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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

Love International Barbarella's

Full 2020 Love International line-up revealed

Celebrating its fifth birthday this week, one of the top festivals in Croatia – Love International – this week revealed its full line-up. And this year the Love International line-up will feature a series of back-to-back sets from some of the world’s most revered taste-making artists, both familiar to the festival crowd and some new names.

Taking place in the beautiful Tisno location from Wednesday 15th to Tuesday 21st July 2020 (slighter later in that month than in previous years), all of the usual elements of the festival will be present. From bouncing boat parties to wild open-air sets at Barbarella’s; Beach Bar action to escapism in the Olive Grove to the pulsating Garden Stage; from the sublime Sunrise Sessions to get everyone in the mood on each beautifully lit morning to the unique Secret Island Party on the final day to round the adventure off.

Love International Barbarella's
Barbarella’s

Not to mention that the festival will be running 24 hours across six of the seven programmed days – that’s some serious festival action!

Love International Line-Up

First up, the newly announced Call Super b2b Objekt are two of the most versatile and adventurous selectors around. Vladimir Ivkovic has also been added to the bill where he will join Ivan Smagghe for another evening of wondrous weirdness; they join a world’s first with Antal b2b Hunee b2b Palms Trax. There are further inspired combinations from Shanti Celeste b2b Saoirse b2b Moxie b2b Peach, Ben UFO b2b Craig Richards, Eris Drew b2b Octo Octa, Bruce b2b Hodge, Heidi Lawden b2b Lovefingers and Axel Boman b2b Kornél Kovács b2b Pedrodollar in a series of tantalising sets unlike anything the region has ever seen.

Love International Line-Up: Vladimir Ivkovic
Vladimir Ivkovic

Next up, brand new solo artist additions include Red Axes, Dan Shake, Artwork, Nicolas Lutz, CC:Disco! and Prosumer, who join Khruangbin (DJ Set), Ross From Friends (DJ set), Andrew Weatherall, Crazy P Soundsystem, Horse Meat Disco, Job Jobse, Midland, Paranoid London, Roman Flügel, Optimo, Orpheu The Wizard, Avalon Emerson, Chaos In The CBD, DJ Tennis, Gerd Janson, Carista and Powder.

Love International Line-Up: Red Axes
Red Axes

The festival continues to support up and coming talent from across the globe whilst also always giving a nod to local Croatian artists too. These names include Adam Curtain, Body Hammer, Danielle, Darwin, Dr Banana, Elena Colombi, Elias Mazian, Juan Ramos, Luca Lozano, Mad Miran, Manami, Nosedrip, Phuong Dan, Project Pablo, Roza Terenzi and Yu Su.

Love International Line-Up: Mad Miran
Mad Miran
Love International Line-Up: Darwin
Darwin

There’s also an eclectic mix of newcomers to Love International for the very first time, returning old friends and a range of performers who weave across a dizzying array of sounds, adding further depth and range to the festival’s pulsating sonic sphere. Listed A-Z, these include 5IVE, Adriatic Social Club, Alison Swing, Apiento, Bakula, Beepolar, Begin, Bill Brewster, Bobby, Budino, Carnero, Carlos, Charlie Beck, Chris Bowen, Christophe, Craig Christon, Dave Harvey, Dave O, Desert Sound Colony, Disco Mums aka The Chemical Mothers, DJ Absolutely Shit, Ellie Stokes, Eric Duncan, Feel The Real, Felix Dickinson, Frank Broughton, Franklin De Costa, Homeboy, Hugo, il Bosco, Ilija Rudman (Live), Jackin Patz, Jake Manders & Wayne Holland, James Dyer, Jenny Jen & Nadia, Jessica, Jonny Rock, Justin Van Der Volgen, Kid Manchine, Kit Seymour, Krywald & Farrer, Ladybeige, Lauer, Lawrence Klein, Leewok, Legalize Lambada, Liv Ayers, Lloydski, Lucas Wigflex, Lucija, Maja Pa, Man Power, Manfredas, Metrodome, MIMI, Mozhgan, Nick Jelly, Nick The Record, Not An Animal, Oli Silva, Paramida, PBR Streetgang, Peak & Swift, Pedrodollar, Peter Leung, Pharaoh Brunson, Piers Harrison, Polanco, Pure Respect, Rastanils & Olof Uhlin, Raw Silk, Rubin, Rupes, Shane One, Sonofapizzaman, Starion, TamTam, Tender T, Test Pressing Soundsystem, Tommy Walker 3, Tonko, Tristan da Cunha, Victor Rodriguez, Viscera, Warehouse Preservation Society and Will Tramp.

