2018 Soundwave Boat Parties (Credit: Jane Anderson)

2018 Soundwave Festival boat parties announced

As many of you know, this year will see the last ever Soundwave Festival take place in the beautiful Tisno on the Croatian coast. Held from 26th to 30th July 2018, we’re sure the final festival – also its tenth event – will pull off some amazing days and nights of music and partying. And this week, exciting details of the all important boat parties were excitingly announced!

2018 Soundwave Festival Boat Parties

Boat parties are an essential part of any Croatian festival, and Soundwave is no exception. The Argonaughty is the original party boat for Soundwave, one which has already hosted many voyages over the past 9 years on its hallowed decks. This vessel will also be used for this year’s boat parties – and this last series on the twinkling Adriatic waters promises to be extra special. Taking place across the afternoons, evenings and deep into the balmy nights, the boat parties are a magical and intimate few hours shared with like-minded people from around the world.

2018 Soundwave Boat Parties (Credit: Jane Anderson)

Credit: Jane Anderson

2018 Soundwave Boat Parties (Credit: Jane Anderson)

Credit: Jane Anderson

2018 Soundwave Festival Boat Parties Line-Up

Thursday 26th July

Main Squeeze 10th Birthday – 13.00 – 16.00
DJ Bobafatt
DJ Mo Fingaz

Good Life Boat – 16.30 – 19.30
So Fresh So Clean
Chunky
Rich Reason
Good Life

Lakota x Caramello – 20.00 – 23.00
Jonny Dub B2B Chunky (Hoya:Hoya)
Agbeko
Caramello DJs
Lakota DJs

Friday 27th July

Disco, Boogie, Afro Boat – 13.00 – 16.00
On The Corner Soundsystem
Bedmo Disco
Disco Ali and Noah

First Word – 16.30 – 19.30
Children of Zeus
Yazmin Lacey
Kaidi Tatham
Gilla

Global Funk and Soul Boat – 22.00 – 23.00
So Flute
Tuckshop
MC Kwasi

Saturday 28th July

TBA – 13.00 – 16.00

Mr Scruff and Friends – 16.30 -19.30
Mr Scruff and Friends

Very special guests
MC Kwasi

Soundcrash and Tru Throughts – 22.00 – 23.00
Anchorsong (DJ set)
DJ Cheeba
J-Felix ft Sophie Paul (live PA)
Rho (PA)

Paul Jonas

Sunday 29th July

Total Refreshment Centre Boat – 13.00 – 16.00
Special guests TBA
Total Refreshment Centre DJs

Reggae Boat – 16.30 – 19.30
Channel One
Reggae Take Over
Meltout

Eglo Records – 20.00 – 23.00
Alexander Nut
Joey Rebelle
Danuka

Monday 30th July

Riot Jazz – 13.00 – 16.00
Riot Jazz
Chunky
Bane
DJ Rich Reason

Hidden Boat – 16.30 – 19.30
Very special guest TBA
Martin Loose Cuts
Moneypenny

The Final Voyage – 20.00 – 23.00
Friends and Family

2018 Soundwave Boat Parties (Credit: Jane Anderson)

Credit: Jane Anderson

2018 Soundwave Boat Parties (Credit: Jane Anderson)

Credit: Jane Anderson

Tickets for the 2018 Soundwave Festival Boat Parties

Tickets for each boat party cost £22/€22.50 and can be bought here: http://bit.ly/sw18boatparties.

More on the 2018 Soundwave Festival

Check out full details on the official website www.soundwavecroatia.com.

2018 Soundwave Festival
Tisno, 26th – 30th July 2018

2018 Soundwave Boat Parties (Credit: Jane Anderson)

Credit: Jane Anderson

Details of 2018 Love International Boat Parties revealed

If you’re heading to the wondrous Love International this summer (27th June – 4th July), here’s the festival update that you’ve been waiting for – details of the Love International boat parties!

Love International Boat Parties

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20 boat parties have been revealed, with a number of new crews joining the festival for the very first time along with many experienced hosts returning. These boat parties will be setting sail on the sparkling Adriatic Sea afternoon, evening and night, aboard the legendary sea dogs Argonaughty and The Martina.

Argonaughty made its debut voyage way back in Petrcane at The Garden Festival so it’s no surprise that boat parties – a few hours on the warm sea with lovely people and great music – are a key element of many a Croatian festival, and definitely so for Love International.

Love International Boat Parties

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Hosted by club nights, labels and collectives who are friends of the festival, the boat parties feature everything from deep disco, soulful excursions and crate-dug gems, through to sublime house and techno and plenty of absolute classic hands-in-the-air tracks. Every voyage promises an abundance of fun where pretty much anything goes – both under the sun and the stars.

Tickets for the boat parties have gone on sail this morning (Thursday 29th March) at 9am, so now’s your chance to snap them up. Quick! Tickets can be purchased at loveinternationalfestival.com.

