At the end of June, the 9th INmusic festival was held on lake Jarun in Zagreb, Croatia. This year’s festival could be summarised in these few words: good music, great vibes, wonderful location, packed camping grounds and, unfortunately, a lot of rain.
Nevertheless, the whole experience was absolutely marvellous. We stayed in the camping area, which was packed with a myriad of people, swam in the lovely lake, took a trip to the city centre of Zagreb (since, with the camping wristband, public transport was free) and listened to a diverse line-up of musicians.
Flogging Molly and The Fratellis were definitely my favourite. Beside them, other participants included The Black Keys, MGMT, Pixies, Foals, Crystal Fighters, Bombay Bicycle Club and many others.
As I previously mentioned, the vibe was amazing. People from various countries gathered to celebrate music and having fun. The camping site was connected with the festival area by a makeshift bridge which could prove to be quite a challenge to pass for a slightly intoxicated person.
The whole festival peninsula offered two bigger stages, a few tent-parties, a live jukebox, an old-school-bus-converted-movie-theatre, Mexican/Italian/Chinese and typical Balkan food shops as wells as an abundance of chilling areas.
One of the most amazing experiences for me was taking part in a silent party. A silent party consists of three DJs mixing songs from diverse genres (in our case, rap, rock and dance) and a pair of special headphones that enable you to switch from one DJ to another. To look at people around you singing and dancing to different tunes was nothing short of hilarious.
Unfortunately the weather wasn’t particularly kind to us since we were forced to come home one day earlier then anticipated because of non-stop rain. On Wednesday, the last day of the festival, it rained pretty much the whole time which led to soaking wet tents, super muddy grounds and huge puddles. The degrees also dropped way below your average late-June temperatures. It seemed, however, that many people weren’t bothered at all by the bad weather. They were prancing around barefoot, jumping puddles and seemingly enjoying the whole experience. Well, as long as there is beer, who cares, right?
Despite missing some musicians that performed on the last day, the whole INmusic festival was awesome, memorable and absolutely stunning.
I have also filmed and edited a short video about the whole experience:
Looking forward to next year’s 10th!