external sounds djs confirmed for Electric Elephant Festival '09, Croatia

Posted by external sounds on February 27, 2009

We are delighted to announce that the External Sounds djs have being asked to play at The Electic Elephant Festival in Croatia this summer. So we are leaving the dark Purple Room and heading off to the Adriatic coast for a brilliant long August weekend in the Croatian sunshine.


The festival is in a hidden paradise named Petrcane (near Zadar) where eveybody parties together under under the sun, stars and moon… on a beautiful forested coastline next to the deep blue adriatic sea… A crazy 70’s nightclub (where Studio 54 meets Badelli’s Cosmic club!!), a terraced bar on the ocean front, and an outside amphitheatre live stage in the pine trees all overlooking the islands..Its a wild wonderful musical mix of Balaeric, spaced out beach parties, blissed out acoustic-folk, psychedelia on the moonlit stage , onto the club and outside to the terrace for late night futuristic jackin under the stars. Oh, and there's a big old boat. A magical ship that sails everyday partying into the twilight.

The village of Petrcane is a beautiful unspoiled 900 years old little fishing village with good, kind people and beautiful rustic restaurants¦ fresh fish caught that day¦ fruit and wine...and olive oil fresh from the local olive groves. There is camping in the woods, old cottages and villas on the sea front, sailing boats you can charter and explore the mystical islands; National Parks, waterfalls, mountains all a short drive away.

The Festival

The festival runs from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th of August, with an opening party on the Thursday and closing party on the Monday night.. It is a small intimate festival with an eclectic mix from disco to folk music. The artist line-up will be released in March. Tickets are £69.99 and are available here

Getting There

Getting to Croatia couldn’t be easier. Ryanair fly direct to Zadar from Dublin and London.
The nearest airport to the festival is at Zadar (20 minutes by taxi) but there are plentiful flights to the capital Zagreb (2.5 hours) and Split (1.5 hours). Our colleagues in Petrcane will arrange transfers from Zagreb and Split.


The nearest airport to the village of Petrcane is Zadar (its only 20 mins by taxi), followed by Split (1.5 hours by motorway route or 3 hours on coastal route), or Zagreb (2.5 hour). For those with more time for an adventure then other airport options are Rijeka (3 hours), Ljubljana (3.5 hours), Pula (4 hours), Trieste (4.5 hours) and Venice or Dubrovnik (6 hours).



Petrcane is well stocked with accommodation. Check Hotel Pinija if your after a three star hotel with indoor pool etc. There’s a huge stock of apartments and villas that can be booked for the week or weekend as well as cheaper hotels for as little as 10 Euros a night. The village also has camping facilities for up to 160 tents so the choice is yours.

For accomodation and online booking outside Petrcan click here.
If you require help with accomodation in Petrcane or have any other queries please contact Gail ( gail@thegardenzadar.com ).


The festival itself will have a range of food outlets including a BBQ offering fresh fish. The village’s restaurants and cafes are very reasonably priced. They have a wide selection of cuisines with most specializing in fish freshly caught that day.


Hotel Pinija provides entertainment for kids during the day and has an awesome indoor swimming pool as well as tennis courts, crazy golf and volleyball courts. The festival site itself will accommodate kids and has a small adventure playground.

Car Hire

Car hire deals with Budget can be arranged by Generalturist click here for full info.

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