Love International boat parties announced – tickets on sale this week!

With plenty of exciting news about the second edition of the festival already this year, details of the Love International boat parties have been announced! And better still, you don’t have long to wait to be able to buy tickets – they go on sale this Friday, 31st March!

Previous attendees of many festivals in Croatia know that the boat parties are a complete must when coming down to rave on the Croatian coast. This year, Love International will feature twenty sailings during the week-long run of the festival, culminating with the Secret Island Party on 5th July.

The Love International boat parties will run day and night, meaning you can party your heart out on the crystal-clear Adriatic waters in the glorious sun or under the twinkling stars. Sailing will be on the legendary old sea dogs The Argonaughty and Martina, both of which will dock near the festival’s small sandy bay.

Classic Argonaughty Boat party Shot credit David Bowen

Classic Argonaughty Boat party (Credit: David Bowen)

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 31st March 2017. Demand is expected to be very high with tickets selling out within days, so make sure you log on sharpish!

Tickets for the Love International boat parties can be purchased at loveinternationalfestival.com/tickets.

Love International Boat Parties – Full Line-Up

The Argonaughty

Weds 28th June – Wolf Music – 7pm – 11pm

Medlar
Wolf Music

Thursday 29th June – Banoffee Pies – 2pm – 6pm

Palms Trax
Banoffee Pies

Thursday 29th June – Warm – 7pm – 11pm

Gerd Janson
Ali Tillet
Myles Mears

Friday 30th June – Leftfoot – 2pm – 6pm

Studio Barnhus
Leftfoot DJs

Friday 30th June – Magic Door – 7pm – 11pm

Maxxi Soundsystem
Jukes of Hazard
Deano Ferrino

Saturday 1st July – Disco Knights – 2pm – 6pm

Tm Sweeney
Anthony Mansfield
Wichita Ron

Saturday 1st July – Resident Advisor – 7pm – 11pm

The Black Madonna
Beautiful Swimmers

Sunday 2nd July – Futureboogie – 2pm – 6pm

Ron and Neil
Dave Harvey and Christophe

Sunday 2nd July – Sunset Soundsystem – 7pm – 11pm

Craig Richards
Solar and Galen

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Monday 3rd July – Ransom Note – 2pm – 6pm

Optimo
Dan Beaumont

Monday 3rd July – Just Jack – 7pm – 11pm

Call Super b2b Gatto Fritto
Tom Rio
Dan Wild

Tuesday 4th July – Flux – 2pm – 6pm

Horse Meat Disco
Flux DJs

Tuesday 4th July – HMS Respect – 7pm – 11pm

Secret Surprise Guests with the Pure Respect party crew

Wednesday 5th July – Secret Island Party with Wilde Renate – 2pm – 10pm

Ata
Peak and Swift
Samantha Fox
Homeboy

The Martina

Friday 30th June – Gottwood – 3pm – 7pm

Leon Vynehall
Gotwood Residents

Friday 30th June – Crack Magazine – 8pm – midnight

Honey Soundsystem

Saturday 1st July – Ruff Kutz – 3pm – 7pm

Ruf Dug
Glowing Palms

Saturday 1st July – Trouble Vision – 8pm – midnight

Midland
Park Ranger
Mr Solid Gold

Sunday 2nd July – Tief – 3pm – 7pm

Tornado Wallace
Hesseltime

Sunday 2nd July – 8pm – midnight

Young Marco
Dirtytalk Residents

Wednesday 5th July – Secret Island Party – 2pm – 10pm

Love International All Stars

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Credit: Khris Cowley for Here & Now

More on Love International

As well as the amazing boat parties listed above, Love International 2017 will recreate the special magic that took place at the sold-out inaugural event, which saw 2,500 revellers attend from across the world. This year they’ve gathered a who’s who of on-point selectors, world-class headliners, familiar faces and the some of the new breed of talent making waves across the underground spectrum, seguing across house, disco, techno, Balearic funk, soul and much more.

Headliners for this year include Ben UFO, The Black Madonna, Craig Richards, Heidi, Horse Meat Disco, Job Jobse, Jazzanova, Mood II, Swing and Palms Trax. Further headliners and other artists appearing include Tristan Da Cunha, Unabombers, Maxxi Soundsystem, Balearic Mike amongst, many, many more.

Tickets for the full week cost £125 + booking fee (boat parties and club nights are extra) and can be purchased here.

Check out all the details on Love International on their official website, and also look them up on Twitter and Facebook.

