Hideout Festival Croatia made its spectacular debut in 2010 and has been the talk of the dance festival circuit ever since. Hideout is a beachside event in a stunning and unique location on Zrce Beach, The Isle of Pag, Croatia.
With the previous years being complete sell-outs, each year manages to attract an even bigger lineup. However the organizers refuse to make the capacity bigger, maintaining their focus on quality for each individual festival goer, which makes a refreshing change to most festivals.
Croatia has in recent years become one of the hottest destinations in the world for the clubbing community to go and let loose and many of Europe's most committed dance fans now head there year after year in favour of the traditional summer destinations such as Ibiza. Hideout Festival is perched on one of finest beaches in the area that runs the entire length of the island and is surrounded by a variety of bars, restaurants, water sports and attractions.
Upgrade your festival ticket to VIP and you will get all of the benefits of the General Ticket with the additional extra features:
Programme on arrival
Access to VIP areas in each club (subject to capacity)
Queue jump for accreditation at Novalja Bus Station
Queue jump for all Hideout Festival venues where possible subject to capacity
These FAQs are taken directly from the Hideout website.
How much are calls going to be in Croatia if I use my UK phone?
Depending on which network you are with and what call plan you have the costs will vary. Now that Croatia is a fully fledged member of the EU many providers will have special add-ons so be sure to check out offers that are available from your provider such as Vodafone passport, EE (which has free calls and texts) and other bolt on plans which will considerably reduce your charges abroad.
Will there be WiFi available anywhere at Hideout?
Novalja and its waterfront are covered by WiFi which is free for all to use, but as you’d expect with such an offer, the strength is sometimes quite weak and intermittent. There are also bars and cafes which will have WiFi so look out for those in Novalja and the surrounding towns should you be there.
What is the policy on drugs?
Drugs are illegal in Croatia and you would be facing time in jail for possession of an illegal substance.
If I’m driving, can I have a drink like in the UK?
The limit for alcohol in your system is lower than the UK and there are routine stoppages and breath tests taking place in Novalja during the festival so please don’t mix the two. There will be plenty of public transport available, we advise everyone to take advantage of that for your own safety and that of others.
What if I injure myself at the festival or on the beach?
There will be a medical team on site at the festival on Zrce Beach who will be able to help you with any incidents yourself or any friends require medical assistance with.
If you have any questions please visit a member of the Hideout team and we’ll get help for you.
Is it safe to drink the tap water in Croatia?
Yes, the tap water in Croatia is perfectly drinkable.
Will there be vegetarian and vegan meals available at the festival?
We don’t organise any food vending at the festival so it’s down to the discretion of traders on Zrce Beach. They’ll most likely be limited vegetarian options, but your best is to eat in Novalja, which has many accommodating and reasonably priced restaurants.
How much will food and drink cost me in Croatia?
Shops are obviously a fair bit cheaper for all the daily essentials and expect to pay roughly £6 – £10 for a meal out in Novalja, a bit less for fast food meals.
What drinks are available at the festival bars?
Beers, cocktails, wine, soft drinks, spirits and water.
How much will I have to pay for a drink?
Drinks in the venue will be from around £4 for a spirit and mixer or beer, up to whatever you want to spend on cocktails and other drinks.
Can I buy drinks on the boat?
There will be a full bar on board all boats and drinks can be bought with tokens, which will be available to buy in exchange for Kuna (local currency) on board the boat.
Will my boat be back in time for the festival?
Yes the last boat party each day returns at 9:30pm and the festival will start 11pm each night.
Do I need to bring my ticket with me to the boat?
You will need to bring your e-ticket and ID which matches the name on the ticket. Entry will not be allowed without both of these items.
Where do the boat parties leave from?
The boat parties leave from Novalja harbour. We’ll be sending full info regarding the boat party departure point when the line-ups and tickets go on sale.
When are the Pool Parties?
They’ll be running each daily.
How much do the Pool Parties cost?
All the Pool Parties are included in the full festival ticket. How’s that for value!
Who is playing?
Details will be announced before the festival.
Which town is nearest to the festival for accommodation?
