Festivals in Croatia to Hit for Summer
Where to find best summer music festivals in
When you think of party countries Croatia wouldn’t
necessarily be top of your list but if you’ve heard rumours about it being a top party scene then they’re
definitely true. It’s really drawn in the younger crowd during the Summer with plenty of festivals and parties that
occur during the sunny season.
The music festival scene has really boomed in the last decade
or so. The choice is huge where the incredible music is complemented with brilliant locations. Here’s a run through
some of the best spots to go during the Summer music festival period in Croatia.
|If you are looking for a great holiday fun, beach
parties and music festivals, Croatia is host
to some of the best music festivals in Europe during the summer time.
Probably one of the most popular and well-known festivals in
festival is all about the house,
techno and grime scene with famous DJ’s and artists turning out to mass crowds. Even if those music genres
don’t fancy your taste there’s still a great party atmosphere to enjoy. Famous artists and DJ’s that have
been part of the line up include Stormzy, Diplo, Skream and Major Lazer. As well as the main festival
predominantly being performed on the beachside the party also gets taken off-shore through boat parties where
the party antics can continue. Hideout festival is held on Zrće beach, in town of Novalja.
Based in a garden site in town
of Tisno (near island of Murter and Kornati National
Park), Soundwave provides chilled vibes as
you soak in the Summer sun and take in the variety of music it has to offer. Genres include house, hip-hop,
reggae and more which provides a perfect setting to relax and sightsee around the local area. It sits alongside
a coastal beach with crystal clear water and there’s an opportunity to hop on a boat to visit local islands.
Artists and DJ’s who have been part of the line up include Roni Size, Jordan Rakei, Deftones and
|The Soundwave festival at Tisno town offers a variety
often involving guest DJ's and guest artists.
Ultra Europe Festival
If EDM music is your scene then look no further than the
house-dance-trance festival that is Ultra Europe. It’s filled with pulsing beats, flashing lights and buzzing
atmosphere making it ideal for high energy crowds. The lineups always live up to expectation with many famous DJs
coming from all over the globe coming together in one place. DJs include David Guetta, Tiesto, Hardwell and Martin
Garrix, just to name a few. Being such a popular event, there are packages available to cover the cost of your ticket, flights and hotel and
it also hosts associated events on the side of the main event so dancing all night should be high on your
agenda. Ultra Europe music festival is held on Poljud stadium, in the city of Split.
This is a festival that celebrates the underground sound
system culture and has many attractions in the area which makes it a great social event. The main music scene it
covers are genres like garage, hip-hop, reggae, dance and dubstep and is accompanied with live acts which are
spread across 4 days. There are many clubs and pubs in the city of Pula which is nearby to allow the celebration to expand all night long
and when you feel it’s getting a bit too much, there’s always a chance to do some exploration of the local
|The city of Pula, in Istria region of Croatia, hosts
many movie and music festivals,
including Outlook Festival, held in early September at Fort Punta Christo in
INmusic festival takes a more traditional approach to music
with live guitar acts being the predominant form of culture. It has a mix of indie and rock acts that perform on
stage in the city of Zagreb, putting it globally on the map and attracting some of the most well known and talented
musicians. Line-ups in the past include Kings of Leon, Kasabian, Future Islands and Florence and the Machine. It’s
based in a great location as the parties continue into the night with activities available in a modern campsite
that’s open over 6 days whilst the festival is on. It's usually held in late June, at Lake Jarun, in
Whatever the occasion and crowd, Croatia’s festival season
has the ideal party vibe for any person. Whether it’s a one-off trip or you feel the need of a travelling vacation
around Europe whilst moving to UK from the
US, you’re almost spoilt for choice with
places to go and things to do, so expect a fun-packed vacation with plenty of energy required and many people to
make friends with.
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