Fresh Island Festival will be taking place on Zrce Beach, Novalja – on the island of Pag – 26th to 28th June 2022.Unfortunately, the 2021 event has also had to be pushed back due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – you can see more details about this on the Fresh Island website. Tickets for 2020 and 2021 remain valid for 2022.
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 Aquarius, Papaya, Kalypso and Rocks Beach Club) 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. This year’s line-up will be announced soon.
There are also pre-parties happening the day before the festival (25th June) and after-parties the day after (29th) so you can extend your revelry if you so wish!
Tickets and accommodation for Fresh Island Festival
Ticket details will be announced soon. Check the latest ticket news on the official website, as well as details about accommodation packages.
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:
Getting to Pag and Fresh Island Festival
Zadar Airport, on the Croatian mainland, is the nearest airport to the island of Pag. Easyjet fly from London Gatwick to Zadar, whilst Ryanair fly from London Stansted, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Dublin to Zadar. Full details of these air routes can be found on our Flights to Croatia page.
Zadar Airport has 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, consider flying to either Split or Zagreb. See our Getting to Split and Getting to Zagreb pages for info on flights 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.