When it comes to summer vacation, Croatia has pretty much to offer. Crystal clear beaches, blue sea, delicious food, and historical cities are worldwide known. But one thing that stands out and makes Croatia increasingly popular year after year is Top musical festivals!
From open-air festivals and boat parties to raves in abandoned forts, electronic, hip-hop and R&B music in the most impressive locations and clubs, there is something for everyone here. As the choice is large and it is hard to pick the right one, we are bringing you the list of the most famous festivals you should put at the top of your list.
So, select the dates! Here is the list of TOP 10 festivals in Croatia! Let’s get the party started! 🙂
1. Ultra Music Festival – Split
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Ultra Music Festival is one of the most popular dance music festivals in Croatia that takes place in Split every July. Three days of top-quality production and incredible line-ups gathering the biggest names like Hardwell, David Guetta, Carl Cox, Swedish House Mafia, and Afrojack inspire people to come and enjoy. UMF is a festival to remember. Over 150.000 people around the world spread good vibes in Split with different flags and crazy outfits, enjoy great music and impressive atmosphere. And that’s not all – there are beach and boat after-parties on the island of Hvar and island of Brač.
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2. Outlook Festival – Pula
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Have you ever been to the festival, which takes place in the stunning surroundings of the abandoned fort and the beautiful Roman amphitheater? If you did not, you should not miss the biggest bass & dubstep festival in Europe – Outlook Festival – which takes place every September in Pula. Outlook is one of the most popular bass festival in Europe, that mix bass with hip-hop and d&b music. Amazing headliners like Andy c., Goldie, Chase & Status, Shy FX and Dizzee Rascal make this 4-day event truly memorable. In the future, Outlook festival will be held in a different location, but they will surprise us surely 😊
3. Dimensions Festival – Pula
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Dimension festival is Outlook’s little sister: an amazing underground electronic festival held in Pula, Istra. This urban delight event presents a great finish of summer festivals taking place in September. An incredible superstars: Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz, Anderson, Helena Hauff, Peggy Gou, Hunee, and more will spice up the atmosphere. Looking for a beachside party by day as an introduction to raves in the abandoned fort? Then Dimension festival is ideal for you!
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4. Hideout Festival – Zrće, Island Pag
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Held in the capital city of a party – Novalja, island Pag, Hideout Festival offers five days and five nights of the most popular electronic music. The festival is held in June in the stunning surroundings on Zrće beach, encompassing all of the iconic beach clubs. The most popular artists like Jamie Jones, Hannah Want, Bicep, Claptone, Charlotte De Witte and Solardo plays popular house and techno, rave, dubstep and minimal. Boat and after-beach parties are icing on the cake. Unstoppable music, parties, and fun are waiting for you!
5. Spring break island – Zrće, Island Pag
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As the name says, Spring break island festival is one of the earliest music festivals, starts in May on Zrće beach (Novalja, Island Pag). Two-weeks of madness mixed with electronic music, parties in the popular beach clubs and boat parties gathering thousand of fans present a great start for summer festival season! Sound good enough? Book your tickets and have a party of your life!
6. Sonus Festival – Zrće, Island Pag
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Party all day, all night – 5 times in a row – that how we describe Sonus music festival. One of the most famous techno and house festivals gather more than 60 artists playing 3 days in the popular beach clubs. Next two days of Sonus are secured for ultimate boat part across the Adriatic sea! Carefully selected artist, spectacular scenery, people all over the world and great music is calling your name!
7. Fresh island festival – Zrće, Island Pag
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Fresh island festival is another amazing festival on Zrće beach (Novalja, island Pag) but little more different. Three days of a party in the three most popular beach clubs on Zrće, Fresh island is a great choice for hip-hop, rap, and urban track lovers. The ultimate hits of Wiz Khalifa, Goldlink, Tim Westwood and more will spice up mid-July summer days. Spending your days at the beach listening to your favorite superstars and having madness night at clubs sound good to you?
8. Defected Croatia – Tisno, island Murter
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Can you imagine a mix of house music with meditation and yoga? Defected Croatia is taking part in the beautiful and idyllic town of Tisno (island Murter). More than 80 superstars perform world popular house and disco music hits. Thousand of party people gather to celebrate inclusivity, togetherness, and escapism. Apart from a crazy party on-shore, two boats are taking party crowds out to the sea. Defected is great to spread good vibes, meet some of the popular DJs, and for yoga too. 😊
9. Sea Star Festival – Umag
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Do you hear house, techno, and indie beats? Yes, that is the Sea star festival in Umag, nominated for the best European festival! It is a part of the grandiose Exit Festival but with a touch of Mediterranean atmosphere and crystal clear sea. Celebrating the diversity and wildness, Sea Star gathers more than 80,000 festival-goers who crave hot line-ups. Sven Vath, Nina Kraviz and many more will make your night at Sea Star remarkable.
10. In music festival – Zagreb
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And last, but not the least – In music festival is one of the biggest open-air music festivals taking part in June in the Croatian capital city of Zagreb (Lake Jarun). The music festival is a family-friendly and provides three days of rock and indie music. High-quality production and great musicians playing the popular hits deservedly put Zagreb on the world music map. After exploring Zagreb streets, have a wild party with cult superstars like The Cure, Foals, Garbage, Florence of the Machine and many more. When you get tired of jumping and dancing all around, just sit on the grass and relax with a great local beer – everything is allowed here 😊
After all, who said Croatia is just sun & sea? If you mix it with great music festivals and wonderful people, you’ll get a vacation to remember!