The American actor and musician, best known for his roles in the Dallas Buyers Club (which won him an Academy award in 2013) and his early role in the teen hit My So-Called Life, has arrived in Croatia. Back in January, we reported of his plans, and now Jared Leto has done exactly as he announced back then – he is on Obonjan, for the Mars Island musical festival!
Not only are he and his band 30 Seconds to Mars one of the headliners of the festival, but it has been reported that Jared Leto is himself the main organiser of the festival. The festival will take place on the 9th to the 12th of August, on Obonjan, a small island near Šibenik with quite an interesting past – and an obviously equally interesting future, with Hollywood superstars renting the island to hold musical festivals.
This is the first time the festival will be held in Croatia (and Europe), as the previous four instances took place in Malibu in California.
Jared Leto posted on his social media, publishing an Instagram story in which he informs his followers that he has arrived in Croatia, just a few days before the start of the festival. He added that he’s getting to know the island, and that he’s happy to see the people also arriving for the festival. He expects that everything is going to be amazing.
The prices of admition for the festival are quite high by Croatian standards (but let’s be fair, the Croats aren’t really the target audience for this festival), but they include admission to all musical performances, accommodation, and a wide variety of other activities, such as yoga, meditation, art workshops etc.
The lowest price of 1500 USD will get you a tent accommodation, for 2500 or 3500 USD you’ll get more luxurious tent accommodation. For 6500 USD, you’ll have a wooden house of your own, and an additional VIP experience with Jared Leto.
This is not Leto’s or his band’s first visit to Croatia: in 2011 they performed in Zagreb at the popular Močvara club.