Love International Boat Parties

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2018 Love International Boat Parties – Line Up

Argonaughty 14.00 – 18.00

Robert Johnson – Thursday 28th June

Roman Flüge
ATA
Benedikt Frey

Make Me – Friday 29th June

Shanti Celeste
Saiorse
Rubin
Rupes
Nic Baird

Tief x Superconsious – Saturday 30th June 

Fantastic Man
Francis Inferno Orchestra
Hesseltime

Futureboogie – Sunday 1st July
Begin
Neil Diablo
Dave Harvey
Christophe

Crack Magazine – Mon 2nd July

Avalon Emerson B2B Roi Perez
Crack residents

Homoelectric – Tues 3rd July

Jamie Bull
Will Tramp
Gina Breeze
Luke Unabomber

Wilde Renate Secret Island Boat – Weds 4th July
Lauer
Peak and Swift
Cyranotaurus Cortex
Johannes Albert

Argonaughty 19.00 – 23.00

Banoffee Pies – Thurs 28th June

Palms Trax
Banoffee Pies

Lowlife x Down to The Sea and Back – Fri 29th June
Bill Brewster
Balearic Mike
Kelvin Andrews
Frank Broughton

Resident Advisor – Saturday June 30th

Hunee
Gideön

Sunset Sound System x Honey Soundsystem – Sunday 1st July

Honey Soundsystem
Solar and Galen

Hope Works – Monday 2nd July

Ben UFO
Job Jobse
Lo Shea

HMS Respectable – Deep Sea Cruising – Tuesday 3rd July

90s / 00s Guilty Pleasures

The Martina – 15.00 – 19.00

Zukunft – Friday 29th June

Gerd Janson
Lexx
Alex Dallas

Percolate – Saturday 30th June

Midland
Octo Octa DJ Set
Krywald and Farrer

NTS – Sunday 1st July

Four Tet
Floating Points

The Martina – 20.00 – 24.00

Stevie Wonderland – Friday 29th June

Move D
Stevie Wonderland Residents

Disco Knights – Saturday 30th June
Craig Richards
Anthony Mansfield

Disco Halal – Sunday 1st July
DJ Tennis
Mosoman
Kiwi

Love International Recordings Secret Island Boat – Wednesday 4th July 

Gatto Fritto and friends

Love International Boat Parties

Club nights at Barbarella’s

Love International also recently announced the line-up of shows taking place at the legendary on-site club, Barbarella’s. Check out the line-up here.

More information on Love International

Tickets for Love International cost £135 (+ b.f.) for the full week, and club nights and boat parties are extra.

Full information on Love International can be found at loveinternationalfestival.com and do also check out our guide to Love International!

Love International
27th June – 4th July 2018
Tisno
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Soundwave 2018 Line-Up

Soundwave 2018 Line-up Announcement in Full

We’re sure many of you who are regulars on the Croatian festival scene – particularly those of you who head down to the gorgeous shores of Tisno each summer – were devastated by the news that Soundwave 2018 will be the last edition of the festival. But here’s something that will brighten up your day – the full Soundwave 2018 line-up reveal!

Taking place from 26th to 30th July, Soundwave 2018 will conclude what’s been an epic odyssey over the years. As ever, the event will allow festival-goers to savour some of the world’s finest live artists and DJs from across broken beat, reggae, afro, acid jazz, hip-hop, soul, funk, drum and bass and much more.

Soundwave 2018 Line-Up

One of the festival’s co-founders, Rob Waller, explains:

“It’s already been an emotional journey to get to this point, and as we are now fully into 2018 and very much looking forward to the final Soundwave, we are feeling really proud of our last ever line-up. There has been a lot of support for us and this decision, and it sounds like a lot of the old heads will be coming out to join us in saying farewell to the festival in fine style. We are working hard to make it the best Soundwave ever – celebration of the last 9 years brought together for the final tenth show. It’s going to be really special as we all say goodbye.”

Soundwave 2018 Line-Up News

Headliner Loyle Carner is the sensitive, seductive and soulful rapper who captures much of life’s magic through his beautiful vocals; he is one of the most intriguing figures in music and makes his scintillating debut at Soundwave. Then next up there’s Mr Scruff, a long-time friend of Soundwave and a revered genre-skipping genius whose musical knowledge has no rival. Segueing from jazz and blues to disco and psychedelic sounds, Romare touches down in Tisno with his full live band, and Jordan Rakei has a soulful, jazz and hip-hop driven sound – the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer is a rare talent who continues to transcend genres.