Novalja is the nearest town, but there are plenty of other towns close by. The main towns are Novalja, Stara Novalja, Caska, Gajac, Vidalici, Kustici, Zubovici and Metajna and there will be regular shuttle buses from each of these towns to Zrce Beach so you’ll be able to get to and from the festival at any time of night. If you would like more information then call us for a chat on 0844 846 69 69 and one of the customer support team can help you. Alternatively, you can email us on email@example.com.
How much does an apartment cost per night?
The closest and best priced accommodation goes fast so make sure you book quickly to bag yourself a bargain.
Will I have to leave a deposit for my room?
It will depend on the apartment you book with so check on arrival, but most places will require a deposit (around £20 per person) if you are staying more than a few nights. You will need to arrange with your landlord to get this back at check out (providing the house rules have been kept during your stay)
When can we check in and out?
This will depend on where you stay, but you can expect check in to be late afternoon (from 1-2pm) and check out to be mid-morning (10am).
Will there be safes to leave our valuables in?
Apartments will be secure and lockable so your valuables should be fine in your room. Certain apartments will also come with safes to store any valuables but as a general rule, don’t take what you can’t afford to lose.
Will tickets be available at the festival?
Due to exceptionally high demand we’re expecting tickets to the festival to have sold out far in advance of Hideout 2020. Therefore, there will not be any available at the festival itself. To avoid disappointment book now!
Where do I swap my ticket for a wristband?
Leading up to and during the festival, an accreditation point will available be at the Main Drop off Point next to the bus station in Novalja. During the festival you will also be able to exchange your tickets on Zrce Beach. The days and opening times for both locations will be announced a couple of weeks before the festival.
What constitutes a valid photo ID?
An (in date) photographic form of identification, i.e. a passport or driving licence.
What do I need to bring to get in?
You will need your ticket, the card you purchased the ticket with and valid photo ID. If you’re bringing an E-Ticket, please ensure you’ve printed the original PDF of your ticket rather than a photo or screengrab of the E -Ticket.
Is the event 18+?
Yes, you will need to present ID to this effect too. There are no exceptions to this.
I paid for the tickets on someone else’s card. What do I do?
If you are going to the festival with the person that has booked your ticket, then you will need to arrive together. The debit/credit card used to purchase both tickets will need to be presented, along with valid ID and your ticket.
If the person that booked your ticket is not present at the festival, you will need to photocopy the card that was used to purchase the ticket and bring this to the festival. (Please be sure to block out all card details except the last 4 digits of the card number and the full name of the cardholder) You will also require a letter from the cardholder explaining you had permission to use the card and collect the tickets. Bring both these items along with your ticket and valid ID to the festival.
Can I sell my tickets, as I can’t go anymore?
Unfortunately all tickets are non-transferable and we are unable to offer any refunds for tickets no longer needed.
Someone has offered to sell me a ticket. How do I get in, as it won’t have my name on the ticket?
It’s not possible to transfer the names on the tickets. You will be unable to get in to the festival without the person who has bought the tickets, who must also have with them valid ID.
Is there any other way to travel instead of flying?
Book yourself on a Hideout Coach from various locations across the UK. Coaches arrive for the first day of the festival and leave the following weekend. This epic road trip to Croatia takes around 35 hours, with a coach full of like minded people. Please check at the time of booking for a full list of departure locations and dates.
Our top tips for coach travel are:
Pack food and drink
Bring a blanket & your travel pillow
Portable Phone Chargers are a must
Don’t forget you still need your passport!
What is an ex-Yu ticket and how do I get one?
Ex-Yu tickets are priced differently to standard tickets and are only available to current ex-Yu citizens. Ex-Yu countries are:
Serbia (including Vojvodina and Kosovo)
How can we get to the festival from our apartment?
Easy! Hideout run a dedicated festival shuttle bus 24/7 that services 8 towns on 5 lines. Services run from the following locations:
Novalja, Stara Novalja, Caska, Gajac, Vidalici, Kustici, Zubovici and Metajna to Zrce Beach
Frequency of the service will be announced in plenty of time before you head off on your travels! You can purchase these wristbands in advance from your Hideout Manage my Booking account.
How much is a taxi from Zadar to Novalja?
It’s about 820kn or around £95 for a taxi from Zadar Airport to Novalja but more details on public transport etc can be found here.
Which is the closest airport to the festival?
