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Where to stay


There is a great range of on-site accommodation options available and full will be posted here soon. In the meantime, please contact our hosts - The Garden Resort - directly with any accommodation requests and they'll be happy to help.

If you would like someone else to handle the logistics for you, check out the stress-free packages offered by our friends at Love Music Travel. See below for more info.



Packages (exc. flights) available from only £339 with Love Music Travel

We've teamed up with Love Music Travel to provide packages in one easy bundle - tickets, accommodation and airport transfers from £339. Please click here or contact for a quote.


Getting here

You can get to Tisno by air, land and sea and some of the best and most common options are listed below. In an effort to try and run this festival whilst causing as little damage to our lovely planet as possible, we encourage you to consider all possible options for travel before making your choice.


By Air

If you are travelling by air then please try and pay the small carbon offset fee that is provided as an option with most European flights nowadays. The nearest airports to the village of Tisno are Zadar (45 mins) and Split (90 mins). Some airlines have already released summer 2018 flights so what are you waiting for?! (Tip: Search Skyscanner in incognito mode for lower fees.)

Zagreb is another option that is 4 hrs away - you can use Vollo to find cheap bus routes to Tisno. Flight prices do vary massively but don’t be put off if the first ones you see are expensive, as there are plenty of cheap ways to travel out there – by flying to an airport slightly further afield you can get flights for under £70.

For those with more time for an adventure other airport options in Croatia are Dubrovnik, Rijeka or Pula - Vollo is a great website for finding cheap bus travel within Croatia. Flights to these airports tend to still be cheap when the prices to the others have increased. Also not too far away from Croatia are Ljubljana in Slovenia with Easyjet and Trieste or Venice in Italy with Ryanair. You can generally get good connections to Croatia by bus from these cities. Skyscanner compares millions of flights to find you the cheapest deal, and fast. You can also book direct, with no fees.


By Bus

Use the local buses and enjoy the beautiful Croatian landscape! Check out Vollo search engine for details and timetables.


By Boat

Found a cheap flight to Pula (Croatia), Ancona or somewhere else on Italy’s Adriatic coast? Why not get a ferry to Zadar or Split, the closest cities to the festival! Enjoy a stunning sea crossing whilst preparing yourself for Europe’s most beautiful festival! Check prices and timetables here: Jadrolinija or Croatia Ferries.

If you want to experience Croatia at its very best, try renting a boat and discovering its many islands, before anchoring in Tisno - just a short swim away from Soundwave! Try this boat rental and yacht charter website: Feral Tours.

Just don’t get too sea sick, ’cause there will be plenty of boat parties waiting for you when you arrive!


By Train

The trains in Croatia tend to be quite slow and not very popular. If you really fancy the challenge you can travel by Eurostar to Northern Italy or Austria and then take a train through Slovenia into Croatia. You can get an overnight train from the UK to Ljubljana (Slovenia's capital) from only €98. See our favourite global train guide - The Man in Seat 61 - for more details: Seat 61.


By Car

Car rental

Check these sites for car rental in Croatia: Argus Car Hire, Holiday Autos or Uni Rent.

Ride shares

If you’re eager to meet some party people and have some free seats left in your car, why not give a ride to a festival goer like you? Or if you would love to ride to Soundwave but you don’t have a car, why not ask for a ride instead? Check out Bla Bla Car, download the app for Android or iPhone and share/ask for a ride to Soundwave now!



Got a burning question? Don't worry - we've picked up a few tips over the last decade... ;)



Soundwave is based at The Garden Resort in Tisno; the site is unlike any other festival site in the world!

Festival Address:

The Garden Resort
Petrića Glava 34
22240 Tisno

Soundwave will be held from Thursday 26th July to Monday 30th July inclusive. Note that Monday is a full day of programming! Music will start on Thursday midday and finish in the early hours of Tuesday 31st July.

The festival site will be open from 12pm (midday) on Wednesday 25th July for all customers, until 12pm (midday) on Wednesday 1st August. There is no access to the site before or after this time.

The nearest airports to the village of Tisno are Zadar (45 mins), Split (90 mins) or Zagreb (4 hrs). Journey times are approximate and are for the highway route. It will typically take a little longer by bus or coach and/or during heavy traffic.

We have official airport transfers to and from Split and Zadar airports, the only transfer that will get you all the way to the festival site. Full schedule and tickets coming soon.

The Croatian currency is the Kuna (kn / HRK). As a rough guide 1 GBP = 8 kn; 1 EUR = 7 kn. Keep an eye on the latest exchange rates here:

GBP exchange rate  |   EUR exchange rate

There is an ATM on-site at The Garden. There are also a handful of ATMs and currency exchanges in the village of Tisno, a short walk from the festival site.

Yes, there is first aid and a medical tent on-site. The tent is located between the volleyball court and Main Stage.

In the city of Šibenik town, about 15km away.

A licensed taxi rank can be found in the car park just inside the main festival entrance. Unlicensed taxis are common in the area so, for your own safety, please only take the licensed taxis from inside the festival. Make sure the driver uses the meter for the journey, which he/she must do by Croatian law.

Alternatively you can use boat taxis, which depart from the boat party pier. Please note that you will need a festival wristband to enter, so you will need to go to the main Box Office first.

No pets are allowed on the festival site. If you are looking to bring along your pet you will need to stay off site.