Loyle Carner - credit Vicky Grout

Loyle Carner (Credit: Vicky Grout)

Romare

Romare

In demand the world over, but elusive and selective in his bookings, Calibre simultaneously captivates a crowd and moves every dancefloor. Submotion Orchestra cover a kaleidoscope of electronic bass music, entrancing vocals, ambient, jazz and dub that sits somewhere on an axis between Bonobo and London Grammar. Delectable disco kings and Croatia stalwarts Horse Meat Disco bring the hands-in-the-air classics, whilst DJ Marky’s hi-energy drum and bass is a bastion of body-rocking sets. Progressive 21st-century talents in British jazz Sons of Kemet debut at Soundwave, and Channel One present their epic roots, rock and reggae show, with dubplate classics, driving steppas and bucket loads of positive vibes.

One of Rinse FM’s most prized presenters, Josey Rebelle, also signs on for the final Soundwave, and perennial artist and Eglo Records’ main man Alexander Nut embodies late night futurism, broken beat and soul, and debutants 22archestra are a rhythm driven ensemble taking influences from 70s jazz funk explosion and 90s hip-hop. Manchester soul duo Children Of Zeus make a very welcome return, as does Anchorsong who crafts his beguiling electronic music completely live. Riot Jazz love to stir up a hot-pot of peace-lovin’ aggro-jazz and re-interpreted dancefloor bangers, and the honey-voiced Yazmin Lacey has been fusing her love of hip-hop, jazz, Motown and electronics to sublime effect.

Further guests joining the final Soundwave include Al Dobson JR, Tenderlonious, Kaidi Tatham, Chunky, Agbeko, SNO, Desta Haile, J-Felix, The Natural Curriculum, Rhi, Jonny Dub, Rich Reason, Loz Goddard, Mica Millar, Church Of Sound, Total Refreshment Centre, Cheeba, Trout, Rogan, Harri Pepper, OnTheCorner Soundsystem, Pareidolia, Bane, Danny Drive Thru, DJ Gilla, DJ BobaFatt, Paul Jonas, DJ Mo Fingaz, Danuka, Carlton, Siofra McComb, Jamie Nelson, Ruari TT, Capitol 1212, Crums, Miguel E, Tappa, Manu & Ando, Tripitaka, Defenders Of Style, Reform Radio DJs, Gerard C, Chris BusyFingers, Bloom, DJ Dirty Freud, Chris Welch, Tom Central, Mikey J, Boston, BT3K, Budrat Records, New Era Reggae Sound System, Origin One, DJ Sherrine, Dru Skillz, Tim Hinson, Catching Flies, Binks & Lize, Barry’s Here, Flow Theory, Indus Traps, Kin Klave, Lausse The Cat, Si Tew, Lou Ellis, Dragana and Spider Jaroo.

Soundwave 2018 – Sun kissed days and balmy nights

All the usual favourites of Soundwave will be in action for its last edition. As well as the iconic waterside Beach Bar, the stunning shaded Olive Grove, the larger Main Stage in the centre of the site, there’s also the incredible boat parties, and the world-famous fully-open air club Barbarella’s.

The festival site is in the gorgeous Adriatic town of Tisno, which features lots of great food and drink in wide variety of restaurants and bars. along with lots of accommodation options. There are plenty of secluded places to relax by the crystal-clear waters dotted around the town and along the coast, for those looking for a bit of chilled downtime. And the historic cities of Zadar and Split are close by, as are the stunning Krka National Park and many Croatian islands – there’s plenty of opportunity for some off-site exploration.

Soundwave 2018

Tickets for Soundwave 2018

The second release of tickets for Soundwave are available, priced at £119. There’s also a limited amount of ‘group tickets’ (5 tickets for the price of 4) for £476 – that works out to just £95.20 per ticket!

Tickets can be bought at www.universe.com/soundwavecroatia2018.

More on Soundwave 2018

Check 0ut full details on this amazing festival on the official website at www.soundwavecroatia.com.

What are you waiting for – snap up some tickets today, and join in the final year of Soundwave’s festivities!

Soundwave 2018
The Garden Tisno
26th – 30th July 2018

Latest acts added to the 2018 Love International line up revealed

New year, new Love International line up reveal!

Barely any time’s gone by since Love International unveiled the first wave of acts that will be performing at this summer’s festival – which will take place in Tisno from 27th June to 4th July.

And now, the festival has announced the latest set of very DJs, producers and more that will be appearing at the third edition of the festival. The 2,500 revellers that will descend on the gorgeous festival site this summer are truly in for a treat!

Love International line-up 2018

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Latest Love International Line up Reveal

Perhaps most exciting of all is the news of the debut of some incredible DJ sets. First up, Four Tet is quite simply one of the world’s finest electronic musicians, spanning pure formed dance music to the scintillating eclectic strands which surround it. Likewise, fellow aural experimentalist Floating Points also transcends genre, weaving through jazz, classical, soul and broken-beat influences into house and techno, a cerebral sound scientist who enervates, educates and entertains in equal measure. Hunee, one of 2017’s most in-demand DJs, segues through delectable disco and soulful to jackin’ house excursions, infused with fizzing energy and the mark of crate-digging endeavour. And Bicep know a bit about crate-digging, too; the mercurial duo are widely regarded as two of the finest DJs and producers of the electronic era.

