Taxis are a comfortable but slightly pricey option. All fees listed below are target prices which may vary slightly according to traffic situation and your exact destination. We recommend asking for a receipt upon payment.
You will find the best route to Sonus by using your onboard navigation system or the route planner included with a map service like Google Maps.
Novalja, Pag Island, Croatia Post Code: 53291 44°32'17.0"N 14°54'24.6"E
Traveling to Sonus by ferry boat
There are numerous ferry routes operating from Italy to Croatia. Kick back and start your summer rave vacation in style while you cross the Adriatic sea with one of the boats - it's easier and much quicker than driving by car.
As one of today's most popular summer festival and party destinations, Novalja offers a wide range of hotels and hostels. Check out your favourite booking sites and find your perfect SONUS accomodation - whatever your budget.
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This ticket will grant you five days and five nights of full access to all three of the SONUS clubs, right at the beach. If you like, you can upgrade your Regular Ticket to a VIP Ticket later by buying a VIP Upgrade.
You want to be treated to some luxury at SONUS? Look no further! In addition to our regular tickets, we’ll be offering VIP Tickets for all your SONUS creature comforts. With our VIP ticket, you’ll enjoy all the amenities of the VIP area in all three clubs. In addition, your VIP Ticket gives you an fast lane entries to the clubs and, most importantly, separate bars and sanitary areas.
• Separate VIP areas • Fast lane entry • Separate bars • Separate sanitary areas
If you already bought a regular ticket you have the chance to buy a VIP upgrade to enjoy all the special amenities.
Boat Party Tickets
Please note that boat party tickets are not included in your SONUS ticket and have to be purchased separately.
Tickets & more info coming soon.
At SONUS you will have the chance to party at three of the best clubs in the world, all settled in the utopian landscape of Pag and overlooking the clear Adriatic. Experience an unmatched fusion of natural beauty and modern amenities.
Want to sprinkle some more luxury on your Sonus experience? As a VIP Ticket holder you have the chance to book your private table at our Sonus clubs (extra fees apply), where the people are gorgeous and the dancefloor in mayhem. Please see the dedicated section of each club to make a reservation.
Aquarius is well-known exactly for the fact that it doesn’t compromise on standards, constantly seeking new and modern approaches on parties and design. It all becomes crystal clear when you first step on the grounds of the massive and attractive club with its modern design – with two open-air floors for endless partying pleasures – and realize that Aquarius is exactly the place where memories are made.
Table reservation E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone + 385 91 36 40 24 1 Minimum consumption of 2 bottles + fill drinks per group of maximum 6 persons
Kalypso is definitely the place where celebration never ends. Over the years it has been the host of electronic music superstars. Festivals, special events, crazy pool parties and outstanding after beach parties are already a part of the partygoers’ collective memory. The very seafront location of Kalypso beach club, surrounded by hundred-year-old pine trees and the utopian landscape of the island of Pag, is what creates the unique atmosphere and places Kalypso very high on the list of the world’s best clubs.
Table reservation E-Mail: email@example.com Phone + 385 92 29 199 66 Minimum consumption of 2 bottles + fill drinks per group of maximum 6 persons
Irreplaceable summer after beach parties, spectacular night parties featuring famous DJ appearances, spectacular views from the club overlooking the clear Adriatic and Velebit mountain – those are just a few things that make Papaya the best club in Croatia and the 9th best club in the world according to the prestigious British electronic music magazine DJ MAG.
Table reservation E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone + 385 91 56 15 10 3 Minimum consumption of 2 bottles + fill drinks per group of maximum 6 persons
Please note that boat party tickets are not included in your SONUS ticket and have to be purchased separately.
Tickets & more info coming soon.
You've danced in the moonlight, saw the sunrise over Pag and still haven't got enough? You're in luck: Your favourite SONUS artists will play the finest tunes at our afterhour parties.
Check back soon for more info,
At the Event
We will shortly release a detailed running order.
SONUS festival runs for five days and nights. To give you the chance to cool down and doll up in between parties, there will be a short break between our day and night parties.
