The season of music festivals in Croatia begins in May and lasts until the end of September. Most of them are electronic music, but the offer is not too small even for lovers of other musical directions. There are a few dozen festivals all over the country, and here we will list the most popular ones.
The first place in this list is to be taken in the INmusic festival, the largest open-air festival in Croatia, which has been held at the end of June 2006 at the Jarun Island of Croatian Youth in Zagreb, except for the first year when its first visitors were hosted at Šalata. The festival lasts for three days and hosts the world's most famous performers. Arctic Monkeys, The Prodigy, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Jamiroquai, Morrissey and Massive Attack are just some of them. No wonder, therefore, there is much recognition that INmusic receives from year to year. So National Geographic Traveler has estimated that this is one of the three world festivals to be visited, Huffinton Post has listed INmusic amongst the top ten world festivals, while CNN has ranked it among the top 50 for two years in a row.
And while Zagreb attracts fans of the festival in June, tens of thousands of visitors arrive each year to Dalmatia in July for only one reason - Ultra Europe. Since its beginnings in 2013, apart from Split, the Electronic Music Festival has been held on the surrounding islands of Hvar, Vis and Brač. Three-day entertainment is every year provided by the most popular performers attracting fans from around the world.
And another Croatian mecca for party people is certainly Zrće in Novalja on the island of Pag. During the summer months there are several electro, dance, techno, hip hop and r'n'b festivals, which have been featured throughout the year for various shows of the most popular world and European festivals. All of them are located on the beach two kilometres away from the city, providing pure hedonism with the sounds of the best DJs of today.
In addition to these three favourite party destinations in Croatia, it is worth mentioning the fort Punta Christo in Pula, where several music festivals are held during the summer, gathering a whole range of musical directions, jazz, reggae, dubstep and techno.
And finally, there is another festival for rock lovers. SuperUho is one of the youngest Croatian festivals held in Primošten in August, bringing together drone music, alternative rock and punk rock.