Fresh Island Festival will be taking place on Zrce Beach, Novalja – on the island of Pag – from 15th to 17th July 2019.

About Fresh Island Festival

Another great festival on Croatia’s top party island – the island of Pag! Billed as ‘Europe’s #1 Hip Hop Beach Festival’, Fresh Island Festival and the beaches and clubs of Zrce Beach surely go hand in hand to give revellers a phenomenal experience.

Fresh Island Festival is held in the clubs of Zrce Beach in the town of Novalja (the clubs in question being AquariusPapaya and Kalypso) and the first few years of the event have seen some pretty big names from the world of hip hop perform – Snoop Dogg, Stormzy, Wiz Khalifa, Eve, Iggy Azalea, Nas, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross, Pusha T, Skepta and Method Man and Redman have all got the party going on Zrce Beach.

Names already announced for 2019’s line-up include Lil Uzi Vert, Yxng Bane, Hadry Caprio, B Young and Tim Westwood. Many more names will also be announced in due course!

Fresh Island Festival
Image credit: Fresh Island Festival
Fresh Island Festival
Image credit: Fresh Island Festival

Although Fresh Island Festival is officially three days long, there are plenty of pre- and after-parties, so you could easily stretch out the festivities into a full week!

Getting to Pag and the Fresh Island Festival

Zadar Airport, on the Croatian mainland, is the nearest airport to the island of Pag. Ryanair have a whole heap of flights from the UK and Ireland, and Easyjet also fly from London Luton and London Gatwick to Zadar. Full details of these air routes can be found on our Flights to Croatia page.

Zadar Airport is also serviced by many flights from elsewhere in Europe. See our Getting to North Dalmatia page for routes from other European cities.

From Zadar airport, you can take a transfer bus to the main bus terminal in Zadar. From here you can take an additional bus direct to Novalja – the island is connected to the mainland by bridge. The journey time from Zadar to Novalja is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes; you can look up timetables on the Zadar Bus Terminal website.

If you’re looking for more options in getting to the Fresh Island Festival, do also consider flying to either Split or Zagreb – and see our Getting to Split and Getting to Zagreb pages for details of which airlines fly to these cities from the UK and Europe.

There is a direct bus from Zagreb to Novalja (journey time 5.5 hours – see the Zagreb Bus Terminal website) whilst Split is about 4.5 hours south of Novalja. In the summer months, there’s a direct bus service run by Antonio Tours from Split to Novalja that operates in the late afternoon/evening.

More info

All details on this event can be found at the offical website of Fresh Island Festival, and do also check them out on Facebook for all the latest news!

Tickets and accommodation for Fresh Island Festival

Tickets currently cost €119 (plus booking fee) for the three day event, or €259 (plus b.f.) for VIP tickets. Boat party and other party tickets are sold separately.

Tickets for Fresh Island can be purchased from Festicket, official festival partner. As well as regular and VIP tickets, can you also organise or purchase accommodation (including apartment packages), boat party tickets, private transfers, shuttle transport, coach travel from the UK and other festival extras!

There are also various accommodation options – including apartments, private rooms and hotels – both in Novalja itself, or close by. Search for accommodation using the box below:
Fresh Island Festival
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