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Fresh Island 2018

July 10 – July 12, 2018

Pag Island, Novalja (Zrće Beach)


»The hip hip a hop, and you don’t stop, a rock it!« And you won’t be stopping. Not even for a minute, if you decide to jump into Zrće beach’s Fresh island festival – the leading hip-hop, RnB and urban music festival in the region.

The previous 7 editions of the festival have seen the biggest names in the industry – Sean Paul, Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Redman & Method Man, Eve and many more. And the organizers are obviously on a roll! The 2018 edition is bringing Lil Pump, Goldlink, J Hus and Stefflon Don to the mix.

Fresh island delivers its awesome beats through 3 main stages, all rated within the World’s Top 100 clubs by DJ Mag – Papaya, Aquarius and Kalypso. Grind your way through swinging bodies in the hottest days of July, from July 10th to July 12th. Or go for the full week experience by attending pre-parties and the official afterparty.




Lil Pump

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J Hus

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Stefflon Don

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Tim Westwood

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Statik Selektah

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  • Cheese On Bread
  • Faded
  • Shorebitch
  • Shorty Bless
  • So Fresh So Clean
  • Stamina

How to get there?


By Car

The island is reachable from Posedarje on the mainland via Pag Bridge.

If you are travelling to the island of Pag from Zadar and points south, the island is reachable from Posedarje on the mainland via Pag Bridge, which takes visitors to the island’s south end. Jadrolinija ferries make hourly runs from mainland port Prizna to port Zigljen on the island’s north end, depositing visitors about 4.8 km (3 miles) from Novalja.

When demand is high during peak season, the ferries often throw out their schedules and leave port as soon as they are full. A one-way ferry ride for a car with two people costs about 100kn (around 13€).

More info: http://croatia.hr/


By Bus

Flying is the most comfortable and the fastest way to get to the festival.

The airports of Zadar, Split and Rijeka are the closest to the Island. The nearest airport is Zadar Airport, located 85km away from Novalja and has destinations across much of Europe, other airports are listed below:

Zadar Airport – 85km
Split Airport – 185km
Zagreb Airport – 230km


By Plane

There are several bus lines organized.

To make your trip easier we organised several bus lines connecting airports and cities to the festival.

Also we provide shuttle buses that run the 24h of the festival to ensure you get to your accommodation. You can book your transfers and shuttles with us, check the bookings to see prices and availability.

The Venue

Fresh Island

Pag Island, Novalja (Zrće Beach)


  • All our guests are accommodated here.
  • It is 3.5km away from Zrće Beach
  • There are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars
  • You can book our shuttle to go to and from the festival
  • Novalja stands out due to the beauty and uniqueness of its beaches, landscapes, entertainment and nightlife.

Zrće Beach:

Lined with world-famous clubs, Zrće Beach has become a hub for dance music and unbeatable summer parties.


  • Papaya: The best club in Croatia has irreplaceable summer after beach parties and spectacular night parties with views overlooking the clear Adriatic and Velebit mountain.
  • Aquarius Club: This massive and attractive club with its modern design makes you realise that this is exactly the place where memories are made.
  • Kalypso: You can dance near its pools and drink various types of refreshing summer cocktails, or seek for some discretion and get in a chill out mood at the lounge area.
  • Noa Beach Club: It is the #14 best club in the world according to DJ Mag and one of the most trendy and entertaining clubs in all Adriatic region.


What if the search produces no results?

Please check your chosen criteria (particularly arrival and departure dates). If this doesn’t produce a result, send an e-mail with your request to [email protected]

How soon can a reply to a request be expected?

Our customer service will take care of your request as soon as possible. We guarantee our reply will be in your inbox in 24 hours.

What type of accommodation is on offer?

We offer apartments, studios and rooms.

What is the difference between an apartment and a room?

The difference between an apartment and a room is that rooms have shared features such as a kitchen, and in some instances shared bathrooms. Studio features all the facilities as apartment, where in bedroom is not separated from the main living space.

