Festivals in Croatia have quietly become a go-to music scene in Europe for lovers of electronic dance music. Croatia’s music festival season runs all summer long under cloudless blue sky and next to the stunning Adriatic Sea.
With charming medieval coastal towns and cities, it is no wonder HBO chose to shoot much of Game Of Thrones here. Check out this article to learn more about some of the filming locations.
I’m sure many of you reading this will be aware of the hit series. But you may not know about what else Croatia has to offer, particularly what it offers to music lovers.
Here are the best festivals in Croatia you’ve never heard of.
Think Spring Break, but with really, really good tunes to soundtrack your summertime vacation. Hideout Festival has recently teamed up with The Yacht Week to offer a week-long party where you and your crew are part of an entire partying fleet of yachts!
If sailing isn’t your thing, you can keep your feet on dry land by staying at Zrce Beach while you get down at the 5-day Hideout Festival. Zrce is the party capital of Croatia with five (5) huge open-air superclubs, each with a 5,000 person capacity and a 24hr music license.
Hideout Festival is the biggest festival in Croatia on this list at 10,000 people. Still, that’s the ideal size to get an intimate vibe and party all-night-long atmosphere.
Are you not conceived yet? Then play the video below and see if you still don’t want a piece of that action!
If you are a lover of house, funk, soul, and disco, then SunceBeat Festival is the perfect festival for you. Each July, it runs for an entire week in the stunning seaside Garden Resort, Tisno.
Headliners in the past have included the likes of Black Coffee, The Blessed Madonna, Kerry Chandler, Roger Sanchez, Mr. Scruff, and Detroit Swindle.
This is a boutique event capped at 5,000 festival-goers. So you never have to worry about someone bumping their sweaty armpits in your face.
The venue is unlike any other, with stages amongst olive groves, floating pontoons on the Adriatic Sea, and even sunset-themed boat parties.
Check out the vibes you’ll be treated to in the video below:
You can explore the stunning Krka National Park and UNESCO world heritage Skradinski Buk on either side of this festival. The festival is an hour’s drive from Split, a coastal city that has a well-connected airport to the rest of Europe.
Lighthouse Festival in Croatia
Now, this event is for those in the know. Getting tickets to this unique music festival is quite tricky because you need to create an account and then be on hand to buy when the ticket sales start.
Why do you need to be monitoring it so closely, you ask? Because these tickets are gone within an hour, without fail. It’s one of Europe’s most in-demand and best-kept secret underground electronic music festivals.
Likely, you won’t recognize a single name of the lineup, but that doesn’t matter because the music and the vibes are incredible. Think of it as a group of friends having a massive Boiler Room party together rather than a big business music festival like Coachella.
To get a feel of what you can expect check out the video below:
This festival is even more boutique than the others, with only 3,000 lucky revelers attending. It takes place in May each year close to the Slovenian border in the coastal town of Tar.
At an event this size, you are bound to make friends with your fellow festival-goers through the intimate atmosphere. The crowd is truly international, and if you are lucky enough to get your hands on some tickets, you will have a unique experience that none of your friends back home can replicate.
The festivals in Croatia are a hidden gem, and much of the attention goes to the nightlife scene in Ibiza. But those that venture to Croatia in search of a good time are never disappointed with their decision.
The festivals we covered in this list are different in size, but they all provide an incredible atmosphere of world-class music, and each will give you some serious post-festival blues.