Sonic Festival Dubrovnik

The first Sonic Festival to take place in Dubrovnik’s stunning Lovrijenac Fortress this September

A new name on Croatia’s impressive music festival scene comes to Dubrovnik this September. Sonic Festival’s Sonic Sunset Session is to be held in the mighty Lovrijenac Fortress in Dubrovnik on 8th and 9th September 2022 – electronic music fans will delight in partying it up in this amazing location, the first time it will be used as a festival site.

Sonic Festival Dubrovnik

About Sonic Festival

Sonic Festival’s first edition is being presented as the Sonic Sunset Session to provide revellers with an unforgettable experience of both the location and the entire event. And some of the top names in the house and techno scene – both internationally and locally – are on the bill for this first edition: Italian producer and DJ Marco Faraone; one of Ibiza’s go-to DJs, Jamie Roy; and regional acts such as Danijel Čehranov, Dea Tosh, NEROA, Brigitta & MattButt.

Hailing from Tuscany, Marco Faraone grew up immersed in music – his father was a DJ in the 80s, and his initial foray into DJing was dominated by the many hip-hop records that comprised his then-modest collection. Marco then graduated to playing drum ‘n’ bass, before settling on a discerning techno vibe for which he is best known today. Marco became a resident at Florence’s globally-renowned Tenax club and quickly graduated from being a ‘crafty up-and-comer’ to one of modern techno’s most recognised and respected names. Marco’s productions have graced some of the scene’s most respected labels such as Drumcode, Defected and Rekids as well as his own much-respected UNCAGE imprint.

Jamie Roy is someone who lives and breathes underground electronic music culture in all its forms. It’s therefore no surprise that Jamie quickly became one of Ibiza’s go-to DJs in 2019 when he held a residency at the legendary Ushuaia for Nic Fanciulli’s ‘Dance Or Die’ events. As a producer, he has landed on the likes of Repopulate Mars, Trick, Unsound, Saved, Kaluki and Under No Illusion. With each and every new EP, Roy shows a subtle evolution of his sound while staying true to his roots. Whether playing an intense club set at places like Studio 338 or La Terrazza Barcelona, or
laying it down for huge crowds on main stages at BPM Festival Costa Rica or Elrow in Glasgow, Roy always knows exactly what record to reach for to make the best connection with his crowd.

Danijel Čehranov, the owner of Last95 Records, is one of Belgrade’s most sought-after DJs, as well as one of the most successful regional music producers. He has played at the amazing Dance Arena at Exit Festival, the Main Stage at the Sea Dance Festival, and also in New York, Moscow, Istanbul and the entire region.

Tickets for Sonic Festival

Tickets for Sonic Festival are planned to go on sale on 1st July 2022, and will be available on Entrio.

More Info

Take a look at Sonic Festival on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest news on the festival.

© Photography by Hannah Metcalfe (www.hannahmetcalfe.co.uk)

SunceBeat 2022 Boat Parties Announced

SunceBeat 2022 (21st – 28th July 2022) will be marking its 13th season this year, making it the longest-running festival in Tisno. And just this week, the SunceBeat 2022 boat parties have been announced, revealing 17 epic sea voyages for all revellers this summer! This very welcome announcement is in addition to the recent news that David Morales, Delano Smith, Fred Everything and David Montoya have been added to the official festival line-up – these acts join names such as The Blessed Madonna, Kerri Chandler, Kenny Dope, Dave Lee ZR, Dam Swindle, Miguel Migs, Mark Farina, Horse Meat Disco, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Natasha Diggs and many more who are already on the bill.

SunceBeat 2022 will be bringing together many of the world’s leading DJs and producers along with the burgeoning next generation of talent, as always. In an idyllic, pine-shaded setting around a glittering bay on the Croatian coast, the event really is a holiday and festival blended as one, and a true escape from reality and responsibility. Party to your heart’s content in the sunshine by day and under the stars at night; from the stunning main stage to the water-side Beach Bar and from the pumping Olive Grove to the simply jaw-dropping open-air club Barbarella’s, SunceBeat is abundant with music and dancing with friends old and new.

© Photography by Hannah Metcalfe (www.hannahmetcalfe.co.uk)
© Photography by Hannah Metcalfe (www.hannahmetcalfe.co.uk)

SunceBeat 2022 Boat Parties – Full Line-Up

The full line-up of the SunceBeat 2022 boat parties can be seen below:

WELCOME TO THE DISCO BOAT PARTY
Thursday 21 st July – The Argonaughty 18:00 – 22:00

Horse Meat Disco / Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy / Martin Roche (Get Down Edits) / Natasha / Kitty Katt

