When it comes to summer holidays abroad, Croatia has pretty much everything you could want. From scenic beaches and dazzling blue waters to glorious, diverse backdrops, Croatia has been a hotbed for clubs and festivals for half a decade.
Here are ten festivals you should put right at the top of your list for this year.
Headliners (2018): Afrojack, David Guetta, Hardwell, Marshmello
Over 150,000 people descend on Ultra Europe every summer to experience its all-star lineup and epic light shows that span across beach and boat parties, and of course, their famous stadium shows.
When & where: 12-14 July 2018, Split
Headliners (2018): Bonobo, Andy C, J Hus, David Rodigan
The stage locations at this festival are insane, with urban and bass beats pumping sounds around a well-preserved Roman Amphitheatre, through old forts and along party-ready beaches.
When & where: 5-9 September 2018, Pula
Headliners (2018): Adam Beyer, Sven Väth, Maceo Plex, Chris Liebing
A techno Eden, Sonus has been celebrating techno and house trailblazers, and toasting the latest underground stars for years.
When & where: 19-23 August 2018, Novalja
Headliners (2018): Basement Jaxx, Derrick Carter, Claptone, Roger Sanchez
With a backdrop of blue waters, sandy beaches, rolling hills and lush woodland, Defected's intimate showcase of house, disco and underground electronic music makes for an alternative Croatian retreat.
When & where: TBA August 2019, Tisno
Fresh Island Festival
Headliners (2018): J Hus, GoldLink, Tim Westwood, Statik Selektah
Get down to hip-hop on the beach at the scene of Snoop Dogg and Madcon's video for single Is You With Me.
When & where: TBA July 2018, Novalja
Headliners (2018): Paul Kalkbrenner, Claptone, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann
The seventh edition of Barrakud's techno party hits Croatia's most popular beach under the blistering sun.
When & where: TBA August 2019, Novalja
Headliners (2018): Kraftwerk 3D, Bonobo [DJ set], Helena Hauff
The European underground heavyweight will once again be throwing its chilled-out sessions beachside by day, and off-the-scale raves inside its unique fort setting by night.
When & where: 29 August - 2 September 2018, Pula
Headliners (2018): Chase & Status, Andy C, Bicep, Jamie Jones
Hideout's electronic waves break on the shores of Zrće Beach for a week of awesome boat and beach parties that span the depths of house and techno, rave, dubstep and minimal.
When & where: 1-5 July 2019, Novalja
Headliners (2018): Pillowtalk, Crazy P, Medlar
Obonjan returns for an extended ten week season of inspiring, creative and restorative experiences, bringing together a programme of music, wellbeing, astronomy, comedy, cinema, food, talks and workshops on the stunning Croatian island.
Simply book your stay, head their way, and settle into Obonjan's unique take on island living.
When & where: 24 June – 2 September 2018, Obonjan Island
Spring Break Island
Headliners (2018): Alan Walker, Plastik Funk
The perfect mix of wild parties in the ultimate summer holiday location, Spring Break Island is two weeks of electronic beach parties, club nights, boat parties and crazy sports contests.
When & where: TBA June 2019, Novalja
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