PHOTO CREDIT: Hard Island Facebook
By: Katarina Cvetko
The holiday for hard dance lovers is right around the corner! With over 100 international artists performing at one of Europe’s top party destinations, Hard Island will be a week to remember. With so much to see and do, I’ve put together a guide to Croatia’s hottest hardstyle destination to make sure you don’t miss a second of the action!
This radiant summer destination features a 1km long cove, which offers a stunning mountain view by day and unparalleled clubbing experience by night. The crystal clear waters and pebble beach make it the perfect place to relax and unwind before and after a wild night out. Featuring four of the top 50 nightclubs in the world, music lovers gather from all over the world to witness this paradise party destination.
Just a short walk or bus ride away is the beautiful town of Novalja. The coastal town features stunning waterfront views, numerous accommodation options, sightseeing opportunities, and most importantly, food! This town has it all and will be the perfect home for your hardstyle holiday. Make sure to indulge in some authentic Croatian cuisine from the local restaurants!
Ranked 28 in the top 100 nightclubs of 2017, Aquarius is one of four world-class clubs located on Zrce Beach. Hosting some of the biggest parties in the world, this club is known for its high standards and modern approaches. Its success is quickly putting Croatia on the map as one of the best summer party destinations.
Coming in at number 33 in the world, Kalypso Club is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. The seafront location surrounded by a stunning utopian landscape acts as the perfect location for festivals, pool parties, and everything in between! The party never ends at Kalypso!
Among the impressive 100+ international artists performing throughout the week are the Hard Island residents. Each year, these four massive names return to the island and put on show after show for hard dance lovers to enjoy.
Down to earth Norwegian duo, Da Tweekaz is back and ready to party! Known for their ridiculously whacky and fun performances, the duo will be making three appearances throughout the event both on land and at sea. With their tongues out and glasses on, these two will have the entire island jumping and singing along!
Australian Hardstyle pioneer Code Black will return to the island with his hits and Aussie humour. His talent and perseverance have helped shape his live performances and this year will be another big one for Code Black!
ART OF FIGHTERS
Dating back to 1997, Italian hardcore group Art Of Fighters have jumped on the biggest stages in the world and are ready to take ravers on a fast-paced and high-energy journey.
It wouldn’t be a hardstyle event without the voice behind the scene, MC Villain, making an appearance. His unique passion for the harder styles has brought him success all over the world. Alongside his MC skills, Villain also makes DJ appearances and has produced alongside some of the biggest names in the scene.
THE BOAT PARTIES
When you’re not busy soaking in the sun or partying it up at some of the best clubs in the world, be sure to check out the official Hard Island boat parties! Check out some of the biggest and best parties below.
DIRTY WORKZ SUNSET CRUISE
When: 2 July, 17:30 – 21h
Who: Da Tweekaz, Refuzion, Dillytek
HARDCORE ITALIA PIRATE CRUISE
When: 3 July, 17:30 – 21h
Who: Art of Fighters, Andy The Core, The Stunned Guys, The Melodyst
VIVA LA FRENCHCORE
When: 5 July, 13 – 16:30h
Who: Dr. Peacock, The Sickest Squad, Sefa
With a world-class lineup and one-of-a-kind musical holiday experience, Hard Island is the perfect destination for hard dance lovers! Tickets and packages are still available here.