Photo Cred: Hard Island Facebook

By: Katarina Cvetko

Hard Island is Croatia’s annual holiday for hard dance lovers. Located in the beautiful coastal town of Novalja, the four-day event features the biggest names in the harder styles from all over the world and non-stop parties all week long. Known for its summer beach parties, Zrce Beach is home to four of the top 50 nightclubs in the world, three of which will be hosting the event. Check out the lineup announcement below.

With over 90 international acts from across the globe, the four-day party features pool parties, sunset cruises, and overnight raves. With events starting at 1pm and music pumping until 6am, there is never a dull moment at Hard Island. Here are my top three artists to catch at this event.


When: Day 2

Where: Club Aquarius

Belgian DJ Coone will be returning to Hard Island and bringing his very own Coone And The Gang stage to club Aquarius. After successfully hosting this stage at Tomorrowland last year, Coone will make hardstyle history with a main stage debut at Tomorrowland this year. He will be making an appearance in Croatia as part of his Trip to Tomorrow. Eight other headliners will accompany DJ Coone at this party including Da Tweekaz, Zatox, and Code Black. This event will be his only performance of the week and should definitely not be missed. Check out one of the most heartfelt tracks from his latest album below.


When: Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3

Where: Club Aquarius / Club Kalypso

Norwegian duo Da Tweekaz will be making not one but three appearances throughout the week. They’re one of the most exciting and energetic acts in the hard dance world and they’ll be kicking off Hard Island with the Dirty Workz sunset cruise on day one. This event sold out quickly but there are still two more opportunities to catch them. The duo will return on day two at the Coone And The Gang stage at Aquarius and on day three at the Roast Pool Party at Kalypso. Known for their iconic Disney remixes and upbeat anthems, this duo is one act you don’t want to miss. Below is one their most popular tracks that you’ll be hearing all summer long.


When: Day 2 / Day 4

Where: Club Aquarius

Voted best hardcore DJ for five consecutive years, UK artist Gammer will be throwing down beats at two parties. Gammer is known for his high-quality productions and for continuously pushing the boundaries in the hardcore scene. Catch him at the Hardcore Till I Die party and the Hi Life event at Aquarius. Check out one of his most popular tracks:

With the perfect mixture of sun, sand, and hard sounds, this festival is the perfect holiday for hard dance lovers. With over 20 events, across four of the best clubs in the world, and multiple boat parties leaving on the regular, this event is sure to be one of the best festivals of the season. Check out the full schedule here. Tickets are still available here, grab them before they’re gone!



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