Where music and dance take center stage

The air in Croatia is filled with the exciting rhythms of music. The festival scene is always vibrant, featuring impressive lineups of international and regional music stars, dance troupes, and physical theatre companies.  

Croatia’s gold mine of music festivals  

The Sea Star Festival, May 23-26, 2024, in Umag, is the perfect place to start your festival tour. Genres performed by an impressive array of local and international music stars include rock, hip-hop, and electronic music.  

On the picturesque island of Pag, the annual Hideout Festival, June 23-27, 2024, is a hot event for electronic music fans. Affording scenic coastal vistas and world-class DJs, Hideout offers an immersive experience that has been drawing major and upcoming artists from across the electronic music spectrum for the past decade. One of Croatia’s top dance music festivals, the Hideout Festival is must-go! 

A more traditional musical experience, the International Festival of Brass Orchestras,  May 3-5, 2024, takes place along the scenic Opatija Riviera. This event celebrates the rich tradition of brass music. Orchestras from across Europe showcase its the power and majesty.  

If dance is more your style, check out the Dance and Non-Verbal Theatre Festival, July 19-21, 2024. In Istria’s Svetvinčenat, it offers captivating performances by contemporary dance troupes and physical theatre companies, showcasing the power and beauty of non-verbal expression.  

The Baška International Guitar Festival, August 17-19, 2024, in the charming town of Baška on the island of Krk, is a haven for guitar enthusiasts. With renowned guitarists from around the world performing, this festival presents a special opportunity to experience the versatility and beauty of the instrument.  

Croatia‘s largest open-air music event is the INMusic Festival, June 24-26, 2024, at Zagreb’s Lake Jarun. Its impressive lineup of international headliners and emerging artists promises three days of nonstop music-festival bliss in a stunning natural setting.  

Dive into the pulsating energy of the world-renowned Ultra Europe Music Festival, July 12-14, 2024, in Split. With its epic lineup of DJs and electronic artists, Ultra Europe offers an unforgettable experience for festival-goers from around the globe. It traditionally follows Destination Ultra’s voyage to stunning the Croatian islands of Brač, Hvar and Vis.  

Another great event to check out is the St. Michael’s Fortress Summer Concerts, a series of performances from May 10-September 30, 2024, in historic Šibenik. Set against a backdrop of ancient walls and breathtaking vistas, the concerts are performed by a diverse lineup of artists spanning various genres. 

From the sun-drenched shores of the Adriatic to the historic streets of its  cities, Croatia’s festival scene offers a kaleidoscope of musical and dance experiences for all to enjoy. Come join the celebration, and let the Croatia’s festival rhythm move you as never before. 

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