Croatian music scene is rich in numerous festivals of each year gaining more and more fans. Placed outdoors in extreme nature, surrounded by beaches and the smell of the sea or in urban environments and cultural squares, monuments, they are given a special charm. Definitely should not miss Ultra Music Festival in Europe Split, Hvar FOR T-Mobile In Music Festival in Zagreb, The Garden Festival, Electric Elephant and Stop Making Sense Festival Tisnom… A film lovers should visit Pula Film Festival Motovun Film Festival, covering the Croatian kinematografiju. Supetar Super Film Festival on the island of Brac, Split Summer Festival, Libertas Film Festival in Dubrovnik, which takes place in the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, then Starigrad Paklenica Film Festival Croatia… Croatia certainly guarantees you a fun festival summer sure that everyone will find something for themselves.
Ultra Europe Split Festival
Ultra Europe evolved from the Ultra Music Festival in Miami that’s played host to some of the biggest names on the dance music scene, which last year celebrated its 15th birthday. Historical and beautiful city of Split is hosting this great music event in July. Beautiful Adriatic Sea and islands of the area are a perfect setting for Ultra Music Festival. About 100,000 (and more) fans visits this festival every year, and they came from 125 different country. The largest world musical names joined up this event.
Festival site: http://www.ultraeurope.com/home
FOR is a music event which taking place on the idyllic island of Hvar .With a capacity of just 2,000, FOR festival is a chance to see huge artists play in intimate surroundings, giving you the chance to enjoy in big worlds famous music names in scenario not often available. Fusing the stunning backdrop of Hvar Island with exciting and fresh sounds of musical innovation, the festival has won countless praise from a variety of publications. You must go and experience the uniqueness of this event, and enjoy a wider selection of music ranging from pop to indie electronic sounds.
Festival site : http://for-festival.com/2014/
New Yorker Fresh Island Festival
New Yorker Fresh Island Festival began modestly, but its popularity as the best hip-hop festival on the beach soon expanded from islands in the Adriatic Sea, and won the whole world. The festival is held in July at beautiful island of Pag, on the popular beach Zrće. Više od 20,000 guests enjoy a excellent line-up most special hip hop event in Europe. If you’re a fan of this genre of music, do not miss this event.
Dubrovnik summer festival
Festival include more than 80 theatre, music, dance and film programs taking place in churches, fortresses, squares and streets of Dubrovnik. Music, theatre, dance and folklore are the cornerstones of a summer of cultural excellence. The Dubrovnik Summer Festival has being going strong since 1950 and is the largest and most celebrated cultural event in Croatia. An all-star line-up of international performers and an ever-increasing number of visitors are drawn to the unique combination of indoor and outdoor venues in this fabulous Renaissance Baroque city. The festival is held in the Old Town during July or August.
Festival site: http://www.dubrovnik-festival.hr/
Pula Film Festival
Film Festival in Pula is the most visited cultural event in Croatia, with more than 73,000 spectators, fifteen days of festival events in Pula and program appearances at summer festivals throughout Croatia from Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Sibenik to Zagreb and Rijeka. Back in the 1938th year, even before starting the Cannes Film Festival in Pula Arena is a great response from the audience held its first film festival, and the 1953rd to date continuously festival is a place to enjoy the movie under the stars.
Motovun Film Festival
Motovun Film Festival is entirely dedicated to films made in small cinematographies and independent productions (on 10 August 1999, the day of opening of first Motovun Film Festival, there was not even one non-Hollywood film being shown in Croatian cinemas). In everything, except for the ambition and the quality, Motovun wants to be a small festival showing small films, small in the warmest sense of the word. Festival program consists of around 70 titles from all over the world, from documentaries to feature films, from short to long films. The only criteria in their selection is that they fit in the open-minded atmosphere of the festival with their innovations.
Festival site: http://www.motovunfilmfestival.com/
In addition to the above should also visit the following festivals that do not fall behind their quality and content: