Whilst the organisers of Europe’s only hip hop beach festival Fresh Island might be still recovering from their gin and juice excesses – having just hosted a line-up of legends including Snoop, KRS One, Iggy Azaelea, A$AP Rocky and more, not to mention 15,000 international fans – they’ve taken time out to announce this week that 2014’s event will be held in the same idyllic setting from 23rd to 25th July and early bird tickets are on sale now.
The 3 day scorcher takes place on the island of Pag at adjacent clubs Papaya and Aquarius – the same location as the infamous Hideout Festival – with budget airlines servicing nearby Zadar and Split airports. Both clubs have huge sound-systems and with a capacity of 5000 each festival-goers can see their idols perform on an intimate stage in an open air setting. Artists perform under the balmy Croatian sunshine and also under the stars – and the clubs are right next to the turquoise Adriatic sea. Fresh Island is a festival vibe that will stay with you for life. And early bird tickets are just £28.
2013’s Fresh Island was supported by Red Bull, New Yorker, MTV and many other international brands. The event included live graffiti, boat parties, Thre3style DJ contest and Nokia Lumia commissioned a special video of highlights, which can be viewed here
In addition, Madcon filmed the video for their new track at the festival.
Red Bull tweeted’ @freshislandfest makes us think that all our events should happen at the beach!’ Artists too were blown away by the event. Iggy Azaelea tweeted how impressed she was that the crowd had customised fans with ‘bitch please’ like the ones in her video and A$AP Rocky was only too happy to wear the custom designed Fresh Island tees. Snoop’s crew loved the hospitality so much at the local hotel they left behind a note thanking the chef.
The line-up for 2014 remains under wraps for now but be sure to keep following all the news at www.fresh-island.org.
Copyright free images from Fresh Island 2013: https://jumbo.iskon.hr/download/ee48605d-c1db-4093-9648-43a4003d0cde
Early Bird Tickets: https://www.entrio.hr/event/fresh-island-festival-2014-846
Watch KRS One’s performance at Fresh Island here too!