Croatia’s most authentic underground house and techno festival, Sonus has announced the dates and lineup for its return to its idyllic home of Zrce Beach on August 18 - 22 for its eleventh edition. Sonus Festival offers an escapist mix of adventure travel and music for the ultimate destination holiday experience. Inviting the top industry-leading artists and a mix of new underground stars, plus sublime local talent. Bringing their best to beachfront stages with world-class sound systems.
Sonus Festival is one of the first international music events to arrive in Croatia and has remained at the forefront of the Adriatic movement ever since thanks to its "in music and nature we trust” ethos. The festival attracts a wide reach of music lovers, travelers, and locals to this one-of-a-kind music festival. Beyond music, the festival focuses on food, fashion, scenery, production, and visuals. The local area offers a wealth of activities to suit everyone from adrenaline junkies to relaxation lovers, with water sports, kayaking, rock lining, quad bike hire, bungee jumping, wind and kite surfing, and so much more including the nearby town of Novalja. It is a historic spot with a beautiful harbor, plenty of restaurants, and rich local culture to explore, all just ten minutes from the festival. It also offers a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets, and they can be booked from an official partner here. The result is a utopian destination where dancefloor devotées dance from dusk to dawn in the sand or with the stars above, in stunning open-air venues in beautiful and uncommercialized surroundings. Zrce Beach on Pag Island spills into the Adriatic Sea, offering stunning views over the glistening waters, with breathtaking sunrises and sunsets each day, adding an extra sense of drama to each party. One ticket gets access to all three clubs for five days and five nights, plus more than 15 parties, which means the dancing never stops. Additional passes are also available for boat parties and a special pre-festival opening event with Alignment, BIIA, and Shlømo on August 17.
This year's edition has the biggest and best line-up yet with a mix of brand-new names and returning Sonus favorites. Sonus Festival solely focuses and is dedicated to only house music and techno. On the techno front, these include the likes of Drumcode boss and global techno titan Adam Beyer, revered Berghain duo Ben Klock back-to-back Marcel Dettmann, and hard-edged sounds from Dax J. The melodic techno of Italian star Deborah De Luca will be sure to get people under her spell, alongside blistering beats from Héctor Oaks and I Hate Models, and Music On label boss Marco Carola. There will be tastemaking sounds from breakout Spanish DJ Indira Paganotto, mind-melting minimal from cult heroes Seth Troxler, Ricardo Villalobos, and Richie Hawtin, plus much more from the likes of Detroit's Robert Hood and DJ Holographic. Expect colorful curveballs from Cocoon ringleader Sven Väth, hard techno and acid lover Reinier Zonneveld live, and stunning synth-heavy soundscapes from a live performance from the revered Stephan Bodzin.
House and all its variants are equally well represented with Ibiza favorite Joseph Capriati, heavy low ends from Desolat founder Loco Dice, and dub, tech, and garage blends from FUSE man Enzo Siragusa. Fans can expect UK sounds from party starter Archie Hamilton, prog from the innovative Ukrainian Miss Monique, and house, breaks, and minimal from Dutch wunderkind Chris Stussy, amongst plenty of other talents. Sonus is the only Croatian music holiday that real music lovers need to know. Secure tickets now!