Open main menu

INmusic festival is Croatia's biggest international contemporary music open-air festival. The festival is held annually in late June in Zagreb and takes place on the Isle of Youth (Croatian: Otok hrvatske mladeži) in the middle of Zagreb's Lake Jarun.

INmusic Festival
Rokia Traoré with a guitar.jpg
Rokia Traoré performing in 2009.
GenreRock, world, electronic, reggae, folk, hip hop, dance
DatesLate June (2–3 days)
Location(s)Lake Jarun, Zagreb, Croatia
Years active2006–present
Attendancec. 100,000 (2017)[1]
Websitewww.inmusicfestival.com/en/

The festival was started in 2006 and is usually held over three days. It includes several genre-specific stages with internationally renowned indie rock, heavy metal and electronica artists. In 2008 The Times included INmusic among the top 20 European summer festivals,[2] and it made the CNN's 2013 list of 50 greatest summer music festivals in the world.[3] NME (New Musical Express) has reported from the festival since 2015 and hailed the festival as "the hidden festival gem of Europe" as well as listing it among the worlds top festival since 2017.

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
Obojeni Program perform in 2007
 
Tricky performing at the 2009 INmusic festival.
 
Anthrax performing in 2009
 
Lily Allen in 2009.

2006Edit

The festival's first edition was held as "INmusic festival" from the 4th–6th of July 2006. It was organized by Multikultura, a non-governmental organisation, and held at Šalata.[4]

2007Edit

The second festival edition was held from the 27th–28th of August, 2007. Due to the festival's growing attendance a larger venue was necessary, so in 2007 the festival moved to the Isle of Youth at lake Jarun, and it was the first edition which took place at Jarun.[5]

2008Edit

The third festival edition took place from June 3rd–4th, 2008 at Jarun.[6]

2009Edit

For fourth festival edition took place from June 24th–25th, 2009 at Jarun. Scottish band Franz Ferdinand made their second appearance at the event.[7]

2010Edit

The fifth edition of INmusic festival took place from June 21st–23rd 2010 at lake Jarun.[8]

2011Edit

The festival's sixth edition took place from June 21st–22nd 2011, at Zagreb's lake Jarun.[9]

2012Edit

The festival's seventh edition was held from June 28th–30th of June 2012. INmusic festival #7 was selected in the Top 50 World's best music festivals according to CNN International.

2013Edit

The festival's eighth edition was held from June 24th- 26th, 2013.

2014Edit

The ninth edition of INmusic festival was held from June 23rd-25th, 2014. With a growing number of festival attendees and need for additional camping accommodation for visitors from abroad, the festival expanded and moved the festival campsite to the neighboring Trešnjevka Isle which was connected to the festival site for the duration of the three festival days by a 100 meter long pontoon bridge over the lake.

2015Edit

The tenth INmusic festival was held from 22nd till 25 June 2015.[needs update]The festival featured a closing ceremony and fireworks in celebrations of the tenth anniversary.

INmusic festival was nominated for European Festival Award,[10] in the Best Medium Sized Festival Category.

2016Edit

INmusic festival #11 took place on 20–22 June 2016 in Zagreb, Croatia, in the isles of lake Jarun.[11][12]In 2016 INmusic festival introduced a one of a kind 360 degree VJ stage inside the first world replica of the iconic Tesla Tower[13], inspired by the Croatian-born scientist and genius Nikola Tesla and in hommage to the recent passing of David Bowie who portrayed Tesla in Christoper Nolan's 2006 film The Prestige, but more importantly represented a symbol of musical innovation and genre bending in contemporary music.

Monday, June 20: Gutterdämmerung ft. Henry Rollins, Jake Bugg, The Coral, Django Django, Pennywise, Monoswezi, Nikki Louder, FùGù MANGO, The Bambi Molesters, Chui...

