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6 of the best Croatian festivals

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Dimensions Festival Croatia
Dimensions Festival Croatia

The Croatian coastline has become the go-to spot for sun-loving festival goers - From Zrce Beach on the Island of Pag to The Garden in Tisno and beyond, 2018 has been another winning year for events on the Adriatic. Get to know 6 diverse and interesting Croatian festivals from the bounty of available options!

DIMENSIONS

One of Europe’s most musically progressive festivals, Dimensions returns to its home —an abandoned fortress — with another incredible bill. From electro heroes DMX Krew and DJ Stingray to house standard bearer Moodymann, downtempo don Bambooman, DJ Mag one-to-watch Anastasia Kristensen, and a full Hessle Audio squad, it’s unarguably impressive.

LOVE INTERNATIONAL

The team behind The Garden Festival created something truly special in Love International. Now in their third year, the 7 day festival in Tisno, on the Dalmation coast, is a case study in intimacy and expert curation. The festival attracts some of the most forward thinking heads to Croatia's most picturesque dancing destinations. Ben UFO, Craig Richards, Prosumer and Shanti Celeste all played in the 2018 edition.

BLACK SHEEP

One for the EDM, future house and trap fans. Black Sheep takes over four incredible venues at Zrce Beach – Papaya, Aquarius, Kalpyso and Noa. This year's edition featured KHMR, NERVO and Quintino to name just a few.

DEFECTED CROATIA

House music all night and all day long, sun-soaked rhythms, upfront fours and disco edits abound. Big hitters like Basement Jaxx, Masters At Work, Dennis Ferrer, Derrick Carter, Dimitri From Paris, Honey Dijon and Nightmares On Wax join rising stars such as Dan Shake and Camelphat at this year's festival, curated by leading house music label and events brand, Defected.

FRESH ISLAND

Not just a clever name, urban sounds dominate all seven days at Fresh Island. This year's event offered sets from Canadian r&b hitmaker, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Californian show stopper Vince Staples, J Hus, Tim Westwood and Wiz Khalifa, who were on hand to keep heads bobbing across dancefloors, decks and golden sands.

DEKMANTEL SELECTORS

An offshoot of the larger and longer-running Dekmantel Festival in Amsterdam, Selectors is about proven crate-diggers packing long sets with music that exists on the outer edges of house, techno and beyond. This year’s bill includes Antal, DJ Harvey, Donato Dozzy, I-F, Lena Willikens, Donna Leake, San Proper, Orpheu The Wizard, Debonair and Vladimir Ivkovic.

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