Love International line-up 2018 (Credit: Carys Huws)

Credit: Carys Huws

Love International line-up 2018

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But there’s plenty more exciting line up news besides! Love International regular Midland lights up the festival each and every time he appears. Three of the finest exponents of house and disco, Gerd Janson, Young Marco and Horse Meat Disco will be in Tisno this summer, with each really epitomising the sunshine energy of the festival. Life and Death founder and Love International debutant DJ Tennis is next, the Italian icon working with Tale of Us and Mind Against and he is an esteemed label A+R, producer and DJ. Then Palms Trax makes a very welcome return after last summer’s scintillating boat party, the Berlin-based artist a regular at Panorama Bar, Concrete and De School. And fellow Berliner Call Super is another outstanding young DJ and producer, linking together cultured house and techno.

Crazy P Soundsystem are perennial fixtures at the festival and bring a lovely touch of gravitas and warmth; occasional regulars Paranoid London check in with a DJ set; and revered Dutch selector Job Jobse played Trouw’s last ever set, a huge honour bestowed on the feel-good young spinner bringing hands-in-the-air energy to the Adriatic. Two inspired duos also touch down – disco deviants Rub and Tug weave across Italo to acid via post-funk rarities, and Electric Chair’s The Unabombers, much-loved and long-seasoned Tisno heads, return to Love International.

The festival’s co-founder, Tom Paine, explains:

“We are feeling really happy with the lineup for 2018 which features many brilliant debuts and some very welcome friends and family returning. Our third year is going to be very special indeed for everyone and we can’t wait for the summer!”

The latest wave of artists further illuminates the festival’s broad musical scope and takes in an even wider range of sounds and styles, from sunshine reggae and seductive soul to rare funk, cosmic disco and all-out 4/4. This includes everyone from the genre-skipping Artwork to San Fran disco artisans Honey Soundsystem, from electronica’s creative force Moscoman to esteemed Italo exponent Intergalactic Gary, from Space Dimension Controller’s vast musical tastes to the Secretsundaze’s crew and their acclaimed house and techno-inspired events, and from Moxie’s eclectic vision on NTS, Marvin and Guy’s genre-defying 70s and 80s party sets and the truly unique Rebolledo.

Love International line-up 2018

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Further highlights include techno-rock hybrid Zombies in Miami, the legendary founder of the hugely influential Robert Johnson club, Ata, and intoxicating boogie, pop, house and disco from Francis Inferno Orchestra. Berlin’s Wilde Renate resident Paramida has shaken up the city with her DJ sets and revered label, Love on The Rocks, whilst there’s a very welcome return from Tisno perennials, PBR Streetgang, having just release their debut album, and genre-bending Rinse FM star Josey Rebelle brings house, techno, boogie and much more. Then Heidi Lawden’s Magic Roundabout radio show reflects her taste-making and genre-skipping delight, Panorama Bar’s resident Roi Perez also weaves across many styles, Metro Area’s deep disco king Darshan Jesrani returns to Croatia and Ray Mang performs a rare set away from his always estimable studio work.

Love International line-up 2018

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Tickets for Love International 2018

Standard passes for the week long festival cost £135 (plus booking fee) and can be purchased here: loveinternationalfestival.com/tickets.

More Details on Love International 2018

Full details on Love International 2018 can be found on their brand new website www.loveinternationalfestival.com.

Love International 2018

Love International 2018 – first wave of acts to appear revealed!

Although they only started their party in Tisno a few years ago, the Love International festival has already become one of the most popular in Croatia. And the good news is – they’re returning in 2018 for their third edition!

Love International 2018

Taking place from Wednesday 27th June to Wednesday 4th July 2018, this eight day festival kicks the season off at the idyllic site of The Garden Tisno. Love International will once again create an incredible odyssey for 2,500 festival-goers under the sun and stars in this wonderful setting on the Adriatic coast.

There’s the glorious waterside Beach Bar; the stunning shaded Olive Grove and the larger Main Stage right at the centre of the site. Attendees will also have the incredible boat parties to enjoy; the intimate Terraza; the Secret Island Party and of course the incredible fully-open air club Barbarella’s. And not forgetting the site’s own private beach! Should that not be enough (unlikely!), the pretty town of Tisno itself also features lots of great food and drink in a wide variety of restaurants and bars, along with plenty of accommodation options too.

 

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Barbarella’s at dawn
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Love International © Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now (www.fb.com/wearehereandnow)

© Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now (www.facebook.com/wearehereandnow)

In only two years, Love International has built up a strong following of fans who travel from around the world to attend. That’s no doubt in part of the festival’s concept of a holiday and a festival blended together so seamlessly. It’s truly no wonder that the festival has become so popular so quickly.