Tom Paine, Love International’s co-founder with Dave Harvey, explains:

“For our 5th anniversary we have decided to change things, and shape our programme around a series of back to back sets. As many DJ friends performing stay for the duration of the festival it feels like the perfect time to do something different in Tisno. Some of our programmed b2bs are long time DJ partners and others are world firsts coming together, and all will play across different stages and different times of the day through our 24-hour timetable, bringing completely new and unexpected journeys across the musical spectrum. To have the opportunity to put Antal b2b Hunee b2b Palms Trax in our favourite open-air club is something we are very excited to see happen, along with all of the back to backs taking place across the week.”

Love International Secret Island

Tickets for Love International 2020

Tickets for the festival are on sale now, priced at €155 for a full six day pass. (Boat parties and club shows cost extra.) Tickets can be bought online at www.loveinternationalfestival.com.

The Beach

More on Love International 2020

You can find full details of the Love International line-up and everything else you need to know about the festival at www.loveinternationalfestival.com.

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

Love International 2020

Love International 2020 – First wave of artists revealed

Who can believe it – Love International will already be celebrating its fifth birthday next year! And the festival has just this week announced the first wave of artists who will be appearing at the 2020 edition.

Love International 2020

The 2020 festival will take place from Wednesday 15th July to Tuesday 21st July (slightly later than this year) in its normal home of The Garden, Tisno.

As ever, Love International 2020 will include everything that the festival has come to be so well known for. From wild boat parties to celebrating dawn breaking over Barbarella’s; the slow-simmering Sunrise Sessions by the water’s edge to the exclusive closing Secret Island party….and much, much more. Love International is a true mix of a holiday and a festival as one, in an absolutely gorgeous location.

Love International
(Credit: Khroma Collective)
Love International Boat Party
Love International Boat Party (Credit: Khroma Collective)

And to celebrate their fifth year, the festival will feature its most adventurous programming to date. The festival ethos will once more be fashioned around the best and not the biggest, bringing together all the elements which have created such a revered experience.

One of the best loved festivals hosted in Croatia, Love International features a vibrant mix of DJs, producers and artists mixing it up with labels, collectives and showcases from around the world, all converging for a few days and nights of unparalleled escapism. Musically Love International is one of the region’s most diverse events, spanning house to techno to dub to Balearic. Uniquely – and incredibly – during the weekend’s peak, the festival runs 24 hours a day.

Artists at Love International 2020

To celebrate their fifth anniversary, the line-up for Love International 2020 will feature a series of specially curated back-2-back sessions which encapsulate the festival’s ethos. Playing together as a trio for the very first time, Antal b2b Hunee Trax b2b Palms Trax link up in a world’s first for what will be one of the most anticipated sets of the year. Other tantalising partnerships will see faves Shanti Celeste b2b Saoirse b2b Moxie b2b Peach teaming up, whilst Ben UFO and Craig Richards make a welcome return for one of their rare b2bs. Eris Drew and Octo Octa join up for a first time b2b in Tisno where they will share their celebration of love for each other through the music they play, whilst Studio Barnhus’ Axel Boman b2b Kornél Kovács b2b Pedrodollar offer a genre-blending set.

Antal
Antal
Hunee
Hunee (Credit: Daryl Cauchi)
Palms Trax
Palms Trax
Peach
Peach

Further revered artists for the initial announcement converging on Tisno include Khruangbin (DJ set), Midland, Avalon Emerson, Andrew Weatherall, Optimo, Crazy P Soundsystem, Gerd Janson, Haai, Horse Meat Disco, Paranoid London, Roman Flügel, DJ Tennis, Job Jobse, Orpheu The Wizard, Ivan Smagghe and Love Fingers.

Love International has a firm focus on new talent too, and are proud to announce Body Hammer, Carista, Chaos in the CBD, Danielle, Elena Colombi, Nosedrip, Phunong Dan, Ross from friends (DJ set), Roza Terenzi, Yu Su and Project Pablo play for the first time. There’s also support from the returning Bruce b2b Hodge, Jonny Rock, Heidi Lawden and Budino.

