This will be the first year both James and I will be crossing the European borders and heading to Hideout Festival on Zrce Beach, Island of Pag in Croatia, from 3rd – 5th July. We’ll be popping our festival abroad experience cherry with an event which has become a staple choice for electronic music lovers all over the world, Hideout is so widely talked about that we decided this year we had to be part of the action. Especially since the typical British summer weather has a habit of causing havoc with downpours and floods, the stunning beachside location of Zrce Beach, surrounded by a mountainous backdrop plus guaranteed sunshine (hopefully!) and high temperatures is certainly part of the appeal.
We’ll be travelling with our friends, Music Festival Holidays, who offer affordable and easy travel packages to UK and European festivals including Outlook, Benicassim and Tomorrowland. Although it involves a 30 hour coach journey there and back, DMM could not be more excited to be amongst fellow revelers, get the party started early and arrive in the country which The Guardian have recently argued as being ‘Europe’s best festival destination’.
Let’s look at the ridiculous line-up – where to start with the huge array of the best DJs, artists and producers of the electro, house and dance world? With DJ sets from the likes of Chase & Status, Four Tet, Rudimental and SBTRKT, plus Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Julio Bashmore, Claude Von Stroke and Loco Dice to name but a few, there are far too many for us to name right here. All we can say is, Hideout is the place to be to see pretty much any of the biggest names in the industry and with so much variety, everyone will be sure to have an incredible time.
Hideout isn’t just about the festival itself, with such a stunning location, it’d be a waste not to include boat parties and take the vibe out onto the sea. Hosted by 2020Vision, Aus & Simple, Black Butter Records, Broadwalk Records, Desolat, Digital Soundboy, Drop The Mustard, Dub Boro, Hessle Audio, Heidi, Jackathon, Metropolis, Mono_Cult, Numbers, One Records, Skream & Benga and We Own, you really are spoilt for choice. Some are sold out now so make sure you check on the website and get your tickets quickly – if there are still some left, they won’t be for long!
What’s great about Hideout is the inclusion of the pool parties within the ticket price, which is a fantastic addition and the perfect excuse to cool off in the day, chill out a bit in between the mad partying and soak up the sun while listening to your favourite DJs. From Jackathon & Zutekh to RAM Records, Dirtybird to Circo Loco plus Hot Creations and Metropolis, there’s plenty going on each day during the official Hideout week – we’re already planning ahead and making sure we cram in everything so we make the most of our Croatian festival experience!
Watching the video, if 2012 is anything to go by, this year looks set to be bigger and better than ever which we cannot wait to be a part of – see you on the beach and in the middle of the rave as always!
Get in the mood and check out Hideout on Soundcloud – here’s a mix we dig from Regulate’s Jack Swift: