With so many parties to go to this summer, Croatia is fast becoming the first port of call for lovers of sun, sea and a seriously good time. A definite gem is SUNceBEAT 5, held at Garden Tisno. This is the fifth year of this established festival and, since its inception, it has gone from strength to strength. The quality of acts and DJs that have flocked to this beautiful land to play at Suncebeat can be credited to the creators Alex and Dave who also run Southport Weekender and who have established themselves as leading edge promoters. Attending Suncebeat 5 is a chance to really enjoy great music with a fun-loving crowd in one of the most stunning places on the planet.


If you’re looking for a dose of soul, house, hip hop or jazz funk fusion, Suncebeat will definitely deliver. Mixing unmissable line-ups with the beauty of Garden Tisno and the sunshine vibes of Croatia has made Suncebeat a must-be-at event.  You will not be disappointed visiting Croatia as the food, drink and attractions provide a genuinely worthwhile holiday and having a great party to attend as well continues the desire for the evolution of this premier event. Those that have been to Southport Weekender know that the crowd in attendance is one of the best in the world. Due to the good vibrations, people from all over the world will arrive at this festival, making it one of the most culturally diverse and friendliest crowds you will ever experience. 

The Garden Tisno is also a brilliant venue in Croatia. The atmosphere is serene, with beautiful sunsets, Funktion 1 soundsystem, fabulous lighting and great cocktails. With a gorgeous beach bar and the stunning Dalmatian Coast to play in, it really is fun in the sun. There’s Barbarellas nightclub for dancing throughout the night with the stars above, and not forgetting the truly memorable Argonaughty boat parties that absolutely go off! The line-up looks amazing this year and, judging by the amazing Southport Weekender 50th celebration held in May, those boat parties will be once again off the hook.

A host of quality artists such as David Morales, Kerri Chandler, Giles Peterson, Prosumer, Osunlade, Rich Medina, Black Coffee, Ron Trent, Glen Underground, Deetron, Kyodai, Sadar Bahar, Craig Smith, Grant Nelson, Atjazz, Karizma, Julian Gomes, Culoe De Song and Boo Williams will be providing cutting edge music with definite style. For those that have been to Southport Weekender or who are still buzzing from the 50th, we’ve got the regulars on mass such as Ronnie Herel, Phil Asher, Kev Beadle, Souldynamic, Terry Jones, Luis Radio, Martin Lodge, Mark Stone, Luis Radio, Master D, Lil Stevie, Gavin Kendrick, Ben Brophy, Sarah Favouritizm and also Jonny Miller and Dean Smith. Not forgetting the legendary Saturday afternoon live act with legendary Lonnie Liston Smith. Frankie Knuckles was set to headline Suncebeat this year, however plans had to be changed due to the unexpected death of the dance legend. In the wake of his passing though, the spirit of house music will surely be even more pronounced at Suncebeat 5. RIP Frankie Knuckles. 

There’s no doubt Suncebeat looks like a lot of fun this year. If you haven’t been to Croatia yet then you’ve got a lot to look forward to and I wouldn’t be surprised if, moving forward, Suncebeat becomes the preferred yearly choice for Southport Weekender veterans. The boat parties, the weather, the quality food and beautiful coastline make it something you just can’t experience in the UK. The Garden Tisno is the best place for this brilliant crowd and, as punters, promoters and artists alike are all having such a good time, you can really connect there and experience an unforgettable time. 

Tareck Ghoneim

Official Site - http://www.suncebeat.com