When: 25-27 June
Where: Zagreb, Croatia
Who’s headlining: Queens Of The Stone Age, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Who else is playing: Interpol, David Byrne, St Vincent, Alice In Chains, The Kills, Superorganism
Tickets: €53, weekend ticket
How much!?! I know, right? That’s about £40 in pre-Brexit money.
What is it now? About fifty-odd quid.
Still! A quarter of UK festival prices and no scrimping on the bill. Plus, INMusic is set across three islands in the middle of Lake Jarun in Zagreb – one island for the festival, two for camping – so it’s like an island holiday, a city break and a mother-fluffing rock’n’roll monsterfest all in one.
This can’t be legal. Well stop it immediately then.
I mean the festival. Ah, such are the joys of Eurofests – it’s often cheaper to fly to some exotic locale and swan about a foreign capital for a week to catch the biggest names on the circuit rather than watching them while sinking into a sodden hillside in Staffordshire.
Looks a bit arthouse, this one. The lakeside site has the feel of a cosmopolitan Latitude or Secret Garden Party and yes, if you’re very lucky, David Byrne and St Vincent might end up making beautifully cranky music together.