Amid the myriad festivals across Europe this summer, InMusic festival on the Isle of Youth in Zagreb, Croatia stands out for having one of the best line-ups at a budget rate of only 67 Euros for 3-days plus 34 Euros for 7-days of camping.
Any festival with Kasabian automatically gets my respect. In my view, Kasabian are the best live band to come out of the UK since Oasis and Radiohead. I’ve seen Kasabian upstage many great bands at Summersonic and Fuji Rock festival in Japan, and also at Southside in Germany, where vocalist Tom Meighan thought he was at the Hurricane festival in northern Germany.
In fact, Tom seems to get mixed up a lot on stage. Seeing me working in the artist area near the guitar tech at the main Green Stage at Fuji Rock in Japan, Tom obviously mistook me for another famous artist and gave me a big hug. At one point I thought he was going to invite me on stage to sing with him.
But Kasabian aren’t even topping the bill at InMusic in Croatia. It’s a festival stacked with the likes of Kings of Leon, Alt-J and a little band from Canada called Arcade Fire. Like Fuji Rock in Japan, InMusic appreciates music outside the rock mainstream as well. This year InMusic features Michael Kiwanuka, Orchestra Baobab, Kel Assouf and others.
For extra safety and security, the festival organizers plan to carry out a “one-entry, one-exit” policy to ensure customers can’t leave the festival site and give their wrist-band to somebody who didn’t purchase a ticket.
With such a deep and eclectic line-up, you won’t want to leave the Isle of Youth anyways.
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