For Festival 2014


hvar, croatia, 19-22 june 2014

FOR is a unique and intimate 4 day music experience that takes place on the idyllic island of Hvar, Croatia from Thursday 19th June to Sunday 22nd June 2014. With a limited capacity of just 2,500 people, this is as good as intimacy gets.

Every evening, live performances will take place at Hvar's premiere performance area Veneranda (a converted monastery), followed by a boat ride to carpe diem Beach for a party through the night, brought to you by some of the most interesting and innovative names in dance and electronic music. In addition, we’ll be running a beautiful limited capacity beach bar on selected days for those ready to dive in during the afternoons.

Hvar itself is a beautiful Mediterranean island off the Croatian coast, the perfect setting for this carefully curated and one-of-a-kind event. Fun-seekers with open ears and adventurous minds wanted.


Day and After Parties

FOR is stoked to announce even more fun stuff to add to your daily FOR schedule. In addition to the live evening performances at Veneranda, and the late-night dance parties on island carpe diem Beach, today we announce a series of day parties. You'll be able to spend your afternoons warming up at venues Hula Hula Bar and Jerolim (which is clothing optional for the naturalists amongst us), with a rotating cast of DJs and characters from the wider line-up.

And for the diehards in our midst – we’ll be hosting after parties at local spot Pink Champagne, from 4am until close each night. Keep the party going with our residents Cookie, Buzdovan & surprise guests.


Friday June 20 - Adriatic Block Party with special guests, Hula Hula Bar 4-8pm

Saturday June 21 - Erlend Oye History Lesson and special guests, Jerolim 2-8pm

Sunday June 22- Balearic Beach Specijalan with special guests, Jerolim 2-8pm


Friday/Saturday/Sunday - Pink Champagne, 4am until close, with Cookie, Buzdovan & surprise guests.

Last minute tickets still available.

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How much are tickets?

4 day passes are €220, and single day passes are €60. There are only 2,500 tickets available for FOR 2014, making it an intimate music experience. The weekend FOR pass offers entry into the live shows at Veneranda and the all night parties at private island carpe diem Beach, from Thursday to Sunday. During Friday and Sunday afternoons we'll be running a beautiful limited capacity beach bar.

Where is For 2014 taking place?

FOR 2014 is a non-traditional music event on the island of Hvar, Croatia. There are selected afternoon events at various locations to be announced from 4pm-8pm. The live music venue Veneranda in the town of Hvar will be open from 10pm to 1am, and for the late night party-goers, carpe diem Beach will open at 11pm and go through until 5am.


Is it easy to find internet access?

Most of the hotels will have some sort of free wi fi (usually in their hotel lobby). However you can also purchase pre paid dongles from mobile phone providers (such as VIP) in Split. Make sure you purchase these before you get to Hvar as there are no outlets to buy these on the island.

How do I get around Hvar?

Hvar Town is very small and everything is walking distance, including all FOR venues. Traveling beyond Hvar to any of the neighboring villages will require renting a car or taking a taxi. Taxis are relatively inexpensive and can be arranged by the concierge at your hotel.

The local Hvar taxi company is Taxi Tihi. It is a 24 hour vehicle and boat service, and you can visit their site here. All FOR ticket holders will be transported via free boats to carpe diem Beach which is a small beach off the main island.

Where are the different venues?

Veneranda is a 2 min walk from the Hvar town centre. Address is Sumica bb, 21450 Hvar, Croatia. carpe diem Beach is a small island beach located off the main island. You can catch courtesy boats from outside carpe diem Riva (bar) on the wharf near the town centre. More information on afternoon party locations will follow soon so keep coming back for updates.

What is the difference between carpe diem Riva (bar) and carpe diem Beach?

carpe diem Riva is the bar located in the town of Hvar on the wharf. This is where you catch the courtesy boats to carpe diem Beach.

How far away is everything?

The Arsenal where you collect your tickets is located in the centre of Hvar town. This is a 2 min walk to Veneranda. carpe diem Riva bar is about a 10 min walk from Veneranda where you go to get on the boat to carpe diem Beach. Or is it also about a 2 min walk from The Arsenal. The boat ride from carpe diem Riva to carpe diem Beach is approximately 5 mins.

Can I buy tickets at the door / venues or over the weekend from the ticket office?

FOR is an intimate boutique experience, only 2,500 tickets will be sold and are likely to sell out quickly. We recommend you purchase tickets online to avoid disappointment.

