Croatia music festivals calendar: July

The Croatia festival season is as exciting as ever in July, with Electric Elephant representing the electronic underground, and Fresh Island storming Zrće party beach with the finest of hip-hop and urban music
Electric Elephant
By Justin McDonnell |
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Find your perfect festival in Croatia July 2016 with our handy music festivals calendar. July is a stellar month, with old favourite Electric Elephant kicking things off, and hip-hop leaning Fresh Island bringing the noise to Zrće beach. The party doesn't stop there, with more sweltering hot festivals happening in August and September.

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Croatia music festivals in July 2016

Electric Elephant Festival
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Music, Dance and electronic

Electric Elephant

Electric Elephant is one of the more chilled-out Croatian affairs, with DJs throwing around house, tech, balearic, disco and funk beats over five sun-kissed days

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
Fresh Island
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Music, Rap, hip hop and R&B

Fresh Island Festival

Three days of hip-hop and R&B on a stunning Croatian island is what you'll find at this festival

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
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Music, Dance and electronic

SuncéBeat Festival

SuncéBeat is for the slightly older but equally enthusiastic party crowd who have been raving for years.

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

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