Boasting festivals hosted in Roman amphitheatres, open air clubs, seaside bars, magical gardens and ancient forts, Croatia certainly has a festival for everyone!Ultra Europe Music Festival, Split
This famous electronic festival has been running since 2013! The big name European music festival takes place in July annually, seeing over 150,000 people flock to Split and take in electronic beats from an all-star lineup. The festival is renowned for its high energy shows and incredible lighting displays. In 2018, headliners included David Guetta, Afrojack, DJ Snake, Galantis, Eric Prydz and The Chainsmokers.
As if partying for three days at the main stadium is not enough, the festival also moves to the surrounding islands, such as Brač, Hvar and Vis. What’s better than attending this festival? Sailing to Ultra! Join us on our Navigator Ultra Festival Cruise in 2019! Read more on Ultra 2019 here.
Dates: July 12, 13th & 14th 2019
Hideout Festival, Pag
Hideout Festival takes over Zrće Beach on the island of Pag annually. Now in its ninth year, the festival sees more than 20,000 people attend the five day electronic dance festival. Previous acts have included Stormzy, Major Lazer, Marco Carola, Diplo, Jamie Jones, MK, Hannah Wants, Patrick Topping, Eats Everything, Bicep, Solardo, Alan Fitzpatrick, AJ Tracey and many more. Why not combine Hideout Festival with a Hideout Festival Cruise!
Dates: July 1st-5th, 2019
Outlook Festival, Pula
Outlook Festival has to be the best way to finish off the summer! Outlook festival has been running for more than a decade and is considered the largest European bass music and culture festival, offering the best of dub, reggae, dubstep, hip-hop and garage music. Get ready for 4 days of music, beach parties, boat parties, tunnel parties and one spectacular opening concert in Pula's 2,000-year-old amphitheatre! Outlook are currently tight lipped on when their 2019 festival will be, but you can keep up to date with announcements on their website.
Location: Port Punta Christo, Pula
Unlike festivals held along the coast, InMusic Festival is being held in the capital of Croatia, Zagreb. It has been held for more than 10 years now at Lake Jarun. During a couple of days, its visitors are able to listen indie rock, heavy metal and electronica music represented by some great names such as The Prodigy, Franz Ferdinand, Alice in Chains, Kings of Leon, Billy Idol or Arctic Monkeys. InMusic Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Croatia, and takes place annually in June!
Dates: June 24th, 25th & 26th 2019
Love International (former The Garden Festival), Tisno
Once known as the The Garden Festival, Love International is a popular festival that welcomes more than 100 electronic artists from all over the world. These artists grace two different stages, one being in a magical forest and the second one right on the beach! There’s no better way to experience a music festival than with fairy lights overhead and sand underneath! Read more on Love International Festival here.
Dates: July 3rd - 10th, 2019
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Moondance Festival is quite a new festival, but if its popularity is anything to go by, it will be here for years to come. This two-day festival is held during the summer months in the Kamerlengo fortress and can be considered a g much cheaper, alternative to Ultra Music Festival. In the past the festival has attracted almost 10,000 people annually! You can check out their website for more information.
Dimensions Festival is the perfect place to enjoy the depths of electronica, techno, house and drum & bass. Relax at the beach during the day to the sound of chilled summer beats and live jazz from some of your favourite DJs! Acts for 2018 included Ben UFO, Kraftwerk 3D, Nina Kraviz, Helena Hauff and Moodymann. Join the 2019 waitlist at the Dimensions website.
Spring Break Island
Another festival held on the island of Pag, on the most popular beach in Croatia, is the Spring Break Island festival. Organized for the first time six years ago, the festival is definitely getting more and more popular thanks to many great music name invited to perform there such as Tujamo, Plastik Funk and Adam Walker. The Spring Break Island festival takes place on two spring weekends, usually at the end of May and the beginning of June. Find out more about the festival on their website.
Dates: 30th May - 2nd June | 7th June - 10th June | 20th June - 23rd June 2019
Fresh Island Festival
If your idea of a holiday is festival hopping, then you need to extend your stay on the island of Pag! Fresh Island Festival joins festival greats such as Hideout Festival at Zrce Beach, where the beach is transformed to the best hip hop scene in Croatia! Fresh Island Festival is considered the number one European Urban Beach Festival, and contributes to Zrce Beach getting its name of the ‘Croatalian Ibiza’.
Defected Croatia, Tisno
Defected Croatia is back in 2019 and brings another round of house music celebrations over six incredible days! The international lineup for 2018 included DJ Spen, Masters At Work, Basement Jaxx, Sam Divine, Hatcha & Claptone. For more information on the 2019 festival, head over to their website.
Dates: 8th - 13th August 2019
Location: The Garden Resort, Tisno