Tisno owes its exalted position on the Adriatic party map to the DJ-driven, dance-oriented festivals that come under the umbrella of the Zadar-based Garden organization, which spent six years organizing hugely successful events at Petrčane until moving here in 2012. Based at the former Hostin campsite and bungalow settlement overlooking Rastovac Bay, the Garden site has its own beach and is sufficiently far away from central Tisno to allow the partying to continue into the early hours. The festival season kicks off with Garden Festival in early July (w thegardenfestival.eu); Electric Elephant (w electricelephant.co.uk), Soundwave (w soundwavecroatia.com) and Stop Making Sense (w stopmakingsense.eu) follow soon afterwards, with additional weekend events filling up the calendar throughout the summer. With accommodation for about seven hundred campers and a festival-going capacity of around three thousand, Tisno offers an especially intimate festival experience – tickets for all events should be booked online well in advance.

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