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The final chapter of the Soundwave story...


 

Soundwave is one of a handful of music festivals that kick-started a whole scene in beautiful Croatia. It has delighted adventure seekers for a decade by bringing both world-famous artists and undiscovered talent to one of Europe’s most stunning and intimate locations, where the crystal clear waters, tropical temperatures and incredible star-lit skies are as much a highlight as the famously well curated line-ups, beach parties and boat parties.

2018 sees Soundwave Croatia celebrate its tenth and final ever adventure as it closes the book on what has been the most beautiful story - full of love, laughter, family and of course, the best soul-infused music the planet has to offer!

 
 
 

People


   


Soundwave people


Soundwave is renowned for its diverse, open-minded crowd which makes for a beautifully warm and relaxed atmosphere. Year on year we see new friendships made and old ones flourish, as like-minded music goers unwind and forget the stresses and strains of everyday life. There’s a certain romance about the festival and it's probably no coincidence that we've seen more than our fair share of wedding proposals!

 
 
 

Music





Soundwave music


Soundwave is renowned for its broad pallet of soul-infused sounds from reggae and hip hop, to house and drum & bass, across live performances and DJ sets. From the relaxed atmosphere of the festival spring up magical, impromptu gigs that are rare to see anywhere else!

 
 
 

Location


   


Soundwave location


Soundwave is renowned for its surreal location, surrounded by numerous national parks and world heritage sites. The music takes place in a secluded cove where we party on the beach, in the sea and on boat! By day, festival goers are treated to tropical temperatures as the strong sun beats down and by night the magical multi-coloured sunsets eventually turn into clear star lit skies that shine bright throughout the night.

 
 
 
 
 

Line-up


 

We're delighted to reveal the final ever full line-up of artists joining us in Tisno as we send off Soundwave in style!
 
 
 
 
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What to do


   
 

We recommend you stay for at least a week and make the most of the stunning surrounding area! Here are just a few ideas of what you can get up to...

 
 
 



Dolphin watching off Murter


We’re betting that you weren’t aware that bottlenose dolphins regularly frequent Croatian waters were you... It’s easy peasy to incorporate a trip to see some of the world’s most beautiful and intelligent animals into your Soundwave experience!

 
 
 



Krka National Park


Breathtaking waterfalls only a 30min drive away from the festival site. Take a boat trip along the river and sit back taking in what Mother Nature gave us, then head into the lagoons and cool off next to some of Europe’s most epic waterfalls.

 
 
 
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Kornati Islands and National Park


THE renowned Nautical Paradise. A cluster of beautiful islands AND a national park, this place is surreal and again, is only a short drive / boat trip away from the festival site! A perfect wake up cure for a hangover (yes, we’ve been there!).

 
 
 

Boat Rental in Tisno


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Boat rental in Tisno


Being James or Jacqueline Bond for the day is easier than you think! Just walk down to the bridge in Tisno and pick your favourite. Cheap as chips and an ideal way of viewing the surrounding areas and marine life.

 
 
 
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Sea Organ in Zadar


A blend of human ideas and skills and the energy of the sea, waves, tide and flood. A place for relaxation, contemplation and conversation while listening to an endless concert of mystic harmonies of the "Orchestra of Nature"!

 
 
 

Check out Tisno!


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Check out Tisno!


We highly recommend you spend some time exploring charming Tisno. There’s a plethora of excellent restaurants offering extensive seafood and grill menus, an interactive shipbuilding museum in nearby Betina, incredible walks...the list goes on. Or just sit by the bridge and people watch :)

 
 
 
 
 

Getting here


You can get to Tisno by air, land and sea and some of the best and most common options are listed below. In an effort to try and run this festival whilst causing as little damage to our lovely planet as possible, we encourage you to consider all possible options for travel before making your choice.

