One of the most wonderful things about this festival is its location - it is housed in an old paper factory (one of the largest in Europe) that functioned for 150 years before falling to the wayside. The original aim of the Hartera Festival was to take this fantastic old and disused building and open it up to the public for cultural purposes.
In 2011 - its seventh year - the Festival is moving to a new, mid-July date (from early June) to make the most of the summer. Last year's event featured an impressive line-up, with the likes of the Klaxons (for the second year in a row!), Royksopp, Simiam Mobile Disco, Erol Alkan and Adam Freeland all on the bill.
This year's Festival has yet to announce its line-up, but it is sure to be just as good!
Tickets for the Hartera Festival
Tickets for the 2011 Festival are already on sale and can be purchased online at Eventim.hr. Tickets for the 2-day event are currently priced at 160 Kunas for a limited time (approx. £18/€21.50/$28), so get in quick!
Accommodation for the Festival
There is a campsite within the Festival grounds (available only to those with a Festival ticket) which should also be open for this year's event, with a nearby youth hostel also suitable as a place to stay. Check the Hartera Festival
website for the latest news on accommodation options with their associated partners.
Alternatively, you could also stay in the main part of Rijeka and travel to the Festival site each day; the site can be reached by a short taxi ride.
Search for hotel and private accommodation in Rijeka here:
Getting to Rijeka
Rijeka has its own airport (which is actually situated on the nearby island of Krk) which is great news for getting to the region - until you realise that hardly any airlines fly there from the UK! This summer, Croatia Airlines will be operating a once-a-week route (on Wednesdays) from London Heathrow that then flies on to Zagreb.
Therefore, if you're travelling from the UK, you have a number of alternative options, such as flying via Italy, Zagreb or Pula. See our Getting to the Kvarner Riviera page for full details.
There are also some flights from other European countries (namely, Germany) to Rijeka - more details also on the link above.
More info about the Festival can be found at the official website, with further details about this year's event expected soon: Hartera Festival.