This year’s INmusic Festival will take place from 20th to 22nd June 2016. Read on for more details!
In contrast to the largely club-based festivals that take place on the Croatian coast each summer, this one is a great alternative – especially with its normally eclectic range of big name artists that appear. As Croatia’s largest open-air festival and with a pretty and fun lakeside location on the edge of the city, it’s also a highly accessible event and revellers can take advantage of the numerous accommodation options in the city. Zagreb is also very easy to reach; there’s many flights from the UK and Europe (and even a little further afield) to Croatia’s capital, as well as other transport options – it’s hardly surprising that this event brings in the crowds from all over Europe.
Last year INmusic celebrated its tenth anniversary – with some BIG names on the bill, including Rudimental, Paolo Nutini, La Roux and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Following their postponement from last year’s event (due to a fractured foot!) Florence + The Machine are one of the first names to appear on 2016’s line-up; other names already announced include PJ Harvey, Yeasayer and Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band.
Here’s the official 2015 aftermovie to get a feel for the festival:
Here are also some great reviews of the INmusic Festival from previous years:
- INmusic Festival – Croatia Croatia’s got it all (3rd July 2012)
- T-Mobile INmusic festival: LCD Soundsystem, The Flaming Lips and Billy Idol rock Croatia (Metro, 28th June 2010)
- A Massive Attack of music in Croatia (BBC 6 Music, 24th June 2010)
The INmusic Festival
Located in the pretty setting of Lake Jarun on the outskirts of the Zagreb, the INmusic Festival is smaller than some other events held in similar-sized cities, but it still attracts a number of big name pop and rock acts.
What’s great about this festival is the ease in which it can be reached, both in terms of Zagreb and the festival site itself. Croatia’s capital city is just a two-hour flight away from the UK, and there’s a few airlines that operate direct flights between the two countries. There are also great air, bus and train connections to Zagreb from elsewhere in Europe (more details below).
Lake Jarun, the setting of the INmusic Festival, is also very easy to reach from elsewhere in Zagreb by public transport (see below) – so you can stay right in the city (and take advantage of its delights) and easily make your way to the festival site each day.
This event would be a great way of combining a city break with a European festival experience!
Do also note that INmusic is one of the earliest festivals of the year in Croatia. The rundown of festivals on the coast over in Tisno (between Zadar and Split) that start with the Garden Festival, kick off only a few days after the end of this one. Are you thinking what I’m thinking…?!
Getting to Zagreb
As mentioned, Zagreb also has great connections to elsewhere in Europe. See our Getting to Zagreb guide for full details.
Getting to the INmusic Festival
The festival is easy to reach by public transport from the centre of Zagreb. Tram numbers 5 or 17 both go to Jarun (the stop itself is called Jarun!). 17 is probably the most useful as you can catch it from the main square, Trg bana Jelacica.
From the Jarun tram stop, you can walk to the festival site – follow the signposts.
More info on the INmusic Festival
Tickets for the INmusic Festival
Tickets for the festival can be purchased from official ticket vendors all over Europe – see the festival’s tickets page for more details. Tickets are currently priced at €42 – fantastic value!
Accommodation for the INmusic Festival
As in previous years, the Festival will have its own campsite for festivalgoers which will be open a few days either side of the festival. This will be perfect for those looking to keep costs low – not to mention great for those people who think a festival isn’t a festival without camping!
Alternatively, of course, you may like to stay in the city itself. Zagreb really does have a great selection of accommodation options for all budgets – from hostels to five star hotels – so there’s no doubt that you will be available to find something suitable. There’s also more and more options for renting small apartments – perfect if you’re a group of friends looking to share. Check out our guide to Accommodation in Zagreb for a little bit more info.
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