Croatia Festival Guide with Croatia Wave

There’s no doubt about it, Croatia is the place to be this Summer. With beautiful beaches, stunning weather, and the best festivals, there really is no competition. This is Verge’s guide to some of the amazing festivals Croatia has to offer this year. Build your perfect festival holiday package with Croatia Wave, who offer amazing accommodation, transfers and festival tickets to create a wonderful holiday to suit you.




Pag and Novalja – Hideout Festival

Sunday 28th June – 2nd July

Hidden amongst the beautiful surroundings of Zrce Beach on the Island of Pag, Hideout Festival is one of the most sought after festivals in Croatia, catering to 10,000 attendees from across Europe each year.

This years lineup includes Duke Dumont, Gorgon City, Eats Everything, and Sigma, amongst many more of the hottest DJ acts.

The site of Hideout features two outdoor swimming pools offering stunning views out to sea, two outdoor stages and four nightclubs. If this isn’t enough for you, Hideout also offers boat parties with top DJs so you can party your way across the Croatian coast.


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Fresh Island: 15th-17th July


Fresh Island Festival is Europe’s largest and best known Hip-Hop and Urban music festival set in the party paradise island of Pag, Croatia.

The festival is set across 3 of Europes finest Superclubs, where some of the coolest Hip-Hop artists from around the world including Joey Bada$$, Danny Brown, Migos, Tinashe and Skepta come together to perform throughout 3 action packed days on crystal clear, bass heavy sound-systems; this all takes place on one of the most beautiful beaches on earth.

Relax on the beach or hit some pool parties in the daytime, then rave in the evening until the sun rises. Fresh Island festival has it all, amazing artists, great sound-systems, cheap drinks and friendly people all brought together by the love of Hip-Hop.

Stay tuned for our announcement of further acts coming this week. Croatia Wave offer an exclusive deal for those wishing to go to Fresh Island, including entry to the festival, entry to the pre-parties, and 7 nights accommodation amongst some more great offers! Check it out here:



 Croatia Rocks Festival: 19-23rd July

The world famous ‘Rocks’ franchise has made it’s way over to the Adriatic! The franchise is known for throwing some of the best parties in Ibiza, and have no dropped their Mallorca residency to travel to Novalja. The festival has a huge lineup with some of the leading names in the industry: Rudimental, Clean Bandit and Fat Boy Slim are on the billing as well as unveiling some of the hottest upcoming artists around.

If this isn’t enough for you,  Zrce forms the stunning backdrop to the festival. With crystal clear waters, pristine beaches and open-air pools, bars, beds and terraces, Croatia Rocks intertwines location, music and people to form the perfect festival remedy. The location of the festival makes it more than just a music event, it makes it a beautiful holiday.

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Outlook: 2nd-5th September

Now heading towards its 7th year of operation, Outlook festival has carved out a reputation as the largest Bass music and sound system culture festival in Europe. Whether it’s house, techno, dubstep, reggae, dub, hip hop, grime, garage or electronica, you can expect to hear the finest underground sounds from some of the biggest names in the industry. If you like to be reverberating whilst dancing you’re night away underneath the star-filled Croatian skies then Outlook is the festival for you. Set in Punta Christo, an abandoned Medieval fort, Outlook Festival takes place amongst the ruins to create a truly unique and legendary atmosphere.

Outlook festival also offers beach and boat parties with some amazing DJ’s and artists, but if you’d rather have a relaxing day in preparation for the night’s festivities, Pula also has plenty of bars and restaurants for you to enjoy.

The line up this year includes Wiley, Boy Better Know, and Run the Jewels.

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Dimensions: 26th-30th August

Dimensions-Festival-2013-Dan-Medhurst-3294This one’s for the music lovers! Dimensions Festival started in 2012, and has quickly shown itself to be a festival to look out for. The lineup is diverse; featuring some of the best of techno, dubstep, and underground house,  last years line-up featured massive names in the dance music scene such as Caribou and Kwabs, Dimensions Festival caters to an audience who know their music and know what they are talking about.

This years line up includes Four Tet, Little Dragon, and Floating Points with many more to be announced soon.

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Electric Elephant: 9th- 12th July



Being set in The Garden, Tisno Electric Elephant spoils its peaceful punters for choice. Tisno is a beautiful old fishing village in on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. Known for it’s picturesque setting and relaxed way of life, it looks out over a section of the thousand islands off the coast of Croatia and almost touches the Island of Murter of which it is separated by a small drawbridge. You can spend your days lounging on the scenic sandy bays with the view spanning over the crystal clear Adriatic waters, or you can hop aboard the infamous Argonaughty boat party. If you prefer having your feet on land,  Tisno has plenty of wonderful bars, restaurants and cafes for you to relax and enjoy.

Electric Elephant offers a diverse lineup featuring a mix of house, disco and balearic sounds. 2014 saw the likes of Simeon Mobile Disco, Tom Findlay (Groove Armarda) and the uniquely named Horse Meat Disco all in appearance at the festival. Transporting the spirit and magic of Ibiza to the Adriatic coastline year on year, Electric Elephant stands by its mission statement: Live Love Dance and Free Your Mind!

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The Garden Festival: 1st – 8th July

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Since 2006 The Garden Festival has risen from humble beginnings to become one of the key players on the Croatian festival circuit. Building year on year it has garnered a strong reputation for curating incredible musical lineups and attracting a fun loving crowd of festival-goers. Swim in the beautiful Adriatic, and party under the stars till the morning comes at this great festival.

With acts such as Bonobo, Ben UFO, Craig Richards and Crazy P, The Garden Festival promises to be a huge success in 2015.

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Sunc̩Beat 6: 22nd July Р29th July

SuncéBeat is the Croatian lovechild of premier UK event Southport Weekender, and carries exactly the same soulful charm as it’s parent in the glorious surroundings of The Garden, Tisno. Since it’s arrival on the scene in 2010 the festival has grown year on year, sculpting its Adriatic identity and becoming the ever reliable festival it is today. With an incredible range of DJ’s and acts performing a variety of different music genres, expect a friendly and diverse crowd. SuncéBeat is a loving, carnival-esque festival, the line-up, sound and location is like no other.

This years lineup includes legendary acts Roy Ayers Ubiquity and The Brand New Heavies, plus a huge lineup of DJs including Kerri Chandler, Tony Humpries, and Sandy Rivera.

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