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[PHOTOS] Replica Tesla Tower Goes Up in Zagreb

Tesla Tower replica at Jarun in Zagreb (photo: screenshot)

Tesla Tower replica at Jarun in Zagreb (photo: screenshot)

The world’s first replica of Tesla’s Wardenclyffe tower has been completed in Zagreb…

Zagreb’s INmusic festival have built a 100ft tall construction replica of Tesla’s original Wardenclyffe tower. The one of a kind festival stage, dedicated to pay tribute to David Bowie and Nikola Tesla, is the first of its kind ever built in the world exactly 99 years after the historic original was torn down in 1917 in Long Island, New York.

Nikola Tesla, one of the most appreciated scientists as well as one of the biggest inventors, was a genius ahead of his time, was born in Croatia back in 1856. Thanks to his inventions, the world has the benefit of listening to and sharing music in the form we known today. In 2016 the 160th anniversary of Tesla’s birth will be celebrated all over the world and the Tesla Tower Stage at INmusic will pay homage to more than one genius who shaped our world.

The unexpected and tragic loss of the contemporary music hero, David Bowie at the start of 2016 was another inspiration to think beyond the limits of what Bowie’s legacy is. Bowie was not just a musician, he was an all-around artist, a creator and a forerunner for the new, the strange and the infinite creative power generating a change in music history. In that respect, a Bowie tribute is a necessary staple of this year’s INmusic festival and the ethereal link shared between Bowie and Tesla transcends the concept of a mere musical tribute.

The original tower

The original tower

David Bowie portrayed Tesla in Christopher Nolan’s 2006 feature film “The Prestige”. Bowie was perfectly cast to play the misunderstood genius whose mind was enchanted by cosmic energies and hopes for mankind. Tesla was one of the last movie roles Bowie played and the perfect fit of these two charismatic individuals on the silver screen still lingers on for many fans of either of the greats. These two magnificent people had a huge impact to modern culture and this is precisely why INmusic decided to pay tribute to those two brilliant minds.

INmusic festival is the largest Croatian open-air music festival, hailed as one of the best in Europe, which takes place at Zagreb’s lake Jarun at the beginning of each summer. INmusic festival #11 will be held from June 20th to June 22nd 2016 in Zagreb. The lavish INmusic line-up includes Florence + The Machine, PJ Harvey, Gutterdämmerung featuring Henry Rollins, Jake Bugg, Skunk Anansie, The Kooks, Wilco, The Coral, Yeasayer, The Heavy, Pennywise and many more.

INmusic starts next week in Zagreb

INmusic starts next week in Zagreb

Three days of festival fun featuring the hottest names in music today and 7 days of camping with all amenities on three islands in a lake park in the capital of Croatia – all for just 81 euros total (47 euros for a three day festival ticket and 34 euros for a seven days of camping).

Tickets are available via the festival’s official web shop and via Eufest.com, the official INmusic festival ticket vendor in the UK.

Festival ticket (3 days- 20th-22nd June 2016): £36 (€47)
CampIN’ ticket (7 days – 17th -24th June 2016): £25 (€34)

 

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