Love International 2018 Line-Up Details

The first wave of acts appearing in 2018 has already been announced. The Love International team have revealed an inspired selection who are all are the fore of their respective fields, from headline names through to the next wave of genuinely exciting DJs and producers.

First up is Roman Flugel, who weaves across many styles from ambient, house, techno, electro and leftfield, whilst the sublime crate digger Move D continues to explore and challenge the boundaries of electronic music. And speaking of genre-skipping talent, Joy Orbison‘s bouncing garage-house has been celebrated for blending elements of house, two-step, jungle, techno and dubstep has kept him right at the fore of club culture.

Further debuts include Avalon Emerson’s techno and house filtered through the futurism of Detroit techno; and fellow female icon Octo Octa’s melody and vocal-inspired house music, woven with 90s nostalgia and Balearic joy, brings her to the region for the first time. The Idjut Boys have plenty of their own too, with 20 years of throwing parties and DJing around the world between them, and two further acclaimed names also feature; Jane Fitz’s enduring dedication to her craft has seen her wide-ranging sets become the stuff of legend, and newcomer Powder’s music is a blend of rich melodies and dance floor delight.

Avalon Emerson

Avalon Emerson

Love International also features some friends returning, for some now an annual pilgrimage to the coast; Hessle Audio’s Ben UFO is pretty much first on the list, as is Fabric’s iconic Craig Richards – the pair are now further revered for their all night back-to-back sets at Barbararella’s. Glaswegian duo Optimo fuse techno, electro, rock and leftfield, whilst Prosumer is a Tisno face and regular, a disco ambassador of immense stature. Felix Dickinson has been an instrumental part of the UK’s underground dance scene for the last 3 decades whose relevance continues to evolve, and Daniele Baldelli offers a different pace with his chuggy cosmic disco sets. Shanti Celeste has released on Future Times, Idle Hands and Secretsundaze, acclaimed vinyl archivist and musical curator Gideön has many years of experience to offer Love International, whilst whilst Saoirse’s continued rise to prominence stems from her tireless work ethic both in clubs and behind the scenes. Finally, Futureboogie’s Christophe and Dave Harvey – also one of Love International’s co-founders – complete the first wave of names.

The festival’s co-founder, Tom Paine, explains:

“We believe we are attracting like-minded people to the festival – that’s the essence of what we want to create here. It’s developing a sense of community which everyone brings with them, and that feeling really comes through during the entire week.  We are again working with DJs and live performers who understand this too; many of them stay for as long as they can before and after they play. We are very proud to be bringing in some debut names to Tisno, as well as our old friends returning, and the first wave of names we feel is a great marker for how the complete billing will be looking early next year. At Love International we are honing our philosophy even further – it’s not always about the biggest DJs and artists, for us it’s about having the best, whether right at the top of their game or part of the next taste-making generation. We can’t wait to have them over in Tisno do to their thing!”

Tickets for Love International 2018

Early bird tickets have sold out (unsurprisingly!) but you can get a standard, 8-day pass for £135 + booking fee. Head to loveinternationalfestival.com/tickets to purchase.

Club nights and boat parties are extra.

Love International Boat Party Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now

One of the legendary boat parties!  © Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now (www.facebook.com/wearehereandnow)

 

More information

Full details on Love International 2018 can be found on their brand new website www.loveinternationalfestival.com.

Join Soundwave 2018 for their tenth and final edition

Here’s some exciting and somewhat bittersweet news about one of Croatia’s most popular festivals.

Soundwave 2018 will be celebrating its tenth birthday…and will also, unfortunately, be its last ever event. One of the longest running Adriatic festivals – along with the previously much-loved The Garden Festival and Outlook in Istria – Soundwave will conclude its epic odyssey in 2018.

Soundwave 2018

Running from Thursday 26th to Monday 30th July, Soundwave The Final Wave will the last chance to experience what is widely regarded as one of Europe’s best boutique events. Offering up a beautifully diverse music spectrum alongside a mesmeric holiday and festival experience, we’re sure many of you will be eager to head to the beautiful festival site, The Garden Tisno, for Soundwave’s last hurrah. Tickets are already on sale, so snap up some right away to be sure to celebrate with Soundwave next year.

Line-up for Soundwave 2018

As ever, some of the world’s finest live artists and DJs from across broken beat, reggae, afro, acid jazz, hip-hop, soul, funk, drum and bass and much more will be joining Soundwave. The first wave line-up has already been announced – in 2018, Soundwave will welcome Jordan Rakei, Romare (Live), Submotion Orchestra (Live), Horse Meat Disco, DJ Marky, Sons Of Kemet, Channel One Soundsystem, Riot Jazz (Live), Al Dobson Jr, Tenderlonious, Mahalia, Chunky, SNO, Desta, Jonny Dub, Rich Reason, DJ Gilla, DJ BobaFatt and DJ Mo Fingaz, with many more to be revealed.