 
 
 

Airport Transfers





The easiest and most reliable way to get from Split and Zadar Airports all the way to the festival site! Schedule below:

 
 
 

By Air





If you are travelling by air then please try and pay the small carbon offset fee that is provided as an option with most European flights nowadays. The nearest airports to the village of Tisno are Zadar (45 mins) and Split (90 mins). Some airlines have already released summer 2018 flights so what are you waiting for?! (Tip: Search Skyscanner in incognito mode for lower fees.)

Zagreb is another option that is 4 hrs away - you can use Vollo to find cheap bus routes to Tisno. Flight prices do vary massively but don’t be put off if the first ones you see are expensive, as there are plenty of cheap ways to travel out there – by flying to an airport slightly further afield you can get flights for under £70.

For those with more time for an adventure other airport options in Croatia are Dubrovnik, Rijeka or Pula - Vollo is a great website for finding cheap bus travel within Croatia. Flights to these airports tend to still be cheap when the prices to the others have increased. Also not too far away from Croatia are Ljubljana in Slovenia with Easyjet and Trieste or Venice in Italy with Ryanair. You can generally get good connections to Croatia by bus from these cities. Skyscanner compares millions of flights to find you the cheapest deal, and fast. You can also book direct, with no fees.

 
 
 

By Bus





Use the local buses and enjoy the beautiful Croatian landscape! Check out Vollo search engine for details and timetables.

 
 
 

By Boat





Found a cheap flight to Pula (Croatia), Ancona or somewhere else on Italy’s Adriatic coast? Why not get a ferry to Zadar or Split, the closest cities to the festival! Enjoy a stunning sea crossing whilst preparing yourself for Europe’s most beautiful festival! Check prices and timetables here: Jadrolinija or Croatia Ferries.

If you want to experience Croatia at its very best, try renting a boat and discovering its many islands, before anchoring in Tisno - just a short swim away from Soundwave! Try this boat rental and yacht charter website: Feral Tours.

Just don’t get too sea sick, ’cause there will be plenty of boat parties waiting for you when you arrive!

 
 
 

By Train





The trains in Croatia tend to be quite slow and not very popular. If you really fancy the challenge you can travel by Eurostar to Northern Italy or Austria and then take a train through Slovenia into Croatia. You can get an overnight train from the UK to Ljubljana (Slovenia's capital) from only €98. See our favourite global train guide - The Man in Seat 61 - for more details: Seat 61.

 
 
 

By Car





Car rental

Check these sites for car rental in Croatia: Argus Car Hire, Holiday Autos or Uni Rent.



Ride shares

If you’re eager to meet some party people and have some free seats left in your car, why not give a ride to a festival goer like you? Or if you would love to ride to Soundwave but you don’t have a car, why not ask for a ride instead? Check out Bla Bla Car, download the app for Android or iPhone and share/ask for a ride to Soundwave now!

 
 
 
 
 

Where to stay


 

Whilst most Soundwavers are generally on a musical holiday, even the most hardcore ravers among you will need somewhere to put your head down for a disco nap. We've stayed in every kind of place imaginable over the last decade and a selection of our favourite local options are below.

If you'd would like someone else to handle the logistics for you, check out the stress-free packages offered by our friends at Love Music Travel. See below for more info.

 
 
 

On-site apartments





On-site apartments


The best option if you want to be at the heart of the festival action and next to the beach! Within the festival site and built up on the hills overlooking the bay, air-conditioned apartments with balconies or terraces.

Each apartment has a small kitchen, balcony/terrace and bathroom. Towels are provided for the bathroom but you’ll need to bring your own beach towel.

If booked less than 8 weeks before the arrival 100% of the payment is required.

If booked more than 8 weeks before the arrival 50% deposit is required and the balance payment is not due until 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Check in: 14:00
Check out: 10:00

Amenities: Air Conditioning, Safe Storage, Fridge, Freezer, Cooker, Shower, Towels, 24hour Reception, On-site Shop, Hair Dryer

Type A: 2 - 3 people
Beds (single): 2
Sofa beds: 1
Size: 25 metres sq.