MI SOUL MI BOAT
Friday 22nd July – The Argonaughty 13:00 – 18:00

Children of Zeus / Gordon Mac / Ronnie Herel / Lil Stevie / Bob Masters

M + M BOAT PARTY
Friday 22nd July – The Argonaughty 19:00 – 23:00

John Morales / Sarah Main / Melon Bomb / Mark Stone

LIQUID SPIRIT BOAT PARTY
Saturday 23 rd July – The Arbiana 13:00 – 17:00

Young Pulse / The Journey Men / Danny T / Joe Cox

CONNOISSEURS SOUL BOAT
Saturday 23 rd July – The Argonaughty 14:00 – 19:00

Ronnie Herel / Craig Smith / Bigger / Terry Jones / Bob Masters

CABEAU’S ADRIATIC AFRO CRUISE
Saturday 23 rd July – The Arbiana 18:00 – 23:00

David Montoya / Manoo / Hyenah / Minco / DJeff

SOUL IN THE HOLE
Saturday 23 rd July – The Argonaughty 20:30 – 00:30

Sadar Bahar / Boo Williams / Lee Collins / Cheez

DEEP INTO SOUL BOAT PARTY
Sunday 24th July – The Argonaughty 13:00 – 18:00

Emmaculate / Neil Pierce / Sy Sez / The Journey Men / Aston and Max Evans

LIVE YOUR LIFE BOAT PARTY
Sunday 24th July – The Argonaughty 19:00 – 00:00

Terry Hunter / Demuja / Souldynamic / Lea Lisa / David Bailey

DIRIDIM BOAT PARTY
Monday 25th July – The Argonaughty 13:00 – 17:00

David Morales / DJ Spen

DJOON BOAT PARTY
Monday 25th July – The Arbiana 14:00 – 19:00

DJ Spinna / Rocca Rodamaal / Afshin / Greg Gauthier / Karlainthemix

ZR BOAT PARTY
Monday 25 th July – The Argonaughty 18:00 – 22:00

Dave Lee Zr / John Morales / MYD (DJ set) / Young Pulse

KERRI CHANDLER BOAT PARTY
Monday 25 th July – The Arbiana 20:00 – 23:00

Kerri Chandler and friends

HERE TO THERE BOAT PARTY
Tuesday 26 th July – The Argonaughty 13:00 – 17:00

DJ Spinna / Rich Medina / Dan Shake / Malfalda

CHICAGO’S CHOSEN FEW BOAT PARTY
Tuesday 26 th July – The Argonaughty – 18:00 – 23:00

Terry Hunter / Mike Dunn / Alan King / Wayne Williams / Emmaculate

KEEP ON SWINDLING BOAT PARTY
Wednesday 27 th July – The Argonaughty 13:00 – 17:00

Dam Swindle / Jamie 3:26 / Ash Lauryn / Abel

SUNCEBEAT – FAREWELL BOAT PARTY
Wednesday 27 th July – The Argonaughty 18:00 – 23:00

Natsaha Diggs / Mark Farina / Natasha Kitty Katt / Jimmy Allen / Collin Williams

SunceBeat 2022 Boat Parties © Photography by Hannah Metcalfe (www.hannahmetcalfe.co.uk)
© Photography by Hannah Metcalfe (www.hannahmetcalfe.co.uk)

Tickets for SunceBeat 2022 Boat Parties

Tickets for all the SunceBeat 2022 Boat Parties go on sale on Wednesday, June 1st from 1pm UK time at www.suncebeat.com.

Tickets for the week-long festival are priced at £205 (plus booking fee) and can also be purchased at www.suncebeat.com. (Tickets for the boat parties need to be purchased separately from the main festival ticket.)

SunceBeat
Tisno, 21st – 28th July 2022
www.suncebeat.com

The Yacht Week Croatia

The Yacht Week Presents launches in Croatia this summer with Drumcode And Hot Creations

A highlight for any of you who like to take to the seas to party it up during your holidays, The Yacht Week returns to Croatia this summer partnering with leading electronic music labels Drumcode and Hot Creations for “The Yacht Week Presents”.

“The Yacht Week Presents” will see each music label join what’s called “the original floating festival” for 7 days of music and incredible parties set in unique locations all along the stunning Croatian coast. There will be intimate and exclusive sets from a number of highly respected DJs including Adam Beyer (of Drumcode) and Jamie Jones (of Hot Creations).

The Yacht Week Croatia

The Yacht’s Week’s sailing flotilla of just 500 people is a festival like no other, with parties taking place in outdoor and seafront venues, historic Croatian fortresses…and out at sea too, of course! In the case of the latter, this means the opportunity to party it up on a floating dancefloor and with a floating DJ booth fully equipped with a VOID Acoustics sound system. And if you want something beyond the partying, there will also be ample opportunity for exploring, taking in culture, wellness and adventure – a true part of any The Yacht Week experience.

The Yacht Week’s motto is ‘life is better at sea’; The Yacht Week Presents takes this to a whole new level, joining with groundbreaking electronic music brands and artists to bring the flotilla together, creating a festival community where once-in-a-lifetime experiences bond friends together for life. There will also be more announcements to come from The Yacht Week Presents – keep your eyes peeled.

