Croatia has earned a reputation over the last few years for being a serious music festival destination thanks to its stunning scenery, weather and lineups.
Once again this summer there will be a host of festivals for music lovers of all genres. Below is a list of some of the best.
Date: 3rd-7th July 2022
Location: Zrce, Pag Island, Croatia
After two years away due to the pandemic, July 3rd to 7th 2022 will see Hideout Festival pull out all the stops to serve up a long-awaited 10th edition of the festival like no other. 12 years after kick-starting the clubbing revolution that has since unfolded on the gorgeous beaches of Croatia, Hideout continues to lead from the front with five fantastic stages of diverse music.
Lineup: Camelphat, Mike Skinner, Sonny Fodera, Andy C, Jamie Jones, Jayda G, Eats Everything, Skream, Sam Divine, HAAi, Horse Meat Disco, Sherelle, Shy FX, TSHA, Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Paul Woolford & more.
Date: 20th-23rd June 2022
Location: Jarun, Zagreb, Croatia
The long-awaited 15th edition of the INmusic Festival in Croatia will take place from 20-23 June in the capital Zagreb. The quality and attractiveness of INmusic has been recognised by numerous international audiences, so a record number of festival tourists is expected for the 15th edition.
Lineup: The Killers, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Deftones, Kasabian, Royal Blood, IDLES, White Lies, Fontaines DC, Rival Sons, The Comet & more.
Date: 8th-10th July 2022
Location: Park Mladeži, Split, Croatia
A star-studded line-up will greet music fans in Split, Croatia when Ultra Europe returns this summer after a two-year break. The 8th edition of Ultra Europe will take place at Park Mladeži in Split from July 8 –10. There will also be the traditional after party events on the islands of Hvar and Vis, as well as a regatta on the island of Brač.
Lineup: Alesso, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens, Tiësto, Timmy Trumpet and Vini Vici, DJSnake, NickyRomero, Marshmello, Above & Beyond, Marco Carola, Steve Aoki, ANNA and Amelie Lens and more.
Date: 21st – 25th August
Location: Zrce Beach, Croatia
The clock is ticking for the much anticipated return of Croatia’s revered underground Sonus Festival. An all-star electronic music show that includes more than 40 international headliners, set to take place across three celebrated open air clubs on Zrce Beach.
Lineup: Adriatique, Âme, Amelie Lens, Andrea Oliva, Ben Klock, FISHER, Hot Since 82, Jamie Jones, Michael Bibi, Patrick Topping, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, Stephan Bodzin live, Sven Väth & more
Dates: 1st – 5th September
Location: Tisno, Croatia
Taking place between 1—5 September 2022, the second edition of Dimensions Festival will happen at the idyllic Garden Resort in Tisno. Off the back of a spellbinding event in 2021, the festival returns with a list of festival friends, back to back exclusives, label parties, UKG celebrations, Detroit specials, debut sets and much more.
The countdown is on to what promises to be a historic 10th celebration.
Lineup: DVS1, Adam Pits, Blawan, Binh, Bradley Zero, Djrum, Dr Banana, Eris Drew b2b Octa Octa, Helena Hauff b3b DJ Stingray 313, ISAbella, Jossy Mitsu, Karenn (live) and more
Sea Star Festival
Dates: 27th – 28th May
Location: Umag, Croatia
Sea Star festival will take place at Stella Maris lagoon in Umag on May 27 and 28 with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea announced to headline.
Lineup: Iggy Azalea, Amelie Lens, Dubioza kolektiv, Senidah, Buč Kesidi, Meduza, Topic, Umek, Vojko V, z++, Insolate, Brina Knauss, Kuku$, Buntai, Marcel, Andrea Ljekaj, Bronski, DJ Gumja and Rasheed.and more
Solardo Presents Higher Dubrovnik
Date: 23rd – 27th September
Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
After two years of unforgettable sell out shows in Dubrovnik, mighty Manchester duo Solardo aim for a hat trick in 2022. In conjunction with Pollen Presents, Solardo announce their largest festival to date from September 23-27th: The pair curate their biggest ever line up with international tastemakers, showcasing some of the world’s top house and techno talent, a testament to the Manchester duo’s musical depth. The first wave of names include Marco Carola, FJAAK, Nicole Moudaber, Mall Grab, Maya Jane Coles, Vintage Culture, Nic Fanciulli, Lee Foss and many more. After multiple sell out shows at WHP, Circus Liverpool & London, Higher is now set to grow into a multi venue event across this historic city
Lineup: Solardo, Marco Carola, Mall Grab, FJAAK, Nicole Moudaber, Maya Jane Coles, Vintage Culture, Nic Fanciulli, Lee Foss + more
Date: 21st – 28th July
Location: Tisno, Croatia
SunceBeat returns for its 13th season this summer in Tisno, the beautiful location’s longest-running festival. SunceBeat offers blissed-out beats by day and as the sun sets it shifts into a pulsating festival, with boat parties, beach-side action and the incredible open-air club, Barbarella’s.
Lineup: The Blessed Madonna, Kerri Chandler, Kenny Dope, Dave Lee ZR, Dam Swindle, Miguel Migs, Mark Farina, Horse Meat Disco, Natasha Diggs, Mike Dunn, John Morales, DJ Spen, DJ Spinna, Sadar Bahar, Terry Hunter, Children Of Zeus (live), Lukas Setto (Live), Djeff, Dan Shake, Ash Lauryn, Hyenah, Marina Trench, Lakuti, Elkka, Rich Medina, Boo Williams, Mafalda, CinCity and more.
Fresh Island Festival
Date: 25th- 29th June
Location: Pag, Croatia
This year’s edition will take place from 25th – 29th June across the open-air clubs on Zrće Beach on Pag island. For one week thousands of music lovers will soak in the sun with some of the bigt names from hip-hop, grime and R&B at beach stages, pool parties and more.