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Fresh Island Festival is a week-long hip-hop and urban music festival on Croatia’s Zrće beach.

Returning after a year off in July 2021, Fresh Island will once again takeover some of Novalja’s most esteemed clubs, such as Aquarius, Papaya and Kalypso, inviting down a top-tier lineup of artists from across the world’s of hip-hop, R&B, Afrobeats, trap, grime and more.

In addition, Fresh Island will be laying on a selection of epic pool and boat parties, as well as number of pre-parties and after-parties bookending the main festival.

Fresh Island Festival 2020 was postponed to 3 – 10 July 2021, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Ticket-holders have the option to roll their ticket over to 2021 edition. You can read the festival’s statement here


Fresh Island Festival 2021 Lineup

Lineup will be announced closer to the festival.

Crew lineup

245 Squad / Croatia Meltdown / Faded / Hip Hop LDN / Make it Clap Soundsystem / Nightdreams / Panache / Sixtion / The Ice Cream Family

DJ lineup

DJ Brewst / Carla Genus / Daddy Chulo / Denaas / Elias Tagem / Eze / DJ Fokus / Jay Dolce / Jojo Skrazzy / Mel Woods / Miss DJ Candy / Oh Annie Oh / DJ Policy / DJ S Dot / DJ Shaxx / DJ Semo / Shorty Bless / DJ Slick / DJ Teddy Lewis / DJ Viraj

Fresh Island Festival 2021 Tickets


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Zadar Airport is the closest airport to Novalja and it’s around 85 km away. Ryanair flies to Zadar airport directly from London Stansted. It is also possible to travel by Croatia Airlines.
Split Airport to Novalja is approximately 3 hours away.
The access to Novalja from the north of Croatia, including Pula airport and Rijeka airport, is fairly easy due to the ferry connection, which operates throughout the summer on the line Continent (Prizna) – Island of Pag (Žigljen). The ferry operates around the clock, being run 13 times daily in both directions (times: 05:30 to 22:30).


It’s also possible to take the local shuttle or bus firstly to the Zadar’s main bus station and then transfer to a bus that takes you directly to Novalja.
There are regular buses from Zadar airport to Zadar main bus station. The approximate price is 30kn (4€) for a one way trip from the Airport to Zadar (and also from Zadar to the Airport). Buses will depart from Zadar Old Bus Terminal. Buses from Zadar Airport depart from the front gate of the international arrival terminal. The buses to Novalja are operated often by Antonio Tours bus company. Tickets for this journey are approximately 75kn (10€).


If you arrive during the day and are comfortable using public or private transport, it’s better to take the bus or a private shuttle than a taxi. Please make sure the taxi is marked since there can be illegal taxi operators on the island. Also, make sure you agree on the fare with the driver before you embark on any journey since they tend to make up prices after the ride (no taximeter or turning it off).

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