Love International
28th June – 5th July 2017
Tisno

 

Second wave of acts for Love International 2017 announced

With an exciting list of names already announced for the Love International 2017 (Wednesday 28th June – Wednesday 5th July) line-up, this week has brought a further announcement about some of the acts that will play at the festival! 2017 will see the second Love International take place – last year’s debut completely sold out and hosted 2,500 revellers in the wonderful The Garden Tisno site.

Love International 2017 Croatia 2017

The latest names to be added to the Love International 2017 bill include Tony Humphries, Heidi, Midland, Prosumer, Gerd Janson, Job Jobse, Axel Boman’s Studio Barnhus with Kornel Kovacs and Petter Nordkvist, Young Marco, PBR Streetgang, Bill Brewster, Frank Broughton, Moxie, Saoirse, Unabombers, Darshan Jesrani and many more. This is in addition to the many great artists, DJs and performers already revealed in the first line-up news: acts like The Black Madonna, Ben UFO, Palms Trax, Craig Richars, Jazzanova, Horse Meat Disco and others.

Of the new names, Tony Humphries has almost 4 decades worth of experience to call upon – everything from being one of the original Kiss FM pioneers to holding down a residency at one of the USA’s most legendary clubs, Zanzibar, to creating one of the early classic Fabric mixes and remixing everyone from Soul II Soul to Janet Jackson. Heidi’s house and techno sounds make her one of the most feted DJs and producers on the scene, illuminating clubs and festivals across the world; meanwhile, Midland, who enjoyed his own incredible 2016, with his Final Credits one of the tracks of the year, is also on the bill.

Tony Humphries

Tony Humphries

Heidi

Heidi

Prosumer and Gerd Janson are two long-standing icons of the region –  playing all kinds of delectable disco, electronic oddities and party classics, at the Beach Bar or rocking Barbarella’s deep into the night, expect plenty of fun from them both. One of Europe’s hottest names, Job Jobse, steps up; he has played at everywhere from Burning Man to Panorama Bar, as well as managing the Life and Death label, and is one of the scene’s fastest rising names. Axel Boman brings his full Studio Barnhus crew to Love International: the trio of Axel, Kornel Kovacs and Petter Nordkvist are a label and studio turning out esteemed music both seriously fun and utterly danceable, just like Young Marco’s own playful invention behind the decks.

With over twenty years of parties via NYC to London, Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton know a thing or two about how to work a crowd; making their Tisno debut at Love International, the acclaimed DJs, writers and cultural reflectors will be bringing an abundance of disco. Manchester’s long running duo the Unabombers area also heading to Love International this year, bringing their eclectic souls to the festival, and fellow Northerners Jason Boardman, Moonboots and Balearic Mike join them; Metro Area’s Darshan Jesrani makes a very welcome return, as does Leeds legend Tristan Da Cunha.

Plenty of the new wave of electronic artists will be at the festival too, from Moxie, Saoirse, Man Power and Krywald & Farrer each bringing their take on the electronic sphere. Croatia’s own legend Illija Rudman drops in, then it’s over to some of Love International’s and The Garden’s family and friends, including PBR Streetgang, Maxxi Soundsystem, Dan Beaumont, Krankbrother, Peak & Swift, Lord Of The Isles, James Holroyd, Justin Van Der Volgen and Medlar. Further brilliant additions across a wide range of sublime sounds include Alex Dallas, Andy Hart, Apiento, Beautiful Swimmers, Christophe, Dave Harvey, Ess O Ess, Gatto Fritto, Glowing Palms, Harvey Sutherland, Heidi Lawton, Hodge, House of Traps, Heurta, Ian Blevins, Jaime Rad, Kelvin Andrews, Last Waltz, Lauer, Lexx, Loverfingers, Mark Seven, Moscoman, Mudd, Mr Price, Paramida, Phil Mison, Red Rack Em, Ron & Neil, Rug Dug, Steve Kotey, Tornado Wallace and Waifs and Strays for lots of dancing under the sun and stars.

Love International’s esteemed partners for 2017, a collection of leading labels, collectives, media and parties, will host stages, boat parties and Barbarella’s across the festival week. They are Aficionado, Banoffee Pies, Beats In Space, Crack Magazine, Disco Knights, Dirtytalk, Down To The Sea and Back, ESP Institute, Firecracker Recordings, Flux, Gottwood, Electric Chair, Futureboogie, Infolk, Just Jack, Krankbrother, Leftfoot, Lowlife, Magic Door, Not An Animal, Percolate, Ransom Note, Resident Advisor, Rhythm Sister, Ruff Kutz, Road To Nowhere, Shapes, Stevie Wonderland, Studio 89, Test Pressing, Tief, Trouble Vision, Warm and Wolf Music.