Tom Paine, Love International’s co-founder, explains:

“We love our Tisno home and can’t wait to be back for our 5th year to celebrate with everyone. Five years in the making has seen Love International continue to evolve into what we believe is the perfect mix of our festival and a holiday in a truly stunning coastal location. And as part of this, we have got some incredible back to back sessions lined up from some of the festival’s most iconic DJs, including that world first from Hunee, Palms Trax and Antal. There’s a great sense of community from everyone who comes from all over the world, from guests to the DJs and artists to the locality itself, and we can’t wait to be back.”

Tickets for Love International 2020

Tickets for next year’s festival are already on sale, priced at €155 for the full 6 day pass. (Boat parties and club shows are extra.)

If there’s a big bunch of you going together, you can take advantage of a special deal of buying six tickets for the price of five.

Tickets can be purchased online at loveinternationalfestival.com/buy-tickets.

More info

Check out all the latest news on Love International 2020 at their website loveinternationalfestival.com as well as looking them up on Facebook and Twitter.

Love International timetable - Sunrise Sessions

2019 Love International timetable revealed – the countdown is on!

There’s just a week left to go until the fourth edition of the supremely popular Love International festival! If you’ve yet to make plans for your summer hols this year, here’s a great opportunity to spend some time on the gorgeous Croatian coast and take in one of the best festivals!

Love International takes place at The Garden Resort in Tisno from 3rd to 10th July 2019. There’s just 250 tickets still available for sale; if you’re quick, you might be one of the lucky ones to snap some of them up! (Tickets are expected to sell out very soon; last year’s event was also sold out.)

Love International timetable - Sunrise Sessions
Sunrise Sessions

Love International Timetable

If you’ve already got all your festival and flight tickets booked, then you’ll need to be heading over to the festival website at www.loveinternationalfestival.com pronto! The full Love International timetable has now been released; it shows what’s going on every day and night of the mesmeric week.

Love International Line-Up

And there will be a truly amazing line-up to enjoy! Artists appearing at this year’s Love International include everyone from DJ Harvey, Andrew Weatherall, Ben UFO, Peggy Gou, A Love From Outer Space, Craig Richards B2B Nicolas Lutz, Beautiful Swimmers, Horse Meat Disco, Crazy P Soundsystem, Leon Vynehall, Midland and Shanti Celeste B2B Saoirse, through to some outstanding new artists breaking through, including Peach, Omar, Budino, Ivna Ji and Lucjia

Love International timetable - Peggy Gou
Peggy Gou
Love International timetable - Beautiful Swimmers
Beautiful Swimmers

Beautiful Swimmers are the latest artists to contribute to the recently launched label series which invites some influential artists from the festival to curate the music they feel best represents Love International. Their new compilation from Test Pressing features eleven tracks including edits and original material taking in an odyssey of funk, soul, disco, house and Balearic music, with tracks including Harlem Gem – More Than You Can Wish, KW Griff – Be Ya Girl and Spirit Garden – Electra City. This follows on from the Gatto Fritto debut.

Buying tickets for Love International

As mentioned, a very limited number of tickets are still available for the festival. These cost €150 (+ booking fee) and can be purchased at loveinternationalfestival.com/buy-tickets/.

There are also still a few final boat party tickets on sale, which can be found here: https://www.residentadvisor.net/promoter.aspx?id=79131. These boat parties are always a defining element of the week-long festival experience. A voyage (or two!) on the legendary sea dogs The Argonaughty and The Martina are essential for any festival attendee.

More on Love International

Love International is set in the stunning coastal village of Tisno (about halfway between Split and Zadar), and is the perfect combination of a festival and a holiday as one. The event is an adventure under the sun and stars like no other, sound-tracked by some of the finest purveyors across a range of sound from across the spectrum. The sparkling Adriatic is a spectacular backdrop to all the festival goings-on, whilst there’s some epic nights to be had at the on site awe-inspiring open-air club, Barbarella’s. Not forgetting the intimate and secluded moments across the idyllic site, of course – the festival illuminates and dazzles at each turn.

Love International - Barbarella's at dawn
Barbarella’s at dawn
Love International - The Olive Grove
The Olive Grove

All details about Love International can be found on the official website loveinternationalfestival.com.

And for all those attending – we just know you’ll have an epic time!

