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Home > Blog > What's On This Month? > Ultra Europe 2014: Aftermovie, and Great News for Hvar and Split
Ultra Europe 2014: Aftermovie, and Great News for Hvar and Split

Ultra Europe 2014: Aftermovie, and Great News for Hvar and Split

Written by Paul Bradbury Tuesday, 12.11.2013. Posted in: What's On This Month?, Island News, Tourism

Ultra Europe is back! 

A press conference in Split today, attended by Split mayor Ivo Baldasar and director of the Central Dalmatia Tourist Board Josko Stella, outlined the plans for Ultra 2014 in Croatia, as well as the unveiling of the much-anticipated Ultra Europe 2013 Aftermovie (see below).

Ultra confirmed that they will be back for another electronic music fest next year, with even bigger names than this year. Next year's event will be one day longer - three days in Split at the Poljud Stadium and one day as an afterbeach party in a location yet to be defined.

The presence of Baldasar and Stella at the conference was a sign of how important the festival is to the region's tourism, and the festival attracted more than 100,000 people last year. The lack of confirmation of the location of the afterbeach party on the final day was perhaps the most intriguing part of the press conference.

A final decision will be made on the location in February, but the lack of confirmation at the slick press conference, as well as no room bookings with this year's preferred partner, Suncani Hvar, would indicate that this year's afterbeach party will not take place in Hvar Town in the middle of peak season in a prime destination which is traditionally full of quality quests in mid-July. 

With Hvar's reputation as a party island and an exclusive destination, the hosting of Ultra in Split is a boon to the region's tourism, with the added bonus of visiting Croatia's premier island, without disrupting Hvar Town's exclusive image with the hosting of an electronic music festival in the peak of the season. 

Ultra Europe Split 2014 will take place on July 11-13, with the afterbeach party the following day. 

Paul Bradbury

Paul Bradbury

Author of Lebanese Nuns Don't Ski, Lavender, Dormice and a Donkey Named Mercedes and the island's first comprehensive guidebook, Hvar: An Insider's Guide to Croatia's Premier Island, I have lived on Hvar full time since 2003. In addition to running Total Hvar, I also run Total Split (www.croatia-split.com) and am co-author of Split: An Insider's Guide with Mila Hvilshoj.

I also have various blogging clients, including the Central Dalmatia Tourist Board and Andro Tomic Wines, and print clients include Qatar Airways inflight magazine, Out! magazine from New York, and Dalmatian Hotspots. 

I also write for Google News via Digital Journal - see my range of articles here

Ongoing writing projects:

A History of Hajduk Split, co-author with Frane Grgurevic - out in 2014

Around the World in 80 Disasters - out in 2014

Total Hvar in the Media:

Interview of the Month, Croatian Embassy in Washington (May 2013)

Special Feature in Globus Magazine (May 2013)

Featured on Croatian TV show, More (2012) - watch the report here

Interviews in Slobodna Dalmacija, Dalmacijanews, Radio Split

 

I am available for writing services. Please contact me on hvar@total-hvar.com or check out my main writing site - www.bossandblogger.com 

 

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Comments (1)

  • Ketaki Mhatre

    Ketaki Mhatre

    29 June 2014 at 14:58 |
    Hey guys! I have one 3-day ticket for sale, since I can't go to Ultra. Message me for more infos please!@ ketaki.mhatre@gmail.com

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