Over the last half-decade, Croatia has turned into one of the hottest festival spots on the planet. The gorgeous Adriatic and Dalmatian 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 Europe. There’s a festival nearly every weekend during the summer, which means a Croatian adventure is accessible now more than ever. Check out our full Croatian music festival calendar right here.
Sea Star Festival 2020
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.
Spring Break Island 2020
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?
Photo Credit: Aleksandar Domitrica
INmusic Festival 2020
Perhaps the only music festival in the world that runs from Monday to Wednesday, Croatia's largest open-air fest straddles two national holidays. It may not be on the beach, but INmusic boasts a sweet lakeside venue with camping on Youth Island in Zagreb. The international lineup always features huge acts (some of them playing Croatia for the first time) like Florence+the Machine, Arctic Monkeys, Pixies, Arcade Fire, New Order, and Billy Idol.
Photo Credit: Julien Duval
Hideout Festival 2020
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 of DJs and thousands of electronic fans tearing it up under the Croatian sun, Hideout remains one of the standout electronic parties of the summer.
Photo Credit: Hideout Festival
Love International 2020
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.
Photo Credit: Khris Cowley
Hard Island 2020
Zrće Beach, Croatia
In 2020, Hard Island moves to Obonjan Island private resort. With beautiful glamping accommodation, breathtaking views of the Adriatic sea in every direction, private beaches, wellness facilities, a seawater swimming pool, an outdoor sports area, and even an amphitheater - Obonjan Island is a place you will never forget.
Photo Credit: Rossu Media
Ultra Europe 2020
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.
Fresh Island Festival 2020
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.
Photo Credit: Fresh Island
Seasplash Festival 2020
July 16-19, 2020
After years in Fort Punta Christo in Pula, Seasplash is moving south to the Dalmatian Coast. Now in its 17th year, the new home of bass culture will be Martinska Beach near Šibenik.
Photo Credit: Daniel Kiršić
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.
Defected Croatia 2020
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.
Barrakud Croatia 2020
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.
Photo Credit: Marco Faraone
Sonus Festival 2020
Pag Island, Croatia
The standout Sonus Festival delivers a heavyweight lineup of international EDM talent to the shores of Pag, one of the 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.
Dekmantel Selectors 2020
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.
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.