Tuesday, June 21: Florence + The Machine, Barns Courtney, Kawasaki 3p, Orkesta Mendoza, My Baby, Gretta, Spleen G...

Wednesday, June 22: PJ Harvey, The Kooks, Wilco, Yeasayer, Pat Thomas & The Kwashibu Area Band, Shearwater, Gustafi, Žen...

2017Edit

INmusic festival #12 took place at lake Jarun in Zagreb, Croatia from the 19th–21st of June 2017.

Monday, June 19th: Arcade Fire, Michael Kiwanuka, Darko Rundek Apocalypso Now, Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers, Throes + The Shine, Haus, St.Tropez

Tuesday, June 20th: Kings of Leon, Alt-J, Repetitor, The Strange, Kel Assouf, Public Service Broadcasting, Gatuzo, Them Moose Rush

Wednesday, June 21st: Kasabian, Flogging Molly, Slaves, Danko Jones, Booka Shade

INmusic festival #12 was sold a week before the start of the festival.

2018Edit

INmusic festival #13 took place at lake Jarun in Zagreb, Croatia from June 25th–27th, 2018 featuring performances by:

Monday, June 25th - Queens Of The Stone Age, David Byrne, The Kills, Superorganism, Témé Tan, Them Moose Rush, Straight Mickey And The Boyz, False Heads, Tyger Lamb, Rival Bones, Tus Nua, Nellcote, Grapevine Babies

Tuesday, June 26th - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, St. Vincent, Bombino, Jinx, Reykjavíkurdætur, Šumski, Koala Voice, Irena Žilić, J.R. August, ZMaJ, Lika Kolorado, Ischariotzcky, Bad Notion

Wednesday, June 27th - Interpol, Alice In Chains, Portugal. The Man, General Elektriks, PINS, Tschegue, Super Besse, She Loves Pablo, Moskau, Sana Garić, Killed A Fox, Cubies, Rens Argoa, Futurski

INmusic festival #13 was sold a week before the start of the festival for a second year in a row.

2019Edit

INmusic festival #14 will take place at lake Jarun in Zagreb, Croatia from June 24th–26th, 2019 featuring performances by:

Monday, June 24th: Foals, The Hives, Johnny Marr, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Skindred, Siddharta, Fontaines D.C. , Edi East Trance Blues

Tuesday,June 25th: Suede, Garbage, Thievery Corporation, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Zeal & Ardor, Gato Preto, Black Honey, Lysistrata

Wednesday, June 26th: The Cure, LP, Peter Bjorn & John, Kandžija i Gole žene, ManGroove, The Ills and Run Sofa

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Završen do sada najposjećeniji INmusic festival" (in Croatian). 22 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  2. ^ Scurlock, Gareth. "Europe's 20 best summer music festivals 2008". The Times. London. Retrieved 2010-03-08.
  3. ^ "50 greatest summer music festivals". travel.cnn.com. CNN. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Franz Ferdinand i Morrissey po cijeni od 350 kuna". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). 14 April 2006. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Svi na Vip INmusic Festival, 27. i 28.8. Otok hrvatske mladeži, Jarun, Zagreb". ZbrdaZdola.com (in Croatian). Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  6. ^ Blažević, Krešimir (18 April 2008). "Pustinjski blues Tinariwena na Vip INmusicu". Muzika.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Pogledajte raspored izvođača na T-Mobile INmusic festivalu". T-Portal.hr (in Croatian). 8 June 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  8. ^ "T-mobile INmusic satnica". Muzika.hr (in Croatian). 20 June 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  9. ^ "2011 Programme". INmusic Festival. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  10. ^ http://eu.festivalawards.com/
  11. ^ https://www.inmusicfestival.com/en/news/11th-inmusic-festival-edition-dates-are-out
  12. ^ "Program". Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  13. ^ "One of a kind festival stage will be the world's first replica of the historic Tesla's tower". INmusic festival. 2016-05-19. Retrieved 2019-05-21.

External linksEdit