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© Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now

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

© Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now

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

© Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now

Tickets for Love International 2017

Tickets for Love International cost £125 (plus booking fee) for the standard 8-day pass. Head to loveinternationalfestival.com to snap them up!

Looking back on Love International 2016

Here’s a wonderful short film – shot on 8mm – documenting last year’s festival. It really gives you a good feel for the event!

Love International on 8mm 2016 from saul pankhurst on Vimeo.

More on Love International 2017

Full details about the festival can be found on the official website at loveinternationalfestival.com.

Do also check out our blog post First acts on the 2017 Love International line-up revealed for some more information about the festival!

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© Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now

© Photography by Michael Njunge for Here & Now (fb.com/wearehereandow)

© Photography by Michael Njunge for Here & Now

Love International 2017 dates announced

We’re only part way through another very exciting festival season in Croatia, but there’s already great news regarding one of the new festivals on the scene. Love International 2017 – the festival which kicked off the run of events in Tisno back in late June – has already announced its dates!

But what happened this year? A full week of fun, inspiration, escapism, discovery and the sense of something very special was enjoyed by all at the first Love International. Making the most of the amazing festival site, The Garden Tisno, Love International also embraced the spirit of previous fan favourite The Garden Festival (Croatia’s founding festival) whilst also injecting its own joyous soul and truly making its mark – meaning the event felt comfortably familiar yet also quite different.

Main stage at Love International (Credit: Khris Cowley - Here and Now)

Main stage
Credit: Khris Cowley – Here and Now

Beach Bar by Night at Love International Credit: Khris Cowley - Here and Now)

Beach Bar by Night at Love International
Credit: Khris Cowley – Here and Now

Argonaughty at Love International (Credit: Khris Cowley - Here and Now)

Argonaughty at Love International
Credit: Khris Cowley – Here and Now

Curated by Team Love’s Dave Harvey and Tom Paine, the festival drew some stellar bookings from across the underground spectrum as well as hosting some memorable boat parties, offering up some mesmerising main stage action for dancing by the twinkling Adriatic sea, and experiencing epic dawn moments at the fully outdoor nightclub, Barbarella’s – considered one the best places in the world to party at ’til dawn!

All 2,500 tickets sold out for the inaugural Love International. Revellers from across the globe were drawn to this special spot on the amazing Dalmatian coastline for a truly magical week.

Love International - Crazy P (Credit: Khris Cowley - Here and Now)

Crazy P
Credit: Khris Cowley – Here and Now

Craig Richards at Love International (Credit: Khris Cowley - Here and Now)

Craig Richards at Love International
Credit: Khris Cowley – Here and Now

It’s no surprise that there are many highlights to look back on from the first Love International – some predicted and some totally unexpected! From MCDE’s disco-tinged party set at Barbarella’s, through to Axel Boman’s bouncing boat party with Abandon Silence; from PBR Streetgang having the Main Stage rocking (as did Jackmaster, Joy Orbison, Roman Flugel, Crazy P and everyone else); the annual Futureboogie voyage and club shows both being major highlights; Magic Door once more brought more glitter and fancy dress thought humanly possible; Hunnee, Prosumer and Pender Street Peppers had the Beach Stage rocking; Craig Richards going back to back with Ben UFO creating a few hours of sensational selections; and finally the festival conclusion – the Secret Island Party – which saw two boat parties and an escape from Tisno to a daytime party which brought the whole adventure to a fitting climax.

Sun Rise Sessions at Love International (Credit: Khris Cowley - Here and Now)

Sun Rise Sessions
Credit: Khris Cowley – Here and Now

The Olive Grove stage also provided some special moments. The beautifully decorated space showcased some brilliant artists, labels and clubs nights; by 5pm most days it was packed out under the sun. The space also held its own in the early hours until dawn, where the Sun Rise Sessions offered a wholly different cadence to the festival in a beatific way to start the day, either straight from Barbarella’s or waking to catch a gentler, mesmerising pace. Indeed, Khruangbin’s dreamy set was another one of the festival’s highlights, with their rapt audience spread sedately amongst the pines.