Price: €80 per day (booking fee and tourist tax included)

Click here to book

Type B: 3 - 4 people
Beds (single): 3
Sofa beds: 1
Size: 30 metres sq.

Price: €100 per day (booking fee and tourist tax included)

Click here to book

 
 
 

Mobile homes





Mobile homes


Three different types of mobile home to choose from! These are brand new for 2018 and will bring an element of luxury to your Soundwave experience - with a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning and prime location next to the on-site shop.

Check in: 14:00
Check out: 10:00

Amenities: Air Conditioning, Safe Storage, Fridge, Cooker, Shower, Towels, 24hour Reception, On-site Shop, Hair Dryer

BRONZE: 8 people
Beds (single): 8
Size: 39 metres sq.

Price: €194 per day (booking fee and tourist tax included)

Click here to book

SILVER: 4 people
Beds (single): 4
Size: 30 metres sq.

Price: €147 per day (booking fee and tourist tax included)

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GOLD: 4 people
Beds (single): 4
Size: 32 metres sq.

Price: €176 per day (booking fee and tourist tax included)

Click here to book

 
 
 

Hostels





Hostels


Mobile homes converted into hostels! Each unit sleeps 8 people in 4 twin bedrooms with a shared bathroom, kitchen and dining area, and large terrace facing the sea. Each bedroom is fully furnished with 2 single beds (bed linen is provided), bed side tables with electric lights and your own key for your bedroom. Towels are provided but please bring your own beach towel. Get your group of 8 friends together or book a single room for 2 and make new friends! Please note that rooms are priced on the basis of 2 people sharing. Single occupancy rate not available. Please note the hostels are unisex.

Price: €48.50 per day for 2 people (booking fee and tourist tax included)

Amenities: Washing machine, Safe Storage, Fridge, Electric rings, Shower, Towels, 24hour Reception, On-site Shop

Click here to book

 

Glamping





Glamping


All belltents are 3 meters high in the centre and spacious, with a diamater of 5 meters.

BELLTENT GOLD
Beds: 4
90 x 200cm beds
Air conditioning
Price: €136 per day


BELLTENT SILVER
Beds: 4
90 x 200cm beds
Price: €105 per day


BELLTENT BRONZE
Beds: 4
80 x 190cm inflatable air-beds
Price: €80 per day

BELLTENT GOLD DUO
Beds: 2
90 x 200cm beds
Air conditioning
Price: €124 per day

BELLTENT SILVER DUO
Beds: 2
90 x 200cm beds
Price: €98 per day


BELLTENT BRONZE DUO
Beds: 2
80 x 190cm inflatable air-beds
Price: €73 per day

Click here to book

 

Airstreams





Airstreams


Five iconic, refurbished airstreams offer a unique stay for up to 4 people. Relax in style with the outdoor furniture and twinkly fairy lights under the awning. Each airstream has one double bed and two single beds.

All are equipped with bed linen, a small kitchenette, toilet and bathroom. Towels are provided but please bring your own beach towel.


Price: €130 per day

Click here to book

 

Camping


Limited camping pitches are available if you would like to bring your own tent. The camping area has single-sex shower blocks with hot water.


Price: €14 per person per day

Click here to book

 
 
 

Off-site apartments





If you would like to stay in an apartment or villa off-site please contact Helena at enquiries@thegarden.hr. There are plenty of options within 15mins walk of the festival site. To speed up the process please make sure you fill out the requested info in the email link!

 
 
 

Packages





Packages (exc. flights) available from only £339 with Love Music Travel


We've teamed up with Love Music Travel to provide packages in one easy bundle - tickets, accommodation and airport transfers from £339. Please click here or contact info@lovemusictravel.com for a quote.

