Wouter de Vink
By Wouter de Vink

Attention hardcore fans, because summer is approaching and so is Forbidden Island. With increasing temperatures, we are already looking ahead to this 2nd packed edition: “Beter Kom Je Naar Kroatië!”

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1. Forbidden Island is a unique Hardcore vacation

The well-known Zrće Beach has become the ultimate holiday destination among fans of the harder styles. An event like this one from the well-known BKJN Events – where you literally go on a sun holiday to a festival – you will not find anywhere else than here in sunny Croatia.

Moreover, it offers the possibility to make it a longer holiday, with mega popular destinations such as Split and Hvar nearby. An ideal combination of partying and chilling.

2. Hardcore at the beach

Yes, you read that right. With various locations and clubs, Forbidden Island offers the opportunity to REALLY party on the beach. While the best DJs are spinning on stage, you can look out on the azure blue sea from the dancefloor.

If you had to think in advance what a combination between the summer holidays and festivals should look like, then Forbidden Island is the perfect example of this.

Forbidden Island 2023 Croatia

3. Excellent line-up: with the greatest in Hardcore

Forbidden Island lasts no less than 4 days, so organization BKJN has brought an extensive range of artists for all parties, pool parties and even boat parties (you will read more about this later!) to Southern Europe.

With a broad programming, the best Hardcore, Frenchcore, Uptempo and Terror are behind the turntables every day: from Dr. Peacock to Partyraiser and from Angerfist to Sefa – the very greatest are here. And every day is different because of the diversity within this line-up.

4. Once in a lifetime experience: join the artists on a hardcore holiday

Because of the intimate setting, Forbidden Island is also loved by the artists: they often stay at this party destination all four days. Just like you, ther are lying by the pool with a drink in their hand (or partying on the beach until the sun comes up).

Everything is intimate and close, so you feel like you’re partying with everyone. For DJs, Zrće Beach is a holiday to enjoy at the end of the busy festival season: it’s not for nothing that 40+ of the great artists come to this hardcore paradise!

5. Board the boat parties

Fanatic boaters agree that boat trips are part of a holiday. That’s why Forbidden Island has literally brought several boat parties on board, partying on the Adriatic with the best artists and even during golden hour: the moment when the sun is at its most beautiful.

Brace yourself for great captains: with BKJN vs Partyraiser Boat Party on Monday, Dr. Peacock’s Trip To Zrće on Wednesday and Dimi & Major’s Floating Fiesta on Thursday. The landscape of Pag Island is also breathtaking from the water and offers a unique view of the Croatian coast. Including a short stop to swim in the sea, these cruises are a must during your holiday on Forbidden Island.

6. The pool parties are a unique experience

Imagine: you are standing with your feet in the pool, dancing in your swimming trunks or bikini with a lovely sun on your head. You go wild with your friends, the water splashes up and the DJ plays a smashing set. These are the perfect ingredients for a pool party, aren’t they?

With several pool parties in one of the open air clubs, where the women take over during All Girls Allowed and with the German organization Inurfase as host, this is a unique way to party. It would not surprise you that there is always a great atmosphere here. People go crazy and at the end of the day there is almost no water left in the pool. Pure enjoyment.

7. Guaranteed good weather

The past few days we’ve been ‘happy’ with about 27 degrees, but nowhere can the weather change like here in the Netherlands and Belgium (and the heat is also unbearable). Before you know it, it will be gray and cloudy again…

The summers in Croatia, on the other hand, could be called a guarantee for success: it is tropically warm every day (with an average of 15 hours of sunshine) and the average sea temperature is a wonderful 25 degrees. In short, this is exactly what you want when you are on vacation.

8. A huge choice of villas and hotels

If you list all the accommodation options on Forbidden Island, you will spontaneously feel the summer. From apartments with a swimming pool, to villas, hotels and beach houses: this ultimate hardcore holiday has everything for you and your friends.

You can go to your accommodation just a 1-minute walk from almost all clubs and other parties. Some have a private pool and others have a chill balcony from which to enjoy the sunset – bring on the summer!

9. Croatia is one of the most popular holiday destinations

Croatia is not only a beautiful place with a rich nightlife: it is even in the Top 10 most popular holiday destinations in Europe. More and more young people are visiting the country and besides the popular island of Pag (where Forbidden Island takes place), the country has much more to offer.

Think of the beautiful landscapes and popular places such as Hvar and Split. Croatia is known for its crystal clear waters and delicious food (try the Croatian risotto, for example). From low budget to high luxury: this country has something for everyone.

10. You’ve come to the right holiday address at Forbidden Island

The harder styles holidays have made their mark on the island of Zrće Beach in recent years. Many holidaymakers speak highly of the 4-day festival. “Highly recommended for anyone who likes sun and Hardcore!”

The organization of Forbidden Island and the artists are at their strongest this year: they are really looking forward to welcoming you. From price-friendly accommodations to huge villas (including private pool and barbecue). Lovely, right?

In short, this ultimate Hardcore holiday has everything you need if you want to party in the sun with your friends. Forbidden takes place this summer from Monday 28 to Thursday 31 August in Croatia: for tickets and more information, visit the official website.

Footage taken from Facebook page Forbidden Island

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