Zrce Beach is fast becoming a hot spot for festival-goers to party during the Summer months. With picturesque pebble beaches, 24 hour parties, endless Summer beats, open-air nightclubs and good vibes, it’s the place that’s dubbed Hip-Hop Paradise!

Zrce Beach Festival Fiesta

Music festival season kicks off at Zrce Beach in May with Zrce Spring Break Europe, and festivals are held almost weekly, right through to mid August. We’ve compiled some of our favourite Zrce Beach festivals that feature on our Navigator Split North Route.

Big Beach Spring Break

Summer at Zrce Beach kicks off with Big Beach Spring Break at Papaya Club. As Europe's largest spring break party destination in recent years, Zrce Beach plays host to some of the best beach parties, club nights, boat parties and many other events over 3 incredible days. More information on Big Beach Spring Break 2019 can be found here.

Dates: 30th May - 01 June 2019 Big Beach Spring Break Hideout Festival

Hideout Festival is one of Croatia’s most well-known electronica music festivals. Taking over some of Novalja’s best beach clubs such as Papaya, Kalypso, Noa and Aquarius, this is one festival that needs to be on your European bucket list. Music varies from techno, grime, drum & bass and garage, and 2018 included Jamie Jones, Bicep, Chase & Status, AJ Tracey, Eats Everything and more! Our 29th of June Navigator Split Return North departure just got that much better - it coincides with Hideout 2019! Join us on our Hideout Festival Cruise in 2019 and take in the best party destinations in the Adriatic!

Dates: 1st - 5th July 2019 Hideout Festival Fresh Island Festival 2019

Europes number one urban beach festival is back for 2019. Hosted by huge open-air clubs and onboard party boats, Fresh Island Festival has become the “must do” music festival for urban music lovers. Now heading into its 8th year, the lineup for 2018 featured Lil Pump, Goldlink, J Hus, Stefflon Don, Tim Westwood and Statik Selektah. For “Fresh” updates, check out their website.

Dates: TBC Fresh Island Festival AREA 4 Festival

New to the Zrce party scene in 2017, AREA 4 Festival brings some of the hottest hip hop, r’n’b, dubstep and house acts to 4 of the biggest open-air clubs on Pag Island. The lineup for its third year is yet to be announced, but if it's anything like previous years, you'll be in for a seriously epic time! You can check out their website for more information.

Dates: 15th - 19th July 2019 Area 4 Festival Black Sheep Festival

Black Sheep Festival is back for a 4th year, and 2019 is shaping up to be one incredible party. The festival is held at 4 incredible venues - Clubs Aquarius, Kalypso, Noa and Papaya will play host to world famous DJs that will have you dancing all day (and all night) long! Headline acts for 2018 included KSHMR, Nervo, Oliver Heldens, Tchami and Yellow Claw, so you can be sure that 2019 will be bigger and better than ever! More information about Black Sheep Festival as well as ticket purchases can be found on their website.

Dates: 27th July - 01 August 2019 Black Sheep Festival Bavaria goes ZRCE 2019

Bavaria goes ZRCE was a brand new festival for 2018, and as the name suggests, the hosts made the 700km journey south to bring the Summer beats to Pag Island. The 2018 lineup included international big acts such as Timmy Trumpet, W&W, Le Shuuk and Gigo ‘n’ Migo. The festival was such a success, they're making the trip back for 2019! Find out more about the festival on the Bavaria goes Zrce website.

Dates: 3rd - 10th August 2019 Bavaria Goes Zrce Sonus Festival

Celebrate open-air all night, watch the sunrise while listening to your favourite DJs play. With the best beach clubs hosting, you can expect top of the range performances, stunning lightshows and high voltage soundsystems from the very best on the techno scene, as well as underground and emerging electronic acts. More information on tickets and the full lineup can be found on their website.

Dates: 17th - 24th August 2019 Sonus Festival

Other Croatia Festivals not to miss…

Ultra Music Festival

The big name in European music festivals, over 150,000 people flock each year to Europe’s premier destination music festival for a week of electronic beats from an all-star lineup. The festival is renown for its high energy shows and incredible lighting displays. In 2018, the big names included David Guetta, Afrojack, DJ Snake, Galantis, Eric Prydz and The Chainsmokers. Ultra Festival have so far kept tight-lipped on what the 2019 line-up will be, but if it's anything like 2018, we're sure that this is one festival you won't want to miss! If you're ready for the ultimate party in Croatia in 2019, why not join us on our Navigator Ultra Festival Cruise?!

Dates: July 12, 13th & 14th 2019

Location: Split, Croatia

Ultra Festival Dimensions Festival

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.

Dates: TBC

Location: TBC

Dimensions Festival Outlook Festival

Get ready for 4 days and nights of music, beach parties, boat parties, tunnel parties and one spectacular opening concert in Pula's 2000-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.

Dates: TBC

Location, Port Punta Christo, Pula.

Outlook Croatia Defected Croatia

Defected Croatia is back for 2019 and brings another round of house music celebrations over 6 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

Defected Croatia