Festival announcements are sprouting up in Croatia like spring bulbs, providing tasters of the summer that is to come and reminding us to get our sorry selves over to eastern Europe this year. One such festival is Sonus – which charged onto the Croatia scene last year and is returning even stronger in 2014, now an official festival partner of MEOKO.
Sonus runs right through the middle of summer, bringing music and madness to Zrce beach on Pag island between the 18th and the 22nd of August. Zrce beach is fast becoming one of Croatia’s festival jewels – an idyllic secluded spot which is not far from Croatia’s tourist-friendly city Novalja, but remote enough to have that Adriatique paradise feeling we all crave from our Croatia trips. Stages are quite literally metres from the shoreline here, so the location’s perfect – but that’s almost a given in Croatia’s gorgeous coastal regions. What Sonus has also done is provide an absolute monster of a line up, calling up a host of current heroes in house and techno to grace its sun-soaked stages.
The line-up includes (take a deep breath) Chris Liebing, Dixon, Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, Luciano, Marco Carola, Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, Adam Port, Apollonia, Bella Sarris, Djebali, Dorian Paic, Henrik Schwarz (live), Joseph Capriati, Leon, Marcel Dettman, Monika Kruse, Pan-Pot, Robert Dietz, Sonja Moonear, tINI, Tobi Neumann, Yaya, Zip, Mariano Mateljan and many, many more. This is easily one of the strongest and most on-the-mark line-ups of the summer, and should collectively keep you dancing for five days straight.
Sonus is also running the traditional boat party roster throughout the five-day festival period, with details on these raving voyages still to be announced. Choosing your parties is the easy bit though – what usually brings the sweat and pain is sorting the accommodation. That’s where Croatia Wave steps in. Established in 2011, Croatia Wave grew at lightening pace, responding to the huge international demand for assistance, guidance and organisation in securing perfect digs for your holiday, now offering not merely festival accommodation but also high-end villas and holiday activities.
As official partners of Sonus 2014, we simply had to give our readers the chance to experience this amazing festival for themselves – all expenses paid. MEOKO, in collaboration with Sonus and Croatia Wave, is offering one lucky punter 2 x tickets to the festival, 2 x tickets to a Sonus boat party* plus 5 nights of accommodation for two in a fully air conditioned bespoke apartment within a five-minute commute of Zrce beach – all you have to do is get yourself to Croatia!
You could be lounging on this very balcony in six months time…
To enter this killer competition, comment below the article with the artist you’re most excited to see at Sonus, plus email your answer and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org … and good luck!
*Boat party tickets are subject to availability and issued at the discretion of the promoter, Cosmopop. The winner will be advised on-site at Sonus Festival which boat party they have tickets to attend.
Photography taken from Sonus festival album gallery