Unknown Festival Preview

Unknown Festival Preview

Want to spend your last days of summer in the sun? Voyage to the beautiful town of Rovinj in Croatia, where you are cordially invited to celebrate by the beach at Unknown. Taking place from 10th-14th September 2013, for it’s first year running, Unknown hits the summer music festival scene with an exciting line-up, and a perfect beach location – two key elements for any winning festival. So despite its newborn status, don’t be put off.  With the creators of Hideout Festival, The Warehouse Project and Field Day, all working on this one project it is sure to be a success.

The line-up is looking impressive for such a new festival. Unknown looks to be marrying live shows from platinum selling credible artists, with some of the best sellout DJ’s acts around. Already on the list are acts like the Mercury Music prize nominees Django Django and one of our favourites, Brit nominated Jessie Ware. Also already confirmed, are acts such as Joy Orbison and Julio  Bashmore. Performances from their underground contemporaries, Four Tet, Actress and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, whose tracks ‘Tapes & Money’ and ‘Your Love’ were Nick Grimshaw’s Record of the Week in 2011 and 2012, can also be expected. The newer additions of an ecliptic mix of acts, from the likes of The Horrors to Waze + Odyssey has also just been announced. A huge mix is to be expected, so keep your eyes peeled as more information is revealed. Unknown also seems to have a huge range of other partners on board. These include the Club partners; such as beacons festival team and that of the renowned Canal Mills venue, as well as the media partners like DJ Mag.

It seems that everyone wants to be apart of this venture. With such big names involved, everything may already seem in place for what will be a big opening. However, the success of the festival will also come from the incredible work being done on the setting. Imagine the opposite of UK camping, and you’ve got Unknown. The festival, with all its venues, bars, and eating spots, will be immersed by forest adjacent to the beach. What is being created is a mysterious world, through the merging of design projects with this forward thinking music mix.

Creativity is sure to prevail; strangers become friends, and your inner most sphere of imagination is promised to be fully engaged. All-festival accommodation is also situated on the event site. From the adventurous, who prefer to camp under the stars to the luxurious forest lodges or a 4* apartments that overlook the Adriatic Sea, you will be able to book whatever habitat you desire. Showers will also be available. The team seems to have thoughts everything out, leaving no room for failure.With the success of other Croatian festivals, such as Outlook, which has won the Best Overseas Festival prize at the UK Festival Awards, Unknown is following in big footsteps. One could think that the risk of failure would be too big, but this festival boasts not only and incredible line-up, but an ideal setting sure to succeed. So leave your wellies and flooded tents at home. If you’re in the mood for something off the beaten track, and to be apart of the first incredible success of this unique and highly anticipated Croatian Endeavour come on down to Unknown.


Unknown Festival will take place between Tuesday 10th Sep 14:00 – Saturday 14th Sep 06:00, in Rovinj Croatia. Ticket prices vary from £59 – £160.

More information can be found at http://www.unknowncroatia.com.

Felicia Morizet