Monday, 16 March 2020

Fibra Festival Returns to Bacvice for Two Days of Alternative Music by the Beach

March 16, 2020 - Fibra, an alternative and urban music festival, returns to Split at the Bacvice Summer Cinema on July 3-4, 2020.

The first performers announced are. Pips, Chips & Videoclips, Detour, Svemirko, Buč Kesidi, and Z ++.

No special announcement is required for Pips, Chips & Videoclips. When anyone talks about a unique rock phenomenon in Croatia, you know they’re talking about them. Pips, Chips &. Videoclips are often in Split, but rarely play shows outdoors - and this will be their debut at the Bacvice Summer Cinema.

Detour boasts immense popularity across all audiences and music reviewers, and will come to Split to present their fifth studio album, "TourDetour", for which they won the Porin last year for Best Pop Music Album and Best Performance by a Vocal Group.

Svemirko is one of the most exciting new acts on the scene. The albums “Vanilija“ and “Tunguzija“, with their lively rhythms, lyrics and fun dance arrangements, attract fans of good pop music.

From the neighboring Serbia comes disco indie rock sensation Buč Kesidi. The duo from Pančevo describes the less fun side of clubbing in their lyrics, and "play a live show for you to remember,” said Patrik Horvat of

Finally, there is the musician of the enigmatic name Z ++, a member of the Osijek trap collective Retfatlanta, who is coming to present his first album "18 ++". The album belongs to the trap genre, but it also comes out of the box by connecting it with pop, and the quality of this piece is confirmed by the nomination in the Rap&Off category of the Rock&Off independent music journalism award.

The organizer of the festival, yem agency, holds five major music festivals in four different cities in Croatia. It all started with concerts and organizing the first “Drito from the Factory” festival in 2016. Already in 2017, yem held the Zagreb Beer Festival, which in 2018 was visited by over 100,000 visitors. In the same year, Split's "Fibra" joined their ranks. In 2019, yem organized a new urban open-air festival in Samobor "Pine Festival" and is taking over the organization of the cult Karlovac Beer Days festival.

With Fibra, yem returns to its hometown to offer locals and tourists a festival of unlimited genres, to which the quality of musicians and the production of the festival are paramount.

Festival tickets can be purchased starting at 70 kuna until March 30, after which the ticket price goes up to 90 kuna and later to 110 kuna. Daily tickets will go on sale in April. You can buy tickets online through and at:

Split: Dancing Bear Split (Dioklecijanova ul. 6), 

Ghetaldus, Split (Trg Braće Radića 10

Marmontova 8 ili Vukovarska ul. 207 / City Center One)

Trogir: Kairos Travel Trogir, Obala bana Berislavića 23

Zagreb: Dancing Bear (Gundulićeva ul. 7), Aquarius CD Shop (Varšavska 13), NAF NAF

Zagreb (Ilica 8), Rockmark (Berislavićeva 13) + 25 more locations in Zagreb, which together, with all other retail outlets in Croatia, can be found at Tickets can also be purchased at the Garica shop, Ul. ban Mladenova 3, Split.

To read more about lifestyle in Croatia, follow TCN's dedicated page.

Saturday, 12 October 2019

VIDEO: Pipi Unveils Feel Good, Anti Beach Body Monument at Bacvice in Split

October 12, 2019 - The imperfect beach body is in the spotlight thanks to popular Dalmatian soft drink Pipi.

You might know Pipi as one of the most famous soft drinks in Dalmatia, where it is not just any ordinary beverage. Namely, Pipi is synonymous with the sea, Dalmatia, and the summertime - and upon entering Split, it’s hard to miss their clever billboard. 

Known for their canny marketing and the wildly popular slogan ‘boli mi Pipi’, which those of you in Dalmatia know well, Pipi is a staple of Split and the Dalmatian region. And they are especially remembered for their catchy songs and timeless TV adverts. 

Thus, the legendary Croatian brand has shown its brilliance once again, this time paying tribute to those who feel good, confident, and relaxed in their imperfect bodies. Along with the famous slogan “boli mi Pipi’, the first-ever monument to the anti-beach body has been erected at Bacvice beach in Split, located right next to the popular Žbirac cafe.

“It's summer, and where are you? You're not at the gym. Well, who cares, because this year, you’re wearing a relaxed look. The time has come that all the unfit, untoned, and heavy-boned true kings of relaxation get their place under the sun.” 

“And I can only say #bolimepipi,” Pipi posted on Facebook.

Dalmatinski Portal writes that Pipi did not choose Bacvice beach by chance - after all, the legendary commercial featuring Ana Sasso was filmed here, and more recently, the ‘Limunada’ commercial with football club Hajduk.



Introduced in the 1970s, the non-alcoholic orange drink by Dalmacijavino was the answer to Badel's then-popular orange drink, "Nara".