Love International
Tisno, 3rd – 10th July 2019
loveinternationalfestival.com

2019 Love International Sunrise Sessions Announced

There’s only a few months to go to the fourth edition of Love International (Tisno, 3rd – 10th July 2019). And whilst most details of the festival have been announced – from the superb line-up, to the club shows at the legendary Barbarella’s, to the spectacular boat parties – this week info on the Love International Sunrise Sessions was revealed.

Love International Sunrise Sessions

These early morning parties start at 6am each day and last until midday, and are held down at the pine-shaded beach. They’re the perfect way to start each day at the festival, if you’re an early riser; perhaps you won’t even have even gone to bed yet, so they can also be a fantastic way to “end the day”! The sessions in fact complete a 24-hour cycle of music each day at Love International, meaning there’s something going on all the time – whether that’s on the beach stage, at the mesmeric Olive Grove, during the pulsating boat parties on the Adriatic, on the headline Garden Stage, in the open-air club, Barbarella’s, or at the Terraza booth up at the restaurant.

Test Pressing’s Piers and Paul to explain the magic of the Love International Sunrise Sessions:

“Love International isn’t the kind of festival to tell you when to enjoy your music. If you want to get up fresh and early and get stuck into a music breakfast buffet well, you can. Similarly, if you’re one of the post-Barbarella’s, no sleep till lunchtime rogues, we have you covered. Together with Test Pressing, we’re super-excited to present the new and improved Sunrise Sessions for 2019 – taking the festival full circle, musique non-stop, for those who want it.

“Set in a scenic grove of trees directly next to the Adriatic Sea and with a musical soundtrack aimed at the bit between your head and your feet (your heart?), we’ve handpicked some very special DJs to provide the backdrop for this very special part of the day. People who play to the mind, body and soul. So, in no particular order… From Japan we have Powder, who’s pretty, trippy vibes are sure to sound stellar in these beautiful surroundings. From Amsterdam, Red Light Radio’s Orpheu the Wizard given a chance to flex the furthest reaches of his truly expansive record collection. From L.A and fresh from Coachella, homegirl Heidi Lawden who’s stepping out to become a major league DJ. 

“Returning once again we have our favourite morning maestros. Switzerland’s Lexx who plays a refined, classy blend of Balearic and dub is 100% tried and tested, signed, sealed and delivered. Begin (AKA James Holroyd) from Manchester, Balearic stalwart and the DJ the Chemical Brothers turn to when they need the perfect introduction. Apiento, the man behind Test Pressing and that ‘Things We Do For Love’ release on World Building which might be getting a couple of plays… Added to that we have Peter Leung, Adriatic Social Club, Toby Tobias & Piers Soft Rocks taking you though to noon. 

“To round things off perfectly on Monday, we have the much-loved Dub Version with world famous names playing music for the heart and soul. DJs Gerd Janson, Craig Richards, Felix Dickinson, Dave Harvey, Galen, Chris Farrell and Jake Holdtight flexing the ital vitals without exception. These are unmissable musical mornings brought to you by some of the finest around.

“Come down and enjoy the sunrise with Test Pressing. A good, good feeling, guaranteed.”

Love International Sunrise Sessions
Credit: Here & Now

Love International Sunrise Sessions

Thursday 4th July – Test Pressing
Begin, Lexx, Apiento, Adriatic Social Club

Friday 5th July – Test Pressing
Powder, Apiento, Piers Soft Rocks, Peter Leung


Love International - Apiento
Apiento

Saturday 6th July – Test Pressing
Orpheu The Wizard, Heidi Lawton, Apiento, Piers Soft Rocks and Toby Tobias

Sunday 7th July – Love International Recordings
Beautiful Swimmers (4 hour set), Gatto Fritto, Begin

Love International - Beautiful Swimmers
Beautiful Swimmers

Monday 8th July – Reggae/Dub Version
Craig Richards and Dave Harvey, Gerd Janson, Felix Dickinson, Galen, Jake Holdtight, Chris Farrell

Tickets for Love International

Tickets for Love International can be bought online here. An 8-day festival pass costs €150 (plus booking fee). Tickets for Barbarella’s and boat parties are sold separately. Individual day tickets for the festival are also available.

Love International Sunrise Sessions
Credit: Here & Now

More info on Love International

Full details can be found on the official website, and check them out on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest news.

Love International 2019 Boat Parties

Love International 2019 Boat Parties Revealed!

