INmusic Festival Among NME’s 20 Most Anticipated Festivals in 2022!

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Photo: Matija Habljak/PIXSELL

Since its first release in 2006, the INmusic Festival has hosted over 430 bands from 37 countries and given the domestic audience more than 500 concert performances, many of which were premieres in Croatia. In 14 previous editions of the INmusic festival, we had the opportunity to enjoy the top performances of the world’s greatest music artists such as Kings Of Leon, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Arctic Monkeys, The Cure, Florence + The Machine, Arcade Fire, PJ Harvey, Queens Of The Stone Age, Jamiroquai, New Order, Pixies, The Prodigy, The Black Keys, and more hundreds of others.

The long-awaited jubilee 15th Edition of the INmusic Festival in Croatia premieres performances by The Killers with the always eager return of local and international audience favorites Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and performances by some of today’s most attractive bands: Deftones, Kasabian, Royal Blood, IDLES, White Lies, Fontaines DC, The Comet is Coming and many others.


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As reported by Večernji List, this recognition for the INmusic Festival sounds even greater considering that it ranks among the world’s largest festivals after two years of a pandemic. These festivals received millions of grants from their countries, enjoy great support from communities, and have an average organizational budget that is 15 to 75 times higher than the organizational budget of the INmusic Festival.

INmusic Festival is additionally distinguished by having the best price for a festival ticket, which is adjusted to the purchasing power of the Croatian audience, as pointed out by many other European and world media from year to year, most recently by the largest Scottish daily The Scotsman, which in its travel recommendation highlights the INmusic Festival as the most favorable in Europe. The festival has already been praised by the world media with descriptions of INmusic festivals as ‘Woodstock for the 21st Century’ (Huffington Post) or ‘Europe’s Best Kept Festival Secrets’ (NME).

The quality and attractiveness of the INmusic Festival have been recognized by numerous international audiences, so a record number of festival tourists is expected for the 15th edition of INmusic, which is estimated to generate at least HRK 50 million during their stay in Zagreb and Croatia.

Despite its international reputation and impressive cultural and tourism results, the INmusic Festival has been warning since its launch in 2006 of unfair and inadequate treatment, and even for many years completely non-existent support from local governments and relevant ministries. In the international competition with festivals recognized as central cultural and tourism events in their countries and local communities that provide them with generous financial and logistical support, independent festivals such as INmusic not owned by corporations and venture capital funds, without long-term and stable support from local and national bodies are not sustainable.

INmusic Festival hopes that after being ranked by NME among the 20 most anticipated music festivals in 2022, another recognition in a series of major international awards, it will finally bring the deserved attention and support of the City of Zagreb and ministries so that Zagreb, and thus Croatia, remain as a relevant point on the festival map of Europe, meeting their cultural needs in order to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Zagreb and Croatia.

The 15th anniversary edition of the INmusic Festival will take place after a two-year break caused by the coronavirus pandemic at the well-known location of the Jarun Islands in Zagreb for the first time in four festival days, from 20 to 23 June 2022, accompanied by a seven-day festival camp which brings together visitors from over 50 countries around the world. The long-awaited 15th INmusic Festival will feature The Killers, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Deftones, Kasabian, Royal Blood, IDLES, White Lies, Fontaines DC, Gogol Bordello, Amadou & Mariam, Sleaford Mods, The Comet Is Coming, Tamikrest, Hinds, Dry Cleaning and many others.

Four-day festival tickets for the 15th INmusic Festival at the price of 599 kuna are available through their official website and already purchased three-day tickets for the 15th INmusic Festival remain valid for four full festival days on the new dates of its 2022 edition.

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