The 2018 Lowdown.

Grab your passport and your fave swimwear. Featuring pool, beach and boat parties, this five day festival has been running for eight years and just gets better and better. Taking place on Zrce Beach, it features 150 of the biggest artists - performing while overlooking the Adriatic Sea. This festival has a reputation for being wild, so expect confetti cannons and novelty blow ups on top of great music.

Number of attendees

12,000 people attend this festival

Year founded

2011

Music genres

Electronic, dance

Headliners.

The biggest and best names in electronic and R&B can be found on the main stage.

  • Nadia Rose
  • Chase & Status DJ set
  • Jax Jones
  • Bugzy Malone
  • Mistajam
  • Disciples

Weather.

It's gonna be toasty all day (and night) long. With temperatures in the high twenties, you'll definitely be heading home with a tan after this festival is over. No need to worry about rain.

13 hours of sunshine
27° with highs of 29°C
19% chance of rain. Swimwear at the ready.

Where to stay.

You'll be staying in a hotel nearby when heading to Hideout and can book this through the festival organisers. Here are the options:

Food and drink.

You'll be able to grab food from Novalja, with plenty of bars and restaurants to check out serving up fresh seafood, meat and local veg.

You can also find stalls and food trucks at the festival site for a quick snack. News Cafe is a popular choice for outdoor seating and cheap food.

When it comes to alcohol, this will be flowing at pool bars, beach bars and on the boats.

Extras.

Look out for a range of other activities to check out, on top of the pool parties, while at Hideout. There's something for everyone with extreme sports and private boats on the cards.

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  • Watersports.

    There are plenty of activities to try out in between parties, including water skiing and inflatables.

  • Bungee jumping.

    Be brave and use up some of your drink budget to experience this daredevil activity. It costs around 50€ and is a great way of ruining your mates.

  • Hire a powerboat.

    For around £20 each for four people, you can hire a boat and head out for your own boat party.

How to get there.

Plane.

There are a few options when it comes to flying to the festival and you can organise a shuttle transfer to and from the airport.

Zadar airport
2 hours from Zrce beach

Rjeka airport
3 hours from Zrce beach

Split airport
3.5 hours from Zrce beach

Coach.

Hideout offers coaches from the UK - leaving from London, Manchester or Birmingham. It's a great way to start the holiday early, make some new friends and see more of Europe along the way.

What to pack.

It's going to be hot, sunny and the perfect opportunity to show off that summer bod you've been working on.

Swimwear.

Ladies, bikinis are a good call for an even tan. For the guys, whip out the swim shorts - show off all that hard work you've been doing on leg day.

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Sliders.

These are easy to take off when you fancy jumping in the pool or sea. Just be prepared for them to go missing if you leave them unattended too long.

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Crop tops.

Pair with shorts for easy beach style. Bardot crop tops are ideal, keeping you cool while still looking good.

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Girls, check out our blog on dress trends for 2018 - maxi dresses, for example, are ideal for throwing on when the evening rolls round.