5 Hottest Summer Festivals at Zrce Beach, Croatia

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Zrce Beach: Croatia’s hottest party destination!

Located in the Croatian island of Pag, Zrce Beach has become one of the hottest summer party destinations. Zrce is home to four of the best clubs in the world; Papaya, Noa Beach Club, Aquarius and Kalypso. Continuously ranking in the higher end of the top 100 nightclubs each year,  the open air venues host some of the biggest names in the world every summer. 

In addition to the award winning open-air beach clubs, Zrce is also home to a some of the clearest waters in the world. A wide array of water sports and activities are on offer daily along the beach, including banana boats, pedalos and jet skis. Croatia offers some of the most loved local cuisines and there are many bars and restaurants to help satisfy your cravings. Everything from fresh seafood to meat platters, salads and desserts can be found readily available throughout Zrce Beach and the town of Novalja. 

If the stunning location, mouth-watering dining options and outdoor activities don’t have you looking for flights already, the nightlife just might do it. Zrce Beach is home to some of the hottest summer music festivals in the world, all available at a fraction of the cost! Everything from big room to hardstyle, techno and more can be found in the award winning beachfront clubs. Here are Rad’s Top 5 hottest summer festivals to check out at Zrce Beach this year. 

1. Hideout Festival

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Hideout Festival brings together the biggest names in electronic music together across five days. The award-nominated event has become one of the most popular summer festivals on offer. Boat, beach and pool parties are offered throughout the week in addition to hard-hitting sets at five open-air venues along the beach. 

When: July 1-5, 2019

2. Hard Island

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Hard Island is the ultimate holiday destination for hard dance lovers. Hard Island will be celebrating their 5 year anniversary in 2019 with more artists, bigger parties and louder beats. Over 100 international hard dance artists will come together for the five-day, annual celebration. 10 epic boat parties on the Adriatic Sea will keep music lovers from around the world occupied throughout the day while the top clubs in the world will host the legendary artists from dusk til dawn. 

When: July 7-11, 2019

3. Fresh Island Festival

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Fresh Island Festival has been hosting the hottest urban, hip hop and RnB artists since 2012. Labelled as Europe’s number one urban beach festival, the week-long party features a three day festival in addition to two days of pre-parties and two days of after parties. 

When: July 15-17, 2019

4. Black Sheep Festival

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Black Sheep Festival represents those who are driven by a thirst for achievement and passion. Over 20 world famous DJ’s who fit perfectly under this category, come together across four stunning venues each year. With sun, sea, refreshing cocktails and world famous DJ’s, Black Sheep Festival is the perfect way to end your epic summer vacation.

When: July 29 – August 2, 2019

5. Barrakud

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Barrakud Festival is Zrce’s dedicated summer techno event. The week-long event boasts some of the biggest techno names in the world all in the one party destination. With five days and nights of pure techno, boat parties on the Adriatic Sea and more, Barrakud is every techno lovers paradise. 

When: August 11-15, 2019

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Katarina Cvetko

Katarina is an international journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia with a strong passion for music festivals. Since her first solo adventure in 2015, Katarina has travelled to over 30 countries in 5 continents and has attended over 100 music festivals worldwide. After conquering a bucket list journey of 52 music festivals in 52 weeks in 2018, Katarina continues to live a digital nomad lifestyle, travelling to festivals in a different country every week and sharing her experiences on social media.


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