Getting to Hvar

You can see all the cities that fly to Split here.

Split airport is the closest to Hvar, is known locally as the Resnik Airport and has an airport code of SPU.

On March 18th, we found return flights on from:

London from £199
Berlin from €162
Paris from €227
Stockholm from €298
Rome from €140

Buses leave from outside the terminal to Split Harbour. This journey takes around 45 mins and typically costs about €5 each way.

Car hire and taxis are also available.

Split to Hvar

There are three main options. Please note options 1 and 2 can sell out, so arrive early if you can.

1) Catamaran - this takes just an hour. Tickets usually cost approx 57 Kuna / €7.50 each way from the kiosk at Split Marina. It goes from Split Marina to Hvar Town. Timetable + info.

2) Ferry - this takes two hours and arrives on the other side of Hvar Island from the festival. Tickets usually cost approx 47 Kuna / €6.50 each way from the kiosk at Split Marina. You'll also need a cab to make the 20 minute journey across Hvar when you arrive. Timetable + info.

3) Private Boat. Many kiosks at Split Marina can arrange a private boat for you. These cost between €300-500 but can usually carry 5-7 people, so the cost is easily shared. This takes about 45 minutes - AND you'll arrive in style.



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There are many great options for accommodation on Hvar, ranging from luxurious hotels and resorts, to more simple housing such as rented apartments and camping.

A selection of FOR-approved options are below. We will be updating this information in the lead-up to the festival to include more options for your stay.


The Suncani Hvar Hotel Group properties include Adriana, Amfora, Riva, The Palace, Hotel Villa Dalmacija, Hotel Pharos, Hotel Delphin, and Hotel Sirena.


Agency Pelegrini offers private accommodation on Hvar in villas, apartments, and rooms. They are offering a 10% discount to FOR attendees. Please visit their site here to book.


If camping on Hvar, FOR recommends Camp Vira. Camp Vira is a 4 star camp situated in a quiet cove just 4 km from Hvar town, and offers powered spaces for tents, campers, and camping trailers, as well as fully-equipped tents (with beds, linen, refrigeration, electricity, chairs and tables) or mobile homes with bathroom, living space, and kitchen for those who prefer to pack light.



Hvar's premiere beach resort, Amfora, is tucked away in a private bay, and is only a short 10-minute walk from the historic main city of Hvar. Amfora houses breath-taking views of the Paklinski Islands, and the exclusive beach club Bonj 'Les Bains' right within its resort walls - private cabanas, massages, and a beach bar make it the perfect luxurious escape.



Palace is Hvar's oldest hotel, right in the main square, overlooking the Hvar Piazza and Marina. Just 100 meters from the port, Hotel Palace offers old-time charm that's full of history, comfortable rooms and friendly staff, and is right in the middle of all the action.



Enjoy a holistic luxury spa oasis by day, and FOR 2013 at night. Adriana is Hvar's leading spa boutique, and features a wrap-around view of the ancient city, yacht harbour, bay, and Paklinski Islands. Its rooftop terrace and bar also features a heated indoor/outdoor seawater pool plus bar and lounge area. Holistic luxury at its best.



Riva is Hvar's trendiest boutique sea-side hotel, located in the center of Hvar Marina. It overlooks the waterfront promenade in the heart of the medieval town, and brings together the best of both worlds: old world charm and state-of-the-art luxury. The rooms feature uniquely designed interiors, contemporary furnishings and an exceptional view of sunsets over the Paklinski Islands.



Dalmacija Villa offers one of the best locations in Hvar, in the corner of the bay with stunning sea views, and just 5 minutes from the heart of the city. Housed in an old Hvar-stone building with a prime location overlooking the Franciscan monastery and Hvar bay, Dalmacija is all about simplicity and charm. The Beach Lodge is perfect for those after affordable accommodation and a younger, relaxed vibe.



Located on Hvar's one and only waterfront promenade, Delfin is a simple and pleasant two-star hotel, offering 5 star stunning views. A leisurely walk from the hotel gets you to the town's finest beaches, most impressive architectural wonders and exciting nightlife. Delfin features the only sports bar and grill in Hvar, home of great sport, great food and great times.



Tucked into a beautiful, secluded cove, hotel Sirena is the embodiment of cool Hvar. Enjoy pine trees swaying over the unspoiled white beach and endless sunshine on a great pool terrace that's perfect for a party. Friendly service plus great value rooms that offer unique, island ambiance make this the perfect choice for young travelers.



If you have any further questions please contact us at:

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