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)

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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.

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
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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/buy-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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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.

© 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

© 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!

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

© 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.

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.