Beach lovers rejoice: Hideout Festival is an annual electronic music festival held in Zrce, Croatia on the island of Pag. Expect to dance from daybreak until sundown as the beach and boat parties are practically non-stop. All of this set against the backdrop of the white sands and cerulean blue sea of the Adriatic.
For anyone into house music, this is a must-do festival. The music kicks off at midday and carries on until at least 6 am the next morning for anyone with the stamina of a rave legend. I’ve been twice, the first time I stayed in Pag which was quite a drive but a stunning location, it was a good place to chill before going back to the madness on Zcre beach. It felt like going on holiday between each session at the festival. The second time I stayed in Novalja which is really close by with lots of buses going to and from the festival site on a regular basis. This is definitely the place to stay if you’re looking to be on the go all the time. It’s also where the boat parties leave from. Both times I couldn’t fault the lineup, there are enough stages and enough acts to find something that suits you. The stage at the end of the beach called Noa is pretty special, you’re literally raving out at sea. The island of Pag is also a great place to explore and relax which you’ll probably need after 6 full-on days at the festival. I would definitely recommend Hideout, there are not many beach festivals as well set up as this one!