These days, Croatia is home to a huge number of music festivals, with something for all music tastes and desires – EDM, hip hop, house, rock and much, much more. But we’ve just come to learn about the intriguing Mystic Mountain Festival (19th – 25th June 2023…yes, taking place over the summer solstice) that offers something a little different – something a little extra – than all the rest, and it’s something you’ll want to know about too!
About the Mystic Mountain Festival
Would you believe it, a festival located very close to the Plitvice Lakes National Park? That’s the Mystic Mountain Festival! Actually situated in Rudopolje in Lika-Senj county, the festival site is only about a 10-minute drive to that famous National Park in this beautiful part of Croatia as well as being an hour away from the coast. Mystic Mountain is also incredibly close to one of Europe’s longest ziplines, the Zipline Pazi Medo (which translates to Beware of the Bear Zipline!).
Mystic Mountain is also something unlike just a regular music festival. Intended to be more than just a place for partying, Mystic Mountain is something between a nature retreat and a music festival, with a deeper sense of purpose.
With 700 attendees, the festival offers a cosy and intimate vibe with the idea that everyone gets to know everyone else during the week-long event – the duration of which is rare for a small festival. You’ll be amongst people with similar interests, who are explorers and adventurers, curious about finding out more about being and life.
Your days will be filled with music, transformative workshops, seminars, lectures and professionally guided hiking tours – ALL of which are included in the price of the festival ticket. Good food and drinks will also be on offer.
But this festival also balances its music with the sounds of nature and silence. That means that music starts on the main dance floor each day at 11am, but will be turned off at midnight Monday to Thursday and at 5am-6am on Friday and Saturday night. So a true balance of four silent nights and two full party nights.
Mystic Mountain will be a week-long celebration of life!
Mystic Mountain Line-Up
A mix of electronic journeys around the world, shamanic downtempo, oriental house, tribal techno, afro house, psy trance, Balkan beats and more will fill the festival site.
Acts so far announced include Blue Forest Live, Pepi Jogarde, Stevo, Juha, Zmayo, Cosmic Ocean, Riodario, Zho, Sretni Edi and more. See the festival’s Line-Up 2023 page for more info and to hear previews of these acts.
Tickets for Mystic Mountain
Tickets for the festival are currently priced at €105 for the full-week, or €90 for the Thursday to Sunday long weekend. (These same tickets are priced at €80 and €65 for residents of countries in the former Yugoslavia.)
Tickets can be purchased at mysticmountainfestival.com.
Accommodation at Mystic Mountain
The festival ticket includes space in the on-site camp. The camp offers drinking water, showers and toilets.
Alternatively (at an additional cost) you can arrange indoor accommodation at any private accommodation facility in the area (you may find our Accommodation in the Plitvice Lakes page helpful), or at the Big Bear Resort that is 3km from the festival site. The Big Bear Resort offers luxury four-star mobile homes for groups.
Workshops at Mystic Mountain
Some of the workshops that you will be able to enjoy at the festival include:
- Conscious Guidance For Awakening Souls :: Workshop By Ramsey Jordan
- Deconstructing Ego :: Workshop By Ramsey Jordan
- Mandala Painting :: Workshop By Tanja Prezelj
- Creating With Feathers :: Workshop By Teja Tiax
- Healing Through Touch – Meditation Process :: Workshop By Iva Solarević Jeličić
- Ecstatic Spirit Dance – Connect To Your Divine Essence :: Workshop By Iva Solarević Jeličić
- Biodynamic Hemp – Our Story :: Lecture By Goran Vadlja & Dora Vudrag
- Sacred Circle :: Shamanic Ceremony By Goran Vadlja
- Dorodango Balls :: Workshop By Sabina Makaj Grownups & Children
- Natural Cosmetics Bath Bomb :: Workshop By Sabina Makaj Grownups & Children
- Creating A Community With Sound, Rhythm, Silence :: Drumming Workshop By Branko Trajkov Trak
- Experience Of The Other Side – Clinical Death First Hand :: Talk By Ina Matijević
Check out the Workshops page for more information on the above, and to see details of more workshops that will be announced in due course!