Dates: 21-23 June 2021
Location: Jarun Lake, Zagreb, Croatia
InMusic is one of the largest outdoor music festivals in Croatia. Festival is mostly associated with rock, indie, alternative and pop music, and is extremely popular with UK citizens. InMusic 2020 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the next edition will take place from 21-23 June 2021. Some of the previously announced artists were confirmed for 2021. In this guide, we will give you all the necessary information about InMusic, from tickets and lineup to getting to the festival.
First edition of InMusic took place in 2006. Since then, the festival has hosted some of the biggest names from rock & pop music. These names include big acts like Iggy Pop, Arctic Monkeys, The Foals, Interpol, Nick Cave and The Cure. Organizers still remain focused on these types of acts. Therefore, InMusic is a must-visit for anyone enjoying quality rock, indie and alternative music. Festival venue is the same as always – Jarun Lake in Zagreb, located fairly close to the city center. In the beginning, there were only a couple of stages. Nowadays, besides 3 main stages, InMusic offers other locations where workshops and parties take place. Ticket prices are much lower than in similar festivals. That’s why the event remains one of the best buy festivals in Croatia. Festival traditionally takes place in June, marking the beginning of festival season in Croatia.
Full festival lineup has not yet been announced. Majority of confirmed artists for 2020 will be back for InMusic 2021. List below will be updated as soon as organizers add new names. Here is the list of confirmed acts so far:
- The Killers
- The Lumineers
- Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets
- Belle and Sebastian
- White Lies
- Fontaines D.C.
- Gogol Bordello
InMusic is known as one of the cheapest medium-sized festivals. Ticket prices have been increasing over the years, but not dramatically. That increase just means that bigger acts are now more likely to perform. For everyone looking to spare some money, we recommend buying early bird tickets. They usually go on sale a couple of days after the end of the festival. Savings can be significant, but the downside is that no headliners are announced at that time. Another tip is to buy the festival ticket, which is always more cost-beneficial than buying a one-day ticket.
Here are the current ticket prices for InMusic 2021:
- Three-day festival ticket for 70 €
- One-day festival ticket starting from 53 €
Day tickets go on sale a month before the festival starts. Tickets can be bought online at the official festival store.
How to get to Zagreb
Zagreb is the Croatian capital and biggest city. Therefore, there are plenty of transportation options for visitors coming from abroad.
Zagreb Airport (ZAG) Franjo Tudman is located about 12 km from the city. It is the main hub for national airline Croatia Airlines. Airport is connected to most European cities as well as other bigger world destinations. Once you’ve landed at the airport, there are several ways of reaching the city. Shuttle buses operated by Pleso have frequent departures. With this shuttle, passengers are transported to the main bus station in the city. One way tickets cost about 3€, and you can see the schedule here. Public bus line No. 290 operated by ZET is another option. Buses depart every 35 minutes and stop at several points in the city. Ticket price is about 3€, and travel time is about 30 minutes.
Taking the bus to Zagreb is another option. City is connected to numerous European destinations. To explore the routes, you can use the search form here. Bus station is located about 2 km from the city. Once there, you can take public transport (tram) to get to your destination. One-time tram tickets start from 0.5€, depending on where your destination is.
Zagreb train station, known as Glavni kolodvor is located 1 kilometer from the city center. Since Croatian railway network is modest, there aren’t many international routes. Cities connected with Zagreb via train include: Munich, Zurich, Ljubljana, Vienna, Budapest and Belgrade, among others. You can use these cities as starting points and check if they are connected with your location. Trains are operated by HZPP, and you can see the schedules here. We recommend to keep an eye on the HZPP page, as they often offer discounts for people going to InMusic.
Zagreb is located at the intersection of several European routes, like E59, E63 and E70. These routes connect the city with capitals like Vienna, Milano, Ljubljana and Budapest. Therefore, if you plan on arriving by car, there shouldn’t be any problems. Roads in Croatia are generally in good shape. More information about parking in Zagreb can be found here.