There’s no doubt that this summer is going to be very special indeed!

The Yacht Week
Credit: Santino Martinez
The Yacht Week Croatia

Book your place on The Yacht Week Presents

The Yacht Week x Drumcode takes place from 18th – 25th June, and The Yacht Week x Hot Creations takes place from 16th – 23rd July. Bookings are now open, with packages priced from £812 per person. Take a look at www.theyachtweek.com for full pricing on all the routes they offer, as well as more info on these two special weeks.

The Yacht Week Presents
Credit: Santino Martinez

More on The Yacht Week

If you’ve already done the usual rounds of holidays – villas, festivals, partying abroad – The Yacht Week offers the opportunity to experience something completely different.

You and your friends can book yourselves onto a luxury yacht complete with a skipper and host; couples and single travellers can join a yacht of like-minded adventurers and create a brand new festival crew. Sail the open waters and sleep under the stars, and be a part of the unique ‘circle raft’ where all yachts join together in a circle for a party at sea, or the ‘tunnel raft’, featuring two lines of yachts. The Yacht Week is one big party; this summer, it will also be delivered with a cutting-edge soundtrack curated by two of the world’s most essential electronic music labels.  

The Yacht Week also offers other routes in Croatia on other dates; see www.theyachtweek.com for more details. Keep up to date with all their latest news on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

More on Hot Creations


House music-lovers are also in for an incredible experience as Jamie Jones brings Hot Creations to Croatia in partnership with The Yacht Week. Founded by Jamie Jones and Lee Foss in 2010, Hot Creations releases serve as a who’s who of quality electronic music. From unearthing talent such as Patrick Topping and Richy Ahmed, to showcasing veteran artists like Paul Woolford and Danny Tenaglia, Hot Creations has grown into a global force for quality music.

Jamie Jones remains one of the most in-demand DJs on the planet, with his Paradise nights in Ibiza an unmissable part of any trip to the White Isle. This summer he will be bringing a slice of paradise to Croatia and The Yacht Week x Hot Creations crew of 500, in a flotilla dedicated to nothing but good vibes.

The full lineup is still to be announced, but guests can expect parties every single night of their trip in spectacular locations mixed with laid back relaxation and wellness in the sunshine during the day. Jamie Jones and Hot Creations together with The Yacht Week equals an unforgettable trip!

The Yacht Week Presents
The Yacht Week x Drumcode, 18th – 25th June 2022
The Yacht Week x Hot Creations, 16th – 23rd July 2022 

www.theyachtweek.com 

Dimensions 2022

Headliners announced for Dimensions 2022 Festival

Dimensions 2022 will be returning to The Garden Tisno for its 10th spectacular edition this year – to be held from 1st to 5th September – and just this week they have announced the headline acts that will be appearing at the festival. It’s time to ramp up the excitement as the organisers have revealed a tastefully curated list of headliners, back to back exclusives, label parties, UKG celebrations, Detroit specials, debut sets and much more.

Dimensions 2022
© Photography by Rob Jones for Khroma Collective (www.instagram.com/khromacollective)

One of the few festivals to take place in Croatia in 2021, Dimensions marked a new chapter in its history with a move to the wonderful Garden Tisno site from its previous location near Pula in Istria. With a sweeping beach and pine forests surrounding the venue, The Garden Tisno really comes alive during the festival weekend with an array of hugely popular boat parties, baking sunshine and beach-side sessions by day and open-air dancing under starlit skies at the cult Barbarella’s Discotheque by night.

Dimensions © Photography by Rob Jones for Khroma Collective
© Photography by Rob Jones for Khroma Collective (www.instagram.com/khromacollective)

Check out the highlights of last year’s event in this spectacular video:

Dimensions 2022 Line-Up

Detroit lands in Croatia this summer with Detroit In Effect, Marcellus Pittman and DJ Stingray 313 making appearances from the Motor City. There are plenty of exciting partnerships lined up this year with revered party crew Trommel and tasteful minimal associates such as Raresh, Sonja Moonear, Quest, Vlada, Anthea and Unai Trottil, while ISAbella’s MARICAS party is also returning and Electronic maestros Steevio & Suzybee host a special Freerotation presentation. D. Tiffany and Roza Terenzi go head to head alongside a Planet Euphorique partnership, Dutch crew VBX join forces with Slapfunk for a special takeover, while cult crew Dr Banana is back with friends Eliza Rose, Helena Star, Jeremy Sylvester and T Dunn for a special celebration of UKG and beyond. 

Dimensions 2022

Meanwhile Karenn, Sansibar, Sweely, Soichi Terada all present special live performances, Bradley Zero returns with his diverse, multi-genre sounds, and long-standing party-starters Butter Side Up are back alongside pals The Ghost, Gene On Earth, Youandewan, Huerta, Sugar Free, Truly Madly and more. Mala is back with his much loved bass-heavy selections, and after being postponed from 2021 Francesco Del Garda, LSDXOXO, Peach, Zakia, DVS1 and Malika will finally join the party. 

