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Croatia music festival guide

Your guide to this year’s music festivals, with line-ups, exclusive interviews, playlists and travel guides for festivals across Croatia

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Time Out contributors
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To get you ready for the festival summer, we’ve put together your ultimate music festival guide for 2017. Swap your wellies for sunblock and the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic sea. 

Check out the best Croatia music festivals using our festival calendar. You can win festival tickets on our competitions page and discover artist line-ups and interviews with bands and DJ's.

Plan your festival summer

The 10 best festivals in Croatia

The 10 best festivals in Croatia

Of all the exciting things to happen to Croatian tourism over the last decade, the boom in boutique music festivals has come as the biggest surprise. A surge...

Find music festivals by month

May

May

May 2016 sees the start of the Croatia music festival calendar, with the giant EDM-bash Zrće Spring Break and the impeccably hip Lighthouse Festival

June

June

June 2016 is packed with Croatia festivals, with events like Hideout, Zagreb's city fest INmusic and Love International.

July

July

July is a stellar month, with old favourite Electric Elephant kicking things off, and hip-hop leaning Fresh Island bringing the noise to Zrće

 August

August

With Soundwave, Sonus and Dimensions leading the pack, you're guaranteed to find something to suit your tastes.

September

September

The Croatia festival season ends with a bang. Outlook Festival returns to Pula for more bass-facing antics, and Dekmantel checks into Tisno for its first...

Festival news and features

Defected Festival 2017 line-up announced

Defected Festival 2017 line-up announced

This legendary Ibiza party swapped shores last year, defecting to the Adriatic coast for five days of solid house hedonism. It returns to Tisno in 2017 with a...

Sonus Festival announce 2017 line-up

Sonus Festival announce 2017 line-up

Sonus Festival returns this year to celebrate its fifth birthday with five days and five nights of partying, with a line-up featuring house and techno heavy...

Hideout Festival 2017 line-up announced

Hideout Festival 2017 line-up announced

The first wave of names on the line-up for Hideout, one of Croatia's leading dance music festivals, has just been announced. The festival is set to return to...

Soundwave 2017 line-up announced

Soundwave 2017 line-up announced

Soundwave, one of Croatia's longest-running summer festivals, will return for its ninth edition this summer, and the first wave of names has just been...

Music festivals in Croatia

INmusic festival

INmusic festival

PJ Harvey, Florence and the Machine, and The Coral are among the rock behemoths at Zagreb's INmusic Festival

Love International

Love International

The Garden Festival waved goodbye last summer, but expect more full-on fun from Love International

Electric Elephant

Electric Elephant

House, tech, balearic, disco and funk beats over five sun-kissed days.

Fresh Island Festival

Fresh Island Festival

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

SuncéBeat Festival

SuncéBeat Festival

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

Sonus Festival

Sonus Festival

A techno beat festival with a flaming line-up on beach-playground Zrce.

Outlook Festival

Outlook Festival

Outlook is a firm favourite on the underground dance, garage, dub step, hip hop and reggae scene.