It is possible to make payments in instalments?


Do full payments need to be made prior to the festival?

Yes, but you can choose instalments payment. With this option, the price can be split into several payments.

Payment dynamics if booked until 15.04.2017:

40% (deposit) due at the time of making a reservation
60% due 15.04.2017
Minimum purchase to pay with installments is 350€.

Failure to pay in full by these due times may result in the cancellation of booking followed by a penalty. For bookings made after 15.04.2017 full payment is required.

Is accommodation cheaper for whole week bookings?

In some cases, this is an option, please check the rates.

Are sheets and towels required?

Sheets are provided in all accommodation options (apartments and rooms), but we advise you to bring some extra towels, although they usually are provided.

Where can the location of the booked accommodation be seen?

You can find the location of the accommodation in the description of the accommodation.

Is the apartment/room difficult to find? What is the address?

You don’t need an address, as you have a one-way transfer from our check-in point (common for all accommodation) to your apartment/room in price of accommodation. If you need an address for later use, you will be provided with it on your arrival at the apartment/room.


What time can the accommodation be accessed?

Check-in is available on the date of arrival between 1 pm and 11 pm.

What are the arrangements for late arrival or after 11pm on the date of arrival?

If you intend to arrive after check-in hours and require a late check-in, please send us an e-mail ([email protected]). Please note that no check in will take place after 11:00 pm unless the requirement has been previously notified.

What time must the accommodation be vacated?

Check-out on the date of your departure is by 10 am.


How will the documentation regarding my booking (receipt) be delivered?

Documents are sent to your e-mail automatically when your payment is complete. Additional information regarding your arrival/booking will be sent to your e-mail two weeks before your arrival.

How to find information regarding transfer?

Please visit the tab »How to get there?« to find information about airport transfers, ferries to Novalja and information of the distances between the nearest airports and Novalja.

How to book airport transfer?

Please visit the tab »Airport transfers« to find informations about airport transfers.

What if the bus timetable doesn’t suit the flight arrival time?


We try our best to cater for the majority of incoming flights. If nothing seems to be available for your particular flight please send an e-mail with your flight times and airport location to [email protected]

What festival shuttle is available and how is it booked?

Festival shuttle is by bus between festival venue and a bus station near your accommodation. Please visit tab »Festival shuttle« to book it and obtain more information.

Can a festival shuttle be provided for any village on the island of Pag?

We provide festival shuttle transfers for all accommodation booked through our website, regardless of village. All our accommodation is within walking distance of the festival shuttle stations.

Where can the terms and conditions for the chosen service be found?

To see terms and conditions please visit tab »Terms & conditions«.

Where can the cancellation policy be found?

To see cancellation policy please see terms and conditions: Amendment and cancellation on booking after on behalf of passenger.

What is the tourist tax?

Registration and the payment of the tourist tax for domestic and foreign guests is mandatory according to the Tourist Tax Act and the Movement And Stay Of Foreign Persons Act. The client is obliged to pay the tourist tax together with the accommodation. The daily tourist tax is 1,00 € unless stated otherwise.

Why do we pay a deposit? And how much?

The deposit is an insurance against possible disappearance, damage to or destruction of your apartment or property. The security deposit is either returned to you or retained by us as a compensation for possible damage. All deposits are payable to Collegium only, nothing should be paid to your landlord at any point. The deposit is between 30 € – 50 € or 230 kn – 380 kn.

What travel documents are required for entry into Croatia?

For all entry document-related issues, please visit www.mvpei.hr.

Where can money be exchanged?

At exchange offices and banks. There are plenty of them around the island.

Can payment in bars, restaurants be made in Euros in Croatia?

The official currency in Croatia is Kuna and is the only legal tender. There are cashpoints located across Pag to draw Kunas from, but please bring enough in advance to cover the majority of your stay as these can be very busy/run out of funds during the festival period due to the amount of people using them.

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