 
 
 
 
 

Partners


 

We’re thrilled about all the amazing labels, club nights and venues who will be representing at the tenth and final Soundwave! If you don’t know, get to know!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FAQs


Got a burning question? Don't worry - we've picked up a few tips over the last decade... ;)

 
 
 

GENERAL QUESTIONS



Soundwave is based at The Garden Resort in Tisno; the site is unlike any other festival site in the world!

Festival Address:

The Garden Resort
Petrića Glava 34
22240 Tisno
Croatia



Soundwave will be held from Thursday 26th July to Monday 30th July inclusive. Note that Monday is a full day of programming! Music will start on Thursday midday and finish in the early hours of Tuesday 31st July.



The festival site will be open from 12pm (midday) on Wednesday 25th July for all customers, until 12pm (midday) on Wednesday 1st August. There is no access to the site before or after this time.



The nearest airports to the village of Tisno are Zadar (45 mins), Split (90 mins) or Zagreb (4 hrs). Journey times are approximate and are for the highway route. It will typically take a little longer by bus or coach and/or during heavy traffic.


We have official airport transfers to and from Split and Zadar airports, the only transfer that will get you all the way to the festival site. Full schedule and tickets are available here.



The Croatian currency is the Kuna (kn / HRK). As a rough guide 1 GBP = 8 kn; 1 EUR = 7 kn. Keep an eye on the latest exchange rates here:

GBP exchange rate  |   EUR exchange rate



There is an ATM on-site at The Garden. There are also a handful of ATMs and currency exchanges in the village of Tisno, a short walk from the festival site.



Yes, there is first aid and a medical tent on-site. The tent is located between the volleyball court and Main Stage.



In the city of Šibenik town, about 15km away.



A licensed taxi rank can be found in the car park just inside the main festival entrance. Unlicensed taxis are common in the area so, for your own safety, please only take the licensed taxis from inside the festival. Make sure the driver uses the meter for the journey, which he/she must do by Croatian law.

Alternatively you can use boat taxis, which depart from the boat party pier. Please note that you will need a festival wristband to enter, so you will need to go to the main Box Office first.



No pets are allowed on the festival site. If you are looking to bring along your pet you will need to stay off site.



Any lost property is usually held at the main campsite reception, open 24 hours.





ACCOMMODATION



Soundwave has again partnered with our friends at Love Music Travel to provide packages in one easy bundle – festival tickets, accommodation and airport transfers. Please click here or contact info@lovemusictravel.com for a quote.


There is a fantastic range of accommodation options within the festival site and in the local area. Check out the Accommodation section for more info.




FOOD AND DRINK



There is a restaurant on-site which is open from breakfast until late and serves an extensive menu. There are also various food stalls around the site, with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options as well as a number of bars. In Tisno there are loads of great places to eat.



Nope, you can’t bring your own food and drink. There are however loads of bars selling alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and water.





TICKETS



Festival tickets include five days of entry into the festival site (Thursday 26th July to Monday 30th July inclusive). Tickets can be purchased here.

On-site accommodation is sold separately and run by The Garden Resort. See the Accommodation section for more information.

The festival runs official airport transfers from Split and Zadar airports that will get you all the way to the festival site. See the Travel section for more information.



Festival tickets are now on sale. Check the Tickets section.



Please contact the ticket agent you purchased your ticket from. If you are having trouble getting hold of your ticket agent drop us an email on info@soundwavecroatia.com and we will do our best to help.



You will need to print off your booking confirmation and bring it to the box office at the festival along with your photo ID.

If you are staying on-site, you will also be able to check into your accommodation and collect your wristband at the main campsite reception.



Most tickets are not sent by post – unless you have selected this option when buying your ticket. You will need to print off your booking confirmation and bring it to the box office with your photo ID on arrival. If you have chosen to have your tickets delivered by post please contact the ticket agent directly. If you are having trouble getting hold of your ticket agent drop us an email on info@soundwavecroatia.com and we will do our best to help.