There’s festivals in Croatia and then there’s boat parties at festivals in Croatia. A core component of any Croatian festival, the Love International 2019 boat parties are absolutely essential if you’re heading down to Tisno this summer for the festival. (3rd – 10th July 2019)

The Love International 2019 boat parties will be setting sail on the legendary sea dogs The Argonaughty and The Martina. What better way to experience both Love International and the gorgeous Adriatic waters?

Love International 2019 Boat Parties

These boat parties gather together 200 revellers for four hours, weaving past islands and gliding on the sparkling sea. With parties setting sail day and night, there’s some magic happening for every event whether it’s under the sun or the stars. Great music which inspires those behind the decks as well as those in front of them; its not just the DJs that will really be letting loose.

Now in its fourth year, Love International have once more presented an eclectic boat party programme with like-minded collectives, labels and parties who help form the festival’s ethos.

Love International 2019 Boat Party Timetable

Setting sail on Argonaughty…

Thurs 4th July, 2-6pm – Housework with Shanti Celeste, Golesworthy, Daisy Moon and Gramrcy
Thurs 4th July, 7-11pm – Leftfoot with Young Marco, Matt Beck and Adam Regan

Friday 5th July, 2-6pm – R&S Records with The Maghreban and Andy Whitaker
Friday 5th July, 7-11pm – Magic Door with Maxxi Soundsystem, Dukes of Hazard, Itchy Rich

Saturday 6th July, 2-6pm – Lowlife x DTTS with Balearic Mike, Bill Brewster, Frank Broughton, Kelvin Andrews
Saturday 6th July, 7-11pm – Resident Advisor with Midland and Ciel

Sunday 7th July, 2-6pm – Flux with Dan Shake, Desert Sound Colony, Tristan da Cuhna, Flux DJs
Sunday 7th July, 7-11pm – Futureboogie with Felix Dickinson, Dave Harvey, Christophe

Monday 8th July, 2-6pm – Chapter 10 Gay Pleasure Cruise with Wes Baggaley, Dan Beaumont, Charlie Porter, hosted by A Man To Pet
Monday 8th July, 7-11pm – Opium with HAAi, Manfredas and Vidis

Tuesday 9th July, 2-6pm – Homoelectric with Gina Breeze, Jamie Bull and Will Tramp
Tuesday 9th July, 7-11pm – HMS Respectable Deep Sea Cruising with 90s/00s guilty pleasures

Wednesday 10th July, 2pm – 6pm and 8pm-10pm – Wilde Renate Secret Island with Peak and Swift and Cyranotaurus Cortex
Wednesday 10th July, 6pm – 10pm – Secret Island with Axel Boman and Alison Swing

Love International 2019 Boat Parties
The Martina © Photography by Jake Davis for Here & Now (fb.com/wearehereandnow)

Setting sail on The Martina…

Thursday 4th July, 3-7pm – Origins with Hodge and Bruce
Thursday 4th July, 8-midnight – Tone Dropout with Alphonse, Craig Bratley and Sween

Friday 5th July, 3-7pm – ESP Institute with Roman Flügel, Lovefingers and Heidi Lawden
Friday July 5th, 8-midnight – Wigflex with Craig Richards and Lukas Wigflex

Saturday 6th July, 3-7pm – Make Me with Leon Vynehall B2B Moxie, Make Me
Saturday 6th July, 8-midnight – Dance With Pride with Paramida, OK Williams and Lucija

Sunday 7th July, 3-7pm – MUSU with Saoirse and MUSU Residents

Sunday 8th July, 8 – midnight – Bears In Space with Kornel Kovacs, Victor Rodrigeuz and Chris Bowen

Wednesday 10th July, 2pm – 6pm and 8pm-midnight – Love International Recordings with Ruf Dug

Love International 2019 Boat Parties
Midland and Octo © Photography Here & Now (fb.com/wearehereandnow)

Love International 2019 Boat Party Tickets

Tickets go on sale at 10am, Tuesday 2nd April at loveinternationalfestival.com/buy-tickets.

More on Love International

Check out our guide to Love International or see other festival announcements from the past few months: Love International 2019 – First artists revealed, 2019 Love International Line-Up – Full Announcement and Love International Shows at Barbarella’s Club Revealed.

