Garden

Croatia’s greatest electronic festival returns for it’s 9th run this July and the programme is looking tastier than ever. Secret island party tickets are flying out like hot cakes and with the announcement of mega DJ’s Derrick Carter, Francois K and Ewan Pearson joining the already tempting line-up, it’s hardly surprising that Garden Festival is springing up in every respectable festival guide going.

At £120 for a 7 day ticket, Garden is refreshingly inexpensive and leading the way in affordable festival going. Even better is the fact that the festival is flanked by the Adriatic sea so you can soak up the sun on the beach from day to night before partying ’til sunrise. It’s basically a holiday with outstanding night life and according to Pintprice, a beer in the village of Tisno (where the festival is based) will set you back just £1.50. Pretty cushty.

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With boat shindigs, Barbarella club shows and secret island raves occurring throughout the week, those who like to party hard will be in their element.

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So, who is on this year’s line up?

Live: Crazy P Soundsystem, Genius of Time, KiNK, Paqua, Quantic Live, Session Victim, Seven David Jnr.
DJs: Adam Allias, Adam Regan, Adam Shelton, Adjowa, Andre Bratten, Anthony Mansfield, Autocycle, Axel Boman, Bad Passion DJs, Begin, Ben UFO, Belfast Music Club DJs, Bicep, Bing Ji Ling, Bobby Beige, Brinsley Kazak, Cedric Maison, Christophe, Craig Richards, Damiano Von Erkhert, Dan Beaumont, Dan Wild, Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area), Dax, Dean Sunshine Smith, Delano Smith, Detroit Swindle, Discomendments, Dorisburg, Eats Everything, Eddy Ramich, Eric Duncan, Ewan Pearson, Fantastic Man, Feel The Real, Felix Dickinson, Flux DJs, Francois K, Futureboogie DJs, Galactic Boogie DJs, Galen, Greg Wilson, Hackman, Hesseltime, Hidden Agenda DJs, House Of Disco DJs, Jaime Fiorito, Jan Kincl Zero, Jimmy B, Josh T, Jukes of Hazard, Justin Martin, Justin Vandervolgen, Katie Barber, Krankbrother DJs, Kyoto Jazz Massive, Last Waltz, Leftfoot DJs, Levon Vincent, Luca LTJ Trevisi, Lukas, Marcel Vogel, Mark Seven, Matt Beck, Maxxi Soundsystem, Medlar, Midland, Mislav, My Love Is Underground – Jeremy Underground and Brawther, Neil El Diablos, Olof Uhlin, Outboxx, Paddy Freeform, Paramida, Pardon My French DJs, PBR Streetgang, Peak & Swift, Phil Mison, Prosumer, Pytzek, Ray Mang, Rollerboys, Solar, Somethingsounds DJs, Soul Clap, Steve Cobby, Studio 89 DJs, Studio Barnhus, Subb-An, The Pool DJs, Tiago, Tim Sweeney,  The Revenge, Tom Rio, Tristan Da Cunha, Under Bron DJs, Uovo aka Memoryman, Wolf and Lamb, Wolf DJs, Young Marco.

When?

2nd – 9th July 2014

Boat Party Highlights?

Thurs 3rd July – Crazy P v El Diablos

Fri 4th July – Futureboogie

Wed 9th July – Secret Island Party with free BBQ included

Tickets?

http://thegardenfestival.eu/tickets

Nearest Airport?

Zadar and Split are the nearest airports to Tisno. Also check out Eurolines who are partnered with National Express and offer return coaches from London to Zadar starting from just £79.

Why should I go?

The best of house and disco in beautiful, unspoilt Croatia with a holiday thrown in- what’s not to love?

*All images c/o Khris Cowley / Here and Now