Croatia's Zrce Beach has rapidly become one of the summer party capitals of Europe, drawing in music fans from across the world to its crystal clear Adriatic waters.
Divided across its four impressive clubs, Papaya, Noa, Kalypso and Aquarius, Zrce Beach sees a multitude of musical offerings catering to all party heads - from house, to hardstyle, and trance to techno. We give you the ultimate insight into the best festivals to check out, including Hideout, Sonus, Fresh Island, and Barakud.
One of the most notorious festivals on Zrce Beach and the summer circuit is Hideout, a five day sun-drenched getaway of dance music from all corners of the spectrum.
Thousands of party-ready revellers flock each year to let loose and absorb the infectiously raucous energy that the festival never fails to create. Across the poolside clubs and on the Adriatic waters, expect to see each of the impressive lineup provide a musical masterclass.
When: 21-25 June 2020
Sonus is a haven for house and techno lovers, locking in some the scene's biggest names across Zrce Beach's iconic clubs and boat parties for a five day affair.
Going into its six edition, Sonus is a fairly new feat, however, it has quickly established itself as one of Europe's most renowned dance music festivals.
When: 16-20 August 2020
Providing an alternative to a highly populated summer circuit of dance music festivals, since its birth in 2012, Fresh Island has become one of the biggest and best-loved festivals of its kind anywhere on the planet.
A week watching some of the hottest names in hip hop/R&B and Afrobeats on the beautiful beaches of Zrce beach is a week well spent.
When: 4-9 July 2020
If straight-up ruthless techno, and bouncy tech house is your thing then Barrakud is solid choice. Pairing that with warm sun and stunning beaches seems like a real juxtaposition, however, raving to your favourite DJs all night long in an incredible setting is a no brainer.
When: 10-14 August 2020
Spinnin' Sessions Festival
One of EDM's most successful and notorious labels brings you a brand new festival, Spinnin' Sessions, landing in the luscious grounds of Zrce Beach for a three day party. Expect this to be the beginning of a longstanding and much-loved addition to the Croatian party capital.
When: 11-13 August 2020
Awake Croatia Festival
Bringing in the most iconic names in trance and progressive house is another new addition to Zrce Beach, Awake Croatia Festival, a five-day retreat of sun, sea, euphoric tunes, and a side of debauchery.
The expertly curated lineup spread across beach parties and club nights will keep you going into the early hours.
When: 12-16 July 2020
Papaya Spring Break
Festival lineup (2020): Fabien Farell, 2elements, Nic Johnston
Kicking off Zrce Beach's summer long season of incredible beach-side sessions is Papaya Spring Break, an electronic, house, and EDM festival.
With an extensive lineup of the scene's biggest names and rising stars who will captain Zrce Beach's iconic clubs, the festival's loose atmosphere will never fail to drop.
When: 21-23 May 2020