Over the past decade, the Eastern European nation of Croatia, “the land of a thousand islands”, has fast risen and grown into one of Europe’s most popular party destinations. Home to renowned house, techno, and bass festivals such as Hideout, Outlook and The Garden Festival, there’s now one in particular that stands out from the rest in this seasonal calendar. Still only in its fourth year, Fresh Island Festival, on the island of Pag, prides itself as Europe’s premier festival for hip-hop and R&B. Previously bringing the likes of A$AP Rocky and Rick Ross to the white pebble coasts of Zrce beach, this year, billboard-topping names included Migos, Action Bronson, Danny Brown and Joey Bada$$, alongside UK grime elite: JME, Big Narstie and Stormzy.
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