Secret Island Party at Love International (Credit: Khris Cowley - Here and Now)

Secret Island Party
Credit: Khris Cowley – Here and Now

There were also many more magical moments besides, some too special to put into words! From almost endless hands-in-the-air celebrations to unearthing rare grooves on the dance floor; shared newfound loves under the canopy of Croatian stars; to even more intimate moments away from the site in Tisno, exploring the beautiful region in which the festival is set. And with a real sense of unity, respect for everyone and for the festival environment itself it’s easy to see why many of this year’s guests will be rushing back for more next year. Why not join them?

The get a feel for the event, see Here&Now’s take on Love International:

Dave Harvey says:

“We really could not be any happier with our first year – the people, the music, the setting, the experience. All of it, basically! It really all came together in such a beautiful way, and I would like to thank everyone for making it so special, especially to a backdrop of chaos back at home in the UK. Since the planning started we wanted to bring our own festival to Tisno, and follow on from what the Garden guys did but also make it our own. The vibe at Love International was truly special, everyone was buzzing, it was like one huge family which had come together – and I mean that including the DJs, staff, everyone behind the scenes, not just everyone who travelled far and wide to make it so special. We are already planning for next year, and believe me we can’t wait to get back!”

Love International 2017

The 2017 event will be taking place from Wednesday 28th June to Wednesday 5th July. If you’d like to join in on all the fun (or perhaps you’re a keen returnee!), watch out for early bird tickets which go on sale in September.

More on Love International

To look back on this year’s festival or to look ahead to next year’s, see all the details on the official festival website.

Membrain Festival comes to Croatia’s coast this August

There’s another new name on the Croatian festival scene this summer – Membrain Festival (18th to 21st August 2016)! Taking place near Sibenik, Membrain is a festival of bass culture with some of the best-known names of the European Underground bass scene appearing on the bill. The festival’s rich line-up will also include educational lectures and workshops, a wonderful location making the most of the local environment, and catering consisting of the best local Dalmatian produce.

Membrain Festival

Membrain will be taking place in the bay of Minerska, which is around 10km from Sibenik. The festival site is an abandoned ex-military base surrounded by thick pine forest; next to the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic sea and a beautiful beach, there’s plenty to do all day long.

Membrain Festival

Membrain Festival

Membrain Festival’s Line-Up

The artists on Membrain Festival’s line-up will all be performing for the very first time on Croatia soil, solidifying Membrain’s unique concept. The bill will see a very wide spectrum of bass music genres; on the festival’s three main stages and a solar stage there will be more than sixty European and regional artists. Drum and Bass, Liquid, Dubstep, Dub, Ragga, Jungle, Jump-up, Grime, Global and more will all entertain the bass addicted audience.

The best-known headliner is surely UK duo Hybrid Minds. Having gained considerable critical acclaim over the last few years, they’ve reached the top of the underground scene with their recognisable liquid dnb sound.

Membrain Festival 2016 Promo 02 from Membrain Festival on Vimeo.

Sub Zero is the UKBass champion of the danceable Drum and Bass, known in wide circles of the scene around the world and performing regularly at festivals & clubs.

Levela is a Drum and Bass producer best known for his collaborations with some of the biggest names on the dubstep scene including Datsik. He’ll be at the Membrain Festival as part of his fully booked summer Sensory Tour.

Italian DJ/Producer/MC collective Numa Crew is the main representative of the Italian independent bass scene. They are known for their collaborations with artists such as Dub FX, General Levy, DJ Vadim, and many more.

Membrain Festival

Tickets for Membrain Festival

Regular tickets for the four day event cost €80, whilst you can splash out on VIP tickets for €120. You can also attend any one day of the festival for €40. Buy all these ticket options below:



Membrain Festival

More on the Membrain Festival

Check out the official Membrain Festival website and do also look them up on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

2016 Summer Season at Kalypso Club Zrce Beach

For those heading to the party-central destination that is Zrce Beach in Novalja on the island of Pag this summer, be sure to head straight to the open-air Kalypso Club. They’ve announced a very exciting line-up which features a rich and international programme of DJs, festivals, events and parties, all set on the gorgeous Adriatic sea. We’re sure you won’t want to miss out on the fun at Kalypso Club Zrce Beach!

Festivals at Kalypso Club Zrce Beach

There’s the club’s own Woodshock Festival (17th – 20th July 2016) with DJs Klingande, Jack Novak, Will Sparks and Jauz as well as the Stereoforest Festival (8th – 10th August 2016) which features Deorro, Tigerlily, a ÄUDÄJ night with Simon & Lush, DJs from Mars, Damian N-Drix or Gregori Klosman, a special featuring with DJ Antoine, DJ Da Candy, Rony Rex, and resident DJ Bronxwon.