Zadar is the nearest airport, which is about 50 miles away. Transfers take you from here to Novalja bus station, which is where you will exchange your ticket for a festival wristband. If you have bought a package with us you can add transfers to your booking by logging in here.
Are there airport transfers from the airport to Novalja and vice versa?
We offer official Hideout airport transfers from many Croatian airports alongside a selection of Italian and Slovenian ones. Book them here, or check out our transfers page for full details.
Where is Novalja and what is there to do?
Have a look here for details of where Novalja is located and what to do:
Can we walk from Novalja to the festival?
It will roughly take 30 minutes, and while you can walk anywhere you like we’d recommend getting the shuttle busses. Please be sensible and don’t walk on your own.
What towns can I stay in other than Novalja?
Stara Novalja, Caska, Vidalici, Kustici, Zibovici, Metajna and Kolanjski Gajac are all nearby towns and villages that are a short bus ride from the festival and have apartments you can stay in.
*Please note, there is no festival run shuttle service from Pag or Mandre to Zrce Beach.
How hot is it on the Isle of Pag?
The average summer temperature on the Isle of Pag is 24 degrees, although you can expect temperatures to reach the high 20’s/30’s. Make sure you drink lots of water, wear sun cream and protect yourself from overexposure to the sun.
What’s the time difference in Croatia?
Croatia is in the Central European Time Zone, 1 hour ahead of British Summer Time!
What currency do I need?
Croatian currency is Kuna and can be bought easily at the bank, post office, travel agents or at the airport. Kuna can also be taken out of ATM’s though this will incur a charge per transaction.
Can I park my car at the festival?
Yes, there is a large car park at Zrce Beach, parking is charged per hour. We’d recommend using the Festival Shuttle Wristband and using the shuttle buses provided to get around. You can buy your Festival Shuttle Wristband by logging into your customer account here.
What happens if I lose my wristband whilst at the event?
Wristbands will only be issued once and any broken / lost wristbands will not be replaced. Please look after them!
How can I apply to work at the festival?
Right now we’re not looking for any members of staff or volunteers for this year’s Hideout Festival. If this does change, we’ll be sure to announce this across our social channels!
Are there cash machines at the festival?
There are cash machines on Zrce Beach, though many of these do charge. You can also use ATM’s across the town and in some festival venues.
Can I go in and out of the festival site each night?
Yes, with your wristband you can go to and from the festival site and in to all venues as much as you like.
When does the festival officially start and finish?
Hideout Festival 2020 starts on Sunday 21st June. The last night is Thursday 25th June with most parties finishing by 6am on the morning of the 26th June. There’ll most likely be an after-party at one of venues, which will run till approximately 10am.
What are the festival opening times?
The festival opens every day for the pool parties. Each night the main festival programme kicks off at 11pm and closes at 6am.
Where is the festival exactly?
The Croatian island of Pag is home to Hideout Festival. It’s held on Zrce beach, near to the town of Novalja, at a string of open-air venues; Papaya, Aquarius, Kalypso, Euphoria & Noa.
Disabled Access Information
Hideout Festival take the needs of Ticket Holders who are disabled or who have other access requirements very seriously and actively encourages people of all abilities to attend the Event. If you have access requirements for the Event please register your requirements through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travelling to/from the festival
The closest airport to Pag is Zadar, which is an hour transfer to the Hideout site. Split is located 2 hours away from Pag, Zagreb 3 hours, Dubrovnik 5.5 hours, and then Trieste and Venice in Italy are 4.5 hours and 5.5 hours respectively. Any queries regarding transfers or any other travel aspect please feel free to contact email@example.com
The Island of Pag is located on the west coast of Croatia. It can be reached easily from a number of major UK airports arriving in Croatia and surrounding countries such as Italy and Hungary.
The closest airport to the Island of Pag is Zadar, which is an hour transfer to the Hideout site. Split is located 2 hours away from Pag, Zagreb 3 hours, Dubrovnik 5.5 hours, and then Trieste and Venice in Italy are 4.5 hours and 5.5 hours respectively.
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The history of Hideout Festival
Hideout Festival began life in 2010. The festival is curated by some of the biggest names in dance music events, such as The Warehouse Project, Metropolis, Wax:On, Ape, Bigger than Barry, Jaunt, Mono Cult, Sonido, Urban Nerds and Zutekh