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

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!

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.

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, this is one festival that needs to be on your European bucket list. Music varies from techno, grime, drum & bass and garage, with 2018 acts including Disciples, AJ Tracey, Hannah Wants, Jax Jones, Max Chapman and many more! More information including ticket purchases can be found on the Hideout website.

Dates: 25th - 29th June 2018 Hideout Festival Fresh Island Festival 2018

Europes number one urban beach festival is back for 2018. 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 in its 7th year, the lineup for 2018 features Lil Pump, Goldlink, J Hus, Stefflon Don, Tim Westwood and Statik Selektah. For “Fresh” updates, check out their website.

Dates: 10th - 12 July 2018 Fresh Island Festival AREA 4 Festival

New to the Zrce party scene in 2017, AREA 4 Festivala 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 second year includes MAKJ, Kayzo, San Holo, Grandtheft, Malaa, Mercer and Moksi. You can check out their website for more information.

Dates: 16th - 19th July 2018 Area 4 Festival Black Sheep Festival

Black Sheep Festival is back for a 3rd year, and 2018 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 include KSHMR, Nervo, Oliver Heldens, Tchami and Yellow Claw. More information about Black Sheep Festival as well as ticket purchases can be found on their website.

Dates: 30th July - 02 August 2018 Black Sheep Festival Bavaria goes ZRCE 2018

Bavaria goes ZRCE is a brand new festival for 2018, and as the name suggests, the hosts are making the 700km journey south to bring the Summer beats to Pag Island. The lineup includes international big acts including Timmy Trumpet, W&W, Le Shuuk and Gigo ‘n’ Migo. Find out mroe about this festival on the Bavaria goes Zrce website.

Dates: 4th - 11th August 2018 Bavaria Goes Zrce Festival Sonus Festival

70 artists, 3 clubs, 1 incredible party. 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. Headline acts for 2018 include Adam Beyer, Charlotte de Witte, Butch, Agoria and Maceo Plex. More information on tickets and the full lineup can be found on their website.

Dates: 19th to 23rd August 2018 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, you’ll get to see the big names including David Guetta, Afrojack, DJ Snake, Galantis, Eric Prydz and The Chainsmokers performing their best hits. All information on Ultra Europe can be found on their website.

Dates: July 6th - 8th 2018 Location: Split, Croatia Ultra Music Festival Dimensions Festival

Dimensions Festival is exclusive to our Navigator Northern Party Route departing on August 25th. The festival for 2018 is being held at Fort Punta Christo, in Pula. 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 include Champagne Funk, Church of Sound, Dimensions Soundsystem, Open Mike Eagle, Skeptical and Yuri. Tickets and full lineup can be found at the Dimensions website.

Dates: 29th August - 2nd September 2018 Location: Port Punta Christo, Pula. Dimensions Festival Outlook Festival

The party comes alive with urban and bass beats pumping sounds from old forts and ampitheatres at Pula! Festival goers can party along to 380 hours of music from over 300 artists across 10 unique stages - it really is Europe’s biggest celebration of sound! Festival acts for 2018 include J HUS, Mist, DJ Hype, David Rodigan, Ocean Wisdom, Peanut Butter Wolf, DJ Marky and Hatcha.

Dates: 5th - 9th September 2018 Location, Port Punta Christo, Pula. Outlook Festival Defected Croatia

In 2017, over 3000 house heads from the UK, Australia, South Africa, USA and all corners of Europe united in house heaven to listen to the tunes from over 80 world-class DJs. We expect 2018 to be even bigger and better, with the likes of Basement Jaxx, Derrick Carter, Claptone and Roger Sanchez taking the stage.

Dates: 9th - 14th August 2018 Location: Tisno Defected Croatia