Croatia's best music festivals

Croatia is fast-becoming Europe’s summer music festival hub. Here’s our pick of 2014's best... there's something for (nearly) everyone.

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For Festival 2014

Thu Jun 19 - Sun Jun 22
Sumica bb
Look out for: Mark Ronson (DJ Set), Klaxons, Neneh Cherry, Darkside & Storm Queen (DJ Set)
After a low-key debut last year For, on the sun-drenched party island of Hvar, is back and looking much improved. It's maintained it's exclusivity (only 2500 tickets) and extended... SEE MORE
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Hideout Festival 2014

Mon Jun 30 - Thu Jul 3
Zrce Beach
Look out for: Rudimental (DJ Set), Disclosure (DJ Set), Sasha, Loco Dice & Solomun
Now four years old and a major name on the Croatian festival scene Hideout is a slick operation; the numerous options for accommodation and transport take any pain away. Taking... SEE MORE
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The Garden Festival 2014

Wed Jul 2 - Wed Jul 9
Petrica Glava 34
Look out for: Eats Everything, Greg Wilson, Craig Richards, Seven Davis Jr & Francois K
The legendary The Garden Festival, which inspired much of today's festival scene in Croatia, is approaching it's 9th year in idyllic Tisno. Within easy reach of Zadar and Split... SEE MORE
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Electric Elephant Festival 2014

Thu Jul 10 - Mon Jul 14
The Garden Tisno, Petrica Glava 34
Look out for: Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set), Tom Findlay (Groove Armada DJ), Derrick May, The Emperor Machine & Awesome Tapes from Africa
Electric Elephant follows hot on the heels of The Garden Festival at the same beautiful location (see the special joint ticket offer), a ten-minute saunter from the charming... SEE MORE
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Soundwave Festival 2014

Fri Jul 18 - Tue Jul 22
The Garden Tisno, Petrica Glava 34
Fat Freddy’s Drop, Andrew Ashong, Madlib, Riot Jazz, Gentlemen’s Dub Club
Fans of hip-hop, dub, soul, house, reggae and everything in between will not want to miss this extended weekend of hedonism. Set in the renowned Garden Tisno, this boutique... SEE MORE
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Stop Making Sense Festival 2014

Thu Jul 31 - Sun Aug 3
The Garden Tisno, Petrica Glava 34
Look out for: Anja Schneider, Gerd Janson, Tiger & Woods, Optimo & Kiwi
Stop Making Sense is the perfect mid-summer festival break at The Garden Tisno, the festival location that's too good to be left alone! If you couldn't make it to previous... SEE MORE
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Sonus Festival 2014

Mon Aug 18 - Fri Aug 22
Zrce Beach
Look out for: Chris Liebing, Dixon, Loco Dice, Luciano & Marco Carola
Last year saw over 6,000 excited partygoers attend Sonus’s debut at the beach playground Zrce, Croatia: it didn’t disappoint. Taking place between two renowned clubs, Papaya... SEE MORE
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Dimensions Festival 2014

Wed Aug 27 - Sun Aug 31
Fort Punta Christo
Look out for: Fat Freddy’s Drop, Andrew Ashong, Warpaint, Caribou, Gentlemen’s Dub Club
Having made a strong mark on the Croatian festival scene in its previous two years, Dimensions is set to begin its third with a pre-festival concert in Pula’s amphitheatre that... SEE MORE
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Outlook Festival 2014

Wed Sep 3 - Sun Sep 7
Fort Punta Christo
Look out for: Ms. Lauryn Hill, Busta Rhymes, Barrington Levy, Kaytranada & Iration Steppas
Returning this September following a hugely successful 2013, Outlook is the premier Croatian celebration of dub, reggae, hip-hop, drum 'n' bass, garage, house and more, all based... SEE MORE
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Unknown Festival 2014

Mon Sep 8 - Fri Sep 12
Camp Amarin, Monsena 2
Look out for: Ame, DJ Harvey, Chvrches, Wild Beasts & Dixon
After last year's sell-out debut, Unknown returns to celebrate the last days of summer. This feels a very British affair and they make up the vast majority of guests; hopelessly... SEE MORE