As the sunnier sister of the UK’s soulful Southport Weekender, week-long Suncebeat Festival has grown year on year since 2010 to become the stalwart on the Croatian festival circuit that it is today. The sell? Electronic music with plenty of soul nestled within Tisno’s magical Garden, a pretty village flanked by miles of white-sand and azure ocean. Oh, and plenty of love too; Suncebeat is has earned a reputation for its friendly crowd and welcoming atmosphere.
Spend your days luxuriating in the sunshine or hop onboard one of Suncebeat’s notorious boat parties for nautical naughtiness and beats laid on by some of the world’s best DJ’s. When night falls, you’ll want to grab Suncebeat’s thoughtfully-curated musical offerings with both hands; previous line ups have included Frankie Knuckles, Giles Peterson and Kerri Chandler, all plying their sonic trade at hedonistic al fresco club Barbarella way into the early hours.
SunceBeat Festival 2016 Lineup
CHICAGO’S CHOSEN FEW DJs
Terry Hunter • Mike Dunn
Black Madonna • Mike Servito • Jeremy Underground • Hunee • Antal • Grant Nelson • Opolopo • Horse Meat Disco • Rich Medina • Fish Go Deep • Sadar Bahar • DJeff Afrozilla • Sam Divine • Manoo
Ronnie Herel • Bigger • Terry Jones • Craig Smith • Andy Davies • Sean McCabe • Neil Pierce • David Bailey • Souldynamic • Luis Radio • Davide Fiorese • Mark Stone • Jonny Miller • Gavin Kendrick • Lil Stevie • Steve Butler • Ben Brophy • Natasha ‘Kitty Katt’ Probert • James Morgan • Colin Williams
SunceBeat Festival Location
A picturesque 16th-century fishing village connected by a drawbridge to the Isle of Murter, Tisno is a serene spot that’s enjoyed considerable popularity in recent years, mainly due to the fact that it now plays host to a staggering five of Croatia’s most sought-after festivals. During the summer months, party monsters in search of electronic bliss swarm its elegant coves and peaceful olive groves – and it’s easy to see why; as locations for a week of sun-drenched hedonism go, you’d be hard pressed to find lovelier.
Take it easy in the daytime hours and explore the narrow snaking paths of the fishing village, then get fed and watered in one of the areas myriad bars and restaurants. Work it all off by taking a hike up to the hill for incredible views over the Kornati Islands or making a splash at the Takeshi’s Castle style waterpark, before ramping up the energy for a night of soulful tunes and tasteful excess.