The Best Music Festivals In Croatia
Croatia’s music festival scene has never been better. From massive, famous events like Sonus and Defected Festival to hip hop festivals like Hideout Festival, the options for good vibes and free-spirited escapism, camping under the stars, and seeing your favorite stars performing live are nearly endless. So here are the best music festivals in Croatia for those looking to party the summer of 2021 away whether you’re into indie, pop, rock, or electronic.
Best Music Festivals 1: Sonus Festival 21st – 25th August 2022, Novalja
Sonus Festival is a mix of raving while being on your perfect holiday. 5 days and nights of party happen in three open-air clubs. Sonus Festival, held at Zrce Beach in Novalja, Croatia, is at the top when it comes to Europe’s electronic music festivals. It’s got the perfect locations for both day and night stages.
Best Music Festivals 2: Ultra Europe 29th July – 2nd August 2021
Outlook’s festival is Croatia’s premier bass music festival, bringing the best in sound system culture to the country each summer. The stage locations at this festival are out of this world, with beats pumping sounds around a beautiful cliff-top by the sea in Sibenik, before moving onto Tisno’s stunning Garden resort for the main festival and five days of awesome partying.
Best Music Festivals 3: Defected Croatia 5th – 10th August 2021, Tisno
Festival lineup (2021) Armand van Helden, Jayda G, Derrick Carter, Eats Everything, Gorgon City, Honey Dijon, Roger Sanchez, Moodymann
A typical day at the festival kicks off with mindfulness sessions at the beach including meditation and yoga, led by wellbeing professionals and designed to promote peace after long days and nights of dancing. There are four unique stages at The Garden site, going into the night and on to after-hours parties at the Barbarella’s nightclub.
Best Music Festivals 4: Dimensions Festival 2nd – 6th September 2021
Festival lineup (2021): Helena Hauff, DJ Stingray, Margaret Dygas, Karenn, DVS1, dBridge, Donna Leake, Overmono
Put on by the same team as the Outlook festival – it’s returning for 2021, now in its ninth edition! Now at a new site called The Garden Resort in Tisno, home to many a festival – for 2020, but Covid got in the way of that!
Best Music Festivals 5: Hideout Festival 5th – 9th September, Novalja
Festival lineup (2021): Andy C, CamelPhat, FISHER, Gorgon City, Hybrid Minds, MK, Jamie Jones, Patrick Topping
Over 150 of the world’s most respected electronic music artists performing in 5 huge open-air venues dotted along Croatia’s stunning Zrce Beach, now running from the 5-9th of September. Hideout festival landed on The Guardian’s list of the best European festivals of 2011, and since then, has sold out every year to date.
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