In terms of debuts, Eris Drew & Octa Octa present a T4T LUV NRG takeover, Jossy Mitsu, Sherelle and LCY all play for the first time, Slow Life make an appearance with founders Laurine and Cecilio, and on top of that Paula Tape, Adam Pitts, Azu Tiwaline, Russel E.L Butler, Club Fitness, Jamie Tiller, Jeremy Sylvester, Marie Montexier, Quest and Vlada all arrive at Dimensions for the first time. 

Dimensions © Photography by Jake Davis of Khroma Collective
© Photography by Jake Davis of Khroma Collective (www.instagram.com/khromacollective)

You can also expect thrilling sets of drum & bass from Calibre, Djrum and DJ Storm, slick minimal from scene-leaders Raresh, Sonja Moonear, Quest, Vlada, Anthea and Unai Trotti, carefully curated eclecticism from BeatPete, Jamie Tiller, Zakia, Nabihah Iqbal, OKO DJ, Jaye Ward and Ruf Dug. 

On top of this are plenty of mouth-watering back to backs that have come to define Dimensions with Helena Hauff b2b DJ Stingray 313, Dr Banana b2b Alec Falconer and Gene On Earth b2b The Ghost and there will be live electro from The Exaltics, Radioactive Man, DMX Krew and plenty of standout sets from the likes of Peach, Nabihah Iqbal, Saoirse, ISAbella and LCY. 

Tickets for Dimensions 2022

Tickets for Dimensions 2022 are currently priced at £140 (plus booking fee) and can be purchased at www.dimensionsfestival.com. Tickets can be purchased on a payment plan which costs from just £25 (plus fees).

An After Party Full Pass – for partying at Barbarella’s every night – costs £35 (plus booking fee).

Dimensions

More info

Full details about Dimensions 2022 can be found on the Dimensions Festival website

SunceBeat 2022 © Photography by Hannah Metcalfe (www.hannahmetcalfe.co.uk)

First wave line-up released for SunceBeat 2022

Now in its 13th year, making it the longest-running festival to take place at epic The Garden Tisno venue, SunceBeat 2022 has just released the first wave of its line-up. Taking place from 21st to 28th July 2022, this popular event features an eclectic mix of genres, from underground house to disco, Afro to soul, R&B, funk and more.

SunceBeat 2022

SunceBeat draws its crowd of revellers from all over the world, who are drawn to its daytime blissed-out beats and sparkling hedonism that takes place through the evening and night and all the way through to dawn! The wonderful Garden Tisno site also has its many fans, with its pine-shaded hideaway-like space, the mesmeric Olive Grove, the main Garden Stage for headline artists…and not forgetting Barbarella’s, the unique open-air club which has no comparison. And let’s not forget the amazing boat parties that set sail on the glistening Adriatic, as well as the gorgeous private beach for daytime fun. If all of that isn’t enough, there’s also plenty to see and explore in the pretty town of Tisno or beyond in this part of Croatia.

SunceBeat 2022 © Photography by Hannah Metcalfe (www.hannahmetcalfe.co.uk)
(Credit: Hannah Metcalfe – www.hannahmetcalfe.co.uk)

SunceBeat 2022 Line-Up

Acts that will be appearing on the bill at SunceBeat 2022 include The Blessed Madonna, Kerri Chandler, Kenny Dope, Dave Lee ZR, Dam Swindle, Miguel Migs, Mark Farina, Horse Meat Disco, Natasha Diggs, Mike Dunn, John Morales, DJ Spen, DJ Spinna, Sadar Bahar, Terry Hunter, Children Of Zeus (live), Lukas Setto (Live), Djeff, Dan Shake, Ash Lauryn, Hyenah, Marina Trench, Lakuti, Elkka, Rich Medina, Boo Williams, Mafalda, CinCity and many more.

The Blessed Madonna

Debutants include MYD (DJ Set), Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Kings of Tomorrow Ft Julie McKnight, Arielle Free, Ultra Nate (live and DJ Set), Ash Lauryn, Demuja, Emmaculate, Holly Lester and many more across the week.

All in all, the festival line-up offers an intoxicating mix of debut talent and festival favourites who are making a welcome return!

Suncebeat Barbarella's Credit: Colin William
Barbarella’s (Credit: Colin William)

Additionally, during the festival, DAM Swindle celebrate their 10th anniversary by hosting a night at Barbarella’s and a boat party; Paris’ iconic DJoon Club hosts the Beach Stage and a boat party. Sadar Bahar and Friends and Chicago’s Chosen Few also have takeovers during the festival, assembling ten legendary artists for SunceBeat.

