SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL CROATIA – 2015
6-10 August 2015
The Garden, Tisno, Croatia soundwavecroatia.com
New Artists Announced:
SLUM VILLAGE – MR SCRUFF – ANDREYA TRIANA (ACOUSTIC) – MARIBOU STATE THE GOLDEN BOY – BODHI – CATCHING FLIES – K.O.G. & THE ZONGO BRIGADE – REMI + MANY MORE
MALA – CHANNEL ONE SOUNDSYSTEM – FATIMA (PA) – ALEXANDER NUT LTJ BUKEM – DJ MARKY – ALICE RUSSELL
New for 2015:
RUN TO THE SUN | CHANGE OF DATES | ART PROGRAMME | FILM PROGRAMME | DONKEY RACING
Soundwave Croatia, one of Europe’s most friendly and intimate festivals, returns for it’s 7th year and announces the addition of a developed live art and film programme to it’s eclectic musical offering. The second wave of musical acts to be announced include Detroit hip-hop group Slum Village, celebrated British producer and DJ Mr Scruff, one of the UK’s very finest voices Andreya Triana and 6 Music’s Craig Charles, who’ll bring the best in funk & soul.
The new names join those already announced for the festival, including British soul singers Alice Russell & Fatima, drum & bass legends LTJ Bukem and DJ Marky, the legendary Channel One Soundsystem, one of the world’s most respected selectors Alexander Nut and the man that brought the soul to dubstep, one half of Digital Mystikz, and the Deep Medi boss, the inimitable Mala.
Also newly announced, is the five route Run to the Sun party tours, a collection of small, intimate parties across Europe in the lead up to the festival, calling at cities including Berlin, Paris, Krakow, Amsterdam, and Budapest. The parties are completely free to attend and all start off on the 3rd or 4th of August, ending in Croatia on 6th August. (Full details below).
Also in a Soundwave first, street artists, mural artists and illustrators from across Croatia and the rest of Europe will be invited to transform the walls of apartments and buildings across the festival site into living, evolving pieces of art. The entire festival site will become the canvas. Confirmed art crews already include independent creative collective
BestJoinedUp member Point273 (http://www.bestjoinedup.com) and The Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Hayward and Tate Britain Galleries affiliate Sri McKinnon – they will be just two of the artists using the festival site as his work station; transforming the site over the course of the festival.
There will also be the introduction of a film programme including an independent and Croatian cinema showcase, offering an open cinema experience for the duration. Also notable for 2015 is switching of weekends, moving the festival from July to August. This should mean that families are now able to work the event into their summer holidays.
Perhaps one of the funniest, strange, bonus features to occur through the change in weekends is that Soundwave
Festival now coincides with The Tisno International Donkey Racing Championships, a long-running yearly event that
takes place in the village featuring entries from across the globe competing for this heralded championship award.
Aside from enjoying a holiday soundtrack provided by an ever evolving line-up of global musicians, club nights and boat parties, festival-goers can also spend time snorkeling, diving, renting a boat or taking a trip around the islands, to sample the local cuisine or visit one of the nearby national parks such as Krka.
Heralded as one of ‘Europe’s Best Music Festivals’ by The Independent, Soundwave is set in a secret cove at the heart of the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, the idyllic fishing town of Tisno is a beautiful backdrop to one of the original Croatian festivals. The festival is spread over five days, three festival stages, the Argonaughty ship and legendary open air after- party spot, Barbarella.
As well as offering opportunities to camp, Soundwave encourages its festival-goers to explore the setting by taking apartments in the town. The festival sits neatly between Zadar and Split airports, allowing festival-goers to fly in from all over Europe.
Curated by one of London’s finest Independent promoters Rob Waller/Soundcrash, alongside one of the managing directors and curators of Outlook & Dimensions Festivals, Noah Ball, Soundwave has time and again stood out as an event for people searching for a wonderful sunshine holiday, accompanied by beautiful surroundings and great music