Kalypso Club Zrce Beach - Croatia Spring Break

This year, Kalypso is also part of the new Black Sheep Festival (31st July – 3rd August 2016) – taking place in all four major clubs on Zrce beach and featuring DJs Michale Calfan, Nervo, Quintino and R3HAB.

But of course it’s impossible to forget that Kalypso is also one of the host clubs for the main famous music festivals taking place in Zrce Beach. These include Hideout Festival, SONUS, Loveweek, Fresh Island, Barrakud, Hard Island, UES Festival, Zrce Spring Break and Croatia Spring Break.

Kalypso Club Zrce

Parties at Kalypso Club Zrce Beach

There’s many special parties being hosted at Kalypso too. These include the Neonsmash Musicfestival (13th July 2016) direct from the Carribbean Islands with 2faced funk, as well as the Holi One Color Party (9th August 2016). Kalypso will pull out all the stops to surprise partygoers with crazy After Beach Parties and performances, plus numerous individual events and chill-out parties.

Kalypso Club Zrce Beach - Croatia Spring Break

Open-air clubbing in Croatia has a long, long history with Zrce Beach being part of this scene as far back as the 1970s! Kalypso itself was one first trendsetters, welcoming partygoers for almost 30 years. And after a complete refurbishment in 2015, the 2016 is likely to be the best season yet!

Full details of all events taking place at Kalypso Club, Zrce Beach can be found www.kalypso-zrce.com and www.facebook.com/KalypsoClub.

Soundwave Croatia Boat Parties and New Acts!

One of Croatia’s top summer music festivals, Soundwave (Thursday 4th to Monday 8th August 2016), recently announced exciting details of new names that have been added to their line-up…as well as info about the all important Soundwave Croatia boat parties!

Soundwave Croatia

Already bursting with top names on the bill for the festival’s eighth edition – see our post on the latest artists added to the Soundwave bill – the three new acts to be added to the line-up are LTJ Bukem, Congo Natty and Jazzanova. They’ll join acts performing at Soundwave such as Pharoahe Monch, Calibre, Craig Charles, Gentlemen’s Dub Club, Channel One Sound System and many, many more.

Soundwave Croatia - LTJ Bukem

LTJ Bukem

Drum and bass pioneer LTJ Bukem is one of the UK’s most iconic names, with his Good Looking label embracing the jazzier, more atmospheric side of the scene. And leading the Jungle Revolution is the amazing Congo Natty; the lauded Rebel MC blends African-inspired rhythms and heavy urban beats in his rousing sets. And the revered eclectic collective from Berlin, Jazzanova, have been busy producing, composing, arranging, remixing and DJing for many years, continuing to create magic in clubs, the airwaves, their studio and live on stage, with their label Sonar Kollektiv one of Europe’s most respected.

Soundwave Croatia Boat Parties

But what about the boat parties, you say? As ever, these will all take place on the legendary vessel The Argonaughty and are a core part of the festival – what’s better than partying it up on the Adriatic waters? With sun-kissed frivolity by day and star-speckled mayhem at night, make sure you snap up www.soundwavecroatia.com/ for one (or more!) or these parties quick!

Thursday 4th August

BOAT 1. DUB TO JUNGLE
Plates Records & Circles.
13:00 – 18:00

BOAT 2. THE DISCO BOAT
Bedmo Disco, Origins & Harvey Sutherland.
19:30 – 23:00

Friday 5th August

BOAT 1. THE CRAIG CHARLES FUNK & SOUL BOAT
Craig Charles, Bitesize DJs & Jack Tyson Charles
13:00-16:00

BOAT 2. THE SUNSHINE REGGAE BOAT
Channel One Sound System & Lively Up
16:30-19:30

BOAT 3. TUCKSHOP SUNSET BOAT
Jazzanova / Manu & Ando / Russ Ryan / Tappa / Mentú
20:00-23:00

Soundwave Croatia Boat Parties

Saturday 6th August

BOAT 1. SFSC & GOODLIFE PRESENT THE HIPHOP BOAT
Josey Rebelle / Menendez Brothers / TwoGood / Dj Mylz / Bloxed Beats
13:00-16:00

BOAT 2. EGLO RECORDS BOAT
Alexander Nut, Fatima & Noah
16:30-19:30

BOAT 3. THE SOUNDCRASH BOAT
Special Guest TBA, Bamboomann, Mo Fingaz & Bobafatt
20:00-23:00