SunceBeat’s founder, Alex Lowes, says:

We can’t wait to get back to Tisno this summer for our 13th year in Croatia. There’s no better place for some pure escapism on the coastline and our soundtrack from some of the world’s finest performers is set to be magical. We have been working hard to curate what we feel is our strongest line-up to date. We have lots of new names who we know will fit in perfectly in Tisno and capture the magic. We remain committed in continuing SunceBeat’s diversity in everything we do and feel our first wave of guests embodies this, with many incredible female artists and DJs across the festival, some of the most exciting new young talent breaking through and of course some SunceBeat icons back with us, part of our journey as the longest running festival at The Garden Tisno.

It’s a huge year for festivals in general, both in Croatia and around the world, so we are hoping it’s a good year for everyone in the scene as the industry continues to recover. We can’t wait to welcome everyone for what is going to be a brilliant summer in Tisno.

Suncebeat Boat Party Credit: Colin William
A Suncebeat Boat Party (Credit: Colin William)

Tickets for SunceBeat 2022

Tickets are priced at £215 (plus booking fee) for the full week-long event and can be purchased via suncebeat.com/tickets. You can also purchase a ticket for 4 days, or individual day tickets. Tickets for boat parties cost extra.

More info

Check out full details about the festival at suncebeat.com.

SunceBeat 2022
21st – 28th July 2022
The Garden Tisno
suncebeat.com

Hideout Festival 2022

Hideout Festival 2022 returns to Zrce Beach for its 10th edition

Following two years off due to the…well, you know what (the pandemic, of course)…the epic Hideout Festival will finally return to Zrce Beach on the island of Pag from 3rd to 7th July 2022 for its 10th edition!

To celebrate this fantastic news, they’ve already announced the first phase of headliners that will appear at the festival, and they include some top favourites – CamelPhat, Sonny Fodera, Skream, Solardo, Andy C, Eats Everything, Horse Meat Disco, Shy FX, Fisher, Jamie Jones as well as TSHA, Jayda G, Krystal Klear, Arielle Free and Folamour. All acts will be performing across five fantastic stages at the top clubs in Zrce Beach.

Hideout Festival 2022
Credit: Gary Brown

We’re sure that Hideout regulars are already snapping up their tickets, but if you’re never been why not head to the island of Pag next summer to find out why it is one of Europe’s most loved festivals?

About Hideout Festival

Twelve years on from its first event, Hideout has evolved from its humble roots into one of the flagship summer festivals in Europe. Young, playful and style-conscious music lovers gather at the clubs of Zrce Beach to have fun at the festival’s high-energy parties, day and night as well as at the boat parties, beach parties and at the headline shows.

Hideout takes place at the world-renowned clubs Papaya, Aquarius, Noa, Kalypso and the intimate Euphoria; altogether, they offer a mixture of sun-soaked wooden terraces, plenty of thematic production, mesmeric lights, world-class sound systems and – the ultimate for partying in this part of the world – uninterrupted views of the glistening Adriatic.

Hideout Festival 2022
Credit: Gary Brown

Just in case that’s not enough for you (what now??), there’s plenty of other daytime adventure that you can take part in – everything from water sports, banana boats, jet skis and pedalos to the famous Bungee Jump, massages on the beach and more.

Hideout Festival 2022 Line-Up

We’ve already mentioned some of the names appearing at the 2022 event, and the line-up is certainly supersized even by Hideout’s high standards. Featuring a celebration of all genres with everything from disco to techno, drum & base to garage and house music, you’ll be able to enjoy both legendary pioneers and red hot breakout acts.

For cutting-edge underground sounds, there are scene leaders such as Ninja Tune’s Jayda G, rising superstar TSHA and recent Fabric mix entrant and techno innovators Overmono. For house heads there are the likes of GRAMMY winners Camelphat, Aussie house maestro Sonny Fodera, bass lover Eats Everything and Hideout faves Solardo, Jamie Jones, Hot Since 82, Sam Divine, Richy Ahmed, Krystal Klear

Hideout Festival

Party-starting beats and breaks will be on offer from thrilling breakout star Sherelle, plus returning legend Skream and the social media sensations that are Northern rap kings Bad Boy Chiller Crew. DnB, garage and all things bass are covered by titans including Andy C, Dimension, Shy FX, Holy Goof, Jaguar, My Nu Leng and Flava D.

And that’s just some of the first names that have been announced – many more are to come!

Tickets for Hideout Festival 2022

Ticket prices start at £149 (plus booking fee) and can be reserved right now – head to hideoutfestival.com to do so with a deposit of just £50.

If you’re the type to get everything planned right away, do also look up their flight, accommodation and coach packages so you can get your travel and accommodation sorted!