Confirmed clubs, labels and collectives partnering up with Soundwave are Soundcrash, Hoya:Hoya, First Word Records, 22a Records, South London Soul Train, Main Squeeze, Bruk Up, Hidden, Tuckshop, So Flute and Good Life.

Soundwave 2018 - splashes and unicorns

Saying Goodbye to Soundwave

Noah Ball, one of Soundwave’s founders, explains:

“It’s not been an easy decision to bring Soundwave to a close in 2018, but for us it also feels like the right one to make, too. We’ve had an amazing run in Croatia, from the first years in Petrcane and now in Tisno, and we all look back with great pride and affection for what we have achieved in the last 9 years here in this wonderful country.

Finishing on our tenth year will bring everything together into one last adventure and we intend to make it a fitting climax for the festival and everyone who has ever been a part of it, from the music lovers around the world who come each year, the artists who are like our friends and all of the crew involved.

It’s going to be a very special few days next summer as we say goodbye to Soundwave, and we are putting together a line-up representative of the festival’s unique sound. It’s certainly going to be emotional – we hope to see lots of old faces and new joining us for this final edition!”

Tickets for Soundwave 2018

Early-bird tickets for next year’s Soundwave festival are already on sale, priced at £99. Tickets can be purchased here.

More information

Keep up to date on all the last news on Soundwave 2018 on the official website, as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Soundwave Festival 2018
26th – 3oth July 2018 
The Garden, Tisno

Tickets on sale for Love International 2018!

Following a supremely successful second festival in July – which saw a sell out crowd of 2,500 descended on Tisno – Love International 2018 has already started selling tickets!

The third Love International will be taking place from Wednesday 27th June to Wednesday 4th July 2018. As ever, Love International will kick things off for the festival season in Tisno and present a glorious seven days and nights of electronic music, surprises, adventure and wonder on this beautiful section of Croatia’s Adriatic coast.

Love International 2018

This year’s festival saw stand-out sets from The Black Madonna, Craig Richards, Ben UFO, Tony Humphries, Prosumer, Horse Meat Disco, DJ Nature and countless other stellar performances. The many areas of the festival site in Tisno also created a sublime festival and holiday experience for all those who came – from the glorious waterside Beach Bar, the stunning shaded Olive Grove which once more came into its own, the larger Main Stage in the centre of the site, the incredible boat parties, the intimate Terraza, the Secret Island Party and of course the mesmeric fully-open air club Barbarella’s.

To get a gorgeous feel of this year’s event, check out the official aftermovie:

The first artists on the bill for Love International 2018 will be announced in the coming weeks – keep your eyes peeled!

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© Photography by Daisy Denham for Here & Now

Love International © Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now (www.fb.com/wearehereandnow)

© Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now

Tickets for Love International 2018

There’s a limited selection of early bird tickets currently on sale for £125 for the full week. Once these have sold out, the tickets will be priced £135. Snap up tickets quick to take advantage of this special offer at www.loveinternationalfestival.com.

Club night and boat party tickets are sold separately, and details of these will be announced in due course.

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© Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now

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© Photography by Daisy Denham for Here & Now

More on Love International 2018

Check out full details of the festival on the brand-new look website at www.loveinternationalfestival.com. and do also look them up on Facebook and Twitter!

Love International
Weds 27th June – Weds 4th July 2018
The Garden Resort
Petrica Glava 34,
22240 Tisno
Croatia

MTV SummerBlast Festival back in Porec…with Will Smith!

With the summer festival season in Croatia in full swing at the moment, here’s news of a fantastic end-of-season festival taking place in the pretty Istrian town of Porec. The MTV SummerBlast Festival will be held there on the 25th and 26th August 2017 with an amazing line-up – featuring none other than all-round international superstar Will Smith, alongside his long-standing musical partner-in-crime DJ Jazzy Jeff.

MTV SummerBlast

But there’s an even more amazing line-up besides these top two names! Top DJs and artists such as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Oliver Heldens, Galantis, Jonas Blue, Duke Dumont, Tinie Tempah, Mike Perry, Far East Movement and R3wire & Varski will all also be appearing at MTV Summerblast!

MTV SummerBlast - Fedde Le Grande

MTV SummerBlast is visiting Porec for the second year in 2017, and this amazing line-up is sure to entice many of you to this beautiful part of the Croatian coast for a farewell to summer!

MTV SummerBlast

Tickets for MTV SummerBlast

Both 1-day and 2-day tickets are available. A 2-day ticket costs €67, whilst a 1-day ticket (for either the Saturday or the Sunday) costs €35.

