Croatia has always been known for its music and culture. From the Roman Empire to the medieval times, to the Croatian Sabor, the country has always been well known for its music and the people who love it. What Croatia has never been known for, however, is its summer music festivals.
We’re back for another summer of frolicking. It’s been a few years since we last went to the Croatian Summer Festival, but we were always impressed with the quality of the sights and the weather, and it was a great time to catch up with friends. It’s the second year that we’ve been to this festival, and we’re looking forward to seeing and hearing some great bands. In the past, we’ve seen the likes of The Temper Trap, Fitz and the Tantrums, and The Flaming Lips. This year, we’ve already seen and heard a few bands that have been added to the lineup, including Cold War Kids and The Lumineers, but there are plenty of other bands on the lineup this year as. Read more about hidden festival | 2023 and let us know what you think.
The season of Croatian Summer Festivals 2017 is about to begin
The 2017 summer music festival season is set to start and we have put together a comprehensive guide to help you plan ahead for what is set to be another top season of sun, sea, fun and music, confirming Croatia as Europe’s number one music festival destination.
Umag Sea Star Festival, May 26–27, 2017 The Prodigy, Paul Kalkbrenner, Modestep, Pendulum, Elemental, Bad Copy, Brkovi, and more are on the bill… Visit http://www.seastarfestival.com for more information. Seastar Festival may be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/seastarfestival/.
Big Beach Spring Break Croatia 2017 – Zrce Beach, Pag, May 25 – 27 DJ KATCH, Tony Junior, and Sick Individuals are on the bill. Papaya’s website is www.papaya.com.hr. Papaya.club.zrce is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/papaya.club.zrce
June – September 2017, Slurp! Festival, Fort Punta Christo, Pula Slurp Festival’s website is www.slurpfestival.com. Slurp.festival on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Slurp.festival
Papaya Club, Zrce Beach, Pag 1 – 5 June 2017 – Summer Opening TBA for the lineup. Papaya.com.hr (http://www.papaya.com.hr) (http://www.papaya.com.hr Papaya.club.zrce is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/papaya.club.zrce
Spring Break Island – Zrce beach, Pag 2 – 5 & 15 – 18 June 2017 Lineup: Tujamo, Plastik Funk, Klingande, Like Mike, Sigma, Dimitri Vegas… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/springbreak.island/ Web: https://springbreak-island.com
INmusic Festival – Jarun, Zagreb 19 – 21 June 2017 Lineup: Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Alt-J, Kasabian, Michael Kiwanuka, Flogging Molly, Darko Rundek, Slaves, Repetitor, Danko Jones, Orchestra Baobab, Booka Shade, The Strange… Web: www.inmusicfestival.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INmusic.festival
Rovinj 20 – 26 June 2017 – Summer Sensual Days Summer Sensual is located at www.summersensual.com. https://www.facebook.com/seasunsexy
Stereotip, 21 June, Lauba Gallery, Zagreb DJ Solomun, DJ Dixon, and DJ Felver are on the bill. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stereotip.stereotip/; Twitter: https://twitter.com/stereotip.stereotip/; Instagram: https://instagram
R/verse Festival pres. by MoDem & Illectricity – Mrežnica river, Slunj 23 – 25 June 2017 Lineup: DJ Seinfeld (Lobster Fury / ESP) // Herzel – live (Hivern Discs / MK) Arboretum Kolektiv, Borut Cvajner, Brogy, Dots, El Commando, Funk Guru, itch, Ivna Ji & Samo Tako – live, Koolade – live, DJ Labud, lilacube, Lovro Klop – live, phillipe, Pytzek, Sladoled, Val Vashar, Viatori… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/372048973158985/
Hideout Festival – Papaya Club, Zrce Beach, Pag, June 26–30, 2017 Major Lazer Soundsystem, Marco Carola, Stormzy, Diplo, Jamie Jones, MK, The Martinez Brothers, Hannah Wantswiley, Hot Since 82, Eats Everything, DJ Koze Dusky, Kurupt FM, Patrick Topping, Skream Elrow, DJ Koze Dusky, Kurupt FM, Patrick Topping, Skream Elrow, MK, The Martinez Brothers, Hannah Wantswiley, Hot Since 82, Eats Everything, DJ Koze Dusky, Kurupt Rowlympic Games on the web: www.hideoutfestival.com Hideout Festival’s Facebook page is at facebook.com/hideoutfestival.
