Fans of sophisticated dance music gather in spectacular surroundings for one of the most intriguing festivals among Croatia’s mighty crop.
There’s no shortage of festivals to choose from in Europe’s unofficial home of the festival, but Dimensions has not one but two major trump cards – a spectacular location on Crotia’s Istria penninsula and a frighteningly tasteful EDM lineup.
Based in and around a 19th century fort near the town of Pula (with its own, immaculately preserved Roman amphitheatre, if you’re into that kind of thing) Dimensions has a setting unlike any other, without sacrificing the country’s legendary ability to put on a party.
Daytime is all about relaxing (or recovering) on the beach to a sun-drenched backdrop of chilled beats, before things really get started in the early evening and an eclectic lineup drawn from the outer reaches of electronica whips 3,000-strong crowds into a sweat-soaked frenzy. There are nine daily boat parties too, though if you miss them there’s always the beach, which keeps rocking until sunset.
Acts that performed in 2014 included Caribou, Darkside, Warpaint, Jon Hopkins and jazz funk icon Roy Ayers. If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary – and don’t mind picking up a tan while you’re at it – Dimensions could be for you.
Get there a day early and you’ll be able to catch a live show inside Pula’s Roman amphitheatre – surely one of the most unique and remarkable settings for live music anywhere on the Continent.
Full lineup here.
How do I get there?
Croatia Bus: Planet Festival will once again be operating the popular Sunshine Bus coach service to Croatia.
Flying: The nearest airport to the festival site is Pula (20 mins).
Travelling by Car: Directions from Vodnjan When leaving Vodnjan head south toward Pula, after 4km turn right at signposts for Fazana. After 2 km you will reach the exit for the Puntizela Campsite. Turn left here and drive another 1.5 km until you reach the entrance to the Campsite. Directions from Pula (Peličeti junction) At the Peliceti exit turn right in the direction of Pula, and continue driving (along the ring-road, you will pass three cross-roads with tracffic lights) approx. 4 km (to INA petrol station Veli Vrh). Then turn left and continue driving in the direction of Fažana. After 2 km you will reach the exit for Camp Puntižela. Turn left, drive 1.5 km and you will come to the Campsite entrance.
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Public Transport: You can travel by Eurostar to Northern Italy and then take a train through Slovenia into Croatia, although please note that buses in Croatia tend to be quicker than trains. The best websites for inter-city buses are either Autotrans or Autobusnikolodvor.
Super Early Bird Ticket: €136
Early Bird Ticket: €149
Standard Ticket: €172
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Where can I get them?
Tickets will be availabe via Festicket.