VIP tickets are also available, priced at €150 for two days, or €100 for a 1-day ticket.

Tickets can be purchased on the official website here.

MTV SummerBlast

Travel and Accommodation for MTV SummerBlast

Travel packages are available which include accommodation as well as entry to the festival. Alternatively, you can also book official festival accommodation separately to your ticket. Full details are on the festival website’s travel section.

Porec has a wide variety of all types of accommodation otherwise – check out our Accommodation in Porec page for more.

MTV SummerBlast

The nearest airport to Porec and MTV SummerBlast is Pula Airport. Full details of which airlines fly there from the UK, Ireland and the rest of Europe is on our Getting to Istria page. Slightly further away is Rijeka Airport, which also sees a number of flights from all over Europe – see our Getting to the Kvarner Riviera page for details of these.

Trieste Airport in Italy is also a suitable place to fly to to reach Porec and Istria. We have plenty of information on Travelling from Trieste to Croatia which details bus routes over to Porec.

More information

For more info visit the official web page www.mtvsummerblast.com, Facebook page and festival Instagram.

A new festival for Croatia in 2017 – Beats, Beer and Boogaloo!

There’s a brand new festival in Croatia for 2017, and one with an exciting twist! The very intriguingly named Beats Beer and Boogaloo will take place at the epic Garden Tisno from Thursday 13th to Monday 17th July and just this week they have announced the first wave of artists that will be appearing at the event.

Craig Charles’ Funk and Soul Club and Nick and Charlotte Colgan from The Garden Festival and The Garden Brewery have teamed up to establish this unique festival on the Dalmatian coast. As well as live artists and DJs providing a funked-up soundtrack, a whole host of craft beers from around the world will be available to enjoy.

Beats Beer and Boogaloo Croatia - artists and breweries

Artists performing at Beats, Beer and Boogaloo

Headliners at Beats, Beer and Boogaloo include Hot 8 Brass Band, a New Orleans brass band that blend hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with traditional New Orleans sounds to an incredible crowd-rousing effect; and iconic American R&B singer Geno Washington And The Ram Jam Band who together released 5 albums in the 1960s.

Hot 8 Brass Band

Hot 8 Brass Band

Also on the bill is the Craig Charles Fantasy Funk Band (plus special guest) which was created when Craig asked his show’s listeners who would be in their favourite funk band; since 2007 the band’s various members have performed at festivals around the world. Detroit-based Amp Fiddler is a celebrated soul/funk musician who has shared stages and studios with everyone from Prince and George Clinton to Primal Scream and underground Detroit producer Moodyman. Craig Charles himself will be DJ-ing at the festival; one of the UK’s foremost funk and soul spinners, his encyclopaedic knowledge is at the fore each time he gets behind the decks. Guts (solo/MPC) is sublime hip-hop disciple of immense repute, whilst Kon is the last of an increasingly rare breed of dedicated crate diggers, bringing his deep knowledge of obscure goodies to clubs and festivals worldwide.

Amp Fiddler

Amp Fiddler

Other acts on the festival line-up include Smoove and Turrell, The Haggis Horns, The Reflex, The Allergies, Lack of Afro joins, Al Kent, Rayko, Pablo Contraband (Disco Deviant), Shaka Loves You, Eddie, Piller, Jackson Tyson Charles, Big Danny Kane, Dean Sunshine Smith, Madnice and Darryl Marsden (Ghetto Child).

A collective of Croatia’s leading DJs and crate diggers will also be appearing including The Funk Delegation Croatia, Bocca Sofistifunk, Borovich, Chill, D-Gree, Dr. Smedi Secer, Jopa, Pips, Slipmat, Soul Bader, Tomo Ricov, Umbo, Venom and Werft. Further Croatian support comes from Mate Kokic, Nick & Pepi, Nikola Smiljanic Trio and Rolin Humes.

But what about the beer side of things? The Garden Brewery will be showcasing their full range of products at Beats, Beer and Boogaloo. Rated as Croatia’s best new craft brewery in the country for 2016 by RateBeer.com, their presence is sure to delight many of festival’s crowd. Several other craft breweries have also been announced, each a pioneer from their respective nation offering their delicious beers to savour. From London there’s Gipsy Hill, Five Points, Four Pure and Magic Rock; Dogma from Serbia; Bevog from Austria; and three from Croatia: Nova Runda, LAB and Zmajska. Each brewery will bring two types of beer to feature on a long tap bar, and everyone will be able to sample more than 30 beers during the festival – more breweries will be announced soon from across Europe.

Whilst Beats, Bear and Boogaloo is keen to offer up something different for the Croatian festival scene, there will also be much that will feel familiar. Will new unique festival elements such as street food, tutored drinks tastings, and a carnival procession through the streets of Tisno, there’s also festival favourites such as boat parties and club nights at legendary Barbarella’s.

