Wiz Khalifa is set to headline Fresh Island 2016 with further performances confirmed from Ty Dolla $ign. Statik Selektah, DJ Premier, Logan Sama, Shakka and Tim Westwood, with many more still to be announced. Fresh Island is pulling out all the stops this year to make its fifth anniversary the biggest and most memorable yet. Returning to the stunning location of Croatia’s Zrce Beach, revellers will experience unmissable performances across hip-hop, grime and r&b along with boat and pool parties galore. Tickets are a very affordable €89 (around £69) for a standard 3 day pass, with VIP tickets costing €189 (around £144), available via the Fresh Island website.
Having earned a well-deserved reputation as one of Europe’s most unique music festivals, Fresh Island will once again welcome thousands of revellers to the idyllic waterside settings of Zrce Beach to witness international and underground talent across the full spectrum of Hip Hop, R&B and Grime.
Headlining the anniversary celebrations this year is rap demigod Wiz Khalifa, riding high of the back of a huge 2015 that saw him slay the charts with the Grammy nominated See You Again. Wiz will be joined by one of Hip Hop’s most dominant voices Ty Dolla $ign, who’ll be ready to deliver live cuts from his formidable debut albumFree TC. Making a welcome return to the island after recording the Beautiful Life music video with fellow Fresh Island alumni Action Bronson and Danny Brown last year, is seminal East-Coast producer Statik Selektah. Founder of influential hip-hop duo Gang Starr, DJ Premier, is another legendary producer who’ll be jetting to Zrce beach for Fresh Island.
Holding it down for the UK is BBK collaborator and rising r&b prodigy Shakka, alongside grime championLogan Sama. No Fresh Island line-up would be complete without the godfather Tim Westwood on the bill and the DJ will be joined by Melody Kane and Miss DJ Candy. Keeping the party going throughout the week are some of the UK’s finest crews including Shorebitch, Applebum, So Fresh So Clean, Cheese On Bread, Fadedand Rompa’s Reggae Shack.
Tickets will cost a mere €89 (around £69) for a standard 3 day pass and €189 (around £144) for a 3 day VIP pass, and with flights to Zagreb currently at £130, Fresh Island is not only the ultimate summer getaway but incredible value for money. Festival tickets can be found on the Fresh Island website.
Fresh Island is partnering with Croatia Wave to offer exclusive packages at affordable prices to accommodate every festival need and want. Packages start at a 5 night standard package from £314 including a three day pass to the festival, five nights stay, entry to Croatia Wave’s Fresh Island parties, entry to Fresh Island’s 5th birthday BBQ. At the premium end the Fresh Island VIP package starts at £419 and includes a three day VIP pass to the festival, seven nights stay in premium accommodation, access to all VIP areas and Q jump, drinks vouchers, entrance to exclusive pre-parties and an invitation to the official Fresh Island welcome party. Packages can be viewed here.
Official pre-concert: Angel / Wolfie & TE Dness / Jam Masters / Shorty Bless / special guestsMonday 11th July
Zero day: VICE presents BEST OF NOISEY / Fresh Island All Star DJs
Tuesday 12th July
Noisey presents: Wiz Khalifa / Ty Dolla $ign / Big Narstie / Chip / Logan Sama
Sian Anderson / hosted by Julia Adenuga
Bonafide Presents: Purple Boat
Statik Selektah / DJ Latin Prince
Noisey presents Grime Karaōke Pool Party: Kalypso
Big Narstie / Sian Anderson / hosted by Julia Adenuga
Wednesday 13th July
Kehlani / DJ Premier / Statik Selektah / Latin Prince
Noa Beach Club: Skrillex
Croatia Wave presents: The Faded Wave Boat
DJ Melody Kane / Faded DJs
Thursday 14th July
Chris Brown / Shakka / Tim Westwood / DJ Trauma
Jagermeister presents: Orange Sessions Boat
Applebum / Cheese On Bread / DJ Cut Supreme / Demr Cesar & Kidcut / DJ Phox / Faded / D.O. Gibson / Fame & Luck & Cliqme / Illvibe / Julie Adenuga / Mahreen Luv / Masterstepz / Melody Kane / Miss DJ Candy & Truth / Pfund 500 / Rompa’s Reggae Shack / Shorebitch / Sian Anderson / Sladica / So Fresh So Clean / The Menendez Brothers / Two Crooks / Yard
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