Croatia is well known for its beautiful coastline and the islands which lie off it, attracting thousands of visitors every summer to explore this little country. However it is also fast developing a reputation for festivals during the summer months. The leading festivals are particularly of interest to those who enjoy rave music or new bands.
It is fitting that a relatively newly independent country such as Croatia should emphasise new music. Those interested in the newest bands should go to the Terraneo Festival, which takes place in the town of ibenik. This medieval town is on the beautiful Adriatic coastline. The festival takes place in the town’s most well known landmark, the plaza of the four fountains. It is a lovely backdrop to a showcase of the new. This five day festival takes place at the beginning of August.
Fort Punta Cristo is a nineteenth century fortress which provides a unique backdrop to not just one but three of the leading Croatian festivals taking place in August and September. The first to take place is the three day Slurp! Festival. The electronic music scene is the inspiration behind the Slurp! Festival which styles itself as a mega rave. The DJ’s are both local and international and play music designed to make you rave and party the night through.
If you love to dance then the Fort Punta Cristo is also the setting for the Outlook festival taking place at the end of August/beginning of September. This four day festival focuses on underground music.
For those looking to continue the party theme, after a short break to recuperate, the three day Dimensions festival follows on from the Outlook festival at the Fort Punta Cristo. It focuses once again on electronic music but still aims to provide a party atmosphere encouraging festival attendees to dance the night away.
The stop making sense festival also aims to provide a summer party atmosphere. It is held in Tisno, a small village on the Dalmatian coast at the beginning of August. The festival maximises its location by including beach stages and boat parties as part of its attractions. In addition there is some great music to encourage festival attendees to party.
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Croatia is easy to get to. In the summer there are plenty of flights to several Croatian cities from both scheduled and budget airlines. Alternatively you can come by road, rail or sea. A festival can either be the catalyst to visit a country or provide the “icing on the cake” for a holiday or short break. Whichever is the case, both Croatia and its festivals are well worth visiting, especially if you are interested in new or electronic music.