Set in the beautiful Garden site in the fishing village of Tisno, Soundwave is a mixed-bag of reggae, acid jazz, hip-hop, soul and drum and bass, and the perfect place to relax and sightsee as well as party until the sun comes up. It's an easy hop by boat to the nearby Kornati islands, a short walk to the pretty fishing village of Tisno and the beach itself is clean, the water cool and clear. The Argonaughty and the Marina have hosted some truly memorable parties over the last ten years. Soundwave has released its characteristically eclectic lineup for this year's parties - bittersweet news as they draw the ten-year-old festival to a close. 14 boat parties have been released for the final edition, including parties thrown by Tru Thoughts, Eglo Recordings, First Word, Total Refreshment Centre, and Soundwave veterans Riot Jazz and Mr Scruff. See the full list in the video below.
Fantastic news for the city of Rijeka as it announces plans for €775 million of investment. Facing some scepticism about the realisation and timeline of the projects in local media, the city of Rijeka have released more details of their large-scale plans to spruce up the city, spanning infrastructure and private urban investment, setting 2020 as the date for completion. That target coincides with Rijeka's turn as the European Capital of Culture 2020. The port city won the bid back in 2016, beating Dubrovnik, Osijek and Pula: the first Croatian city to receive the title. The four-year development programme includes the renovation of former Yugoslavian leader Tito's yacht 'Seagull' into a museum, restaurant and hotel and the transformation of the old industrial complex Benčić into a cultural hub housing the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the City Library and City Museum amongst others. While Capital of Culture projects aim to revitalise Rijeka's industrial and cultural heritage (no new buildings are planned) the latest investments focus on the urban infrastructure of the city. © Marko Vrdoljak Over half of the total investment, approximately €500 million has been allocated to improving the city's transport infrastructure and sewage systems. The Rijeka Prometni Pravac, a confusing and quite often dangerous part of Rijeka's transport infrastructure, was highlighted by the mayor. A new water treatment plant was also mentioned, in addition to
Record Store Day is an international celebration of the retailers who sell LPs, marked by in-store concerts, sales and exclusive vinyl releases. It falls on the last Saturday of every April, this year on April 21. From discounts on vintage vinyl to the special releases from record labels, Saturday is the time to peruse Zagreb's fantastic collection of independent record stores. Here's where to get involved in this annual vinyl holiday. PDV Records at PlocnikDub, techno and reggae lineup of artists from the PDV label play from 11 am until 8 pm with sets from MMMeniga and Dubolik from the Radikal Dub Kolektiv, Kozmodrum's Ivan Kapec and Elvis Penava, and local tech-dub producer Jan KinčlMeđimurska 2 Free Bird Music StoreCroatian pop-rock icons Davorin Bogović and Boris Hrepić from Prljavo Kazaliste and Daleko Obala are playing from 3 pm. Tratinskoj 50 Nova Ploca, Dancing Bear, Aquarius music shop, Menart multimedia library, Record Store, Dirty Old Empire and Karma Record Shop are all participating in Record Store Day: check their Facebook pages for updates
The fashion duo made up of Maja Merlić and Andreja Bistričić create bold, edgy, unisex designs. Regular participants in the London and Paris fashion weeks, they are noted for using blurry polaroid (‘dioralop’, geddit?) photographs as the basis for their striking prints. Dioralop latest collection has created waves at Ljubljana Fashion Week. Traditional notions of bright, bold summery colours are thrown out the window with this seasonal collection, replaced by dark shades and their trademark psychedelically-wavy 'spoiled' Polaroid patterns. Lots of slashes, billowing material, raw hems, and a mixture of fabric from cotton drill, wool and waxed cotton plus bespoke brass details created by Maja (who also owns the jewellery brand Mammii) create an excitingly daring collection. ‘I want to make stuff with a statement,’ says Andreja, who interned with Alexander McQueen. ‘You might not like it when you see it but you certainly won’t forget it'. All images courtesy of Dioralop / © Jure Makovec Dioralop (Vlaška 13, dioralop.org). Open 4-8pm Mon-Fri; 11am-2pm Sat.
We put out the call for Instagrammers to tag us at #timeoutcroatia with their awesome snaps of Croatia and you've been submitting some incredible stuff. Here are just ten beautiful shots sent our way this week. Thanks for contributing and keep submitting your favourite images with the #timeoutcroatia tag. Check out our Instagram page. A post shared by Matej Mrvos (@matej_mrva) on Apr 17, 2018 at 12:02am PDT A post shared by Ozzy Blackbird (@byozzyblackbird) on Apr 19, 2018 at 11:14pm PDT A post shared by The Croatia Chronicles (@thecroatiachronicles) on Apr 19, 2018 at 8:25am PDT A post shared by Olive Alexander (@olivealextravel) on Apr 17, 2018 at 7:24pm PDT A post shared by Tihana Rončević (Oković) (@ladytihana) on Oct 16, 2017 at 5:51am PDT A post shared by Mary Crnkovic-Pilas (@marycpilas) on Apr 17, 2018 at 12:51am PDT A post shared by Elena Cupic (@wild.and.fyne) on Apr 15, 2018 at 3:36am PDT A post shared by Berko Photo (@berko.photo) on Apr 16, 2018 at 10:59am PDT A post shared by Nikola (@differentia_specifica) on Apr 17, 2018 at 4:00pm PDT A post shared by ❄️️ Siana 🍁 🇧🇬 🌷 Сияна
Famous for its translucent sea, rugged coastline and unspoiled beauty, if Croatia's sterling reputation isn't enough to convince you to go, this gorgeous timelapse will certainly do the job. This spectacular display of natural beauty was captured by top photographers Mario Romulić and Dražen Stojčić. Touring attractions from Dubrovnik's handsome city walls to the world's smallest cathedral in Nin, the video showcases Croatia's diverse landscapes as well as its most important cultural heritage sites. Timeless Beauty, screenshot © Mario Romulić and Dražen Stojčić Romulić started his photography career during the war in the '90s as a photojournalist. Stojčić joined up with Romulic just under a decade ago, and their studio has become of the most renowned in the country. Their first joint project 'Osijek, A Love Story' paid homage to their hometown and marked the start of their Croatia timelapse series. This film was created as part of The European Year of Cultural Heritage, an initiative that showcases Europe's fascinating cultural heritage. Check out the video below.
