Less Than 24 Hours in Tisno for Electric Elephant Festival

Daniela Rogulj


Electric Elephant festival, one of the many festivals that takes place in Tisno over the summer months, has just come to an end. With less than 24 hours to spare, here is our observation.

With less than 24 hours running on our timeclock, we took a quick hop, skip, and jump over to Tisno to experience what is known as Electric Elephant, one of the many summer music festivals taking place along the Adriatic coast this summer.


First off, the location is nearly perfect. Located on the narrow strait that separates the island Murter from the mainland, Tisno is a picturesque fishing village, quiet with a heavy local vibe unbeknownst to the shenanigans festival goers are up to around them. The layout of Tisno actually makes it the perfect festival location; there seems to be no common center, with festival accommodation spread out throughout the narrow town, making the actual festival site the common zone for festival goers to gather.


This now brings us to the festival. Electric Elephant was held at The Garden Tisno, a natural ampitheatre in a secluded paradise close to the beach and a short walk from the town. The Garden Tisno is also part of The Garden Group, famously known for The Garden Zadar, The Garden Festival, and their newest Garden Brewery. For Electric Elephant there were two stages, a beach stage and a main stage. The beach stage is tucked in a stunning bay, the main stage in a literal garden paradise filled with trees and vegetation.


Because the main festival site closes at midnight, festival goers are then encouraged to head over to the ever so famous Barbarella’s Discotheque, a late night outdoor venue located in the next town over, Pirovac. Barbarella’s is a fan favorite, an oasis next to the water surrounded by old stone to cover the sound from the outside, with discoballs fluttering overhead. Here you will find djs that had already played sets at the main festival, and others who are unique to the Barbarella’s night lineup. You can get there by taxi which will run you about 150kn each way, or more fashionably arrive in a taxi boat. Although costing 65kn per person, we took the taxi boat option. Worth every kuna, the pitch black islands surrounded you, illuminated only by the starlit sky and the flicker of boat lights in the distance, making this an experience without a price. Because of Tisno’s unique location on a strait, the boat glided on water like oil – how cool is that?



The festival was a perfect mix of tourists and members of the domestic music loving community, creating an international vibe not to be beat. The crowd spanned from mid 20 year olds to those in their late 30’s, with everyone bringing a different spark to the party that culminated into many smiling faces and dancing feet.

The music was top class, with a wide range of djs from the states to the UK, and all throughout Europe. The boat parties are carefully curated, and a massive hit for festival goers at Electric Elephant – taking you on a music bumping tour through the cracks and crevices of Tisno’s offerings.

All in all the festival was one to remember, and one that many will attend and keep attending year in and out. The artists were happy, the staff was more than helpful, and the crowd one you considered friends. We look forward to the next one!



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