Croatia is a haven for hedonistic holiday makers and Beats Travellers alike. With the stunning weather along the Adriatic Coast, it’s not surprising that seekers of festival fun are making the trip.
Aside from the perfect summer weather and the sheer beauty of the country, Croatia caters to a variety of musical tastes with music festivals, boat parties and sailing tours. Expect sun-drenched disco at Love International and bass-laden stomping at Outlook Festival.
We’ve rounded up our pick of the best.
Held in the abandoned 19th Century Fort of Punto Christo, Dimensions is a firm favourite amongst discerning music lovers. The genre spanning festival boasts an incredible custom sound-system and will this year play host to Amp Fiddler, Bonobo, Moodymann, Lena Willikens, Jon Hopkins, Peggy Gou, Palms Trax and Nina Kraviz amongst others.
Now in it’s third year, Love International takes place in the spectacular Garden Resort in Tisno. It’s been described as the “spiritual successor” to The Garden Festival. Set in a natural amphitheatre, it’s musical programme welcomes some of the world’s greatest electronic musicians. Last year they were joined by The Black Madonna, Horse Meat Disco, Ben UFO and Craig Richards.
One of Croatia’s most popular musical destinations, Ultra Europe is held in Spilt in Poljud Stadium and brings in acts from across the globe. Previous years have seen the likes of Carl Cox, Adam Beyer and Jamie Jones fire up the crowds.
Fort Punto Christo in Pula is also home to Outlook. Europe’s ultimate celebration of sound-system and bass culture. Entering it’s 10th year, expect the best in reggae, drum & bass, hip hop, house and garage.
Also held in The Garden, Tisno, Selectors focuses on the deep digging DJs who have turned playing records into an art form. This year they’ll be joined by Rush Hour Records boss Antal, the irrepressible DJ Harvey and GE-OLOGY. With a capacity of just 2,000 revellers, it’s the most blissful way for a Beats Traveller to see out their summer of fun.
If this has wet your appetite for a taste of Croatian festivities, why not join us on our Sail Beats Tour this year?