Unfortunately refunds are not available. If you can no longer make it to the festival you may be able to change the name on the ticket. Name changes are at the discretion of the ticke agent and the festival. If the name change is allowed by an agent it is likely to involve an administration fee. Please contact the ticket agent you bought your ticket from directly.

If you are having trouble getting hold of your ticket agent drop us an email on info@soundwavecroatia.com and we will do our best to help.



Yes, day tickets are available in GBP, EUR and HRK from the Tickets section.


Yes! Cheaper tickets for ex-Yugoslavian nationals (must have photo ID) are available here.



Yes, all are welcome to Soundwave. However, all under 18 year-olds must be accompanied by an adult who will need to sign a form upon arrival taking responsibility for the minor.



Yes, families are welcome at Soundwave and parents have brought babies and young children in the past. All under 18 year-olds must be accompanied by an adult who will need to sign a form upon arrival taking responsibility for the minor. Whilst we're keen that everyone has as much fun as possible, we would also kindly ask that young children in particular are supervised at all times.





BOAT PARTIES



We get asked this question a lot and no wonder: the boat parties on the legendary pirate ship Argonaughty are many people's highlight of the festival. However, to get on a Boat party you must have a valid day or weekend festival ticket. And no, getting a boat taxi to the site from Tisno and trying to sneak on at the jetty won't work... ;)

Boat party tickets are available in GBP here and in EUR here.





AFTER PARTIES



You bet! Soundwave will host after parties at the stunning open-air club Barbarella’s on Friday and Saturday night of the festival. Tickets can be purchased in GBP here and in EUR here. You do not have to purchase a festival ticket to go to an after party.





TRAVEL



We recommend that you book an official Soundwave transfer. We arrange transfers from Split and Zadar. Full schedule and tickets are available here.

Another option is to make your own way to fit in with your travel plans. There are buses from all airports to the main centre bus terminals, and from most cities you will find regular buses to Zadar or Sibenik. Once at the main bus terminals in Zadar / Sibenik you can catch a local bus to Tisno. Vollo is a great website for cheap bus ticket comparison across Croatia and to/from the surrounding countries.

For those of you with the luxury of more time for an adventure, other airport options in Croatia are Zagreb or Dubrovnik. Again, check out Vollo for cheap bus ticket comparison across Croatia.



Yes, so long as you are over 21 years old and have held a licence for minimum of 1 year. We've previously got ourselves good deals on these sites for car rental in Croatia: Argus Car Hire, Holiday Autos or Uni Rent.



Unfortunately the train services aren’t great if you want to get anywhere fast. Buses are quicker, cheaper and connect all the cities with a regular service. Tickets can be bought on board the buses or at the main stations. Longer journeys have service stops which are included in the travel time.

Check out Vollo for cheap bus comparison across Croatia.



Boat taxis are available to and from Tisno and neighbouring towns, directly to our own private bay on the festival site (the boat party pier). Please note that you will need to get your festival wristband from the box office first or you will not be allowed entry into the site.

If you're feeling like a bit of glamour, you can even take a night-time boat taxi voyage to the Barbarella’s after parties and really arrive in style. Show off! :p





PERFORMING AT THE FESTIVAL



You can drop us an email on info@soundwavecroatia.com and we will review your application! Please note that we usually receive a high volume of applications and we expect even more for the Final Wave! As a result, we are not able to get back to everyone but we will do our best to review all the requests that come in.





WORKING AT THE FESTIVAL



Only companies officially registered in Croatia with a Croatian trading licence have the right to sell goods at the festival. Please contact The Garden directly on info@thegarden.hr if you have a Croatian trading license and would like to have a stall at the festival.



We have a limited number of volunteering positions available. You can apply here and we'll be in touch.



Unfortunately not - we have our staff sorted and the bar and security staff are hired directly by the venue. Thanks for the offer though!


 
 
 

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