Welcome to the festival coast of Croatia and its Soundwave Festival, a top European boutique musical event lapping against the beautiful shores of Tisno in the second half of July. The festival features a homely atmosphere and intimate experience of music.
Sound Wave Sweeping Over Tisno
The first edition of Soundwave Festival took place in 2009. It was founded by the two organizers who shared their interests and love for good music with the aim to start a festival where the music listened to at home could be balanced with the music played in the clubs. Resting on these ideas, the festival’s ambient design reflects a homely atmosphere, where during the day people enjoy in the afternoon matinees and little boat soirees, while in the evening they throw a blowout house party. It is conceived as a family gathering happening every year at the beach house.
The wide repertoire of Soundwave festival includes the genres of the finest electronic and live music such as hip-hop, dub, soul, house, dance, R&B, afro-beat, reggae, etc., played in the easy atmosphere of people dancing or chilling out at one of three festival stages. The Main Stage, set at the seafront and bordered with typical Mediterranean cypresses and oleander bushes, features the big names of the festival such as Submotion Orchestra, Ghostpoet, DJ Yoda, Alexander Nut, De la Soul, Gentleman’s Dub Club etc. As its name suggests, the Beach Stage is set on the beach and mostly features dance and hip-hop music and DJ sets. This stage is famous for its location that offers the festival attendees possibility to dance in the sea to the seducing summer beat. The third, but equally exciting, stage is set in the open-air Barbarella Discotheque in the nearby Porat. The club features the late night program and all the DJs who performed at the festival such as Eliphino, Alexander Nur, John Phonics and others, heating the things up with their mixes and keeping the party going till the dawn.
Ride the Wave
Soundwave festival is famous for its boat parties and the embarking site situated a step away from the Main Stage. The most famous boat party is the one at the Argoaughty ship. This party is actually a three-hour music cruise along the Dalmatian Coast, sailing to the breath-taking Komati Islands. The vessel is echoing with excitement and energy of the crowd sailing on it, sending over the great vibes in forms of waves to Tisno and the festival area.
Distractions and Location
Should the music become overwhelming for you, Tisno offers a plethora of outdoor activities, island-hopping, sightseeing and all kind of the water sports such as, sailing, diving, fishing, swimming. The undersea world is also interesting to explore, and the visibility is extremely good. This hidden bay hides many secrets, among them the amazing Hideout Festival and the beautiful nature. The blend of the two makes it a perfect offer for summer holiday.