaches, and bass to party the night, and day, away. In addition, there are boat parties which can whisk you to the open waters for your festivities as well.
This, combined with acts from Adam Beyer, Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Vath, Loco Dice, and Marco Carola are just a few of the musicians ready to dance the days away with you.
French Island Music Festival
For those of you more in the hip-hop, RNB, and urban track, check out French Island Festival. Held on the island of Pag, this secluded yet huge gathering brings together the best well-known and upcoming acts of the genres.
Held in mid-July, performers such as J-Hus, Goldlink, Tim Westwood, Statik Selektah, Cheese On Bread, and Faded will bring you shows of a lifetime. They pack as much punch as possible into this three-day festival, so come prepared to party day and night.
Croatia Music Festivals: Hideout Festival
Hosted in late June, Hideout is taking on its eighth year as Croatia’s hottest electronic festival. With headliners this year including AJ Tracey, Andy C, Apolloni, Alan Fitzpatrick, Bicep DJ Set, Bugzy Malone, Chase & Status DJ Set, David Rodigan, and Disciples. Whether you want to throw down at the pool, the beach, or on a boat sailing on the Adriatic Sea, Hideout has your venue covered. Be prepared for five days and night of unstoppable fun, food, scenery, and of course, electronic music.
Ultra Europe Music Festival
Fedde Legrand, Nikky Romero, and Oliver Heldens will headline this three day EDM fest. With superior stages and effects, Ultra Europe rises above when it comes to putting on a show. Held in early July on the beaches of Croatia and held in Poljud Stadium. This festival has spread so much over the past few years that the reach of influence is incredible; people from all over the globe flock here for the best three days of EDM you can fathom.
Spring Break Croatia is into its 8th year and this year looks to be bigger and better than the last. Going from the 2nd-5th of June, the Spring Break party is hosted by two of Croatia’s biggest clubs Aquarius and Kalypso. The event famous for its huge beach parties, insane boat party and of course the heavy hitting international DJ’s blasting their finest tracks all night long. This year Spring Break Croatia have secured R3HAB and Brennan Heart with the remainder of the lineup to be announced soon.
Outlook Music Festival
Imagine four days and night of bass thumping, heart pounding bass music at Fort Punta Christo just outside of Pula, Croatia. With easy access and shuttles from airports, along with cheap tickets, there is no reason not to go to the September music festival. With performers such as J Hus, Andy C, DJ Bonobo, DJ Noisia, and AJ Tracey, you will have have the experience of a lifetime listening, and dancing, the days away. So, bring your earplugs to prepare for Outlook this year.
Dimensions is your home for soulful electronic music. It’s also the perfect capstone to finish out a summer of music festivals, being in late August and early September. With over one hundred and twenty bands bringing you the best of their best, Dimensions will be unbelievable. So, if you want to relax on the beach to a variety of jazz, house, or other varieties of music while experiencing one of the music festival worlds best sound systems, this is the place to be this summer. If you’d rather take a secluded party boat out with your favorite DJ, you can make that happen here as well. So, cap off your summer with the party of a lifetime at Dimensions.
Award-winning musicians Queens of the Stone Age, the Kills, and Alice in Chains are just a few on the lineup for INmusic this year. Every June, thousands descend upon Croatia’s largest open-air festival held on Youth Island. This unique venue is an island in the middle of Lake Jarun at the country’s capital Zagreb. This festival specializes in all-around loved music and is sure to be a hit, as it is already ninety percent sold out for this summer!
BARRAKUD Music Festival
BARRAKUD is a techno music extravaganza meant to bring people together. Set on Zrće Beach, this midsummer festival wants you to be able to experience each pants in their own right, so there is just one stage where everyone will enjoy each techno masterpiece together. Heading up the festival are Claptone, Paul Kalkbrenner, Marcel Dettmann, and Ben Klock.
This brilliant group of performers will bring the rave easily through the night. So, prepare your energy drinks and stock up on sleep now, because BARRAKUD is known to keep the party going all. night. long.
So, whether you’re looking for a more down to earth festival or want to party down and rave for five days straight, Croatia should be your destination this summer – and every summer thereafter.
With a variety to choose from, there is sure to be at least one epic festival to enjoy this summer. You can’t go wrong with any of these choices as you’re a Croatian sunset at the beach. Grab your tickets as soon as your can as these parties are quickly being sold out!
Black Sheep Festival At Zrce Beach
The Black Sheep Festival was hugely successful in its first year in 2016 and again in 2017, it looks to be bigger and better for 2018. Black Sheep Festival will bring together a host of the world best DJ’s to Croatia’s premier clubbing destination Zrce Beach in Novalja on the island of Pag.
If you haven’t already booked your flights, accommodation, or the all-important airport to Novalja transfers the time is now.
Membrain Festival which takes place from 10-13th of August at the ex-military base on the beach of Minerska Bay in Šibenik. It offers a unique experience for bass music lovers and its derivatives with the best of the up and coming artists and labels performing. R
eminiscent of the old school raves while at the same time being in a very relaxed Mediterranean surrounding, it’s where you can enjoy the insanity of Membrain’s culture clash. For more information about Membrain and to purchase your tickets click here.
The Love International Festival
The Love International Festival (from 29th June to 6th July) featuring amazing, underground DJs and producers. The vibes and beats will bring a unique sound to the coast while still incorporating its laid-back vibe.
The festival location is situated walking distance from Tisno town center, in a glorious bay with a private sandy beach overlooking a beautiful crystalline sea.
Suncebeat commenced way back in 2010 and has thrived since its beginnings on the beautiful Dalmatian coast. Suncebeat will provide you with a unique festival experience and has somewhat of a carnival feel, which will keep you entertained with its progressive music and chic partygoers.
The Suncebeat festival runs from the 19th to the 26th of July and will showcase the world’s best international DJ’s some of which include Kerri Chandler, David Rodigan Dennis Ferrer, and David Morales. Snap up your tickets, book your flights and secure your Suncebeat transfer with us for 2018.
Tickets are limited for most of the festivals, so, it is recommended you move fast when booking them as well as arranging your accommodation and music festival transfers. If you like your festivals big and bold then the most suitable location in Croatia is Novalja, on the Island of Pag: it’s considered by many as the Croatian version of Ibiza.
So, the question is… which music festival in Croatia will you go to?