Fun fact: Legend has it that the new Pipi drink was supposed to attract a younger crowd and was named after the heroine of the same children’s book - Pippi Longstocking. The author of the famous children’s tale, Astrid Lindgren, is said to have given her blessing to use the name and renounced all rights.

To read more about lifestyle in Croatia, follow TCN’s dedicated page

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Take a Book, Leave a Book: Check Out New Free Libraries on Bačvice Beach

July 4, 2019 - “So many books, so little time,” Frank Zappa once said, and with this new initiative on Bačvice beach by the Split City Library 'Marko Marulić', we would agree. 

Do you finally have the time to dig into a good book this summer? Or are you one of many whose days sunbathing at the beach is not complete without a book in hand? Whether you belong to these categories or not, we think you’ll still be pretty impressed by the latest gesture from the Marko Marulić City Library in Split.

Namely, this Split institution kept the city’s book worms to heart, and on Thursday, mounted free book stations named the “Little Free Library" at two locations on the popular Bačvice beach. They’re not hard to spot, either, and will catch your attention thanks to their flashy red and blue and white striped design. 

The painted cabinet, which resembles an emergency post or call box, is really just an outdoor bookshelf. 

“Enjoy a good book with the sun and the sea! These small libraries are free of charge bookcases for anyone who wants to read. They work on the principle of 'take a book, leave a book', so that anyone can take a book, read it, return it, and add their own book if desired. Without membership fees, without it being overdue, and with working hours every day of the year, day and night,” said the Marko Marulić City Library.

This free library project was supported by the City of Split and Bačvice Beach d.o.o. and aims to encourage the people of Split and their guests to read and exchange books. But you must not forget the golden rule: Take a book, bring a book, treasure the book!

While these free libraries certainly service tourists in Split this summer, we can only hope to spot more red bookcases outside of Split’s busy city beaches and in areas where locals will be pushed to put down their mobile phones and opt to get their heads deep into a good book instead.

To read more about sport in Croatia, follow TCN’s dedicated page

Friday, 19 April 2019

New Bačvice Hotel Nowhere Near Completion, Already Booked for Summer

A new hotel under construction at Split’s Bačvice beach, which saw its owners offer a 660 euro bribe to legalize 55 square meters, should open its doors on June 1. Although still under scaffolding, photos of the new hotel can be found on the Internet - and guests have already booked rooms, reports T.portal and Splitski Dnevnik on April 19, 2019. 

Namely, on the website, the property is almost completely booked for the season. But how could it not be, when instead of construction workers atop scaffoldings, there are pictures of a luxury hotel with a swimming pool. These lavish rooms overlook the sea, and the hotel paints a picture of elegance - at the top of the hotel, the photos even show sun loungers and parasols. The controversial hotel will set you back 300 euro for a one night stay. You can see pictures of the hotel on

This new hotel is Villa Harmony, boasting six floors located directly next to the most famous beach in Split. Due to its size and appearance, Villa Harmony has caused a lot of controversy and complaints by Split citizens as the building blocks the view in this part of the city. When construction began in 2016, the Municipal Court in Split issued a verdict, which revealed that the area covered by the permit was reduced by 55 square meters. However, the project was still completed and went forward thanks to bribing officials of the Ministry.

Zoran Sikirica bought the land at Bačvice from former Split Mayor Željko Kerum through Oriens, where he was the director. The company then changed directors and moved to Trilj and Sinj before finally returning to Split.

Last year, Sikirica said that the four-star hotel saw an investment of 32 million kuna and was expected to open by the end of 2018. In all likelihood, problems with documentation were the cause of the delay.

Villa Harmony should have 26 rooms and a large penthouse and saunas, a gym, a restaurant and an outdoor bar by the pool. Eight rooms should have a jacuzzi. Sikirica’s company Špinut is also known for building two apartment blocks in the same Split district a few years ago. The project was worth 25 million euro.

Zoran Sikirica, one of the four suspects named in USKOK's action for giving and receiving bribes in the Ministry of Construction for this hotel, is said to have escaped arrest by traveling to Israel on Wednesday.

To read more about lifestyle in Croatia, follow TCN’s dedicated page

Friday, 15 September 2017

Sneak Peek of New Hotel on Bačvice (Photos)

Have you seen the hotel construction going on at Bačvice?

Friday, 8 September 2017

Bačvice and Central Club to Star in New Netflix Film?

Could it be?

Friday, 23 June 2017

Video: Students from Varaždin Promote Split to the World

Even more promo for Split!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Split in History: Bačvice Beach Opens to Public on May 18, 1919

Incredible footage of Split’s famous city beach Bačvice over the years. 

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

PHOTOS: This is What a Spring Wednesday in Split Looks Like

One thing is for certain: We are spoiled here in Split!

Page 1 of 2