The Croatian Summer Salsa Festival will take place in Rovinj from June 26 to July 3, 2017. crosalsafestival.com is the website for the Crosalsa Festival. Crosalsa Festival on Facebook: facebook.com/crosalsafestival
Tisno The dates are June 28th through July 5th, 2017. Baxel Boman, BEN UFO, Black Madonna, Craig Richards, Gerd Janson, Heidi, Job Jobse, Midland, Prosumer, Studio Barnhus, Tony Humphries, Andy Hart, Apiento, ATA, Balearic Mike, Beautiful Swimmers, Begin, Bill Brewster, Call Super, Christophe, Dan Beaumont, Dave Harvey, DJ Nature are among the artists on the bill. Love International Festival’s website is www.loveinternationalfestival.com. Love International Festival may be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LoveInternationalFestival/.
Electric Elephant – Obonjan, 6–9 July 2017 in Ibenik Joe Goddard, Gerd Janson, Daniel Avery, Greg Wilson, Norman Jay (MBE), Horse Meat Disco, Fort Romeau, Justin Robertson, PBR Streetgang, Sean Johnston, Low Life, Bill Brewster, Disco Deviance, Pete Herbert, Dicky Trisco, Ray Mang, Unabombers, People Get Real, Grainger, Kool Cap, Pete Herbert, Dicky Trisco, Ray Mang, Pete Herbert, Dicky Trisco, Ray Mang www.electricelephant.co.uk is the company’s website. Electric Elephant may be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/electricelephant
8 – 11 July 2017 – Labyrinth Open Croatia – Omi Pan-Pot, Rdhd, Stephan Bodzin (Live), Dubfire, Lee Foss, Guti (Live), Fur Coat, and Andrea Oliva are among the artists on the bill… Visit http://www.labyrinthopen.com/line-up for more information. http://www.facebook.com/events/915741905230146
Pag 9 – 10 July 2017 – Fantasy Festival – Papaya Club, Zrce Beach Mike Candys, Kris Kross, Mike Candys, Mike Candys, Mike Candys, Mike Candys, Mike Candys, Mike Candy Papaya.com.hr/festivals/55-fantasy-festival-2017 http://www.facebook.com/events/1295978463767274
Fresh Island – Zrce beach, Pag 11 – 13 July 2017 Lineup: Rae Sremmurd, Sean Paul, Young Thug, French Montana, Giggs, Krept and Konan, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Mike Skinner & Murkage Present Tonga, Lady Leshurr, Tim Westwood… Web: www.fresh-island.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FreshIslandFestival
Ultra Europe – Poljud Stadium, Split, Croatia, July 14–16, 2017 Adam Beyer, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Axwell Ingrosso, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Hardwell, Joseph Capriati, Marco Carola, Martin Garrix, Nic Fanciulli b2b Eats Everything, Nicole Noudaber, Sasha John Digweed, Seth Troller b2b The Martinez Brothers, DJ Snake, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Tiesto, Tiesto, Tiesto, www.ultraeurope.com is the website for Ultra Europe. UltraEurope may be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UltraEurope.
Area 4 Festival, Papaya Club, Zrce Beach, Pag, July 17–21, 2017 Alison Wonderland + Sikdope, The Jillionaire + NIGHTMARE, Yellow Claw + Stoltenhoff, WE ARE GTA + Borgore, Alison Wonderland + Sikdope, Alison Wonderland + Sikdope, Alison Wonderland + Sikdope, Alison Wonderland + Sikdope, Alison Wonderl http://www.facebook.com/groups/papaya.club.zrce/events/
Armada Croatia Festival 2017 – Papaya Club, Zrce beach, Pag 18 – 21 July 2017 Lineup: Orjan Nilsen, Mark Sixma, MaRLo, David Gravell, W&W, Maurice West, TWIIG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/303613043335989/ Web: https://papaya.com.hr/festivals/49-armada-croatia-festival-2017
Tisno 19 – 26 July 2017 SuncéBeat Kerri Chandler, David Rodigan, Dennis Ferrer, Louie Vega, David Morales, DJ Spen, Karizma, Danny Krivit, Doc Martin, Delano Smith, Marcellus Pittman, Detroit Swindle, Spinna, Josh Milan, Black Motion, Jeremy Underground, Shimza, Sandy Rivera, Terrence Parker, Sam Divine, DJ Spen, Karizma, Danny Krivit, Doc Martin, Delano Smith, Marcellus Pittman, Detroit Swind www.suncebeat.com is a website dedicated to the music of Sunce Beat. SUNceBeat may be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SUNceBeat/.
