Held in the raised Salata stadium, Zagreb Calling is an uplifting, high-spirited affair. It’s aptly titled too, calling out to big names in rock and pop from all over the world – especially those from the British Isles. 2015 was its first year, and artists inaugurating the event included English punk rock veteran Billy Idol and British dance trio Faithless.
Another round of British musicians will headline this year’s festival: British pop group Simply Red lead Wednesday’s line-up, as part of their first major tour since regrouping last year.
Thursday will see twenty-something English singer John Newman croon his way through some Brit-nominated tunes, and Croatian favourite Elemental will also appear.
Last year’s event drew in 10,000 ecstatic spectators, and even more look set to answer to its inviting call this summer.