With over 60,000 people in attendance for the barnstorming first edition of the annual event in 2013, it’s safe to say Ultra Europe Festival took Croatia by the scruff of the neck in its debut season. Taking place at the dramatic Poljud Stadium in Split for days 1 & 2, and hopping over to the stunning island of Hvar for the final day, partygoers get to enjoy a comprehensive Croatian experience with all the extravagance and bombast of the original Miami edition.
Considered to be one of the most important investments in the Croatian tourism and entertainment industry in recent times the world most famous outdoor electronic music festival has won “Best Music Event” by the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) six consecutive years and “Best International Dance Music Festival” by the Ibiza DJ Awards. Not one for the fainthearted, Ultra Europe is big, brash and unashamedly ostentatious, launching a neon assault on the senses with dancers, fancy dress and LED screens all correct and present.
Ultra Europe FESTIVAL 2016 LINEUP
Alesso • Armin Van Buuren • Carl Cox • Dash Berlin • David Guetta • Hardwell • Jamie Jones • Marco Carola • Martin Garrix • DJ Snake • Solomun • Gouryella • Hot Since 82 • Ida Engberg • Joseph Capriati • Markus Schulz • Nic Fanciulli • W&W
Ultra Europe FESTIVAL LOCATION
Aesthetically speaking, Split is unequivocally blessed; with the twin natural miracles of its dramatic coastal backdrop flanked by sparkling blue Adriatic, there’s plenty to do here that doesn’t involve 24-hour partying at Ultra Europe festival.
Step inside Diocletian’s Palace–a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments–and then wander around the cobbled streets to discover atmospheric bars, restaurants and shops.
If you’re after something a little more action-packed, sailing is an popular activity in Split with lots of companies and chartering agencies running boats and yachts throughout the year.