Thanks to its beautiful beaches, hot weather and amazing night life in the many casinos, bars and clubs where partying goes on all night and all day, Croatia has become popular festival hub. The unique locations such as sandy beaches, private bays, city lakes and old forts make the music festivals in Croatia to stand out. If you travel plans include Croatia, make sure you attend the following famous festivals and you can be sure that your holiday in Croatia will be amazing.
The Hideout festival
Only in its third years, the Hideout Festival is one the must go to festival for electronic music lovers. Set in the Island of Pag, with the beautiful mountainous backdrop, The Hideout Festival takes place in different arenas across Zrce Beach. While here, expect to see open air festivals that go on even after the sun goes down and pool parties that happen all day.
Sufficient accommodation is available in Novalja, a nearby town and there are regular shuttle buses that go between the two points all day. Novaljia itself is packed with restaurants, bars and other attractions. If you love house music, then this festival is a must attend.
The Garden Festival
Now in its 8th season, there is no doubt that The Garden Festival is one of the most loved festival in Croatia. In 2015, The garden Festival changed its location from its home in Petrcane to just up the road in Tisno. The new location which is situated in the rocky Dalmatia coastline has everything you could want from a festival including the stunning beaches, numerous stages and Funktion 1 sound system to provide crisp music all day and all night long.
You can rely on The Garden festival for a perfect mix, a chilled atmosphere, a good vide and a fantastic crowd.
Electric elephant Festival
The Electric Elephant Festival follows immediately after the Garden Festival, so consider extending your trip and enjoy the five days and nights of music, sun and sea in a peaceful location along the Dalmation Coastline.
Just like the garden Festival, the Electric Elephant moved to Tisno in 2015, an isolated paradise located halfway between Split and zadar airports.
More than a festival, the Electric Elephant is a getaway, a holiday, an adventure and escape all combined in one. It evokes the original spirit of Ibiza that existed in the seventies and early eighties. You can choose to stay in the Indian Shikar tents or the onsite apartments or even assemble your own tent for a more adventurous experience.
Soundwave Festival Croatia is emerging to be one of the finest boutique festivals. It is held at the same site as the garden Festival and it spreads over five days with most of the music acts happening over the weekend.
Accommodation can be found in the luxury boutique camping, in the onsite apartments or around the bay in Tisno fishing village. With chilled beach bars and beautiful views, you can still find fun activities even past the festival days.
Now in its fifth year, Outlook Festival is just what you need to unwind from the hustles and bustles in life. Set in an abandoned fort and surrounded by crystal clear sea, this festival creates a happy and warm atmosphere ideal to dance your days away.
The crowd here is friendly and energetic. With plenty of fun activities such as boat parties to the arenas and the beach parties, it is easy to see why this festival has attracted such a large following.