The Novalja Music Festival: The Hideout Festival


The Festival

Attending a music festival at Novalja is a must in the summer diary of music lovers everywhere so, if you’re looking to spend your summer holiday surrounded by fun, music and sun, this is the place to be. The calendar of summer music festivals is impressive to people across the globe with outstanding events that are layered with summer vibes, chilled beaches and eclectic music. This is where music and dance become the basis for one of the most amazing and sought after summer parties.

If you are hoping to attend one of the festivals as part of your holiday in Croatia, then don’t delay in booking as tickets for a lot of the events, such as the Hideout Festival, are extremely limited and whilst you’re at it best get booking you’re accommodation too as the place will be buzzing with festival goers. There are loads of hotels and bed and breakfasts to choose from but if you’re going as a group or prefer some privacy there are also some amazing Novalja apartments to stay in during the music festival. Or, even better if you are looking to take on Croatia in style why not check out some of the fantastic luxury villas available in the area. If you are one of the many people who loves festivals that are bold and big your most sought after location would have to be the Island of Pag in Novalja, Croatia. This particular destination has been compared to a Croatian version of the world-renowned Ibiza.

The Hideout Festival has completed its 5th edition, it sold out in under 2 weeks, with around 12,000 people from all over the world in attendance. A great feature of the festival are the daily boat parties that feature exclusive DJ sets that start out in the early part of the afternoon and carry on into the evening, they are extremely popular and have the crowds wishing the event was available more often.

The 2017 Edition

Hideout runs from the 26 June to the 1 July this year and is a world-renowned “electronic” music festival held each year in Croatia. The first edition featured in 2010 and this particular festival has become a popular fixture that attracts music and dance fans from all over the world. People flock to the Zcre Beach were they take part in a five day and night partying frenzy.

Whether you decide to enjoy the festival by the pools, beach or state-of-the-art clubs such Kalypso, Aquarius, Papaya or on one of the spectacular boat parties, you won’t be disappointed. The event organisers bring in the biggest names in techno and house to really get the festival pumping, providing the ideal combination of music festival with summer vacation, Hideout is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experiences.

Getting to Novalja

While the Zadar is the nearest to Novalja, in peak season flights are often hard to come by. It is advisable to choose Split airport which is the biggest in the south part of Croatia and just a couple of hours away from the coast. The summer season is extremely popular so there are always good bus services available. Below is an idea on one of the best routes to choose:

Taxi To Trogir: Trogir falls west to the airport which means it will be on your way to Pag. Taxis cost around €25-30 for up to 8 passengers.

Bus from Trogir To Zadar: Take a look at BusCroatia for timetables, there are various departures but they can be irregular.

Bus From Zadar To Novalja: This is the shortest part of the journey. There are only a few departures each day but they are generally well-timed with the incoming services.