An overview of Hideout Festival in the Adriatic

No Comments 25 May 2017

An overview of Hideout Festival in the Adriatic

Since its dawn in 2011, Hideout Festival has been of the most hyped music festival in Europe and has even managed to make its way on The Guardian’s list of the best European festivals. Held on the beautiful island of Pag, it’s Europe’s most rapidly growing electronic musical festival has sold out every year it has been running.

The event is split between day-time pool parties and headline performances on the beach at night. As well 150 artists set to perform, there’s also some pretty special boat parties and this really is a once in a lifetime thing for electronic music aficionados.

It has recently been announced that Vodafone are sponsoring this year’s event which kicks off on the 26th of June. The choice is apt. If Vodafone’s latest offers at Mobile Phones Direct are anything to go by, the network provider will probably be of use to revellers, the overwhelming majority of whom don’t hail from Pag but from other European countries like the UK and Germany.

Some huge names have played the festival previously, including the likes of Skepta, Jamie XX, Rudimental, Stormzy, Gorgon City and Annie Mac to name a few. The five-day event has proved to be a success year upon year and 2017 is equally not to be missed.

Artists such as Hannah Wants, MK, Wiley and Patrick Topping are set to take the stage and a host of lesser known artists will be prepping for their big break next month.

Over 20,000 are expected for this year’s festival.   Whilst this doesn’t make it one of Europe’s larger festivals, for instance Exit Festival in Serbia or Barcelona’s Sonar Festival which regularly attracts tens of thousands more visitors, it makes for a distinct experience from some of the continent’s better-known festivals.

However it’s Norway’s Insomnia Festival, whilst lesser known than Hideout, that has the best reputation for breeding innovative artists within the world of electronic and techno music.  

That said, since its inception Hideout has attracted many visitors from the UK - many of which are presumably seeking a similar experience to Creamfields or Cocoon in the Park, albeit with much better weather.

In any case, amongst such tough competition on the Euro-electronic festival scene, the breath-taking beaches and natural beauty of Pag, which is home the ruins of an centuries old fortress is perhaps the festival’s unique selling point.

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