How to get to InMusic
InMusic venue is located at Jarun Lake, about 8km south of the center. Getting there is really easy, and most festival goers use public transportation. Regardless if you’re coming to Zagreb by plane, bus or train, the best option to reach the Jarun Lake is from the city. Tram lines No. 5 and No. 17 have stops closest to the venue. We recommend using a combination of Google Maps and ZET schedule for easier navigation. Once you’re close to the venue, you will see numerous signs pointing to the entrance. Also, in the previous years Zagreb offered free public transport for anyone going to the festival. You just needed to show your festival wristband or ticket to the driver. Also keep in mind there are day lines and night lines in public transport, so the schedule is different for each.
Camping at InMusic
Camping site at InMusic opens on 18th June 2021, and closes on 25th June 2021. The site is equipped with everything you need, from hot water and electricity to power chargers and luggage storage. Note that you can enter the camping area only if you have a 3-day festival ticket and a camping ticket. Seven day camping tickets start from 33€ per person. It is recommended to bring your own tent. However, you could also buy the tent on site, but that will cost you extra. Campers can use festival amenities, and also participate in several activities on the lake, like swimming, skateboarding, surfing, rowing and so on. People who did not buy camping tickets cannot use the camping area. Also, coming to the site with cars and vans is not possible.
If you don’t plan to camp at the festival, there are several other options to choose from. As stated before, Zagreb is a pretty big city. Therefore, for cheap accommodation, you can just browse apartments or rooms on Airbnb or Booking.com. Make sure to book your accommodation on time, as prices go up as festival dates approach. Also, note that home owners usually increase the rent prices, since they know a lot of people will be visiting Zagreb during the InMusic festival.
What to see while at InMusic festival?
Zagreb is one of the most visited cities in Croatia. It has a rich history and numerous cultural sites you can visit before the Inmusic venue opens. Here is our recommendation on what to visit in Zagreb:
Upper Town – located just above the main Ban Jelacic Square, it consists of several narrow streets with cafes, restaurants and museums. This part of Zagreb really shows a true picture of the city.
Zagreb Cathedral – the largest cathedral in Croatia is also located close to the main square. This gothic-style structure is a must-see, and one of the most recognizable symbols of the city.
Museum of Broken Relationships – one of the most visited museums in Croatia, and a big hit among couples. Museum is dedicated to failed relationships and it consists of items lovers left once their journey finished.
Maksimir – largest Zagreb park, located in the western part of the city. Besides trees and fountains, you could also visit a zoo or just take a walk and rest before going to the concert venue.
Parks – we definitely recommend visiting a few of the Zagreb parks. Since InMusic takes place in the summer, city parks are good spots where you can rest in the shadow. Some of the best ones are Zrinjevac, Art Park, Ledeni park and Strossmayer park. Don’t miss out on them, you won’t regret it!
InMusic Festival FAQs
No, everyone is welcome to the festival regardless of age. But, if you are under 16, you need to be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or older.
Food and drinks are not allowed to bring in the venue. Also, you cannot bring professional cameras (DSLR), drones, bicycles, umbrellas or sharp objects. There will be a checkpoint where security will check if you have some of these things with you. However, you can bring a bag/sack with you with your personal belongings.
If you are camping at InMusic, swimming at the lake will be one of your most common activities. For everyone else, you can swim at the lake, but not once you pass the festival entrance / checkpoint. Jarun lake is called Zagreb’s sea, so you will see plenty of people taking a swim before entering the venue.
Beer is the most common drink served at InMusic. In the last few years, local craft beer was offered on site, along with other non-alcohol drinks. As for the food, it is the usual fast food seen on similar festivals.
No, not in the last few years. This is because of the contactless payment organizers added a few years back. Basically, you get a card on which you add money, and use that card to pay for food and drink. Alternatively, if you own a contactless credit card, you can also use it for paying.
Yes, there are dozens of fast foods and bakeries where you can get something to eat. They are located along the Jarun lake. Note that you can’t bring food/drinks in the venue, so we recommend grabbing something to eat before you enter.
Yes, there are toilets on site, popularly called toi-toi. They are the usual festival toilets, which can cause long queues, especially during times when artists are not on stage performing.
We understand that sometimes getting around the new city can be challenging. Which is why we’ve created a map for anyone going to the InMusic festival. The map has all the important locations in Zagreb, from festival venue to points of interest in the city. Check out the our InMusic festival map.