Croatia’s founding electronic festival returns for its 9th season this summer, nestled upon the beautiful and idyllic Adriatic coastline.
The Garden Festival is one of the region’s leading boutique odysseys, treasured as much for its wide musical spectrum to the delectable fusion of holiday and festival into a sun-kissed adventure with like-minded souls from all over the world. Sound-tracked by leading exponents of the underground scene a liberal dose of headline names, The Garden Festival remains true to its original roots, founded upon an ethos to create a magical and enchanting environment under the dazzling Croatian sun and starlit skies.
The festival has just announced more names joining the cast in July at The Garden Tisno. Francois K, Ewan Pearson, Justin Martin, Levon Vincent, Uovo aka Memoryman, Luca LTJ Trevisi, Andre Bratten and Jan Kincl Zero have all been added, along with the return of the legendary Derrick Carter who plays at the grand opening of the stunning, fully open air club, Barbarella’s Discotheque, on Saturday 28th June.
Taking over Barbarella’s each night during The Garden Festival, the after parties are one of the festival’s highlights as the early sun comes up across the packed dance floor – there’s no place quite so evocative as the club at dawn. Wed 2nd July features Eats Everything’s Edible and Pets, Thurs 3rd is Ben UFO and Midland all night B2B, Friday 4th sees the return of Wolf Music and Saturday 5th is Resident Advisor’s flagship session with Ewan Pearson and Max Graef. Sunday 6th sees Leeds’ Louche crew, Monday 7th is Just Jack with Futureboogie seeing out the series on Tuesday 8th. Then the annual Garden meets Electric party presents Francois K on Weds 9th.
Tickets for the Argonaughty and Arbiana boat parties go on sale this month. Monday March 10th sees the release of tickets for the Secret Island Party with Wolf and Lamb, Soul Clap, Salon zur Wilden Renate and more; then on the following Monday 17th all boat party tickets will be released. All tickets for the festival, club nights, boat parties are here: http://www.thegardenfestival.eu/tickets
The Garden Get Together Tour launches in March and runs into the summer, taking in some of the UK’s and Europe’s coolest clubs and promoters. This is all about bringing some early Adriatic love and sunshine to a series of brilliant party locations across the continent, starring some of The Garden Festival’s friends and family and some very special guests who you can also catch in Croatia this July. Confirmed shows include Budapest, Manchester, Bristol, Zagreb and Stockholm, with more dates to be revealed.
The Garden Get Together Tour 2014
Bologna Garden Get Together Fri 21st March (TBC) with Ochristo
Venue: Kinki Disco Club
Lineup: Dave Harvey (Futureboogie) * DJ Memoryman aka Uovo
Manchester Garden Get Together Sat 22nd March with El Diablo’s Social Club
Venue: The Deaf Institute
Lineup: Justin Vandervolgen * Tristan Da Cunha * James Holroyd * Full Beam * El Diablo’s DJs
Bristol Garden Get Together: Sat 29th March with Futureboogie
Venue: The Love Inn
Lineup: Felix Dickinson * Bad Passion Project * Futureboogie DJs
Istanbul Garden Get Together: Fri 04th April with TBC
Venue: Kiki Ortakoy
Lineup: Futureboogie DJs * Orkun Bozdemir
Zagreb Garden Get Together Fri 11th April with Kontrapunkt
Venue: Sirup Club
Lineup: Axel Boman * Dave Harvey (Futureboogie) * Eddy Ramich
Belfast Garden Get Together: Sat 19th April with Belfast Music Club
Venue: The Hudson Bar
Lineup: Felix Dickinson * Begin/James Holroyd * Belfast Music Club DJs * Mo Probs (White Material Berlin) * Charles McCann * Chris Frieze
Budapest Garden Get Together: Weds 30th April with Uri Boogie
Lineup: Crazy P Soundsystem * Add2Basket * Holic * DJ Szett (Galactic Boogie)
Leeds Garden Get Together: Fri 02nd May with Flux & Good Life
Lineup: Jeremy Underground Paris * Dropout Orchestra * House Of Disco DJs * Good Life DJs
London Garden Get Together: Fri 16th May (TBC)
Birmingham Garden Get Together: Fri 23rd May with Leftfoot
Venue: The Hare & Hounds
Lineup: Ben UFO * Adam Regan * Mathew Beck * Bastian & Opyn
Stockholm Garden Get Together Fri 06th June with Underbron Rec
Lineup: Session Victim * Dave Harvey (Futureboogie) * Underbron DJs
The new website has just launched - www.thegardenfestival.eu
The Garden Festival 2014
Weds 2nd – Weds 9th July 2014
@ The Garden Tisno, Petrica Glava 34, 22240 Tisno, Croatia
Live: Crazy P Soundsystem, Genius of Time, KiNK, Paqua, Quantic Live, Session Victim, Seven David Jnr.
DJs: Adam Allias, Adam Regan, Adam Shelton, Adjowa, Andre Bratten, Anthony Mansfield, Autocycle, Axel Boman, Bad Passion DJs, Begin, Ben UFO, Belfast Music Club DJs, Bicep, Bing Ji Ling, Bobby Beige, Brinsley Kazak, Cedric Maison, Christophe, Craig Richards, Damiano Von Erkhert, Dan Beaumont, Dan Wild, Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area), Dax, Dean Sunshine Smith, Delano Smith, Detroit Swindle, Discomendments, Dorisburg, Eats Everything, Eddy Ramich, Eric Duncan, Ewan Pearson, Fantastic Man, Feel The Real, Felix Dickinson, Flux DJs, Francois K, Futureboogie DJs, Galactic Boogie DJs, Galen, Greg Wilson, Hackman, Hesseltime, Hidden Agenda DJs, House Of Disco DJs, Jaime Fiorito, Jan Kincl Zero, Jimmy B, Josh T, Jukes of Hazard, Justin Martin, Justin Vandervolgen, Katie Barber, Krankbrother DJs, Kyoto Jazz Massive, Last Waltz, Leftfoot DJs, Levon Vincent, Luca LTJ Trevisi, Lukas, Marcel Vogel, Mark Seven, Matt Beck, Maxxi Soundsystem, Medlar, Midland, Mislav, My Love Is Underground – Jeremy Underground and Brawther, Neil El Diablos, Olof Uhlin, Outboxx, Paddy Freeform, Paramida, Pardon My French DJs, PBR Streetgang, Peak & Swift, Phil Mison, Prosumer, Pytzek, Ray Mang, Rollerboys, Solar, Somethingsounds DJs, Soul Clap, Steve Cobby, Studio 89 DJs, Studio Barnhus, Subb-An, The Pool DJs, Tiago, Tim Sweeney, The Revenge, Tom Rio, Tristan Da Cunha, Under Bron DJs, Uovo aka Memoryman, Wolf and Lamb, Wolf DJs, Young Marco.
Double Whammy tickets for The Garden Festival and Electric Elephant: £150
Photo credit: Khris Cowley