Soundwave, one of Croatia's longest-running summer festivals, will return for its tenth and last edition next summer, and the first wave of names has just been announced.
Jordan Rakei, Romare (Live), Submotion Orchestra (Live), Horse Meat Disco, DJ Marky, Sons Of Kemet, Channel One Soundsystem, Riot Jazz (Live), Al Dobson Jr and Tenderlonious all feature on a characteristically eclectic line-up - with plenty more to come.
Set in legendary festival destination the Garden Tisno, boutique festival Soundwave is a heavily dance-influenced affair, but it's also a perfect place to relax and sightsee as well as party until the sun comes up. It's an easy hop by boat to the nearby Kornati islands, a short walk to the pretty fishing village of Tisno and the beach itself is clean, the water cool and clear.
The news is bittersweet for fans of this well-established festival. Noah Ball, one of Soundwave’s founders, explains: 'It’s not been an easy decision to bring Soundwave to a close in 2018, but for us it also feels like the right one to make, too. We’ve had an amazing run in Croatia, from the first years in Petrcane and now in Tisno, and we all look back with great pride and affection for what we have achieved in the last 9 years here in this wonderful country. Finishing on our tenth year will bring everything together into one last adventure and we intend to make it a fitting climax for the festival and everyone who has ever been a part of it, from the music lovers around the world who come each year, the artists who are like our friends and all of the crew involved. It’s going to be a very special few days next summer as we say goodbye to Soundwave, and we are putting together a line-up representative of the festival’s unique sound. It’s certainly going to be emotional - we hope to see lots of old faces and new joining us for this final edition!'
The festival runs from Thursday 26 – Monday 30 July 2018 and you can book your tickets here.