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Split and Hvar set for Ultra Chaos

CroatiaCrowds, a rise in accommodation rates, and traffic chaos awaits those in the Dalmatian city of Split this weekend, as Ultra Europe 2014 gets underway, and local police are pleading for patience…

Residents have been warned to expect complete road blocks in parts of town on the days of the festival, which will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (11-13 July) at Split’s Poljud Stadium. Police have asked residents for patience during the 3-day festival, and say that they will carry out filming of crowds on the day of the festivals of crowds which gather in public spaces as they look to crack down on security.

“We ask citizens to respect the guidelines, warnings and orders of the police officers”, local police said in a statement.

Ultra Festival moves to the island of Hvar on 14 July for the final day, and with more than 80,000 expected over the four days, there have been mixed reactions from locals to the Ultra festival, especially on the island of Hvar as this report by Total Hvar explains.

World-class DJ’s Tiësto, Hardwell, Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Carl Cox, Fedde Le Grand, Laidback Luke, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Paul Van Dyk and W&W will entertain crowds during the 4-day bash. It is the second year in a row that Croatia has been the venue for Ultra Europe.

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