Sounds of electro-pop, rock, house, metal, and every other kind of music drew over 80 thousand of people to Zagreb’s Lake Jarun. Over the three days long InMusic festival, the audience coming from all over the world enjoyed in the artistic menu made of music, theater plays and exhibitions. All in all the 10th edition of InMusic was one big spectacle with which it defended the title of one of the best festivals in Europe. For those who don’t know, the biggest Croatian open-air music festival took place from 22nd to 24th of June.
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Earlier this spring, unfortunately for the audience, the group Florence + the Machine canceled their performance at Jarun. Rudimental, Placebo, Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, La Roux, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Paolo Nutini and others were able to make it and have managed to arouse the masses. The enthusiasm of visitors wasn’t spoiled by the bad weather – a shy sun, heavy rain, the wind, and storm. The victory was on the side of joy and music. And this year, according to the faithful fans of the festival, was also the most visited in the history of this festival who had hosted great artists such as: The Black Keys, Pixies, New Order, Arctic Monkeys, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Iggy Pop, Sonic Youth, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Prodigy, Stereo MC’s, Moby, Kraftwerk, Massive Attack, Billy Idol, The Flaming Lips, Alice in Chains, Jamiroquai, Cypres Hill, Mando Diao and many many more.
Republic of happy campers
This year’s gold medal went to musicians but also to naked, barefoot, wet, and endlessly cheerful campers. In front of their tents, they enjoyed dance, singing, laughter, and general joy of life. Cold and wet weather did not bother them on the way to a good time where they came from USA, New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain, Scotland, Portugal, Slovenia, France or Sweden… The last ones, Swedish guys, had a special status at the festival. Namely, the Balkans Stage hosted Swedish bands this year, and the project was well received by Croatian audience.
Foreign guests have mostly enjoyed the Croatian beer and traditional Balkan meal – cevapi, whose flavor spread over the Isle of Youth on Jarun. Due to the good food, cheap drinks, and great music, they say, they will return to Zagreb again next year, for the 11th edition of this excellent festival.
Photo: Julien Duval, Elvis Kosina/INmusic festival