Preseason in Istria packed with major music events

Although Istria has been known for its numerous summer music events for a number of years, its status as an entertainment region starts in preseason.

This statement is supported by events taking place in April and May, such as the Pula Seasplash parties organized in underground tunnels of Pula, the Big Spring Break in Kanegra, the Lighthouse Festival of electronic underground music and Spring Jam on the Lanterna peninsula in Tar.

The fourth edition of the Avantgarde Jazz Festival and its seven superb concerts lasts for almost two months, from May to July. The Festival, which has already been established as one of the most quality music events, will satisfy even the most demanding fans of this music style and outstanding music.

June introduces the Tear it up!Rockabilly Festival in Medulin gathering '50s fans by cheerful rock music and beautiful oldtimers, all-day programmes and visitors arriving from another time.

May ends with the fifth edition of Umagination featuring an impressive line up for all fans of outstanding electronic music. Alesso and Fedde Le Grand, world-famous DJ stars, are headliners of the celebration edition of this Istrian festival. They will be joined on the stage of the ATP Dance Arena by Thomas Gold, Danny Avila, Tujamo and the Vanillaz. Following a spectacular opening, hot party season in Umag continues in early June with Springbreak Croatia and afterparty games, entertainment, swimming pool parties, competitions, water sports....

Poreč will welcome its guests with the Poreč Rise Up 2014,  world-famous performers and numerous off programmes. A place of superb entertainment, filled with entertaining and sporting programmes during three days in June, irresistible gastronomic offer, numerous tasty snacks and excellent wines, will be visited by world renowned names such as Shaggy from Jamaica, a singer who conquered world music charts by his mega hit Boombastic. Saturday night fever will be flamed by Inna, whose single Hot has taken music charts by storm.

In the words of her new music album title - Party Never Ends – the party in Istria really never stops. The playful preseason and a hot season is followed by an autumn filled with outstanding festivals: the Outlook and Dimensions Festival in Pula, the Unknown Festival in Rovinj...


Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.