Held in the heart of Croatia for the past 6 years, Ultra Europe returns to Split this summer for three days filled with the world’s most famous DJ’s. More than 120,000 ‘Ultranauts’ will gather in Split’s Poljud Stadium for the European edition of one of the biggest festivals in the world. Combined with the stunning location and destination experience, beach and boat parties and more, Ultra Europe has grown to become one of the most popular festivals on the planet.
“Ultra Europe as Europe’s Premier Destination Music Festival offers everything you need to have the summer of your life and a once in a lifetime experience”
The three-day festival regularly welcomes everyone’s favourite main stage headliners, ranging from the hottest EDM acts in the world, to up and coming talent; as well as world-renowned ‘Resistance’ headliners. This year’s edition will be headlined by none other than house music supergroup Swedish House Mafia. Previous editions have welcomed the likes of Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, The Chainsmokers, Carl Cox and more.
Ultra Europe takes place at Poljud Stadium in Split, Croatia. You can find the event at 8 Mediteranskih Igara 2, 21000, Split, Croatia.
The coastal town of Split is located in the southern region of Croatia. The main airport is Split Airport/Zračna Luka Resnik Airport; located approximately 30 minutes from the city centre. Upon arrival, shuttle buses are available outside the airport to transfer visitors directly to the city centre for 20 HRK (around $3).
The city centre is quite small and can be explored easily by foot; taking around 30 minutes to get from one side of the city to the other. Local buses also loop the city centre as well as travel to the outer areas of Split, including the Mall of Split and City Centre One. Tickets can be purchased directly from the driver as well as from kiosks at the main bus stations. If you are staying in the city centre, the festival is only a short walk away from most accommodations.
Ultra also offers travel packages, which include unlimited rides on both the festival shuttle buses and the regular city buses throughout the duration of the event.
There is a range of accommodation options throughout the city centre of Split. The waterfront town features a large number of hostels, which is generally the most popular choice of accommodation among ravers. A number of hotels are also available, as well as Airbnb and vacation rentals. You can explore nearby accommodation options below.
If you want to stay close to the action and party all week long, Ultra also offers a ‘beachville’ campsite. By far the ‘most fun-filled accommodation option’ on offer, you can join thousands of Ultranauts for the ultimate camping experience. The campsite also features stylish lodges and beach houses for those who don’t want to stay in tents.
Split is home to a range of stunning historic attractions. Popular locations include Diocletian’s Palace, an enormous, fortress-like palace of a Roman emperor. The 4th century Catholic Church Saint Domnius Cathedral is dedicated to the city’s patron saint and showcases stunning historical architecture.
The ‘Riva’ is Split’s harbour and the heart of the city centre. You can find a range of waterfront restaurants serving traditional Croatian cuisine, including fresh seafood. Be sure to try the ćevapi with chips and fresh ajvar! You can also find some of the best ice cream in town along the water, with a variety of flavours on display every couple of meters; as well as freshly made Palačinke (pancakes). Local vendors also sell handmade souvenirs and other trinkets along the water.
For stunning panoramic views of the city, make sure to head up to Marjan. The forested hill features walking and biking trails and iconic peaks overlooking the harbour. The Saint Domnius Cathedral bell tower, located in the heart of the city centre, also offers breathtaking views of the city.
Split is also home to countless beaches and public baths. The nearest beach is Bacvice Beach, which is around a 15-minute walk from the city centre. The popular beach features a range of bars and nightclubs, as well as beachfront restaurants. You can also rent deck chairs, umbrellas and inflatables here. If you head in the opposite direction towards the edge of Split, you can find yourself at a ‘beach’ every couple of meters. Also known as ‘public baths’, these small bays can be found along the entire coast of Split; featuring pebble beaches and crystal clear waters.
The next edition of Ultra Europe will take place from July 12-14, 2019.
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