Over the past few years, Croatia has become one of the most popular places for summertime revelry at festivals that have been dubbed by many as some of the best in the world. Last year, Unknown Festival made its debut in Rovinj, Croatia and shot straight to the top of the list of the world’s most appealing festivals. Set on the picturesque beaches of the Adriatique Sea, Unknown Festival boasts one of the most visually stunning festival locations on the planet, with the music venues nestled amongst flowers, forests and of course near the old town of Rovinj, which sits beautifully on the surface of the water. The town has long been a hotspot for tourism as the area has past hosted the Red Bull Air Race, several Jazz Festivals and car rallies, however Unknown has brought a whole new avant-garde of individuals to the town and subsequently become a favourite of many.
Spread over the space of 5 days and nights, Unknown Festival encompasses a host of concerts as well as boat, forest and island parties during both the night time and the daytime, allowing for an array of different atmospheres and surroundings over the span of your stay. Even though the festival is incredibly young, since its inauguration the organisers have gathered a plethora of some of the best live performers and DJ’s from all over the globe showing that musically, Unknown Festival is already prepared to become one of the elite. As well as a forward thinking music policy, the festival also reserves an innate focus on the involvement of the guests with art installations, roaming performers and games adding to the visual aesthetic whilst providing different experiences throughout each day of the festival, ensuring variety in everything you see, do and hear.
During your stay at Unknown Festival, there are several options for you to choose from regarding accommodation. Camp Amarin is the main site that will see the majority of the week’s action and offers a wonderful camping location for your tents, campervans or pre-pitched pods, all shaded by trees and with purpose built shower and toilet blocks, as well as lockers to keep all your valuables safe. If camping isn’t your forte, there is a selection of lodges and apartments both on and close to the festival site. Forest lodges and 4* apartments can be chosen to fulfil your festival requirements, fully furnished and complete with private terraces and balconies.
Onto the music programme that Unknown Festival employs and the bill is a mouth-watering mix of cutting edge live music acts and DJs from the world of electronic music and beyond. In its first year, Unknown Festival saw Django Django, Jessie Ware, Disclosure, TEED, SBTRKT, Richie Hawtin, Jamie XX and Julio Bashmore headline proceedings and 2014 is looking to be bigger and better. This year Camp Amarin will be graced by none other than headliners Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, Dixon, Chvrches, Disclosure, Moderat, DJ Harvey, London Grammar, Seth Troxler, Clean Bandit as well Jamie XX who will be returning for his second year. In case this was not enough, there will also be appearances throughout the five days from the likes of Âme, DJ Koze, KiNK [Live], Dusky, Eats Everything, John Talabot, Optimo, Ryan Elliott, Tale of Us, Simian Mobile Disco, Henrik Schwarz [Live], Ten Walls [Live], George Fitzgerald, Joy Orbison and many, many more.
The performers who will be appearing at Unknown Festival in 2014 will be serving up their music in many different settings. As well as the on site stages that will be constructed in line with the coasts surroundings, Unknown Festival also employs a number of exciting boat parties, hosted by some of the most prosperous clubbing brands from the UK and further a field. Bugged Out, Wax:On and Beats In Space were just some of the hosts for last years boat parties and this year will bring more of the same.
From the beach, onto the boat, stepping foot onto an island, Unknown Festival will also be bringing back its island parties that in 2013 saw Boiler Room treating the guests to the likes of Bill Brewster, Craig Richards, Jackmaster and PBR Streetgang amongst others.
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Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of Unknown Croatia