Petrcane, near Zadar has become an epicentre of cutting-edge music

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In yesterday’s eddition of The Observer, under the title ‘ How Croatia splashed on to the music festival map’, Luke Bainbridge, of Observer Music Monthly magazine, ‘ follows the clubbers to a sleepy fishing village on the Adriatic’ .

Here is an excerpt from the article:

.. The site is key to Electric Elephant. Petrcane (pronounced ‘Petrcharner’) is a charming 900-year-old fishing village, halfway down the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, near Zadar. The festival site itself, however, is based on a curving headland just outside the village, predominantly hidden by trees. The same site will this summer be used by the Garden Festival and numerous others. It is based around a circular beachfront bar and the wondrous Barbarellas, an 1970s discotheque in the round, that was built for disco the first time round. After its original heyday, Barbarellas had lain derelict for years until it was rescued by the current owners, Brummie ex-pats Eddie and Nick Logan…

These are the highlights:

The Garden Festival
3-5 July and 10-12 July; tickets £70; thegardenfestival.eu.
Headliners Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay

Soundwave
17-20 July; £60; soundwavecroatia.com.
Headliners DJ Yoda, The Bays, Alice Russell, Hexstatic

Airbound
31 July-2 August; €59; airbound.net.
Headliners Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Beardyman

Like Minded Festival
13-16 August; £50; likemindedfestival.co.uk.
Headliners Hector, Toby Tobias, Tristan Da Cunha

Electric Elephant
28-30 August; £70; electricelephant.co.uk.
Headliners Unabombers, Andrew Weatherall, Joakim

Disco3000
4-6 Sept; €60; disco3k.com.
Headliners Château Flight, Move D, Trus’me

Exodus
11-13 Sept; £75; exoduscroatia.com.
Headliners Iration Steppas, Mungo’s Hifi, N-type

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