Pula, 20-23 July 2017 – Seasplash Festival TBA for the lineup. www.seasplash-festival.com/hr (http://www.seasplash-festival.com/hr) (http://www.se seasplash.festival on Facebook: facebook.com/seasplash.festival
Forrestland – Brezje, Međimurje 21 – 22. July 2017 Lineup: Mahmut Orhan, Mark Otten, Matroda, Radiology… Web: http://forestland.hr Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForestlandFestival/
Voi’Sa Festival – Supetar, Brač 21 – 23 July 2017 Lineup: Urban & 4, Elemental, AM:PM, Eddy Ramich, Ante Demos, Bocca Sofistifunk, D-Gree, Feta, Fiddly Digits, Funkytrain, Hrwoe, Ivan Dudda, Ivan Škvorc, Kid Va… Web: http://www.voisafestival.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VoiSaFestival/
Zrce, Pag 22 – 28 July 2017 – Loveweek Festival Alle Farben, Bakermat, Claptone, Dennis Cruz, Felix Krocher, and more are on the bill. B, Klangkarussel, Marika Rossa, Mat.Joe, Matthias Tanzmann, Moonbootica, Nico Pusch, Ostblockschlampen, Sam Feldt, Stefan Biniak… Format: B, Klangkarussel, Marika Rossa, Mat.Joe, Matthias Tanzmann, Moonbootica, Nico Pusch, Ostblockschlampen, Sam Feldt, Stefan Biniak… Love Week Festival’s website is www.loveweekfestival.com. Love Week Festival Europe may be found on Facebook at facebook.com/loveweekfestivaleurope.
Momento Demento – Primislje 24 – 30 July 2017 Lineup: TBA Web: modemfestival.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/momento.demento.psytrance?ref=ts&fref=ts
Soundwave – Tisno, July 27–31, 2017 The Pharcyde, Roy Ayers, Gogo Penguin, Roni Size, Gilles Peterson, Laura Mvula, Horse Meat Disco, Egyptian Lover, Youssef Kamaal, Josey Rebelle, MNDSGN, Sadar Bahar, Moses Boyd: Solo X, Alexander Nut, Mr Thing, Mall Grab, Medlar, Chaos in the CBD, The Pharcyde, Roy Ayers, Gogo Penguin, Roni Size, Gilles Peter Soundwave Croatia’s website is soundwavecroatia.com. Soundwave Croatia’s Facebook page is at facebook.com/soundwavecroatia.
Sonus Festival is a music festival that takes place every year (image: Facebook)
31 July – 4 August 2017 – Black Sheep Festival – Zrce Beach, Pag DANNIC, KURA, Florian Picasso, Tigerlily, Bassjackers, YVES V, JAUZ, Alok, Valentino Khan, QUINTINO, Jay Hardway, DJ Juicy M, Martin Solveig, DVBBS, NERVO, Nicky Romero, KSHMR, Carnage, Fedde Le Grand, Steve Angello, DANNIC, KURA, Florian Picasso, Tigerlily, Bassjackers, YVES V, http://www.facebook.com/events/235993450135744
3 – 6 August 2017 – Ferragosto Jam – Lake Orahovica Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FerragostoJAM/ Lineup: TBA
Membrain Festival – Bay of Minerska, Šibenik 10 – 13 August 2017 Lineup: Hydro, T&Sugah, Filip Motovunski, Sepia, Toast MC, Rafael Aragon Web: http://www.membrainfestival.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/membrainfestival
Defected The Garden Resort, Tisno, Croatia, 10–15 August 2017 MK, Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Kenny Dope, Eats Everything, Dennis Ferrer, Roger Sanchez, Derrick Carter, Todd Terry, Claptone, Soul Clap, Julio Bashmore, Claptone, Soul Clap, Claptone, Soul Clap, Claptone, Soul Clap, Claptone, Soul Clap, Claptone, Soul Clap, Claptone, Soul Clap, Claptone, Soul Clap, Claptone, Soul Cla Defected Records may be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DefectedRecords. Visit http://defected.com/croatia/ for more information.
