While Glastonbury’s away, here are five reasons you should head to Zagreb’s dreamy INmusic festival to play
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1. It’s as good as Glasto
Now in its 13th year, INmusic traditionally takes place on the penultimate weekend of June, but this year it’s been moved back a week while Glastonbury has its fallow year. Don’t feel blue about the lack of Glasto good times: this is the perfect opportunity to try one of the best European festivals out there.
2. The headliners are amazing
The top billing at this year’s INmusic festival will satisfy any fan of guitar music. Over in the gothic rock corner, headliners Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will be strutting their stuff following a huge stadium tour during 2017. Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are repping punk-rock, while Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince’s The Kills have indie-rock covered. On top of that, witness living rock gods Queens Of The Stone Age, art-rock queen St Vincent, ‘Feel It Still’ hitmakers Portugal. The Man, grunge legends Alice In Chains, and Talking Heads’ David Byrne, who’s on the cusp of releasing yet another incredible album, ‘American Utopia’.
3. It won’t break the bank
Not only is a three-day festival ticket for INmusic just €53 (£46.50) until March 30, prices for food and drink are absurdly low. You can get a pint for just £2, while an average stir-fry meal will cost just £3-4. A steal.
4. It’s not just a music festival
If you fancy a longer holiday, a seven-day camping pass will set you back just £30, during which time you can head out on awesome excursions. Activities such as kayaking and city tours cost between €40-€60 (£35-£53) and take advantage of the festival’s breathtaking Croatian surroundings.
5. It’s Balmy as f**k
There are many reasons INmusic appeals more than British festivals, but perhaps the best is that you’re virtually guaranteed sunshine, warmth and amazing views here. Croatia’s larges open-air festival is held on three islands in Zagre’s Lake Jarun, meaning festivalgoers are treated to daytime temperatures of 25ºC, exclusive beaches are all around the festival site and there’s a stunning walk from the campsite to stages over an Insta-ready 100ft pontoon bridge. Get in.
Tickets cost £46.50 for three days, with a separate £30 for seven days’ camping. Find more information here.