NOTE Excellent news! After taking a break for a year, the fantastic INmusic Festival will return to Croatia’s capital in 2024. The 16th edition of the festival, it will take place 24th to 26th June 2024.
In contrast to the largely dance- and club-based festivals that take place on the Croatian coast each summer, this one is a great alternative – especially with its eclectic range of big-name artists that appear.
As Croatia’s largest open-air festival and with a pretty and fun lakeside location on the edge of Zagreb, it’s also a highly accessible event and revellers can take advantage of the numerous accommodation options in the city. Zagreb is also very easy to reach; there are many flights from the UK and Europe (and even a little further afield) to Croatia’s capital, as well as other transport options – it’s hardly surprising that this event brings in the crowds from all over Europe.
Some of the artists for 2024 have already been announced – they include The National and Smashing Pumpkins as headliners, plus The Gaslight Anthem, Viagra Boys, Sleaford Mods and the Croatian debut of Hozier.
INmusic has been named in the past as one of the 10 Music Festivals That Will Rock by The Huffington Post – top praise indeed.
Here are also some great reviews of and features on INmusic Festival from previous years:
- Foals open day one of Croatia’s INmusic Festival with a future rock firestorm (25th June 2019)
- Arcade Fire and Michael Kiwanuka open triumphant first day of INmusic festival in Zagreb (NME.com, 20th June 2017)
- 10 reasons to go to INmusic Festival this summer (NME.com, 24th March 2017)
- INmusic Festival Review (Skiddle.com, 28th June 2016)
- T-Mobile INmusic festival: LCD Soundsystem, The Flaming Lips and Billy Idol rock Croatia (Metro, 28th June 2010)
- A Massive Attack of music in Croatia (BBC 6 Music, 24th June 2010)
The INmusic Festival
Located in the pretty setting of Lake Jarun on the outskirts of Zagreb, INmusic Festival is smaller than some other events held in similar-sized cities. However, it still attracts a number of big-name pop and rock acts.
What’s great about this festival is the ease in which it can be reached, both in terms of Zagreb and the festival site itself. Croatia’s capital city is just a two-hour flight away from the UK, and there are a few airlines that operate direct flights between the two countries. There are also great air, bus and train connections to Zagreb from elsewhere in Europe (more details below).
Lake Jarun, the setting of the INmusic Festival, is also very easy to reach from elsewhere in Zagreb by public transport – so you can stay right in the city (and take advantage of its delights) and easily make your way to the festival site each day.
This event would be a great way of combining a city break with a European festival experience!
Do also note that INmusic is one of the earliest festivals of the year in Croatia. The festivals on the coast in Pag or Tisno take place soon after INmusic ends. Are you thinking what I’m thinking…?!
Getting to Zagreb
As mentioned, Zagreb also has great connections to elsewhere in Europe. See our Getting to Zagreb guide for full details.
Getting to the INmusic Festival
The festival is easy to reach by public transport from the centre of Zagreb. Tram numbers 5 or 17 both go to Jarun (the stop itself is called Jarun!). 17 is probably the most useful as you can catch it from the main square, Trg bana Jelacica.
From the Jarun tram stop, you can walk to the festival site – follow the signposts.
Tickets for the INmusic Festival
Tickets for the festival currently cost €89 (plus fees). For an additional €49 (plus fees) you can buy a campsite ticket, which gives you access to the official campsite for seven days. Tickets can be bought from the INmusic website. In due course, single day tickets will also be available.
Head to www.inmusicfestival.com/en/tickets/ticket-prices for details of INmusic tickets.
Accommodation for the INmusic Festival
As in previous years, the Festival will have its own campsite for festivalgoers which will be open for a few days on either side of the festival. This will be perfect for those looking to keep costs low – not to mention great for those people who think a festival isn’t a festival without camping! The campsite has its own beach (on Lake Jarun), plus wifi, lockers, showers and more.
Alternatively, of course, you may like to stay in the city itself. Zagreb really does have a great selection of accommodation options for all budgets – from hostels to five-star hotels – so there’s no doubt that you will be available to find something suitable. There are also more and more options for renting small apartments – perfect if you’re a group of friends looking to share. Check out our guide to Accommodation in Zagreb for a little bit more info.
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