Any lost property is usually held at the main campsite reception, open 24 hours.


Soundwave has again partnered with our friends at Love Music Travel to provide packages in one easy bundle – festival tickets, accommodation and airport transfers. Please click here or contact for a quote.

There is also a fantastic range of accommodation options on-site and well as in the local area. Full details and pictures will be released here soon but, in the meantime, get in touch with our friendly hosts at The Garden Resort and they'll be happy to help.


There is a restaurant on-site which is open from breakfast until late and serves an extensive menu. There are also various food stalls around the site, with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options as well as a number of bars. In Tisno there are loads of great places to eat.

Nope, you can’t bring your own food and drink. There are however loads of bars selling alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and water.


Festival tickets include five days of entry into the festival site (Thursday 26th July to Monday 30th July inclusive). Tickets can be purchased here.

On-site accommodation is sold separately and run by The Garden Resort. See the Accommodation section for more information.

The festival runs official airport transfers from Split and Zadar airports that will get you all the way to the festival site. See the Travel section for more information.

Festival tickets are now on sale and are available here

Please contact the ticket agent you purchased your ticket from. If you are having trouble getting hold of your ticket agent drop us an email on and we will do our best to help.

You will need to print off your booking confirmation and bring it to the box office at the festival along with your photo ID.

If you are staying on-site, you will also be able to check into your accommodation and collect your wristband at the main campsite reception.

Most tickets are not sent by post – unless you have selected this option when buying your ticket. You will need to print off your booking confirmation and bring it to the box office with your photo ID on arrival. If you have chosen to have your tickets delivered by post please contact the ticket agent directly. If you are having trouble getting hold of your ticket agent drop us an email on and we will do our best to help.

Unfortunately refunds are not available. If you can no longer make it to the festival you may be able to change the name on the ticket. Name changes are at the discretion of the ticke agent and the festival. If the name change is allowed by an agent it is likely to involve an administration fee. Please contact the ticket agent you bought your ticket from directly.

If you are having trouble getting hold of your ticket agent drop us an email on and we will do our best to help.

Yes, day tickets and cheaper day tickets for ex-Yugoslavian nationals (must have photo ID) will be available in the spring.

Yes, all are welcome to Soundwave. However, all under 18 year-olds must be accompanied by an adult who will need to sign a form upon arrival taking responsibility for the minor.

Yes, families are welcome at Soundwave and parents have brought babies and young children in the past. All under 18 year-olds must be accompanied by an adult who will need to sign a form upon arrival taking responsibility for the minor. Whilst we're keen that everyone has as much fun as possible, we would also kindly ask that young children in particular are supervised at all times.


We get asked this question a lot and no wonder: the boat parties on the legendary pirate ship Argonaughty are many people's highlight of the festival. However, to get on a Boat party you must have a valid day or weekend festival ticket. And no, getting a boat taxi to the site from Tisno and trying to sneak on at the jetty won't work... ;)

Boat party tickets are sold separately and announcements are coming in the spring.


You bet! Soundwave hosts after parties at the stunning open-air club Barbarella’s and line-ups will be announced in the spring. Please note that after parties are ticketed separately. You do not have to purchase a festival ticket to go to an after party.

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We recommend that you book an official Soundwave transfer. We arrange transfers from Split and Zadar. Full schedule and tickets will be available soon.

Another option is to make your own way to fit in with your travel plans. There are buses from all airports to the main centre bus terminals, and from most cities you will find regular buses to Zadar or Sibenik. Once at the main bus terminals in Zadar / Sibenik you can catch a local bus to Tisno. Vollo is a great website for cheap bus ticket comparison across Croatia and to/from the surrounding countries.

For those of you with the luxury of more time for an adventure, other airport options in Croatia are Zagreb or Dubrovnik. Again, check out Vollo for cheap bus ticket comparison across Croatia.

Yes, so long as you are over 21 years old and have held a licence for minimum of 1 year. We've previously got ourselves good deals on these sites for car rental in Croatia: Argus Car Hire, Holiday Autos or Uni Rent.

Unfortunately the train services aren’t great if you want to get anywhere fast. Buses are quicker, cheaper and connect all the cities with a regular service. Tickets can be bought on board the buses or at the main stations. Longer journeys have service stops which are included in the travel time.

Check out Vollo for cheap bus comparison across Croatia.

Boat taxis are available to and from Tisno and neighbouring towns, directly to our own private bay on the festival site (the boat party pier). Please note that you will need to get your festival wristband from the box office first or you will not be allowed entry into the site.

If you're feeling like a bit of glamour, you can even take a night-time boat taxi voyage to the Barbarella’s after parties and really arrive in style. Show off! :p


You can drop us an email on and we will review your application! Please note that we usually receive a high volume of applications and we expect even more for the Final Wave! As a result, we are not able to get back to everyone but we will do our best to review all the requests that come in.


Only companies officially registered in Croatia with a Croatian trading licence have the right to sell goods at the festival. Please contact The Garden directly on if you have a Croatian trading license and would like to have a stall at the festival.

We have a limited number of volunteering positions available. Volunteers usually get festival entry, some food and drinks in exchange for a few shifts. Applications for 2018 volunteers will open towards the end of 2017.

Unfortunately not - we have our staff sorted and the bar and security staff are hired directly by the venue. Thanks for the offer though!


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