This summer, all roads lead to the sultry Zrce Beach, Croatia. For three whole days, this corner of paradise transforms into a week-long urban music beach party for Fresh Island. Bump and grind by the pool, sip champagne on the boat parties, and throw your hands up in the air at the open-air clubs. Be as laid back or as hedonistic as you please: this event is all about the good times and the hip-hop. In between the dancing, make sure to carve some time out to indulge in the gorgeous beaches where you can sip cocktails with a view, go jet skiing, bungee jumping, or better yet, go swimming in the sparkling azure waters of the Adriatic Sea (tip: it’s the best way to nurse your hangover!).
‘Fresh Island has a reputation for throwing insane beach parties that will put Spring Break to shame.’
If this is what your idea of a good time sounds like, you’re not going to want to miss out on this. Europe’s very first hip-hop and R&B beach festival only continues to grow in legendary scale each year, attracting a huge crowd of partygoers from all over the continent. Zrce Beach will be your very own paradise, complete with all the trimmings of what can only be an unforgettable summer party. Legendary names such as Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Giggs, Migos, Action Bronson, and many more have graced the event in the past. No doubt, the 2019 lineup will get you even more excited, so stay tuned!
Fresh Island takes place on the gorgeous Zrce Beach, Pag Island, located in mainland Croatia near Novalja. Zrce Beach is just 3-5km away from Novalja, where most accommodations will be found.
Zrce Beach has quickly gained a reputation for becoming a new, cool alternative to Ibiza. There’s no need to wait for the sun to set in order to experience nightlife here, because happy hour is every hour. The open-air clubs participating in the events include Papaya, Aquarius, Kalypso, and Rocks Beach Club.
Three-day general admission and VIP tickets are available.
Bus lines will be servicing the Novalja-Zrce Beach route daily, 24 hours a day. If you are staying in Gajac or Stara Novalja, bus lines will be servicing this route as well. Once in the festival venue, all activities, parties, and attractions will be within walking distance so there’s no need for public transport.
Most partygoers will be staying at hotels and accommodations found in Novalja, Pag Island. Other accommodations can also be found in Gajac, Stara Novalja, Kolan, Caska, and Zubovici.
Head to the map below for the best hotel deals and Airbnb’s in Novlija.
Pag Island is one of the most underrated destinations in Croatia. Those in the know understand that it’s home to the most epic beach parties this side of the continent. There will be more clubs, parties, and people to encounter even if Fresh Island has finished. Not to be missed is Aquarius, the most famous open air club in town, best enjoyed with a private cabana and a bottle of your favorite drink nearby.
Make sure to sample some of the juicy, tasty Pag lamb. Trust us, there’s no other lamb like it: the region’s salty air combined with optimum vegetation results in the most delicious, succulent lamb dishes you’ve ever had.
Fresh Island happens next from July 15-17, 2019.
Rad Season is providing you with hotels and Airbnbs at the lowest prices available online. Book your stay for Fresh Island Festival 2019 using the map below!
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