Barrakud is a Croatian techno festival, held each summer inside some of Zrće beach's best clubs.
Now regarded as one of Europe's best party spots, Zrće beach attracts thousands of people every year thanks to its incredible open-air clubs and feel-good vibe.
Barrakud takes these over, inviting a lineup of some of the finest techno DJs on the circuit to play inside, as well as across beach and boat parties on the stunning Adriatic, culminating in a complete sensual journey to the depths of techno.
The 2018 lineup will be announced closer to the festival. The last edition included sets from Paul Kalkbrenner, Ben Klock, Ellen Allien, Fritz Kalkbrenner and Ilario Alicante.
Home to some of Europe's best loved open-air clubs, Zrće Beach has become one of the continents most popular party destinations.
While Zadar is the closest to Novalja, flights can be hard to find. Split airport is the largest in the south of Croatia, just a few hours further down the coast. There are lots of good local buses – the area is so popular in summer that public transport has become very good. But as an idea, this route is probably one of the best:
TAXI TO TROGIR: Trogir is to the west of the airport – which makes it on the way to Pag – where the town of Split is actually to the east of the airport. A taxi costs about €25-30 for a 4-8 passenger car.
BUS FROM TROGIR TO ZADAR: Search for BusCroatia for exact times, as there are lots of departures but they can be really irregular. You'll pay between €12 and €19m, and the journey takes about 2 hrs 40 mins.
BUS FROM ZADAR TO NOVALJA: This bit's a shorter journey, about 1hr 30 mins at a cost of €10-15. There are not many departures per day, but they are usually well timed with incoming services.
Minimum age of entry is 18.