Sunday 7th August

BOAT 1. TRU-THOUGHTS VS. FIRST WORD RECORDS
With J-Felix, Harleighblu, Gilla

BOAT 2. THE SOUL BOAT (HOW x STFD)
With Dan Shake, Flo Real & Jordan Rakai
16:30-19:30

BOAT 3. DUB TO DRUM&BASS BOAT
DRS / Eva Lazarus / GDC Sound System / Rich Reason (LVLZ)
20:00-23:00

Monday 8th August

BOAT 1. RIOT JAZZ BRASS BAND ON A BOAT
Riot Jazz, Taste The Diff’erence, Chunky & Rich Reason
15:00 – 18:30

BOAT 2. CLOSING BOAT
Staff, friends & family, Dan Shake & Harleighblu
19:30 – 23:00

More on Soundwave

Take a look at our guide to Soundwave, or check out the official www.soundwavecroatia.com/ where you can find all the info you need. And look them up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest festival news!

Soundwave Croatia Dan Medhurst

Credit: Dan Medhurst

 

 

 

Soundwave Croatia 2016

Win tickets to Soundwave Croatia 2016!

The eighth edition of Soundwave (4th – 8th August 2016) returns to the wonderful location of The Garden Tisno with a fantastic line-up – and here’s your chance to win tickets to Soundwave, plus tickets to a boat party and entry to the legendary on-site nightclub, Barbarella’s!

Soundwave Croatia 2016

Soundwave Croatia

Known for the eclectic range of acts on its bill, Soundwave brings together a mix of broken beat, reggae, afro, acid jazz, hip-hop, soul, funk, drum and bass and more to the Adriatic coast – but also sets itself aside from some of the other festivals in the region with a more edifying and spiritually enriching experience for festival-goers.

Soundwave Croatia 2016

Credit: Dan Medhurst

Soundwave is held at The Garden Tisno – and anyone who’s been there before can attest that it’s one of the most idyllic places in the world for a festival! With beautifully clear waters, a private sandy beach and endless hours of sunshine by day and star-lit skies by night, nature really plays its part. And with the incredible water-side beach bar, stages built around their surroundings (including the Olive Grove stage, nestled under a canopy of trees) and the open-air night-club Barbarella’s, you’ll have an amazing time practically any time, day or night.

Soundwave 2016 Line-Up

The headline act at this year’s Soundwave is Pharoahe Monch, formerly a member of New York City duo Organized Konfusion. Having developed a reputation as one of underground hip-hop’s preeminent lyricists, Pharoahe Monch is also an incisive political and social commentator, using hip-hop as a platform for political engagement. Calibre will also be headlining; with his distinctive sound that takes on elements of jazz, funk, dub and techno, Calibre is responsible for some of the most beautiful and sublime tracks in drum and bass.

Soundwave 2016 - Pharoahe Monch

Pharoahe Monch

But that’s just the start of things when it comes to the line-up! Digital Mystikz’s Mala will be returning, as will funk and soul DJ and one of 6 Music’s lead presenters, Craig CharlesFatima & The Eglo Band will be performing live, and Gentleman’s Dub Club will also bring their energetic and exhilarating live show to Tisno. Channel One Sound System will also be at Soundwave – they’ve been regulars at the Notting Hill Carnival for over 30 years and are the UK’s most prominent and respected reggae crew; the Red Bull Culture Clash winners will bring their ground-shaking bass to the festival.

The Riot Jazz Brass Band will swoop in with their peace-lovin’ aggro jazz, hip-hop samples, funked-up favourites and re-interpreted dubstep too, dropping drum and bass and dancefloor bangers that always have everyone dancing. Romare blends Afrocentric beats and global inspirations, as encapsulated in his brilliant Projections album. The incredible voice of Harleighblu – one of the UK’s brightest new names – will enchant the Soundwave crowds. Italian producer C. Crisci’s Clap! Clap! project samples African tribes, bands and singers, creating tribal rhythms through drum machines and synths. And BAFTA and MOBO award winning artist Akala is a rapper with heart, soul and steel, a historian who brings a touch of lyrical grace and edge to Soundwave.

Soundwave Croatia 2016 - Gentleman's Dub Club

Gentleman’s Dub Club

But that’s not all! Other names on the bill include Rinse FM presenter and DJ Josey Rebelle, Eglo Record’s boss Alexander NutHenry Wu  from 22a Records, Dan Shake, Jordan Rakei, Harvey Sutherland, Flo Real (Mahogani Music), Chunky, Werkha, Eva Lazarus, Bambooman, Sarah Williams White, Bobbafat, Gilla, DJ Mylz, Tehbis, Normanton Street, Chiminyo, CC Disco, Taste The Difference, So Fresh So Clean, Plates and Tuckshop.

