Monday, 12 July 2021

Sonus Returns to Croatia with Over 40 Headliners for 2022

July 12, 2021 - Sonus returns to Croatia with a packed lineup on Pag next year!

At Sonus, the music runs from dusk till dawn for five days and nights. You dance by the beach, gaze out to sea and have a gorgeous sun beating down from above before the sky turns to flames and darkness falls. After two Covid-enforced years off, one of Europe's most iconic summer festivals finally returns from 21st - 25th August 2022 with its most alluring line-up yet.



Once again you can expect world-class international guests like a special, mouthwatering back-to-back set between the dream team duo of Ricardo Villalobos and Zip. There will be first-ever Sonus sets from Bulgarian KiNK who plays live, as well as DJ sets from global hitmaker FISHER, UK tastemaker Michael Bibi plus Giorgia Anguili (live), and 999999999. There will be edgy new-school stars like Kobosil, Reinier Zonneveld (live), IMOGEN, and Paula Temple all present forward-thinking techno. Ever reliable global headliners such as Amelie Lens, Sven Väth, and Dixon bring their years of knowledge and skill, and there are more than 30 other names including Loco Dice, Maceo Plex, Patrick Topping, Chris Liebing, ANNA, Rødhåd, Ben Klock, Jamie Jones, Sonja Moonear, Richie Hawtin and Seth Troxler also set to headline. 


Sonus is presented by Time Warp and We Love Sound. World-renowned for being one of the most carefully considered Summer underground festivals, It always attracts an in-the-know and international audience of real music lovers. This highly anticipated eighth edition will go down across the lively Zrce Beach in Novalja, Croatia. This is a naturalistic haven and untapped beauty spot with a rich array of local cultures and customs and breathtaking scenery as well as plenty of more quiet spots to explore and enjoy between dancing. 

Three coastal clubs Aquarius, Kalypso, and Papaya provide the locations for endless dancing, with world-class sound systems, open-air dance floors, lush sun-loungers, and uninterrupted views of the calming sea and meandering coastline. Of course, you can also expect some famous boat parties for up close and personal parties as you sail atop the twinkling seas. 


The countdown is finally on to Sonus 2022. It is a unique five days where classy electronic music, welcoming music lovers and a beautiful location all make for an unforgettable experience. 

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Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Sonus Festival on Pag Island Moves to August 2022 Due to COVID-19 Uncertainty

June 9, 2021 - The popular Pag Island music festival Sonus has been postponed until next summer due to the restrictions and uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Sonus organizers released a statement about the news on Tuesday: 

"Because of the global ongoing uncertainty around the Coronavirus pandemic, it is with a heavy heart that we cancel Sonus Festival 2021. Given all the limitations and restrictions we expected to encounter, we do not believe that we could have presented an experience worthy of what Sonus stands for. Safety comes first, and so we have made the tough decision to postpone to the week from August 21st - August 25th, 2022. 

When the time finally comes, you can expect a typically world-class Sonus line-up - a high calibre selection of the house and techno talents who have helped make Sonus one of Europe's most essential summer festivals."


Says Sonus's Robin Ebinger, "This is a hugely difficult decision, but it is in everyone's best interests, and we are optimistic that soon we will all have the Pag Island sand between our toes again. To all 2020 ticket holders: please check your inbox for more details regarding a refund or the ticket transfer process."

Because a lot of fans have kept hold of their 2020 tickets, and with high demand expected for the 2022 ticket sale, make sure to sign up for the limited Early Bird Private Pre-Sale starting on the 18th of June to secure your chance to dance next year! 

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Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Sonus Named Best Open Air Music Festival in Croatia

September 30, 2020 - For the fourth year in a row, the Sonus Festival has proved that it is a favorite festival among the audience at the recent awards ceremony of the domestic and regional electronic music industry held in Zagreb.

HRTurizam reports that the Sonus Festival won the Ambassador Award for the best open-air festival in 2019, in competition against the most famous festivals Dimensions, Outlook, Sea Star, and Modem.

The Sonus Festival on the island of Pag is visited every year by guests from more than 65 countries, and due to the global coronavirus epidemic and the recommendations of experts, the organizers decided not to hold the festival this year.

"Although Sonus has received international awards, the Ambassador Award means a lot to us because every year it is chosen by our most loyal local and regional fans. I would like to thank them for supporting us by choosing us for the fourth year in a row. In these difficult times for the music industry, this kind of recognition gives us an incentive to work even harder and strive to make our next festival even better. We hope that the health situation will improve and that we will soon be able to organize some of our events and host some of the world's music DJ stars in Croatia," said the founder of the Sonus Festival, Dalibor Oliver Zjacic.


Hoping to improve the global health situation and bring the epidemic under control, preparations will soon begin for the 8th edition of the festival scheduled for August 15 to 20, 2021.

Over the past few years, the Sonus Festival has hosted the world's biggest names, such as Carl Cox, Solomon, Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Adam Beyer, Loco Dice, Chris Liebing, Pan-Pot, Amelie Lens, Charlotte De Witte, The Martinez Brothers, Tale Of Us, Joseph Capriati, Jamie Jones, Sam Paganini, Seth Troxler, Marco Carole, Maceo Plexa, Apolloniae, Len Faki, Matadora, Enzo Siraguse, tINI, Monica Kruse and many others.

The Sonus team also organizes the Zagreb International Festival #WELOVESOUND, which has also been postponed to June 12, 2021.

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Monday, 22 August 2016

Sonus Festival Kicked Off on Zrće: TCN Caught Up with Sonus Artist Pan-Pot

TCN caught up with Tassilo Ippenberger and Thomas Benedix from Berlin-based techno duo Pan-Pot ahead of their performance at Sonus Festival this week. Both DJ’s and music producers, Pan-Pot’s sound is best defined as “underground-oriented, yet independent of any existing genres of contemporary sounds, traversing techno and house but having experimental elements with strong IDM influences.”

Sonus Festival began on Zrće Beach yesterday, and will run through August 25th. Pan-Pot will perform on Wednesday, August 24th (Day 3) from 1am – 4am at Kalypso and on Wednesday, August 24th (Day 4) from 6pm – 9pm at Papaya.

Friday, 12 August 2016

This Year’s Sonus Festival Stands by a Humanitarian Cause

Sonus festival, one of Croatia’s top music festivals that is held on the popular Zrće beach, will take place from August 21-25. This year’s festival, aside from 5 days and 5 nights of partying, is getting involved in a humanitarian effort set forth by world renowned DJ Seth Troxler.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Pulse Radio’s 15 European Festivals You Need to Hit this Summer

Pulse Radio is an international channel for electronic music - spanning from their first homebase in Australia to their newest addition of Los Angeles, with a dominating global presence. Pulse Radio is considered the “heart of electronic music”, dedicating their purpose to the art of Electronic Dance Culture. To make festival hunting this summer easier for everyone, they have compiled a list of what they think make the 15 not to miss festivals across Europe.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Top 3 Music Festivals on Zrće Beach

Zrće Beach in Novalija, on the island of Pag has a party boy reputation. Essentially the pioneers in bringing beach clubs and after beach parties to the coast of Croatia, Zrće Beach is known as the tried and true party island in the country. Similarly to Tisno, Zrće Beach also hosts music festivals throughout the summer, although this music festival season starts earlier, already beginning at the end of June! With 10 summer music festivals gracing Papaya, Kalypso, and Aquarius clubs on the beach, we’re here to bring you the top 3 not to miss.