The beach. Music. Good vibes. AKA exactly what a summer spent at one of Croatia’s Festival’s entitles. Looking for a new festival to experience this summer? We have you covered – Resident Advisor have helped us to compile a list of festivals that will have you grabbing your mates and booking a trip in no time.
Dimensions Festival – Fort Punta Christo, Pula
Featuring: KRAFTWERK 3-D / NILS FRAHM / MOODYMAN / NUBYA GARCIA / JOSEY REBELLE / DEBORA IPEKEL
Date: 30th August – 2nd September 2018
If you’re looking for a festival with a touch of Roman history, Dimensions is the festival you’re looking for! This 5-day electronic music adventure along the Adriatic coast is sure to be anything but average with its opening ceremony held in the Pula Arena – the only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have 4 side towers, impressive right? Be sure to pack a raincoat, as rumour has it, the clouds like to put on a performance as well with impressive thunderstorms.
📍Roman festival vibes!
Outlook Festival – Fort Punta Christo, Pula
Featuring: J HUS / ANDY C / BONOBO (DJ) / NOISIA (DJ) / MIST / STEFFLON DON / AJ TRACEY / GOLDIE / SHY FX / NADIA ROSE
Date: 5th – 9th September 2018
Dimension’s sister festival Outlook is also known to be high up on the list when it comes to unrivalled combinations of sound and surroundings. For you bass heads out there, this one is for you! Like Dimensions; Outlook is hosted inside Pula’s Fort Punta Christo and 2000-year-old amphitheatre. During the daytime, four daily boat parties get you into the Croatian party mood. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a little R&R you could enjoy the day at one of the chilled beach sessions.
📍Amazing atmosphere at Outlook Festival
Love International – Tisno
Featuring: AVALON EMERSON / BEN UFO / BICEP / CALL SUPER / CRAIG RICHARDS / CRAZY P SOUNDSYSTEM / DANIELE BALDELLI
Date: 27th June – 4th July 2018
If the revellers at Love International look like old friends, that’s probably because they are. This Croatian house music festival, which takes place in Tisno, has earned a devoted following since its predecessor, The Garden Festival, began in 2006. Love International’s intimate vibe is contagious. The atmosphere at the seaside festival is easy-going and upbeat, as you’d expect from a sunny weekend soundtracked by feel-good disco and house.
📍Good vibes at Love International
Sonus Festival – Zrce Beach
Featuring: ADAM BEYER / BINH / DIGBY / JAMIE JONES /DJ SKIZZO / THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS / TALE OF US / SVEN VATH
Date: 19th – 23rd August 2018
If minimalist dance music and big-room house and techno are your thing, then Sonus Festival is essential. Many attendees reminisce about the annual closing party hosted by Berlin’s infamous Club Der Visionaere, which in the past has been headlined by minimal masters like Ricardo Villalobos and Sonja Moonear. The festival’s home, Zrce Beach, is an increasingly popular holiday destination that, thanks to festivals like Sonus, is becoming a magnet for dance music lovers.
📍First class sunset views at Sonus Festival
Dekmantel Selectors – Tisno
Featuring: BOYE / AFROBOT / DEBONAIR / MAYO / NOSEDRIP / DJ MARCELLE / SASSY J / VLADIMIR IVKOVIC / OBJEKT
Date: 23rd – 26th August 2018
Amsterdam’s Dekmantel crew know how to put on a festival. In addition to two annual events in their home city (Dekmantel Festival and Lente Kabinet), they now also throw festivals in Brazil and Croatia. Their Croatian edition is called Selectors, and it’s geared towards DJs who dig far and wide for their music. But don’t expect a stuffy, chin-stroking atmosphere—after all, this is Tisno, one of Europe’s most laid-back party locations.
📍Chilled vibes at Dekmantel Selectors
Hideout Festival – Zrce Beach
Featuring: AJ TRACEY / ANDY C / BUGZY MALONE / EATS EVERYTHING / HANNAH WANTS / JAMIE JONES / SKREAM / DESCIPLES
Date: 25th – 29th June 2018
Hideout Festival is one of the most playful events on the Croatian festival calendar, routinely attracting a boisterous, up-for-it crowd. It’s a weeklong party, where festival-goers choose between five different open-air venues, with the music dished out by some of the biggest names in underground dance music. This one is for the hedonists.
📍Tropical festival goals at Hideout Festival