Hideout Festival 2022
Credit: Matt Eachus – themancphotographer.co.uk

More info

Check out all the latest news on Hideout Festival 2022 on the official website, or look them up on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Hideout Festival 2022
3rd – 7th July 2022
Zrce Beach, Novalja, island of Pag
hideoutfestival.com

Zrce Sail Week

10 reasons to go on Zrce Sail Week

As to be expected in the current circumstances, many of the festivals in Croatia have been cancelled for this summer. (Or, more accurately, postponed until 2021.) We’re sure many of you were planning to head down to Zrce Beach on the island of Pag to get your festival fix this year…so, what if we told you that there’s still a way you can get a festival experience in Croatia this year? That’s where Zrce Sail Week comes in!

Zrce Sail Week

Zrce Sail Week was started in 2019, and takes the number one party place in Croatia – Zrce Beach – to another level. World famous for its music festivals and 24-hour partying and open-air nightclubs looking out to sea, the area attracts many thousands of revellers every year. In any ‘normal’ year, Zrce Sail Week would organise an extra level of festival arrangements for all partygoers – it’s the first and largest brand that specialises in customised yacht hire for Zrce Beach.

As an outdoor event, Zrce Sail Week is permitted to be held in summer 2020, and will be setting sail every week from 4th July 2020!

But why take part in Zrce Sail Week?

10 reasons to go on Zrce Sail Week

1. The glamour

It’s a festival! On your ‘own’ yacht, sailing through the gorgeous Adriatic sea? What could be a better way of having a bit of fun this summer?

2. Everything is organised for you on Zrce Sail Week

Very often when you look to hire a yacht, you’ll get bogged down in a complicated and costly process, trying to plan the entire rental to within an inch of its life. Not here! Each yacht (which can accommodate up to 8 people) comes with its own skipper, whilst catamarans (for up to 12 people) have a skipper and a hostess.

3. It’s not as expensive as you may think!

As you’re spending your whole week on the yacht, there’s no extra costs apart from food.

If you want to add on a few extra people on your boat (if there’s space) to further lower costs per person, there’s the CrewFinder option to help you find people to fit into your crew! Or, use it for the opposite reason – if you’re a solo reveller (or there’s two of you), use it to find a solo or cabin slot on an existing yacht booking. You don’t need to get together a whole group of 8 or more people to enjoy Zrce Sail Week!

4. You don’t have to know a thing about sailing for Zrce Sail Week

Most of Zrce Sail Week’s guests are first time sailors…and all come away loving the experience! And then you can come home bragging to all your friends

5. The partying

Well, obviously. Did we mention that Zrce Beach is party central? You can choose to party the day and/or night away at clubs such as Papaya, Aquarius, Kalypso, Noa, Cocomo, Nomad and Euphoria and at the many events these venues host. Well, when you’re not partying on your yacht, that is!

6. It’s easy to get to start point for your week at sea

Zrce Beach on the island of Pag is easy to get to! The nearest airport is Zadar Airport, to where numerous airlines fly to from all over Europe. Pag is connected to the mainland by bridge, so you can get a bus from Zadar all the way up to Novalja, close to where Zrce Beach is. Of course, you can easily fly to one of the other airports in Croatia that are slightly further away – Split, Rijeka, Pula or perhaps even Zagreb.

7. You get your own personal guide for the week

The skipper on board each yacht knows the best places for everything. The best places bays for swimming, the best places to drop anchor, the best restaurants. You don’t have to do any research for these kinds of things!

8. You’ll be joined on your hols by like-minded people

Well, if you book a yacht with your friends, they’ll definitely be like-minded!

But even if you’re booking a solo spot or cabin, Zrce Sail Week tries to fit you in on the most suitable yacht. And most people booking these boats tend to be aged from 18 to 35 – which is likely what you are too.

9. It’s a week sailing in Croatia!

Have you seen the amazing Croatian coastline, with its numerous Croatian islands? (If you haven’t, you really should look it up!) It’s the ideal place for a sailing holiday. Zrce Sail Week is almost like two holidays in one – as well as a week partying, you also get to experience a sailing holiday.

10. It’s the perfect combination of a holiday

A bit of adventure on the seas, plenty of relaxation by day on the shimmering Adriatic sea and revelry at night – what more could you want from a summer holiday?!

Have we convinced you yet?

If you’re eager to book yourself a spot on Zrce Sail Week immediately, head over to zrcesailweek.com to book a yacht or catamaran, or cabin or spot. They are happy to answer any questions you may have via WhatsApp directly too.

Zrce Sail Week
runs weekly from 4th July 2020
zrcesailweek.com

Outlook Origins Featured Image

Outlook Origins full line-up, stage programme and Barbarella’s after parties announced

Following on from their initial line-up reveal, Outlook Origins (30th July – 3rd August 2020) has now announced everything you need to know about this summer’s festival – the final names to be added to the bill, the stage programme and all the details about the after parties taking place at the open-air nightclub, Barbarella’s.

Drum & bass icons Chase & Status and Children of Zeus have been added to the opening concert, which will take place in St Michael’s Fortress in Sibenik on the 30th July. There are limited tickets left for this unique event – if you want to attend, make sure you snap up a ticket now!