And do of course also check them out on their website, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

Love International
Tisno, 3rd – 10th July 2019
loveinternationalfestival.com

The Yacht Week 2019

The Yacht Week 2019 – Phase one line-up announcement

The Yacht Week 2019 has announced phase one of its summer line-up of world-class DJs that will be appearing on its yachts in Croatia this summer. This unique ‘floating festival’ – the original one, no less – gathers together a flotilla of yachts full of party people seeking out adventures at sea. And it is only The Yacht Week that puts quality, credible music at the core of its offering – to give partygoers the chance to experience incredible house music and a party like no other. It has been sailing along Croatia’s Adriatic coastline since 2006 and is now set in six other destinations worldwide. But which DJs will be appearing in Croatia this summer? Read on below to find out who’s on the line up!

The Yacht Week 2019

The Buzz Boat

WeissIllyus & BarrientosMark Knight, and Offaiah will all be appearing on ‘The Buzz Boat’, a floating DJ stage, fully kitted out with a VOID Acoustic soundsystem. All in all, the Buzz Boat is a truly unforgettable experience.

The Buzz Boat
The Buzz Boat

Weiss was the breakout house music star of 2018, thanks to the phenomenal success of his track ‘Feel My Needs’. The sunset groover with luscious old school piano riffs brought him mainstream attention, but this British DJ / producer has already proved his credentials many times over with huge releases on DirtybirdToolroomThis Ain’t Bristol and more. Now heavily in demand at the world’s best clubs and festivals, Weiss is sure to bring the perfect vibes for The Yacht Week crowds during week 26 (22nd June to 29th June).

Weiss, The Yacht Week 2019
Weiss
Illyus & Barrientos, The Yacht Week 2019
Illyus & Barrientos

Also preparing to board The Buzz Boat for week 27 (29th June to 6th July) are Illyus & Barrientos, the Glaswegian pairing currently tearing up dancefloors with their raw, jackin’ cut, ‘Shout’, on Toolroom Records, a track which perfectly sums up their energetic, deep, and percussive approach to house music. With releases on SuaraExploited RecordsGlasgow Underground and many more, Illyus & Barrientos have a well-deserved reputation as one of the hottest DJ / production duos in the UK. 

There’s very little Mark Knight hasn’t achieved in the world of electronic music. The Toolroom Records boss is one of the most revered DJ / producers out there. His influence has shaped the sound of house music over two decades and provided him with a Grammy nomination, Toolroom Radio (broadcasting to millions), huge record sales, sold out Ibiza seasons, sold out world tours, and much more. Mark Knight taking over the VOID Acoustics soundsystem out on the waves will be an unforgettable experience. He appears during week 30 (20th July to 27th July).

Mark Knight, The Yacht Week 2019
Mark Knight
Offaiah
Offaiah

Also announced is Offaiah, who will be performing during week 31 (27th July to 2nd August). This Londoner has been steadily building a reputation for quality, bumping house music full of hooks you can’t shake off and perfectly crafted drops for the dancefloor. Since smashing his way into clubland consciousness in 2017 with his breakout hit, the gospel-tinged, ‘Trouble’, Offaiah has been busy; releasing tracks on Defected, arguably the most credible and established name in house music, kicking off his new label All Fire Records, and most recently, remixing Deadmau5’s new single ‘Hurricane’. Hugely talented and heavily in demand: The Yacht Week is in for a treat.   

The Yacht Week – Other Routes in Croatia

The Yacht Week experience is full of big nights and big DJs, alongside some more underground events supporting up and coming DJ talent. But all are designed to test the endurance of even the most committed clubbers!

If you’re thinking of attending the Ultra Festival in Split, why not combine that event with The Yacht Week?! The Croatia Ultra Festival Route includes tickets to Ultra Festival for the ultimate blow out. But when it’s time to recover, nothing comes close to The Yacht Week; guests can snorkel in secluded bays, try some seaside yoga, kick back at a beach lounge and enjoy freshly prepared lunch or dinner, and much more, before the night brings another dance floor.

The Yacht Week 2019

Book The Yacht Week 2019

A yacht for six friends with a skipper starts at just £493 per person. This includes 7 fun filled days of sailing and nights of partying, with plenty of boutique events and experiences (think: morning yoga, disco dodgeball; lavish lunches) as part of the mix.

Book online now at www.theyachtweek.com!


Yoga
The Yacht Week

More on The Yacht Week 2019

Find out all the info you need to know on the official website, and do also check out The Yacht Week on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube.