Croatian music festivals
The Croatian music festivals are a series of music festivals which showcase the top Croatian musical acts, in both traditional and contemporary music. They usually involve live performances as well as awards given by festival jurors as well as from the fans. The majority of the festivals release a compilation of the songs entered.
- Croatian Radio Festival
- A popular festival which receives coverage on Croatian radio, as it organized by the Croatian Association of Radio and News. Listeners are encouraged to call in to vote for their favourite songs. Unlike other festivals, the Croatian Radio Festival has no permanent home and moves host cities each year.
- Split Festival
- Begun in 1960, the Split Music Festival is one of the oldest in Croatia. It has a heavy emphasis on the music of Dalmatia.
- The oldest Croatian music festival, Zagrebfest is oriented towards urban chansons and schlagers. It has suffered in recent years as many of the top Croatian pop acts have been from Dalmatia.
- Evenings of Dalmatian Chansons
- Melodije Mostara
- Etnofest Neum
- Another festival based in Bosnia and Herzegovina, this one takes place in the coastal city of Neum. Unlike in Mostar, Etnofest only features Croatian music and focusses on music with a folk sound.
- Melodije Istre i Kvarnera
- Festival kajkavske popevke
- Zlatne žice Slavonije
- A festival of both tambura and pop music held annually in Požega in late August or early September.
- Urban Fest Osijek
- Features less traditional Croatian music such as hard rock, alternative rock and electronica. It is held in Osijek.
- Festival is held in Rijeka, in former paper factory halls. First festival was held in 2005. and there were two stages - one for rock/alternative and one for electro music. In 2007. it was divided in two days.
- Musical Evenings in St. Donatus
- A classical music festival which takes place in Zadar.
- Radar Festival
- A summer music festival featuring foreign rock bands.