June 2016 is packed with Croatia festivals, with events like Hideout, Zagreb's city fest INmusic and Love International continuing the legacy of the Garden Festival: all challengers for a position on the summer festival circuit. But if you’re still undecided there are loads more summer music festivals in store for July, August and September.
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Croatia music festivals in June 2016
PJ Harvey, Florence and the Machine, and The Coral are among the rock behemoths at Zagreb's INmusic Festival
One of the most popular rock festivals in the region, INmusic has put Croatia definitively on the music map and always promises a stellar lineup that doesn’t get lost in the noise. More than just a load of bands playing in a field, InMusic has prospered by offering a consistently shrewd choice of indie-through-to-mainstream music and an inspired location beside a lake on the outskirts of the city.
Line-up includes: PJ Harvey, Florence and the Machine, The Coral, The Kooks, Wilco, Skunk Anansie
Lake Jarun, Zagreb. June 20–22.
The decade-long Garden Festival waved goodbye last summer, but expect more full-on fun from Love International, as the Adriatic odyssey continues...
Love International is the successor to the now legendary Garden Festival, which held it's farewell bash in Tisno last July. There's no need to lament, though, as the Garden's chief programmer Dave Harvey (of Future Boogie and Love Saves the Day fame) takes over this summer in a symbolic passing of the disco torch. The debut line-up is a who’s who of today’s top sonic tastemakers, thanks to a genre-blurring programme of house, disco, funk and techno.
Line-up includes: Ben UFO, Gerd Janson, Craig Richards, Joy Orbison, Midland, Horse Meat Disco, Dixon, Eats Everything, Bicep, Jackmaster, Roman Flugel, Axel Boman,
The Garden, Tisno, June 29 - 6 July
Cutting edge dance music in a hip, beachside location
Hideout Festival is six years old, and has established itself already as one of Croatia's hottest festivals - unsurprising, really, as its set on legendary party beach Zrce, on the Island of Pag. Set on the beach itself and at a selection of top local clubs, line-ups include mainstream artists and DJs, from drum 'n' base sensation Andy C o recent chart-topper Stormzy to Eats Everything.
Line-up includes: Jamie XX, Skepta, Andy C, Jamie Jones, MK, Gorgon City, DJ EZ, Hannah Wants, Stormzy, Adam Beyer, Dusky, Hot Since 82, Julio Bashmore, Eats Everything, Skream, Seth Troxler