Croatian Music Festivals: Our Top 20 Picks for Electronic, Beaches, and Fun in 2023
By / January 25, 2023

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Over the last half-decade, Croatia has turned into one of the hottest festival spots on the planet. The gorgeous Adriatic coastline, scattered with hundreds of islands to explore, means plenty of incredible venues to spend a weekend — or even a full week. Electronic music in all of its various genres reigns supreme on the festival scene here, and Croatia is now a mecca for the rain weary festies of Northern Europe. There’s a festival nearly every weekend during the summer, which means a Croatian adventure is more accessible now more than ever. Check out our full Croatian music festival calendar right here.


Sea Star Festival 2023

May 19-20, 2023

Umag, Croatia

From the people behind the legendary EXIT festival in Serbia, comes their latest Balkan adventure. This festival moves the action to the Croatian seaside for a weekend of electronic music at the incredible Stella Maris laguna in Umag.

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Lighthouse Festival 2023

May 25-29, 2023

Tar, Croatia

When electronic music goes on vacation, it heads straight to Croatia and the unspoiled Istria Peninsula for five nights of underground delights.

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Spring Break Island 2023

May 26-29, 2023

Pag Island, Croatia

The madness of Croatia's Spring Break Island features two long weekends with 5000+ festies heading to Zrce Beach. Boat parties. Night parties. After beach parties. Glow in the dark parties. Are you sensing a theme yet?

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Hideout Festival 2023

June 25-29, 2023

Pag, Croatia

You're going to need a vacation from your vacation after Hideout. With five packed days and nights of pool, boat, and after parties with 100+ DJs and thousands of electronic fans tearing it up under the Croatian sun, Hideout remains one of the standout electronic parties of the summer.

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Hospitality On The Beach 2023

July 4-11, 2023

Tisno, Croatia

'Hospitality On The Beach is located on the beautiful shores of Tisno's Garden Resort. Pack your bags and join us on the picturesque beach and clear blue seas where your favourite drum & bass DJs will be blasting basslines from morning 'til dusk.'

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Love International 2023

July 12-18, 2023

Tisno, Croatia

Secret island parties, sunrise acoustic sessions, beach stages, and late night discos, are just part of this marathon electronic festival. There's also a world class lineup of DJs to dance your way through eight full days of activities and fun in Croatia.

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Ultra Europe 2023

July 7-9, 2023

Split, Croatia

Hosted every year on the idyllic Dalmatian Coast in Croatia, the European edition of the massively popular Ultra Festival has become one of the largest electronic festivals on the continent. The multi-venue event is known for changing up venues around Split, so expect everything from a massive stadium to intimate beach parties.

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Seasplash Festival 2023

July 20-23, 2023

Šibenik, Croatia

After years in Fort Punta Christo in Pula, Seasplash is moving south to the Dalmatian Coast. Now in its 21st year, the new home of bass culture will be Martinska Beach near Šibenik.

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SunceBeat 2023

July 20-27, 2023

Tisno, Croatia

What if you could combine your Croatian beach vacation with a boutique electronic festival? Suncebeat solves this dilemma with a full week of quality underground house, disco, techno, soul, R&B and funk. It all takes place at the legendary Garden of Tisno, a resort that lives for music festivals.

Outlook Festival 2023

July 27-August 1, 2023

Tisno, Croatia

Fans of bass will want to head to Outlook Festival in Croatia which is famous for their bass heavy lineups along with boat parties and beachside performances. After ten years in the fort, the party moves to The Garden at Tisno.

Defected Croatia 2023

August 3-8, 2023

Tisno, Croatia

It's house music heaven when the UK Defected label takes over The Garden at Tisno. Beachside camping, boat parties, special shows, and lots of surprises makes this an ideal island getaway. Need a break from the bumping beats? Explore the lovely Croatian seaside city of Tisno in between sets.

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Barrakud Croatia 2023

August 6-10, 2023

Novalja, Croatia

When your official slogan is simply #ravetheworld, you know that Barrakud is going to be a blast. Taking place mid-August at the fabled Zrce Beach in Croatia, this electronic music festival is packed with festies on holiday from around Europe.

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Momento Demento (Mo:Dem) 2023

August 7-13, 2023

Primišlje, Croatia

Momento Demento is an international collective rooted in Croatia. Striving forward, learning, self-improving and always pushing the boundaries of technical production is what makes Mo:Dem the unforgettable psychedelic experience it is known to be

Flamingo Republic 2023

August 14-17, 2023

Novalja, Croatia

Be there when Zrce Beach becomes Flamingo Republic in 2022! Dive into a completely different world, as it has never existed before at Zrce Beach: totally colorful, totally crazy and the most exuberant, and funniest party atmosphere you have ever experienced!

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Sonus Festival 2023

August 20-24, 2023

Novalja, Croatia

The standout Sonus Festival delivers a heavyweight lineup of international EDM talent to the shores of Pag, one of Croatia's hottest party islands. The five day fest at Zrce Beach is hosted by Cosmopop (Time Warp, Love Family Park) so expect to be dazzled by numerous parties on beaches, boats, and clubs. Underground artists are hand-picked so that fans have a chance to see them in an intimate setting before they take off.

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Dekmantel Selectors 2023

August 24-28, 2023

Tisno, Croatia

This limited capacity festival at The Garden Resort in Tinso only sells 2000 tickets for the five-day event. Each day, some of the world's best DJs spin tunes on the relaxing seaside coastline of the Adriatic Sea, while at night the party takes off to the legendary Barbarella nightclub.

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Summer Peak Festival 2023

August 26-September 2, 2023

Novalja, Croatia

One of the most popular festival with international line up at Zrce Beach. Have the perfect summer holiday at one of Europe’s most famous beaches with an incredible line up under the Croatian sun!

Dimensions Festival 2023

August 31-September 4, 2023

Tisno, Croatia

As the sun sets on summer, underground electronic fans flock to Tisno for the last major music fest of the Croatian summer scene. A spin-off of the hugely popular Outlook Festival, diehards can stack these two festival weekends together for one mega-run of electronic goodness.

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Fresh Island Festival 2023


Pag Island, Croatia

Croatia may be internationally known for its EDM festivals, but the largest hip-hop festival in Europe is also held on the sunny shores of the Adriatic seas. Fresh Island, which takes place on the party island of Pag, hosts three day days of hip-hop and R&B in one of the most beautiful places in the country.

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We are Music Festival Wizard -- a loose coalition of writers, photographers, artists, and musicians roadtripping around the world in search of the "perfect" music festival.