Outlook Origins Full Line-Up

For the main part of the festival, the Outlook Origins full line-up now includes Novelist, Silkie, Coki, Goth Trad, Conducta and Sgt Pokes are all playing, whilst 1xtra’s Jamz Supernova joins the bill and Pinch’s Tectonic and Rinse FM will also get involved with their own impressive takeovers.

If you recall, Outlook has moved home for 2020 – now named Outlook Origins (for it has returned to its origins in Dalmatia), the festival will take place in Tisno. This year will see a more intimate version of the storied Outlook Festival, but one that will stay true to its roots – with its usual mix of sound system culture, beach parties, boat parties, after parties and much more.

Outlook Origins is an exciting evolution in the story of the festival and is sure to attract many of its usual fans. Once again, the festival is sure to be the most essential event this summer for lovers of any and all forms of bass. 

Outlook Origins - Jamie Crumpton
Credit: Jamie Crumpton

Outlook Origins Full Line-Up

The Outlook Origins full line-up has been pulled together by 13 expert curators; each has done a fine job of representing the various cornerstones of their own scenes. These curators are Calibre, D Double E, DJ Storm, Flava D, Fliptrix, Goldie, Iration Steppas, Lenzman, Mala, Mungo’s Hifi, The Bug, Zed Bias and Hybrid Minds and they’ve already announced huge names like dBridge, Fabio & Grooverider, Randall, Wookie, Youngsta, Hatcha, Breakage, Doc Scott, DRS, J.Sparrow, P. Money, 6 Figure Gang (aka Dobby, FAUZIA, Jossy Mitsu, LCY, Sherelle, Yazzus), Children of Zeus, Coops, Darwin, Horsepower Productions, Jah Shaka, N-Type and many more. 

On Mala’s curated stage in attendance are Silkie, Coki, Goth Trad, Sicaria Sound with Killa P, Crazy D & Sun of Selah on the mic all bringing the signature sound back to Croatia with plenty of hard hitting and deep bass styles. Further high profile stage takeovers have been added; these include Pinch’s Tectonic label celebrating 15 years (with Walton being a late and great addition ahead of his new release on the label) and Rinse FM who join forces with 6 Figure Gang for a takeover of their own that is sure to get rowdy.

Elsewhere excitement is building for Deadbeat + Tikiman who will present a special live dub show, while New Zealand duo Truth return for big things in 2020. The Heatwave add some of their own much loved and hugely characteristic bounce and 1xtra’s Jamz Supernova joins the bill, while there will be more drum & bass from Technimatic, SCAR, Artificial Intelligence and J Majik.

Check out the full line-up on the Outlook Origins website.

Outlook Origins Barbarella’s After Parties

With the festival moving to Tisno, revellers will be able to enjoy the after parties at the legendary open-air club Barbarella’s. Entry to these parties are available via separate tickets on sale now as individual days, as well as part of a festival package deal and full pass.

Each of these special events is powered by the peerless Sinai Sound System and will feature the likes of Dispatch and Sofa Sound going head to head for a takeover. Mala curates a heavyweight offering featuring Deep Medi family including local Egoless as well as Silkie, Sicaria Sound and a b2b from Coki and Mala, then The Bug curates his own late night get together as well as Leeds legend and dub warrior Iration Steppas. 

Outlook Origins - Daisy Denham
Credit: Daisy Denham

Tickets for Outlook Origins

Early bird tickets for Outlook Origins are still available, priced at £120 (plus booking fee). You can also take advantage for a special offer to buy 5 tickets for price of 4, meaning that a ticket will only cost £96 per person!

Opening night concert tickets cost £35 (plus b.f.).

A Barbarella’s after party full access pass for entry to all nights costs £40 (plus b.f.). You can also buy a ticket for entry into Barbarella’s for any one night for £15 (plus b.f.).

All of these tickets can be bought via the Outlook Origins website.

Tickets for the boat parties are sold separately – full news of these to come!

Outlook Origins
Tisno, 30th July – 3rd August 2020
https://outlookfestival.com/

Love International Club Shows Feat

2020 Love International Club Shows at Barbarella’s Announced

Having recently revealed the excellent full line-up for this year’s event, it’s now the turn of the 2020 Love International club shows at Barbarella’s to be announced!

The fifth Love International will see music running for 24 hours for six of the seven days of the festival and much of the line-up is dedicated to a stunning series of back to back sets. These include Shanti Celeste B2B Saoirse B2B Moxie B2B Peach, Khruangbin (DJ set), Call Super B2B Objekt, Eris Drew B2B Octo Octa, Axel Boman b2b Kornél Kovács b2b Pedrodollar.

Focus now switches to the open-air club Barbarella’s – regarded as one of the finest clubs in the world – and the seven Love International shows taking place at the club this summer.

2020 Love International Club Shows

2020 Love International club shows

Opening up proceedings on Wednesday 15th July will be Job Jobse’s Strangelove party, hosting Peach, Mad Miran and Job himself.

