Festivals in Novalja and Zrce Beach, Croatia

Zrce Beach on the Island of Pag, Novalja, is the biggest home of Croatian music festivals. Almost every weekend something big is happening in Zrce, and the place has become a playground for stars. Pag is known for its moonscape appearance and sun-bleached rock formations that make you feel like you are on another planet: the perfect place to lose yourself in the music. Novalja is easy to reach by road and most people fly into Split airport.

Novalja Beach Croatia

For details on how to get from Split airport to Novalja by taxi or private transfer check out Croatia Transfers.


Zrce Spring Break from 25-29 May is a fantastic way to begin the summer with 4 days of international DJs, warm up parties and boat parties.


Spring Break is getting so popular that it has expanded into several festivals in June too. Spring Break Croatia 2016 #1 is on June 1st-6th, and #2 is June 15th-19th.

The Hideout Festival is at the end of June, from 26th to 30th. Over 100 headline acts and underground DJs will perform on 6 open air arenas, with music ranging from house and techno to bass and grime.


Hard Island is on from July 5th-8th, featuring hard music and dance. Hard Island is loud and crazy, yet still intimate, feeling like a large house party with the hard-core DJs right next to you.

Abi Del Mar is on 6th-8th, located in Papaya and Kalypso clubs on Zrce beach. This year it features Jordy Dazz and Mike Candys, and Jerome.

Fresh Island Festival on 12-14th July. Logan Sama, Applebum, Cheese on Bread and Faded are just a few of the impressive line-up one of Europe’s leading Hip-Hop and Urban music festival.

Woodshock on 17th-20th is a new Kalypso Beach Club festival with a mixture of beats from electronic, deep house, house and international DJs.

Armada Music festival is Papaya Club organised, announcing this year prestigious artists from Armin van Buuren’s label Armada Music.

Croatia Rocks is led by the legendary Ibiza Rocks team, and this is its second year running, bringing laid-back beach vibes on the 19-23rd.

Loveweek Festival on 24th-31st is a 7 day line-up of carefully chosen artists from the best clubs of Europe. Soak up the sun, beach and sea and experience the highlight: the Loveship.


Black Sheep Festival is 3 days, 4 clubs and 20+ DJs performing over first weekend of August. The festival will take place in legendary clubs Aquarius, Kalypso, NOA and Papaya.

The Barrakud festival is in its 5th year and brings to the Croatian coast a great mix of techno sounds on the 6th-13th August.

On 7th-10th is the DJ MAG Beach festival, organised by the world’s biggest dance magazine. Zcre Beach Club and Papaya have come together to create a sizzling party for the world to enjoy.

Stereoforest debuted in 2015 and returns this year bigger and better, with fresh EDM beats and top DJs. The party goes on day and night from 8th-10th.

Sonus is five August days-worth of open air clubs and boat parties, this year featuring Apollonia, Binh and Chris Liebing. From the 21st-25th.

August 25th-29th sees the Kalypso Carnival, one of the summers’ most intimate events. It brings the spirit of carnival to the beach, and attracts open people to the open-air party.

Papaya ends the festival season with the Mainstage Closing event on 27th-29th August. End the perfect summer in style at this epic after party!


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