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Petrčane – The music festival near Zadar among the 10 best in the world

15 November 2011 No Comment

The music festival Soundwave in Petrčane, near Zadar, is the third on the list of the ten most attractive international festivals, according to the Cheapflights, an online travel advisor, as was recently reported by Reuters.

The Soundwave festival is a three day long party in July, attended by young people from all over Europe. The party however, does not start at the festival in Croatia, but already on the way there. The festival has clearly specified routes across Europe, with recommended stopovers, so fellow Soundwavers are able to meet up. This year`s Soundwave will be held from 22-24 July, where more than 50 artists among, whom are Roots Manuva, Mr Scruff, Bonobo and the Swedish pop group Little Dragon, will be performing on three stages and a party boat.

The festival is held in a fishing village located between Zadar (12km away) and Nin, both old Croatian towns. Petrčane is a tourist resort with a beautiful pebble and rocky 2 km long beach, which is surrounded by pine woods. Because of its exquisite geographical position, it is a starting point for trips to the islands of the Zadar archipelago and for tours of the National parks Kornati and Paklenica. Surrounding Petrčane are a few campsites, and there are mostly apartments and rooms on offer in private accommodation.

Petrčane has been inhabited from the 10th century and that is where the estates of the Zadar monasteries St. Krševan and Platon were located during the Middle Ages. In the nearby Nin, there is a pre Romanic church of the Cross, which was proclaimed the smallest cathedral in the world, with a cross shaped floor plan and a dome.

First on the list of Cheapflights is the three day Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio in California, which starts off the festival season in the middle of April. The Danish festival on the island Zealand – in the ancient Viking town Roskilde is one of the largest European festivals, which was founded in 1971 by two high school friends – came in the second place.

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