Music Festivals In Croatia

During the summer months, electronic music festivals in Croatia take place all along the Dalmatian coast. In the South, there are well-established brands like The Yacht Week, which is essentially a floating festival of sailing boat parties, and Ultra Music Festival Europe, which was the first edition of the brand outside of the USA.

The Garden, in Tisno, is a venue that feels like the beginning of Ibiza’s early rave scene. The venue has a mix of open-air stages, beaches and boat parties, which creates a vibe ideally suited for a memorable summertime holiday. SuncéBeat, Dekmantel Selectors, Love International, Defected Croatia and the newly relocated Dimensions Festival and Outlook Origins Festival call The Garden Resort home.

Zrce Beach on Pag Island (in the North) is garnering a reputation as the party town of Croatia. Events like Outlook, Hideout Festival and Sonus Festival combine daytime boat parties and shenanigans on the Adriatic with raucous club nights at Papaya, Kalypso, and Noa beach club.

Music festivals in Croatia are typically at the cutting edge of underground electronic music, and they draw in the best names in the industry.


Split.

When embarking on a Croatian festivals holiday, there is a strong chance you’ll be arriving at Split International airport.

Split itself has a couple of music festivals on its summer calendar that draws in techno trailblazers from all over the world.

The Yacht Week (TYW):

Their flotilla setups have been putting Croatia on the map since 2006, when a group of friends from Sweden first got together for a few boat parties. However, the original route still operates from Split, and the party takes place over a whole week and never stays in the same location for more than 24hrs.

TYW and Hideout Festival have now teamed up to create a travel experience like no other. Click here to find out more.

Ultra Europe:

The festival’s main stage is located inside the city’s Mladeži park, where mighty firework displays and more have joined it. Previous Ultra Europe lineups have included Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Carl Cox,  DJ Snake, and The Chainsmokers.

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Ultra Europe also hosts a selection of other parties in what is known as DestinationUltra. These events include an island-based rave on Hvar called Ultra Beach and various beach clubbing adventures along the Dalmatian Coast for those who love to party with DJs spinning all night long!


The Garden Tisno.

There are more music festivals in Tisno than weeks in the summer. Okay, not really, but there are plenty on offer! Check out this article for all the 2022 festivals happening here.

Tisno’s Garden resort is an exciting festival venue set along a private bay with an amazing beachfront. This alternative Croatian retreat was a former military holiday resort and has been given a new lease of life to become somewhat of a Mecca for electronic music festivals.

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There are five areas in the Garden Resort to keep you dancing and make your summertime shenanigans memorable, including – the beach stage – the olive grove – the main stage – boat parties – and Barbarella’s Discotheque.

Getting to Tisno:

There are two airports with good connectivity to Tisno, Croatia from the rest of Europe and the UK.

Split International airport is just over an hour (by car) from the Garden Resort Tisno. In addition, there are plenty of flights from most major UK airports, including; Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Stansted.

Zadar International airport is roughly a 1-hour drive/transfer from the Garden Resort. However, there are fewer flights to choose from, but it is connected to most major European hubs.


Pag Island, Zrće Beach

When you think of Croatian music festivals, then Zrće beach probably comes to mind. The seaside resort near Novalja has become synonymous with Adriatic summertime shenanigans. 

The festival beach promenade in Zrće has five iconic open-air clubs that team up with music festival promotions to create huge club festival events. Papaya, Noa, Aquarius, Kalypso, and Euphoria are sure to blow you away.

Zrće is about so much more than just a festival site – it’s about all those lazy days by the beach. With loads of water sports on the lush Adriatic to keep you busy.

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Take your pick of banana boats, pedalo’s and jet skies, and get stuck into the action! And if that doesn’t take your fancy, why not take on the famous bungee jump? With beautiful views across the bay, this is one experience you don’t want to miss.

You can also enjoy pristine beaches, quad biking, kayaking, and even rock climbing (bouldering) on Pag island. It is the perfect summer vacation destination.

Getting to Zrće Beach:

The closest airport to Zrće Beach is Zadar International Airport (ZAD) which has good connectivity to the rest of Europe and the UK.

Zadar International airport is roughly a 1.5-hour drive/transfer from Croatia’s Zrće Beach. Zadar is connected to major European hubs. However, there are fewer flights to choose from.

Split airport (SPU) is roughly a 3-hour transfer each way. There are more flights to/from Split to choose from. And plenty of flights from most major European & UK airports, including; Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Stansted.


Travel.

Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast consists of more than 1000 islands scattered under cloudless blue skies that reflect the crystal clear turquoise water. At the same time, many of its charming cities are steeped in Croatia’s medieval historical past.

The tranquil and warm Mediterranean waters, pristine lakes, and the melting pot of architecture are just some of the reasons to visit Croatia. Add in some of the world-class music festivals in Croatia, and you have a destination that is sure to make your mouth water. 

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Croatia welcomes all types of travellers to its shores, from high-end luxury fashionistas to backpackers on a budget. You can quickly get involved in touring filming locations for Game of Thrones, partying on a boat, or even find your zen amongst natural wonders.


Electronic music variety.

House & Disco:

Making a strong comeback thanks to the likes of SuncéBeat and Love International. Also, expect to hear plenty of uplifting & soulful rhythms from the likes of Black Coffee and Kerri Chandler as you dance under night skies until the sunrise.

Bass music:

Bass music lovers will be delighted with the audio ear candy on offer along the luscious shores of Croatia. So if you are looking for sun, sea, and D&B, then look to Croatia for your festival fix.

Techno:

Techno trailblazers like Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth, Pan-Pot, Amelie Lens and Chris Liebing all frequent the shores of the Adriatic to weave their melodic magic. Seeing names like these on a festival line-up in Croatia is not uncommon. Head to Pag Island if techno is your spice.


FAQs

What language do they speak in Croatia?

The national language is Croatian. However, English is spoken widely, so ordering at bars & restaurants is easy.

What currency is used in Croatia?

The Croatian Kuna is the official currency. The Euro will not be accepted when you need to pay in cash. However, most places have card facilities that you’ll be able to use.

Which timezone does Croatia fall under?

Croatia is GMT+2