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The Garden Festival 2014

The Garden Festival – which finished on its 10th anniversary in 2015 – originally catalysed the whole festival scene in this part of Croatia, with visionary founders including Nick and Charlotte Colgan instigating what has become one of the world’s most talked about dance music destinations. Post Garden Festival, Nick and Charlotte then launched their most ambitious project to date – building from scratch The Garden Brewery in Zagreb, which has produced 17 different beers shipping to 25 EU countries. They have further plans for expansion in 2017 and beyond as well as a dynamic programme of music too.

The Garden Brewery - credit Antun Cerovecki

The Garden Brewery (credit: Antun Cerovecki)

Tickets for Beats, Beer and Boogaloo

Limited early bird tickets cost £80 for the whole weekend, which also includes two nights at Barbarella’s! Tickets can be purchased here: beatsbeerandboogaloo.com/tickets/.

More on Beats Beer and Boogaloo

Check them out at www.beatsbeerandboogaloo.com.

Beats Beer and Boogaloo
Tisno
13th – 17th July 2017
www.beatsbeerandboogaloo.com

Soundwave Boat Parties Announced

Exciting Croatian festival announcements are coming in thick and fast it seems, and this time it’s the turn of Soundwave! Now in its ninth year, the festival will be taking place at its usual venue of The Garden Tisno from 27th to 31st July. And just this week, the Soundwave boat parties have been revealed with a wonderful line-up to add to the main acts appearing at the festival.

Soundwave Croatia - night time action

Soundwave covers an eclectic mix of musical styles – from broken beat to reggae, afro to acid jazz, hip-hop, soul, funk drum and bass and more. Headliners at this year’s festival include Laura Mvula, The Pharcyde, Roy Ayers, Gilles Peterson, GoGo Penguin, Roni Size,  Horse Meat Disco, Egyptian Lover, Yussef Kammal, Josey Rebelle, Mndsgn, Sadar Bahar, Moses Boyd: Solo X, Alexander Nut, Mr Thing and many more.

Soundwave Boat Parties

Soundwave Boat Parties – Line-Up

13 boat parties will be taking place during the run of the festival, day and night. Tickets for the boat parties are on sale now and can be purchased at www.soundwavecroatia.com/boat-parties.

Sunshine Reggae – Thursday 16.30 – 19.30
Hosted by Fiesta Bomarda
Reggae Takeover DJs

Hidden x High Hoops – Thursday 20:00 – 23:00
Chaos In The CBD
Contours
Martin Loose Cuts & J
High Hoops

Hip Hop Boat – Friday 13.00 – 16.00
Hosted by Good Life
No Fakin’ DJs

Disco Boat – Friday 16.30 – 19.30
Dimensions Sound System
Disco Ali
Isaac Martin

Soundwave Croatia 2015

Credit: Christopher Werrett – www.facebook.com/cwphotographics

Eglo Boat – Friday 20:00 – 23:00
Josey Rebelle
Alexander Nut
Danuka

Soundcrash – Saturday 13.00 – 16.30
Mall Grab
Werkha
Cervo

Funk and Soul Boat – Saturday 16.30 – 19.30
Hosted by So Flute and Tuckshop

Caramello x PPG – Saturday 20.00 – 23.00
Medlar
Ross From Friends
PPG Residents
Caramello Residents

First Word Boat – Sunday 13.00 – 16.00
Mr Thing
Children of Zeus
Gilla

X Jazz – Sunday 16.30 – 19:30
Moses Boyd
Donna Leake
X Jazz DJs

LA Beats and Bass Boat – Sunday 20.00 – 23.00
MNDSGN
Rich Reason
Soundcrash DJs

Soul In The Hole – Monday 16.30 – 19:30
Sadar Bahar
Alexander Nut

Horse Meat Disco – Monday 20.00 – 23.00
Horse Meat Disco
Friends and Family

More on Soundwave

The festival also combines a holiday with a musical escape like no other, with the amazing, intimate venue offering set by the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic. There’s a cosy beach with its own water-side beach bar; the Olive Grove stage under a canopy of trees; the main stage which will feature all the headliners; and the famous open-air Barbarella’s club – just the place to party at into the early hours.

Soundwave Croatia

Credit: Christopher Werrett – www.facebook.com/cwphotographics

Besides all the main festival action, you can also enjoy snorkelling, diving and fishing, or visit one of the surrounding islands or even national parks such as Krka and Kornati, or the historic cites of Zadar and Split.

Tickets for Soundwave cost £129 plus booking fee (boat parties and club tickets are extra) and can be purchased on the Soundwave www.soundwavecroatia.com/.

For more details, check out our Soundwave Festival guide, or look up the festival at www.soundwavecroatia.com/ or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Soundwave 
Tisno
27th – 31st July 2017
www.soundwavecroatia.com/