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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]

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 world's top festival since 2017.


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


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


The second festival edition was held from 27–28 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]


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


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


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


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


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


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


The ninth edition of INmusic festival was held from June 23–25, 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.


The tenth INmusic festival was held from 22-25 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.


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...


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

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

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

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

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


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

Monday, June 25 - 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 26 - 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 27 - 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.


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

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

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

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


  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". 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". (in Croatian). Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  6. ^ Blažević, Krešimir (18 April 2008). "Pustinjski blues Tinariwena na Vip INmusicu". (in Croatian). Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Pogledajte raspored izvođača na T-Mobile INmusic festivalu". (in Croatian). 8 June 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  8. ^ "T-mobile INmusic satnica". (in Croatian). 20 June 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  9. ^ "2011 Programme". INmusic Festival. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
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  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.

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