Gone are the times of being restricted to Britannia for your yearly festival fix. These days heading to the continent for a week of music, sun and antics is becoming the norm. With so much musical and venue choice from east to west, the trouble plaguing most festival goers is knowing which one to hit up… Que Fresh Island festival. Since it’s inception 6 years ago Europe’s biggest hip-hop and urban music festival has boasted a star studded line up of big names including: Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown as well as Stormzy, JME and Action Bronson. Set in the dreamy Croatian island of Pag, Fresh Island is a world away from the muddy fields and trampled tents of the UK festival scene. Here’s our top 10 list of reasons why you need to be at Fresh Island this summer.
10. Beach vibes
The stages for Fresh Island have the ultimate wow factor – complete with bars and multiple pools. Multiple venues are spread across gorgeous Zcre beach – with each unique stage turning into one massive pool party. It’s the ultimate beach vibe, so if you fancy taking a break from the music relaxing on the beach is just a step outside the club.
9. You can leave your wellies at home
No British musical festival is complete without a down pour of rain and spotting at least one unfortunate soul falling into the mud whilst stumbling back to their tent. Whatever style or colour of welly you opt for, remembering them is probably no. 1 on your festival must have list – thankfully your wellies can stay at home for Fresh Island. With the average temperature on the island of Pag climbing to the low 30s in July, wall to wall sunshine is guaranteed. Instead of worrying about Wellies worry about what swimming attire you’ll want to party in.
8. Good value for money
With the exchange rate of 10 British Pounds equating to around 90 Croatian Kuna – getting the drinks in is not a problem. Food on the island is also pretty cheap, with the cost of groceries and meals at local restaurants being dead affordable. Festival ticket prices are at 109 Euros, with accommodation and airport transfer also being relatively cheap. Flights from the UK start at around £110.
7. Boat parties
One of the highlights of Fresh Island has to be the boat parties. Set sail around the beautiful island of Pag on a cruise like no other – With DJs and MCs playing live music at probably the best floating rave you’ve ever been too. We guarantee the boat party will be the highlight of your trip.
6. Spread the cost
Oh yeah we forgot to mention, if Fresh Island sounds like a bit of you and you want to purchase a ticket – you can pay for VIP packages in instalments. All you need to do in order to spread the cross is pay a deposit of 35% (€119) then pay the rest in monthly instalments. Doing this will get you a VIP 3 day festival ticket as well as a ticket to the welcome boat party on Sunday.
5. Day to night antics
With Fresh Island you don’t have to wait all day for the music to begin. The explosive line up is spread over the course of 3 days, with plenty of daytime pool parties to visit which then try into full blown night time fiestas where you can party until dawn.
4. The Line up goes in hard
- Fresh Island festival has a history of bringing you the hottest Hip Hop and Urban acts. In the past, JME, Wiz Khalifa and Chris brown have smashed it and this year the line up promises to be as equally as banging. With a line up already including Sean Paul, Krept and Konan, Rae Stremmurd, Lady Leshurr and Tim Westwood theres still many more acts waiting to be announced…
3. MCs and DJs coming together
What we love about Fresh Island is the beautiful blend between MCs DJs. Fresh Island beautifully mixes the very best names in Grime, Rap and Hip Hop and serves it to you in the form of a tasty urban cocktail. The line up really has something for everyone, so you defiantly wont be left disappointed.
2. It will look amazing on your Instagram
Set on dreamy Zcre beach and the quaint town of Novalja just a short away – the island of Pag has it all. Be spoilt for choice when it comes to uploading snaps that will get you’re friends at home steaming with jealousy.
1. All of the above
We really don’t thing you need anymore persuading to hit up Fresh Island Festival. With the best names in urban music, sun, sea and plenty of cocktails what more reason could you need to not book your ticket?
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