Win tickets to Soundwave Croatia!

If all of the above is whetting your appetite, here’s a wonderful opportunity to win a pair of tickets to this year’s Soundwave Festival. And that’s not all – included as part of the prize will be two tickets to the boat party of your choice, plus entry for two to Barbarella’s every night of the festival!

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer this question:

What is the name of the festival site in Tisno, Croatia, where Soundwave takes place? 

a) The Field
b) The Park
c) The Garden

To enter, email us on webmaster@visit-croatia.co.uk with the answer, as well as your name and country of residence.

Only one entry per person. The competition will close at 12pm (midday) on Friday, 27th May 2016. The winner will be notified by email soon after this date.

 

More on Soundwave

If you’re not lucky enough to win tickets to this year’s awesome Soundwave, you can snap up a festival pass at www.soundwavecroatia.com/ for £125 for 5 days (club and boat parties extra).

Or if you’ve already snapped up tickets and want to know more about getting to Soundwave, check our our guide to the festival.

Be sure to also look up Soundwave on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

A unique, fun and sexy event – Allure Music Festival, 21st – 23rd July on Zrce Beach, Pag

Another new festival event for Croatia this summer – the Allure Music Festival, which takes place from 21st to 23rd July on the island of Pag!

Allure Music Festival

Set in Zrce Beach’s Kalypso Club – one of the hottest destinations for summer partying in Croatia – Allure Music Festival has a unique twist and something that sets it apart from all other dance music events taking place this summer in the country. Women will be at the centre of the Allure experience, as all DJs, dancers, hostesses and promoters at the event will be female. Allure will truly be a celebration of women!

Allure Music Festival

DJs that will be performing at Allure include DJ Mari Ferrari, DJ Sherezade, DJ Dea, DJ Gila and DJ Lady Dee with more ladies to be announced very soon.

Allure Music Festival is sure to be one of the sexiest events of the summer, as great music will combine with a unique vibe of spirituality, sensuality and seduction.

The Festival will be taking place at Kalypso Club in Zrce Beach on the island of Pag, the top party destination in Croatia that’s on an island that attracts more than 2 million visitors each year. Kalypso Club has a huge open air dance floor, go go platforms, lots of different levels, and plenty of bars so there’s everything you could possibly need for a fantastic night out.

Early bird tickets for Allure Music Festival are currently available, priced at €25 – making the festival not just a sexy and unique event, but excellent value for money! Tickets can be purchased online here.

For full details on Allure and to find out more line-up details, check out the official website at allure-music-festival.com. Do also follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for all the latest Allure Music Festival goings on!

Allure Music Festival
21st – 23rd July 2015
Kalypso Club
Zrce Beach
island of Pag

Kalypso - Color Sensation

The 2015 party season at Zrce Beach’s Kalypso club, including brand new Stereo Forest Festival

Novalja’s Kalypso Club – the very first beach club in southeast Europe that now has nearly thirty years of clubbing experience – has announced a very exciting party season for 2015! Alongside a number of exciting festivals – including the first edition of Croatia Rocks, little sister to Ibiza Rocks, Kalypso will be hosting its own festival for the first time this year. Named Stereo Forest, the festival will held on the dance floors, stages and party pools of Kalypso from 2nd to 6th August 2015, bringing together some of the best names from the electronic dance music scene.

Another special announcement for 2015 is that every Monday Kalypso will also host Garden of Art, a spectacular cirque performance art experience that will mix top DJs and live acts with talented dancers in extravagant costumes, amazing artistry and fire shows – everything to delight both your eyes and ears. Catch the spectacle as you chill at Kalypso by day, or dance away to EDM beats by night. Garden of Art will be rounded off for the summer by a BIG closing party on the 22nd August.

Kalypso - Stereo Forest

Stereo Forest Festival

Not just a festival…but a whole festival event! Top name DJs are guaranteed, as are party events day and night…you’ll barely have enough time to catch your breath!

Garden of Art will also be held during the Stereo Forest Festival (on Monday 3rd August), whilst the following day (4th August) will see a Color Sensation party. This Indian-style colour celebration will see the sky turned pink, yellow and blue as colourful ‘paint’ rains down – and with the glimmering Adriatic sea behind you and the sun or stars above, you’ll get lost in an immense party vibe. (The Color Sensation party is included in the price of a Stereo Forest ticket, although you can also purchase tickets just for the party itself.)

