The beautiful island of Pag has earned the reputation of being among the world’s hottest party destination and for a good reason too. Every summer, thousands of party-goers converge at the island to revel in a string of electrifying music festivals held on the sandy Mediterranean beaches spread through the island. Not to mention the world-class nightlife that provides high-octane fun once the sun has set.
Some of the festivals that the amazing island of Pag plays host to are as follows:
Fresh Island Festival
This hot music extravaganza happens in mid-July and features the hottest names in the hip hop, RnB, and grime. The festival is held at three notable spots on Zrce beach; Aquarius, Papaya, and Kalypso. Aside from the main event, patrons get to enjoy pool and boat parties, excursions and extreme water sports, street art, break-dance competitions and much more local talent on offer.
Love Week Festival
More than just a music festival, Love Week offers 7 days of raving at the Adriatic coast with a unique opportunity to spend long nights on sandy beaches, with relaxation spots, and lively dance floors. There is also a special cruise on the famous Starboard ship to Telascica Nature Park on the menu. Love week festival is co-hosted by Aquarius and Papaya, top clubs on the Zrce beach front in late July.
Black Sheep Festival
Black Sheep is a music festival that offers the opportunity for fans of dance music to enjoy the best of electro, house and techno beats. The event is co-hosted by four famous nightspots; Kalypso, Aquarius, NOA, and Papaya every summer between 30th July and 2nd August. The experience is unforgettable, featuring a lineup of world famous acts, colourful scenography, great production and an amazing beachfront atmosphere to cap it all off.
Hard Island Festival
This is a hard-style dance festival for hardcore fans held between 2nd and 5th August at clubs Kalypso and Aquarius on the Zrce beach, Croatia. It is a partygoer’s paradise offering the best DJs on the turntables that attract crowds from all over Europe and beyond. There are also boat parties, swimming pools, VIP treatment and great atmosphere in the sun and sand for the best of party memories.
Fans and lovers of techno and big-room house music converge every year at this electric music festival in the Mediterranean shores of Pag Island. Its schedule involves almost 70 top artists performing at three clubs on the Zrce beachfront with revellers dancing the night away till the break of dawn. You can sunbathe in the sandy beaches or go for a dip in the crystal clear waters. The festival is normally held between 19th and 23rd August.
Hideout music extravaganza brings together fans of electronic dance and an endless list of artists on a five day stretch of high-octane partying between 25th and 29th June. This sell-out gig holds its own and is hosted by five famous open-air venues sitting along the polarizing Zrce beach. Besides the heavy-hitting sounds from the speakers, there are the infamous boat parties, and the newly introduced secret beach party to complete your fun experience.
Spring Break Festival
The best of Electronic Dance Music can be experienced at the Spring Break festival in a beautiful atmosphere hosted by favourite hot spots in the Novalja island of Pag. There is also a host of other fun activities including boat parties, water skiing, jet skiing, just to mention a few. The beach setting is perfect for four days of intense partying in the Mediterranean.
Area 4 Festival
This is the latest addition to the summer festivals that have brought fame to the beautiful island of Pag. Area 4 offers four days of intense partying in the sun, hosted by 4 nightspots along the Zrce beach front. Patrons get to dance on the smooth sand and enjoy the scenic views of the turquoise Mediterranean waters.
WhoGotSkillz Beat Camp
WhoGotSkillz Beat Camp is an international summer dance camp that offers you high-quality training as well as fun afternoon beach activities! Choose between various dance workshops by day and attend a boat cruise with some of your favourite choreographers in the afternoon! This exciting blend of quality dance workshops and afternoon activities is for all dancers interested in experiencing the ultimate summer dance vacation. The camp is normally held between August 1st – August 11th, 2018 / Novalja.
Dream Island festival
Dream Island festival will take place just a few days after Ultra Europe festival in Split settles down and rave nation moves back to Adriatic party epicentre. Zrće beach on the island of Pag is one of the wildest party hotspots in the Mediterranean, with non-less than three DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs, showcasing the greatest electronic and indie talents day to day throughout the summer.
The Barrakud Festival has been held for the last few years on the most popular summer destination for young people, Zrće beach in Novalja. This festival provides a spectacular entertainment for all fans of electronic music in the most popular clubs on the Zrće beach as well as on the day-to-day pool parties and party parties. Also, it has a boat party.
Zrće beach in island of Pag is home to the best party nightspots, attracting thrill-seekers all across Europe and beyond with its Ibiza-like atmosphere.
The following are some of the clubs in the island
This famous spot is as old as independent Croatia! Ever since it was established when techno music was still new to Zagreb, Aquarius has remained versatile in the musical field, with a perfect beachfront setting. It boasts a quality sound system and a management team that knows how all the secrets to a great party. By day, it serves as a beach and eatery but comes the dark, this open-air joint on two floors transforms into an energy-filled seaside dance club that breathes fresh life into the island. It’s no surprise to encounter world-class DJs and international music acts at Aquarius given the clubs consistency in hosting extravaganzas like the Sonar, Hideout and the still fresh Area 4 festivals. VIP catering is also available with waterside cabanas that make for the perfect party experience.
Located in the heart of Zrce beach, club Euphoria is a self-styled groove club with an international pulling power. It is conveniently affordable and offers the cheapest cocktails on the island. It also boasts a nice program that embraces the latest in electronic dance 7 nights a week. Admission is free on most nights and patrons get to enjoy its massive open-air dance floor capped off with top quality sound and light system for the ideal party setting.
The self-declared radle of clubbing’ started out as a simple but later on helped to bring about the Croatian Ibiza phenom into the once sleepy spot outside Novalja. Kalypso features a newly renovated VIP area with servings of famous local Pag delicacies produced by the revered kitchen at the Boškinac. Forming part of the quartet of nightspots in Zrce, it shares hosting duties for key festivals including Black Sheep, Fresh Island and the new Area 4. On normal days when there are no notable events, Kalypso hires local DJs, but with the same dosage of fun. The day hours see team sports dominate the open-air club with beach football and volleyball, bringing about a communal feel.
Papaya is a massive establishment that can hold up to 5,000 revelers with two beautiful pools and a number of dance floors on offer. Its industrial-scale fun is highlighted by Sunset Boat Parties every summer that is a favorite for money. Papaya operates for 24 hours a day from June to September; the daytime provides a chance to kick back and relax in the palms and exotic wood that was particularly selected for its Mediterranean ambiance. The night, on the other hand, is a time to dance and groove to the booming sounds of quality music from top DJs. Major events here include AMARDA Croatia, the Big Beach, Fantasy Festival, Area 4, etc.
Noa Beach Club
If you are looking for a true experience of carefree music entertainment, Noa Beach Club is the best spot on the island of Pag. On the world famous beach Zrće, club Noa stands out with its luxurious design and exotic décor. Set above the water surface with a central pool, five bars and a play ground, it is an ideal place for serious dances in long summer nights. Top World DJ Mag announces Noa Beach Club Among 20 Top World Clubs