There are countless courtyards tucked behind the grandiose façades of Croatia's townhouses. A common feature of baroque and neo-classical architectural traditions, these expansive hidden spaces are happy remnants of the Habsburg Empire. You'll find plenty of attractive courtyards in Croatia, from the stately backyard of Zagreb's Meštrović atelier to the court of Dubrovnik's Franciscan Monastery, a lush sanctuary sprinkled with orange blossom trees. Escape it all with these beautifully tranquil courtyards. A post shared by Архитектор Софья Семененко (@soffyadesign) on Sep 3, 2017 at 1:10am PDT A post shared by 🅱uaregard S.Unique (@boboba555) on May 2, 2017 at 7:36am PDT A post shared by National Museum Zadar (@narodnimuzejzadar) on Jul 13, 2017 at 5:29am PDT A post shared by Croatia Travel Guide & Blog (@frankaboutcroatia) on Mar 3, 2018 at 8:28am PST A post shared by Pilp 🐧 (@yoitspilp) on Apr 8, 2017 at 10:44am PDT A post shared by The Croatia Chronicles (@thecroatiachronicles) on Apr 18, 2018 at 9:56am PDT A post shared by Travel Photographer (@canadiangirlt
It's been just under a year since behemoth airline operator Emirates launched daily flights connecting Zagreb and Dubai, and thanks to its popularity, the airline has announced plans to expand the route with a further two weekly flights. EX-YU Aviation reports that these latest additions will boost inbound tourism with about 15000 extra seats. The route has proved massively popular with Croatian and global markets, connecting the Far East, Australia and the Indian subcontinent with Zagreb and Croatia. This news comes shortly after budget airline flydubia swooped in with the first flight route connecting Dubai and the coast, choosing Dubrovnik as its maiden destination. Emirates will also be code sharing this route which during the summer months will operate four times a week. The latest Dubai - Zagreb services will continue to run using Emirates' fleet of Boeing 777-300 aircraft, carrying 364 passengers, including 12 first class and 42 business class seats.
Channel One Sound System, Jannis Stürtz, Martha Van Straaten and Guts announced as headliners for Goulash Disko
Goulash Disko has announced its initial lineup including Guts, Channel One, Habibi Funk's Jannis Stürtz, Polish folk five-piece The Freeborn Brothers and DJ Martha Van Straaten. Totally crowdfunded and sponsor-free, Goulash Disko is an independent festival that cares about nothing but music and music-lovers, set in the gorgeous coastal village of Komiža on the island of Vis. Unlike many of the UK-run big guns, Goulash Disko limits tickets to just a thousand people, keeping performances intimate and ensuring that there's plenty of festival magic to go around. © Channel One Sound System The musical theme is dizzyingly diverse, a global mash-up that encapsulates tropical rhythms, Balkan jazz, electro, funk, dubstep and everything in between - quite often in the same set. French electronica producer Guts will be a highlight; also look out for Cigarra, Thomas Von Party, and Bwoy De Bhajan. © Thomas Von Party Check out the festival's page for more details. © Julien Duval
Check out this new budget fish restaurant in Zagreb where everything on the menu is under fifty kuna
If you're in the centre and looking for a cheap and quick meal on the go, you won't find a great deal of variety besides the conventional supply of pizza, ćevapi and pastries. Located on Teslina, the new Marinada is a welcome addition, providing fantastically fresh Adriatic seafood and fish for under fifty kuna (€7). Owner and head chef Krešimir Kolman takes a straightforward approach to a menu where fish is the star ingredient. Delicious, unpretentious and cheap, the restaurant nods towards the simple hole-in-the-wall style konobas typical of the Dalmatia region. The most expensive dish on the menu is priced at 55 kuna - many options cost significantly less. Image: Marinada Bar Specials change with the season, but you can expect to tuck into sizzlingly fresh fish cakes, grilled sardines and smoked fish with generous portions of potato salad, sides of greens and whatever produce the chef picks up at Dolac market in the morning. When the weather gets colder the menu will incorporate warming cuttlefish stews and sardine brudettos with crusty peka bread alongside the grilled fish.