The Best Music Festivals in Croatia

Profile picture of
Vicky Philpott

View Profile All Posts
Written by: Vicky Philpott

Festivals in Croatia are famous for their guaranteed hot weather, beach raves and boat parties. Most of the festivals are electro, techno, minimal or a mixture of the three, but if that’s not what floats your boat there are a few mainstream music ones too. Just take a look at our big list of Croatian festivals before you make your choice…

May festivals

Love System Festival

Where: Petrcane

Sleep: Camping, or in your own apartment

For fans of: Shonky, Bicep, Ralph Lawson

Go if: You want a festival set in a Croatian paradise, filled with love and warmth.

Love System Festival in Croatia

June festivals

Echo Festival

Where: Kenegra, Istria

Sleep: Apartments

For fans of: Magda, Davide Squillace, Petre Inspirescu

Go if: You like your festivals intimate and electronic

INmusic Festival

Where: Zagreb

Sleep: Camping

For fans of: Arctic Monkeys, Basement Jaxx, Bloc Party

Go if: You want to go to a festival in Croatia, but you prefer more mainstream music than all the electronica festivals the country is famous for.

INMusic Festival in Croatia

July festivals

Hideout Festival

Where: Zcre Beach, Pag

Sleep: Nearby apartments

For fans of: Four Tet, Chase & Status, Seth Troxler

Go if: You look cool, dress cool and like cool music. No chavs allowed.

The Garden Festival

Where: The Garden Tisno, Croatia

Sleep: In your own bed, in Tisno Town

For fans of: Auntie Flo, Crazy P, Adam Regan

Go if: You want to party on a large outdoor terrace with a beachfront cocktail bar

Electric Elephant Festival

Fresh Island Festival

Where: Novalja, Pag

Sleep: Apartments

For fans of: Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky + more

Go if: You want to sing “Snoop dawggggy dawwwwwwg” at the top of your voice in the sunshine.

Electric Elephant

Where: The Garden Tisno, Croatia

Sleep: In your own bed, in Tisno Town

For fans of: Carl Craig, Frankie Knuckles, Mr Scruff: Keep it Unreal

Go if: You want sun, sea, music, boat parties and outdoor clubs on the Adriatic Coast

Electric Elephant Festival

Ultra Europe

Where: Split & Hvar

Sleep: Apartments

For fans of: Armin Van Buuren, Avicii

Go if: You want the excitement of different locations for your festivals, and you want to see beautiful Hvar.

Soundwave

Sleep: Onsite apartments

Where: Petrcane, Croatia

For fans of: DJ Shadow, DJ Yoda, Bonobo

Go if: You want hip hop, soul, reggae and experimentalism in a beautiful Dalmatian fishing village.

Suncebeat

Where: Garden Tisno

Sleep: On site apartments

For fans of: Gilles Peterson, Moodymann, Mark Farina

Go if: You want to party with likeminded musical souls in a secluded bay with a shimmering sandy beach.

Hideout Festival in Croatia

August festivals

Stop Making Sense Festival

Where: Tisno Garden

Sleep: Nearby apartments

For fans of: Steve Bug, John Talabot, Dixon

Go if: You follow Vice Magazine “SMS is a smorgasbord of all that’s currently good and exciting in electronic music”.

Outlook Festival

Where: Pula

Sleep: Camping or nearby apartments

For fans of: Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica, Amdy C

Go if: You want to be part of “Europe’s largest bass music and sound system culture festival” and hang out in an old Croatian fort for a week.

Outlook Festival in Croatia

September festivals

Unknown Festival

Where: Rovinj

Sleep: Nearby apartments

For fans of: Disclosure, Jessie Ware, Totally Enormous Dinosaurs

Go if: You like Hideout Festival, The Warehouse Project or Field Day, or all of the above. It’s a new festival but promises a hedonistic and immersive paradise creating a magical festival experience.

Dimensions Festival

Where: Pula

Sleep: Apartments

For fans of: Model 500, Daphni, Tony Allen

Go if: You prefer a smaller version of Outlook festival, but in the same stunning venue.

 

Check out top Croatia travel experiences

Search

Kings Landing 2 Week Croatian Tour

from £795

15 days

Croatia

This package is your chance to see the best of beautiful Croatia - and follow in the footsteps of Games...

Sail Split to Dubrovnik

from £192

8 days

Croatia

Soak up Split’s Mediterranean vibes at a waterfront bar, visit the long pebbly beaches and palm fringed port of Makarska.

Croatian Adventure

from £139

2 days

Croatia

The intertwining waterfalls are prettier than Da Vinci’s frescos, the bright-green trees are grander than the Notre Dame, and the...

Ultra Festival Hostel Package

from £569

5 - 5 days

Croatia

Every night you party your socks off until sunrise and stare into an explosive fireworks display. Set up in a...

Bottlenose Dolphin Conservation

from £960

11 - 25 days

Croatia

Play an important role in marine conservation by researching and observing bottlenose dolphins on the stunning northeast coast of the...

Search

Croatia Sailing Adventure – Dubrovnik to Split

from £780

Experience the old-world charm of Croatia on a sailing odyssey from Dubrovnik to Split. Spend days cruising around impressive coastlines,...

Croatia and the Balkans

from £1487

The Balkans are just getting noticed as a great European travel destination - we can’t believe it took so long!...

Balkan Adventure

from £1270

Welcome to the Balkans - where East meets West and new merges almost seamlessly with old. Over the centuries people...

Slovenia & Croatia Real Food Adventure

from £2035

If it’s a gourmet feast you want, a gourmet feast you shall get! This food-inspired escapade through Bled, Piran, Motovun,...

Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro Sailing

from £1274

Stretch out your vacation days lounging on a yacht deck with this sailing trip that covers the Dalmatian coast from...

Cruising Croatia’s Central Coast

from £1570

There’s a special place in central Dalmatia that’s home to beautifully preserved medieval towns and little coves with some of...

Croatia Active Adventure

Dotted with unspoiled islands, secluded beaches, and miles of coastal paths, the Dalmatian Coast remains one of Eastern Europe’s most...

Italy to Croatia Highlights

Spend an unforgettable 14 days among some of the most beautiful cities and landscapes anywhere. Begin in Italy with loads...

Explore Croatia

from £824

Visit Croatia. Travel from Dubrovnik to Split along the Dalmatian coast. Idyllic beaches, ancient ruins and some serious old-world charm...

Adriatic Adventure–Dubrovnik to Athens

from £722

You could see Europe the same as everyone else, or you could live it like you mean it. With magnificent...

Find more Croatia travel inspiration

Search
[contact-form-7 id="4" title="Contact form 1"]