The first line-up announcements for Stereo Forest include R3HAB – Holland’s hottest artist, who’s been catapulted into the limelight with a string of successful original material and remixes – and Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, two young and very promising producers from Sweden that have received a great deal of attention for their remix of Coldplay’s The Scientist, plus their new single Roll The Dice.

Kalypso - Color Sensation

Watch out for more line-up announcements plus Stereo Forest ticket news at kalypso-zrce.com.

About Kalypso

The first ever club to open on Novalja’s (and Croatia’s!) famed Zrce Beach almost thirty years ago, club Kalypso is now a world renowned party and festival destination. With a huge open-air dance floor, go go platforms, plenty of different levels and numerous bar areas, there’s something to delight everyone and plenty of space for you all! Kalypso is of course also open by day – you can lounge by the pool sipping cocktails and relaxing in the sun whilst you gear up for the party night ahead!

Kalypso Club

Kalypso has been home to some of the best festivals in Croatia for a number of years now, with Hideout, Sonus, Barrakud and Fresh Island Festival all also taking place this summer as well.

As mentioned above, this year Kalypso will host its own festival for the first time; Stereo Forest will merge the brand new visual identity of the club with its lush natural surroundings, alongside an art sculpted stage and the club’s party pools.

Kalypso Club

Latest Kalypso news

  • Kalypso has been named in the top three of Beatport’s 13 Mind-Blowing Festival Destinations from around the world! Check out the article here.
  • Croatia Rocks recently unveiled the second phase of their festival line-up, which now includes names such as Clean Bandit, The Vaccines, Kate Tempest, Rudimental, Gorgon City, Zane Lowe and special guest Fatboy Slim. More details at www.croatiarocks.com.

Stereo Forest Festival
2nd – 6th August 2015
Kalypso Club
Zrce Beach, Novalja, Pag, Croatia
kalypso-zrce.com

Stop Making Sense 2015

Win festival and boat party tickets to Stop Making Sense!

Update: The competition is now closed! Thanks very much to all those who entered. We will be in touch with the winners very soon!

Here’s an exciting bit of news for all keen festival goers…a competition to win festival tickets and boat party tickets to one of the most popular festivals in Croatia, Stop Making Sense!

About Stop Making Sense

Held in Tisno from the 16th to 19th July 2015, Stop Making Sense brings together all the elements that make up a perfect festival – an idyllic setting; a top-notch line-up; lush beaches and the twinkling Adriatic sea; a chilled, family-friendly vibe; and the opportunity to party under the sun by day and under the stars at night.

This year’s event will see headliners Skream, Jackmaster, Anja Schneider, Martyn, Nick Höppner, Sebo K and Anthony Naples all perform, with other acts such as Jasper James, Miss Jools, Tessellate, Twinkat Soul and Mullen also on the bill…and there’s still many more names to be announced. (Watch this space!)

Stop Making Sense 2015

A big part of any Croatian festival are the boat parties – and Stop Making Sense is no exception! Their legendary boat parties will set sail twice a day and will be hosted by a variety of crews and artists. And don’t forget the Beach Bar for day time amusement and the famous Barabarella’s Discotheque for partying away until the early hours – there’s absolutely plenty to fun practically round the clock at Stop Making Sense!

The competition

Two lucky winners will each win a pair of festival tickets and a pair of boat party tickets – so start thinking about which of your lucky friends will be joining you if you win!

It couldn’t be simpler to enter the competition – just email webmaster@visit-croatia.co.uk with your name, country of residence and the answer to this question:

Where is Stop Making Sense held?

a) Tisno
b) Split
c) Zagreb

We’re sure you know all about Stop Making Sense, but if you want to be reminded of the latest news about the festival, check our our recent blog post: Stop Making Sense 2015 back in Tisno – but now in July! and our guide to the festival. And to get yourself in the proper Stop Making Sense spirit, here’s a video of last year’s event:

Stop Making Sense 2014 @ The Garden, Tisno from Anomalous Visuals on Vimeo.

Competition rules:

1. The competition is open to those resident in Europe only.
2. Only one entry allowed per person.
3. There will be two winners to the competition – each winner will receive a pair of festival tickets and a pair of boat party tickets.
4. The competition will run until 12pm (GMT), 11th April 2015. Winners will be notified by email shortly after the closing date.