Street Art, Music, Workshops, and Fashion: Check Out the 3 Alternative Festivals Hitting Split

Daniela Rogulj

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Nema Labavo, FIDO Music Weekend, and Ego Free Festival are all hitting Split in April. 

With the busy summer festival season quickly approaching, today we take a look at three urban festivals hitting Split’s alternative core this preseason. 

Nema Labavo – Street Art Festival 

This coming extended Easter weekend at Judino Drvo, a day and night program awaits, featuring a variety of programs such as exhibitions, live mural drawings, and music events by day and night. Organized by KUU Romb, Judino Drvo has opened their space and energy to create another remarkable event in this city – Nema Labavo

The opening ceremony of the festival will begin on March 31st and begins with the exhibitiom “Parazite Live” and street action by the well-known artist Saša Pocnić. The opening evening will be accompanied by a packed music program. At this exhibition, Pocnić will offer a retrospective of street art in Split over the last 40 years. Some of the work on display does not exist today, as well as some of the authors, but the archives will offer a cross-section of the development and art in the city of Split. In the afternoon hours of the festival, cartoonists will paint the walls around Judino Drvo, thereby revitalizing a neglected part of the town.

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Friday, 30.03, 21:00


Saturday, 31.03., 13:00






Sunday, 01.04, 15:00

DJ Shonky, DJ Miro, DJ Jakir and DJ Daff

FIDO Music Weekend

FIDO Music Weekend will be held for the first time in three locations in Split, from April 5 to 7. The first showcase music festival in Croatia, FIDO will present some of the great young regional performers in Split, as well as some better known foreign bands. The program, besides live music, will be enriched with accompanying educational and entertaining content.

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Thursday, April 5

20:00 The Fogsellers @ Amfiteatar MKC

22:15 Freedom @ Split Circus

Friday, April 6 at Klub Kocka

22:30 Sara Renar

23:30 Kundyak Mezhie

01:00 Zoster

Saturday, April 7

MKC Gallery:

19:00 Fashion Show by Designer store KRUG

Klub Kocka:

22:30 Igralom




Until 18.03. – 120kn early bird

Until 01.04. – 150kn

Day of the festival:

Thursday – 40kn / Friday – 70kn / Saturday – 70kn

Where to buy?

Split: Caffe bar Basket, Lumer Shop, Split Circus

Zagreb: Rockmark

Šibenik: VINO & INO

Ego Free Festival

After the first two editions of the festival delighted all visitors to the newly refurbished Turkish Tower, the third edition of Ego Free Festival is booked for April 27 to 29. This year’s festival boasts three days, 3 stages, and even a program for the littlest ones in attendance. 

The novelty of this year’s festival release is the smaller, more mature stage (think a chill, hippie zone) that will be located on a large meadow, conceived as a picnic zone with blankets and hammocks, dogs, and children. The DJ program will be based exclusively on the sounds of the 70s, which will be a treat for the many older visitors looking to remember their youth. There will also be warm soup, fritule and tasty meals on offer. 

Visitors will be able to choose from a variety of workshops (yoga house, juggling, face painting, youth games, and more) organized by various associations around the city. There will also be a fair of handicrafts where visitors will be able to buy original products crafted by some twenty artists from Split.

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The festival is organized by the Split collective Underground Control and is of a humanitarian character. Together with the MoSt association, which will actively participate in the workshops and games, proceeds from the festival will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Association “Tako mala tako moćna” in Split to equip the stem cell transplant center at KBC Split.

Friday, April 27


19:00: Festival begins with a concert 

21:00: Ante Jakir will DJ until midnight

24:00 After party at Judino Drvo with hosts Beats’n’Sax

Tower O’CVIC (2nd stage)

20:00-24:00 = Dj program

Saturday, April 28


19:00: Sekou Kouyate (Guinea) is a highly-acclaimed virtuoso of traditional instruments – especially choir, singing and composing Combining wah-wah pedals, rapid reactions, experimental distortion, rock, and African pop music with jazz excursions, Sekou Kouyate remains faithful to the beauty and simplicity of African culture. Kouyate brings music from a place that stifles the stiff views of dance as an important part of the concert performance, which is so often seen throughout the modern world. Sekou Kouyate is rightly considered to be a musical genius, and one of the most exciting products to have come out of the African music scene for the last decade

21:00-24:00: DJ Program

24:00: After party at Judino Drvo 

Tower O’CVIC

12:00-24:00: Dj program


12:00-19:00: DJ program, workshops …

Sunday, April 29

DJ program, workshops. All-day program on all three stages

* The event program will be supplemented later, for details see the Facebook page.


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