Barrakud Festival – Zrce beach, Pag 14 – 18 August 2017 Lineup: FRITZ KALKBRENNER, Ben Klock + Ellen Allien & more, Paul Kalkbrenner (live), Ilario Alicante, Marco Faraone & more Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/papaya.club.zrce/events/ Web: www.barrakud.com
20 – 24 August 2017, Sonus – Papaya Club, Zrce Beach, Pag Adam Beyer, Adriatique, Andrea Ljeka, Andrologic, Apollonia, Archie Hamilton, Binh, Chris Liebing, Dan Andrei, Dejan Milievi, Dorian Paic, Fabio Florido, Felver, Hito, Homeboy, Jackmaster, Jamie Jones, Janina, Jesse Calosso… sonus-festival.com is a website dedicated to the Sonus Festival. https://www.facebook.com/sonusfestival
The Garden, Tisno, 24 – 28 August 2017 – Dekmantel Selectors 751, Antal, DJ Arif, Ben UFO, DJ Okapi, Gatto Fritto, DJ Stingray, Joy Orbison, Brian not Brian, DJ Nobu, DJ Nobu, DJ Nobu, DJ Nobu, DJ Nobu, DJ Nobu, DJ Nobu, DJ Nobu, DJ Nobu, DJ Nobu, DJ Nobu, DJ Nobu, DJ Nobu, DJ Nobu, DJ http://www.dekmantelselectors.com/ http://www.facebook.com/events/646404955529249
MTV SummerBlast– Poreč 25 – 26 August 2017 Lineup: Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff, Mike Perry, Jonas Blue, Far East Movement, Galantis, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Oliver Heldens, Duke Dumont, R3WIRE&Varski, Bebe Rexha, Tinie Tempah Web: http://www.mtvsummerblast.com/
Obonjan 26 – 28 August 2017 – Late Night Tales Late-Night Tales (https://obonjan-island.com/late-night-tales/)
Gilles Peterson & Worldwide FM – Obonjan 29 August – 1 September 2017 Web: https://obonjan-island.com/gilles-peterson/
Fort Punta Christo, Pula, 30 August – 3 September 2017 Dimensions Festival Grace Jones, Moderat, Moses Boyd: Solo X, Yussef Kamaal, Jeff Mills, Theo Parrish, Marcel Dettman, Floating Points, Cymande, Nina Kraviz, Shuggie Otis, Daphni, DaM.FunK, Danny Krivit, Ata Kak, Aux 88, Goldie, Helena Hauff, Gilles Peterson, Beno UFO, Floating Points, dimensionsfestival.com is the website for the festival. DimensionsFestival.com on Facebook: DimensionsFestival.com on Facebook: DimensionsFestival.com on Facebook: DimensionsFestival.com
Outlook Festival – Fort Punta Christo, Pula 6 – 10 September 2017 Lineup: Dizzee Rascal, DJ Shadow, The Outlook Orchestra, Ghostface Killah, Chronic & Zinc Fence Redemption Band, Giggs, Wiley, David Rodigan, Goldie, Shy FX, Pharoahe Monch, Horace Andy, Roots Manuva, Loyle Carner, Nines, Bugzy Malone, Foreign Beggars… Web: http://www.outlookfestival.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/outlookfestival
The Croatian Summer Music Festival in Rovinj, Croatia is an annual summer music festival that runs from June to September. Each year, the festival has a different theme and typically features a range of musical styles, from international music stars such as the Foo Fighters and AC/DC to Croatia’s very own homegrown bands. The festival is located on the gorgeous Adriatic coast in the Riviera town of Rovinj and has become one of Croatia’s most popular summer music events. The 2017 festival will be held on Friday, September 29th and Saturday, September 30th.. Read more about inmusic festival 2023 lineup and let us know what you think.