SUMMER MUSIC. Croatia is the destination of choice if you like an azure sea, cities with a rich history and a varied cuisine. The country also belongs to one of the world’s top destinations if you like festivals. Particularly along the Adriatic coast there’s a number of special festivals with a summery touch. King Goya reveals the most important festivals of this season.

INmusic Festival, Zagreb
INmusic is the biggest open air festival in the country. It takes place near Zagreb, on an island in Lake Jarun. This year, attracts a number of renowned international alternative bands to Zagreb, like the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Eagles of Death Metal, Paolo Nutini, Placebo and We Are Shining. The event also provides spacious pitches. Through a special walkway walk visitors to the island. More info on the website of Inmusic

Hideout Festival, Novalja
The Hideout Festival is dedicated to electronic music. Dance lovers will feel right at home with the music, atmosphere and the beautiful location of the site between the mountains, trees and the Adriatic Sea. A very idyllic setting so. The line-up of this 5th edition includes others from Duke Dumont, Eats Everything, Gordon City, Jamie Jones, Loco Dice and Maceo Plex. Big names so. More information can be found on the website of Hideout

The Garden Festival, Tisno
Another big dance festival is The Garden in Tisno. It takes place in different places of the main stage on the beach to the various boats near the beach and a grove to Barbarella’s Discotheque. Everywhere around the village Tisno is the feast. This year, the following emerging DJs and live sets made their appearance: Nightmares On Wax, DJ Harvey, Joy Orbison, John Talabot, Master Jack and Seth Troxler. Go to the website of The Garden Festival for more information.

Ultra Festival, Split
Want to see the big names in the dance world live? Then Ultra is for you. This year, among others, Carl Cox, Afrojack, David Guetta, Tiesto, Hardwell and the Chemical Brothers on the program. The festival is the largest electronic music festival in Croatia with more than 150,000 visitors in 2014. The event is held in the Poljud stadium in Split. Around the Ultra festival that whole week festivities georganiseerd. Go to the website of Ultra Festival for more information.

Fresh Island Festival, Pag Island
Fans of hip-hop can visit the island of Pag is one of the biggest hip-hop, R & B and Urban Music festivals in Europe: Fresh Island Festival. International top acts such as Action Bronson, Pusha T, Evidence (Dilated Peoples), Just Blaze and Tim Westwood are the headliners of this festival. Fresh Island is known for its beautiful setting on the coast. All the surrounding beaches, boats, swimming pools and clubs are dominated by Fresh Island and the swinging beats of hip hop. More info via the Fresh Island website

Croatia Rocks, Zrce
On the island of Pag also find the Croatia Rocks festival, a celebration of electronic music. With several venues, including Ibiza Rocks Stafe and WAR! Stage, pool parties and even some party boats, Croatia Rocks is a must visit if you love to dance and this time go to Croatia on vacation. Some notable guests this year are: Clean Bandit, Fatboy slim, Years and Years and Rudimental DJ Set. Buy tickets or read more? Go to website of Croatia Rocks

Dimensions Festival, Pula
In the 19th century fort in Pula, on the Istrian peninsula, takes place in a maze of rooms and corridors Dimensions Festival. This festival mixes in the niche was the genres house, techno, jazz, funk, soul and drum & bass. Dancing on the beach, boat parties and celebrations in a Roman amphitheater with names like George Clinton, Lil Louis, Moody Mann and John Talabot.

Outlook, Pula
Refuse you lay at the end of the summer and you’re a dance lover who seeks the more the bass and sound systems? For those people the Outlook Festival is organized. With an impressive line-up artists like Goldie, Artful Dodger, Pete Rock, Beenie Man and Shy FX is a combination of classic and modern beats. This Outlook is the largest bass festival in Europe. It is held on the beautiful beach next to Pula – all Outlook makes a perfect end to a swinging summer! Through the website of Outlook, you can find more information.

About Croatia. Stretching along the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is a country defined by a rich cultural legacy that is still palpable at every corner. Today, history perfectly combines with a youthful spirit and vibrant energy that prove irresistible to those seeking diversity. Breath-taking natural beauty, endless coastlines, diverse gastronomy, adventure, sports and wellness – the country’s year-round attractions are manifold. Whether exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the old city of Dubrovnik, island-hopping around the Split archipelago, truffle hunting in Istria, paragliding across the Plitvice Lakes, delving into Zagreb’s C’est is D’Best street festival, discovering unexplored wetlands and birdwatching in Kopacki rit, partying the night away at the Soundwave Festival in Tisno or taking time out with the family on Zlatni Rat beach, Croatia offers a sheer limitless choice of lifestyle options, all served with authenticity and charm.

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