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We look forward to one of this year's hottest festivals - Croatia's Garden Festival

Fancy a trip to a picturesque paradise? An Adriatic retreat where you can idle along the stunning coastline, basking in the heat of blissful sunshine and deeply, truly, relaxing?

Pier dancing credit Khris Cowley Here and NowAnd then fancy inviting a load of mates, and listening to some of the best music of the last few years at one of the hottest festivals in 2014. Well now you can, as this summer the Garden Festival returns for the ninth time to the stunning setting of Croatia's Tisno. The country’s founding electronic event, Garden is blessed with crystal clear waters, sizzling sunshine and star-lit night skies, and this year the intimate and idyllic setting is set to welcome a global crowd to a true slice of paradise again. Whether you're after a day dancing, or visiting the beautiful Kornati Islands, which are just a short boat ride away, or the historic cities of Zadar, Sibenik and Split, Garden has it all. Sound-tracked by some of the best and most revered live acts and DJs across seven days and nights, Garden Festival now announces an array of sublime talent across an array of festival stages, numerous boat parties on the glittering Adriatic sea and at the festival's stunning fully open air club - Barbarella’s Discotheque.
Futureboogie @ Barbarellas credit Khris Cowley Here and NowBoutique accommodation, luxury Shikar tents from India and apartments and villas are both on the festival site and spread around the area, along with a raft of fine restaurants and bars, so you'll never lack for things to do, especially as there's also option to go swimming in Krka National Park's wonderful waterfalls or in the enchanting Plitvice Lakes National Park. On this year's roster are perennial Garden favourites Crazy P Soundsystem, Swedish deep house duo Genius of Time, sonic experimentalist KiNK, German house pioneers Session Victim, the superlative Croatian debutant Seven Davis JR and pulsating sounds from Paqua. DJs headlining include devoted crate-digging duo Bicep, Fabric’s founding resident Craig Richards, Eats Everything returns after wowing the main stage in 2013 and Metro Area’s Darshan Jesrani takes over the decks too. Deep Space’s Francois K plays at the Garden meets Electric Barbarella’s handover, Berghain beat master Prosumer also stars, along with Garden regulars Wolf and Lamb and Soul Clap, stellar remixer and producer The Revenge, One Record’s Subb-An, Beats In Space’s Tim Sweeney, revered Hessle Audio co-founder Ben UFO and Levon Vincent makes his Garden debut with Just Jack. The festival takes place from July 2nd to July 9
Main stage at night credit Khris Cowley Here and NowTickets cost £120 for full 7 days and nights, but double Whammy tickets on sale for The Garden Festival and Electric Elephant are available for £150
To find out the full line up go to Garden's new website at
. The site feature guest mixes, news, profiles, features and much more, plus essential information to help you get to Garden Festival. Find The Garden Festival on Facebook at Photo credit: Khris Cowley / Here & Now