Croatia music festivals in July 2016
New Jersey house pioneer Kerri Chandler is the biggest draw, with other beatmasters like Andy Weatherall, Psychemagik and Watford's most happening electronica duo Maribou State. A great lineup and a great atmosphere, even if the promise of a glowing, neon elephant suggested in the title has yet to be seen at the festival except by a select few who partied too hard and didn't sleep for the whole five days.
Line-up includes: Kerri Chandler, Feel my Bicep, Andrew Weatherall, Greg Wilson, Maribou State, Optimo (Espacio), Todd Terry, Low Life: Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton, Nightmares On Wax, Unabombers
The Garden, Tisno, July 7-12
Whereas other Croatian fests concentrate mainly on house and techno, FI is all about the chunky beats and slick rhymes, and there's an impressive cast to provide both.
Line-up includes: Wiz Khalifa, DJ Premier, Statik Selektah, Tim Westwood, Shakka and more TBA
Zrce beach, Pag Island, July 12-14
With promoters Alex Lowes and Dave Gardner calling time on their UK festival, the long-running house stalwart Southport Weekender, their focus will be turned towards the Adriatic. SuncéBeat is for the slightly older but equally enthusiastic party crowd who have been raving for years.
This year’s bill reads like a fraternity of legends: DJ Jazzy Jeff, Black Coffee, Louie Vega, Derrick Carter, Detroit Swindle, with some relative newcomers thrown in for good measure.
Line-up includes: DJ Jazzy Jeff, Black Coffee, Louie Vega, Derrick Carter, Detroit Swindle, Joey Negro, Terry Hunter, Mike Dunn, Black Madonna and many more.
The Garden, Tisno, 20-27 July