The following night, Ransom Note heat things up with the new and the legendary, with sets from Haai and Ivan Smagghe B2B Manfredas on Thursday 16th, then Friday 17th at Barbarella’s sees Futureboogie fave Roman Flügel with support from Jonny Rock, Dave Harvey and Christophe.

Saturday’s weekend peak features Resident Advisor with Avalon Emerson making a very welcome return to the festival, plus first-time performances from Carista and Elias Mezian.

24 hours later, Craig Richards and Ben UFO make Sunday 19th their own with their traditional weird and twisted curation of the dark side of electronic music all night long with The Nothing Special.

Then Monday 20th is simply huge, with a world’s first triple back to back from Antal B2B Hunee B2B Palms Trax for what will be one of the sets of 2020.

Then finally it’s down to Horse Meat Disco to see out Love International as they always do, taking over the club with gorgeous disco and rare crate-dug house from start to dawn-kissed finish.

See the full list of Love International club shows below:

Strangelove
Wednesday 15th July
Jobe Jobse
Peach
Mad Miran

Ransom Note
Thursday 16th July
Haai
Ivan Smagghe B2B Manfredas

Futureboogie
Friday 17th July
Roman Flügel
Jonny Rock
Dave Harvey and Christophe

Resident Advisor
Saturday 18th July
Avalon Emerson
Carista
Elias Mezian

The Nothing Special
Sunday 19th July
Craig Richards B2B Ben UFO

Monday 20th July
Antal B2B Hunee B2B Palms Trax

Horse Meat Disco
Tuesday 21st July
Horse Meat Disco all night long

Love International - Barbarella's
Barbarella’s

Tickets for Love International

Tickets are currently priced at €155 (plus booking fee) and can be purchased online at loveinternationalfestival.com/buy-tickets/.

For the Love International club shows and the boat parties, tickets are sold separately. A Barbarella’s unlimited pass costs €70 (plus b.f.).

You can also purchase tickets for any one of the club shows for £17.50 (plus b.f.).

Love International Barbarella's
Barbarella’s

More information

Full information about the Love International club shows can be found on the official website!

Love International
Tisno, 15th – 21st July 2020
loveinternationalfestival.com

Outlook Origins Line-Up

Outlook Origins line-up – first names revealed

The Outlook Festival has moved house for 2020! Transferring from the magical Fort Punta Christo site near Pula in Istria, the festival is returning to its Dalmatian origins – hence the name Outlook Origins – and is to be held at The Garden Tisno from the 30th July to 3rd August 2020. (That’s also about a month earlier than normal.) And this week, the Outlook Origins line-up has seen the first names added to the bill!

Outlook Origins Line-Up

Outlook’s mission this year is to showcase the very best in the game, old and new, as curated by 13 bass heroes who are experts in their field – they include Calibre, D Double E, DJ Storm, Flava D, Fliptrix, Goldie, Iration Steppas, Lenzman, Mala, Mungo’s Hifi, The Bug and Zed Bias. There’s also the new addition of Hybrid Minds who’s also part of this Outlook Origins line-up reveal.

Outlook has built a world renowned reputation for focussing on the best in drum & bass, dubstep, grime, garage, reggae and beyond on its scene-leading sound systems – and Outlook Origins in its new home will be no exception.

Outlook Origins Line-Up

Joining the 13 tastemaking curators will be the heavyweight likes of Shy FX, dBridge, Fabio & Grooverider, Randall, Wookie, Youngsta, Hatcha, Breakage, Doc Scott, DRS, J.Sparrow, P. Money, 6 Figure Gang (aka Dobby, FAUZIA, Jossy Mitsu, L U C Y, Sherelle, Yazzus), Children of Zeus, Coops, Darwin, Horsepower Productions, Jah Shaka, N-Type. Many more names are also still be to be announced. 

Outlook Origins - Daisy Denham
Credit: Daisy Denham

Outlook Origins in Tisno

Set at famed The Garden Resort in Tisno this year, Outlook Origins will be making full use of the open-air club Barbarella’s for after-parties!

This year’s opening concert will be held at the iconic St Michaels Fortress in nearby Sibenik for a spectacular first night.

Outlook - Jamie Crumpton
Credit: Jamie Crumpton

Overall, the new look festival will be an imitate, personal gathering of friends and family who all have a shared love of bass and are long time devoted dancers. 

Tickets for Outlook Origins 2020

Early bird tickets for Outlook Origins cost £120 (plus booking fee) and can be booked online at See Tickets.

If there’s a group of you going together, you can make a great saving by buying 5 tickets for the price of 4! (Each ticket works out to be £96 + booking fee.)

Outlook Origins - Daisy Denham
Credit: Daisy Denham

More info

For full details of this year’s festival, check out the official website or look them up on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for all the latest news!

Outlook Origins
Tisno, 30th July – 3rd August 2020
outlookfestival.com