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.
Festival lineup (2019): Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Carl Cox, DJ Snake, Afrojack, Adam Beyer, The Chainsmokers, Above & Beyond
Over 150,000 people descend on Ultra Europe every summer to experience its all-star lineup and epic light shows that span across park, beach and boat parties.
When & where: 10-12 July 2020, Split
Headliners (2019): Andy C, Chase & Status present RTRN II Jungle, Shy FX, Goldie, Ghetts, MALA
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: 30 July - 4 August 2020, Tisno
Headliners (2020): Rødhåd, Chris Liebing, Amelie Lens, Richie Hawtin
A techno Eden, Sonus has been celebrating techno and house trailblazers, and toasting the latest underground stars for years.
When & where: 16-21 August 2020, Novalja
Headliners (2019): Armand van Helden, Claptone, Honey Dijon, MK, Eats Everything, 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: 6-12 August 2019, Tisno
Fresh Island Festival
Headliners (2019): Tyga, Tory Lanez, B Young, Stefflon Don
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: 4-11 July 2020, 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: 11-15 August 2019, Novalja
Headliners (2019): Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Helena Hauff, Peggy Gou, Hunee
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: 13 August - 18 September 2020, Pula
Headliners (2019): Jamie Jones, Hannah Want, Bicep (DJ set), Richy Ahmed, Eats Everything, Claptone, Charlotte De Witte, Solardo
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: 21-25 June 2020, 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: 30 June – 2 September 2019, Obonjan Island
Spring Break Island
Headliners (2019): Felix Jaehn, Salvatore Ganacci
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: 29 May - 1 June 2020, Novalja
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