With perfect beaches, crystal blue waters, and pristine nature, Croatia is already a vision of a sailing holiday destination. With boat parties, ideal weather, and beach bars, Croatia seems to be set up for the music festivals scene, which is why more and more events are making their way to its Adriatic shores. Now that 2022 is in full swing you won’t want to miss these events. Together with this list of the top music festivals, you won’t have trouble finding one that appeals to you. However, you might find it challenging to choose which one to attend first.
Dates: 28 July-02 August 2022
Headliners: Ghetts, Skream
Located in Tisno, Croatia, this festival is projected to be one of Croatia’s top summer parties. It will be set up with artistic architecture, and quality electronic music to keep people dancing. In fact, Outlook has been voted Europe’s top sound system culture festival by BBC, London’s’s Drum and Bass Arena Awards. If you dig music genres such as techno, house, grime, reggae, and dubstep, Outlook is your place.
Dates: 03-07 July 2022
Headliners: Andy C., CamelPhat, Darius Syrossian, Eats Everything, Flava D, India Jordan, Jamie Jones, Maya Jane Coles, SHERELLE
The Hideout Festival will be thriving on Pag Island. Considered the Ibiza of Croatia, this town knows how to throw a party. A hub for everything electronica, visitors here can find dubstep, rave, and techno tunes. And, what makes this festival extra memorable is that it’s known for throwing raging boat parties featuring DJ sets well into the night.
Dates: 21-25 August 2022
Headliners: Richie Hawtin, Chris Liebing, Black Coffee, Carl Cox, Monika Kruse, ANNA, Dixon, Sven Väth, Amelie Lens, Jamie Jones
Also located on Pag Island, the Sonus Festival takes place right on Zrce Beach and is Croatia’s number one techno festival. As the island has some of the top dance clubs globally, they have attracted some of the hottest international DJs to date.
Dates: 08-11 July 2022
Headliners: Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Amelia Lens, Nina Kraviz, Marshmello, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Alesso, Timmy Trumpet, Dj Snake, Above & Beyond, Nicky Romero
Located in Split, Ultra is famous around the world for being the top EDM and techno music festival. The opening party will start at the Giraffe Palm Beach House, and the main concert will take place at Poljud Stadium. With many of the leading names in electronic music, intense visuals, and an abundance of mini parties, Ultra is much more than just a music festival. One of the top parties taking place during the festival is located on Brac Island on Zlatni Beach. Moreover, the Ultra Yacht Regatta Party is calling itself the festival’s unique party.
Dates: 01-05 September 2022
Headliners: ADAB, Adam Pits, Alec Falconer, Anatolian Weapons, Anthea, Azu Tiwaline
Kicking off in Tisno, Dimensions set itself apart from other music festivals with its quality and variety of parties. It sets up plenty of laid-back chill sessions on the beaches during the day and provides even more chances to rave at underground parties at night. If you want a truly unique rave experience, try joining in on one of their floating clubs atop the Adriatic Sea. With its 2000, year-old amphitheater, Dimensions has some of the best sound production of the festivals.