An enduring jewel in the Croatian Festival calendar, Stop Making Sense is proud to announce the first wave of headliners for 2015. As ever, it’s a carefully crafted line-up for eclectic underground tastes with master party starters leading the pack along with a selection of the most credible crews from the UK. Riding the success of his transition from dubstep pioneer into house and disco circles, UK phenomenon Skream will be touching down in Tisno to deliver a set of assorted dancefloor weapons in his own all-embracing style. Joining him, another UK heavyweight and Numbers imprint co-founder Jackmaster will be showcasing his undisputed prowess behind the decks. Both technically talented combined with an innate playfulness, Jackmaster and Skream’s manipulation of the house and techno genres, will undoubtedly inject some serious fun factor to proceedings.
Mobilee Records high priestess Anja Schneider will also be gracing the Adriatic coastline along with one of her longest serving artists Sebo K, plus fellow Mobilee players, AND.IDand Miss Jools. Serving up their sophisticated brand of tech, the roof is bound to be raised with this crew at the helm. One of Holland’s finest and self proclaimed intergalactic jedi funkateer Martyn will also be joining, so you can expect a mind-bending journey through bleeps and beats. Long-time Panorama Bar resident and Osgut Ton artist Nick Höppner will be back again after his 2014 appearance, proving why he’s one of the most respected DJs on the global circuit. Whether its tough and raw energetic house, big-room techno or a funkier affair, Nick’s breadth of experience and passion always shines through in his typically extended DJ sets.
Last but by no means least, one of the contemporary NY scene’s most prominent breakthrough artists, Anthony Napleswill be honouring Stop Making Sense with his Croatia debut and a voyage into hisoriginal, slightly left of centre yet highly danceable club music. Other crews involved this year include cult London club Corsica Studios, Glasgow institution Sub Club, London collective Warm, deep disco and house lovers Get Diverted, London stars Tessellate andPercolate and Scottish party crew Not So Silent – all bringing the heat with their respective residents.
Taking place 16th-19th July at the height of the summer season, Stop Making Sense strikes the perfect balance between a blissful beach escape and a festival for the discerning music lover. Now in it’s 6th year, and one of the early adopters of the Adriatic paradise that is The Garden Tisno, the ever-evolving SMS family is determined to keep the festival going as a choice retreat for musical pleasure seekers. With music running on the site for 18 hours a day, taking the crowd from mellow disco, funk and balearic at the daytime Beach Bar to heads down house music at the legendary Barbarella’s Discotheque by night, festival-goers can expect four days and four nights of dancing, feasting, lounging and partying in the sea, in the sun, and under the stars. On top of this, two daily boat parties hosted by crews and artists will set sail on the stunning Adriatic sea.
An affordable holiday for those looking to spend sun-kissed days in the most beautiful of settings, The Garden Tisno is offering plenty of four-day or week-long accommodation options and flexible ticket packages, starting from just £128 for four days DIY camping and festival ticket, including access to all festival areas and Barbarella’s Discotheque. Luxury Shikars, incredible airsteam trailers and even wooden yachts are all within easy reach of the festival site for the more adventurous, as well as 80 air-conditioned apartments. On-site accommodation is limited and more information can be found on the website: stopmakingsense.eu/sms-tickets/ Festival only tickets can also be purchased separately for £80.
Tisno is easily accessible from Split and Zadar airports, with affordable flights available from most major European cities. As a major Croatian hub of activity, Tisno provides plenty of options for sight-seeing, fine drinking and food, plus plenty to do for those who might want to extend their trip past the festival.
Festival only advance tickets £80 // Festival & accommodation packages from £128