Fresh Island Festival – Novalja – 12-14 July 2016

Fresh Island Festival will be taking place on Zrce Beach, Novalja – on the island of Pag – from 12th to 14th July 2016.

About Fresh Island Festival

Another great festival on Croatia’s top party island – the island of Pag! Billed as ‘Europe’s #1 Hip Hop Beach Festival’, Fresh Island Festival and the beaches and clubs of Zrce Beach surely go hand in hand to give revellers a phenomenal experience.

Fresh Island Festival is held in the clubs of Zrce Beach in the town of Novalja (the clubs in question being Aquarius and Papaya) and the first few years of the event have seen some pretty big names from the world of hip hop perform – Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), Eve, Iggy Azalea, Nas, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross, Pusha T, Skepta and Method Man and Redman have all got the party going on Zrce Beach.

2016’s line-up has yet to be revealed, so watch this space!

Fresh Island Festival

Image credit: Fresh Island Festival

Fresh Island Festival

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Getting to Pag and the Fresh Island Festival

Zadar Airport, on the Croatian mainland, is the nearest airport to the island of Pag. Ryanair are the only airline to fly to Zadar from the UK and Ireland – in 2016, they fly to Zadar from London Stansted, Manchester and Dublin. Full details of these air routes can be found on our Flights to Croatia page.

Zadar Airport is also serviced by many flights from elsewhere in Europe. See our Getting to North Dalmatia page for routes from other European cities.

From Zadar airport, you can take a transfer bus to the main bus terminal in Zadar. From here you can take an additional bus direct to Novalja – the island is
connected to the mainland by bridge. The journey time from Zadar to Novalja is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes; you can look up timetables on the Zadar Bus Terminal website.

If you’re looking for more options in getting to the Fresh Island Festival, do also consider flying to either Split or Zagreb – and see our Getting to Split and Getting to Zagreb pages for details of which airlines fly to these cities from the UK and Europe.

There is a direct bus from Zagreb to Novalja (journey time 5.5 hours – see the Zagreb Bus Terminal website) whilst Split is about 4.5 hours south of Novalja. In the summer months, there’s a direct bus service run by Antonio Tours from Split to Novalja that operates in the late afternoon/evening.

More info

All details on this event can be found at the offical website of Fresh Island Festival, and do also check them out on Facebook for all the latest news!

Tickets and accommodation for Fresh Island Festival

Tickets are currently available at early-bird prices – a rather bargaineous at €69 for the three-day event! Early-bird VIP tickets are priced at €159. (VIP tickets guarantee you entry to the VIP areas of the clubs. VIP table reservations Papaya club, and the reservation of a VIP table is only possible with VIP ticket for the festival.)

Boat party tickets are also sold separately, and details of these will be announced soon.

You can purchase tickets and accommodation for Fresh Island below:



Alternatively, festival organisers are offering local accommodation for attendees – more details on their accommodation page.

There are also various accommodation options – including apartments, private rooms and hotels – both in Novalja itself, or close by. Search for accommodation using the box below:

Fresh Island Festival

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