Our day parties start at about 4pm and run 'till 9pm. Night parties open at 11pm and run 'till 6am. Afterhour parties start anytime after 6am.
International headliners and local heroes, underground super stars and unknown new-comers. These are the people that produce the SONUS soundtrack. We've gathered more than 70 artists to create the perfect sun-downer party, incredible techno raves or laid-back house parties.
We strongly recommend not to use your car for drives between Novalja and Zrce. The island’s traffic system was not built for large festivals so there is just a tiny one-lane street to cope with a huge influx of visitors. Unsurprisingly this resulted in massive traffic jams in the past and you should make sure you avoid this frustrating situation.
If, however, you still want to drive to Novalja downtown by car, you will find plenty of parking sites near the beach promenade. Please note that parking fees might be pricey.
We strongly recommend to purchase a SONUS Island Shuttle ticket with your festival ticket. This allows you to use the shuttle buses on the Island, which makes getting around in Novalja much easier and gives you a perfect travel link between Novalja and the festival site at Zrce Beach.
You can always buy your island shuttle ticket while you're at SONUS. Please see our dedicated section below for timetables, fees and more.
We've partnered with a local taxi agency to provide you with stable fees and secure rides. Check for "SONUS Trusted Partner" stickers to make sure you're driving with one of our trusted cabs.
All fees listed below are target prices which may vary slightly according to traffic situation and your exact destination. We recommend asking for a receipt upon payment. Should any problems arise, please note down the registration number of the vehicle and speak to our staff at the SONUS Info Point / Help Desk.
Regular traffic controls will be undertaken by the police. Expect a zero tolerance policy - please do not take a risk.
Police Station Novalja: Ul. Braće Radić 9, 53291 Phone: +385 53 675 860
In case of lost valuables make sure to report it to the local police. A local police station is placed at the parking lot at Zrce beach. This might also be required from your insurance company. Please remember to block your cards. For any further enquiries during SONUS Festival, please come an visit us at our info points at Zrce beach.
Please be careful with your belongings at all times. Don’t put mobile phones in back pockets.
We recommend you make use of the lockers provided at Zrce beach! Please see the dedicated section below for conditions and booking fees.
One of today's most popular summer festival and party destinations – Novalja – is situated on the island of Pag, a very attractive rock-beach island of Croatia. The town has been attracting more and more young tourists every year over the past decade, mainly because of its increasing growth of clubbing and festival offers.
Novalja stands out due to the beauty and uniqueness of its beaches, its unspoilt landscapes, its entertainment and nightlife, the quality of its cultural and historical sites and the multitude of facilities for sports and recreation.
The promenade in Novalja, or Riva, has small stands with souvenirs and similar stuff, as well as many fast food stands and few cafes. The city itself has few shops providing everything for a decent vacation, and they are all located downtown. Fish market provides daily fresh fish, but in order to buy it, you have to get up early as it's usually sold out after 9AM.
Three large supermarkets (Kerum, Hiper Novalis and Kastelo) are located in the entrance to the city. Newsstands are located everywhere, with drug stores and postal offices.
Check-in & Wristband
You have to exchange your ticket into a wristband before entering the festival. In order to collect your festival wristband, please visit the SONUS Festival check-in tent at Zrce Beach, close to Papaya and Aquarius. VIP ticket holders will have access to a separate fast lane.
Please note: In case you booked a festival package including a ticket (Collegium or PapayaTravel) you will receive your wristband at their check-in places.
Do not lose your wristband - we cannot replace any wristbands. No wristband - No Party!
Day tickets cannot be purchased in advance and will be available at the box office. Please note that, like any limited commodity, tickets are subject to availability.
If you want to grab a last minute ticket on-site, our box offces will be open for your service. Please note that, like any limited commodity, tickets are sold as long as they are available. In order to purchase a ticket on-site, you'll find our box offices at Aquarius and Kalypso.
Don’t be a fool - be better off with a shuttle ticket. The island’s bus lines are the most comfortable, secure and safe way to travel between Novalja and Zrce Beach. Besides reaching the festival venue in short time, the ticket enables you to explore the beauty of the Adriatic coast by stopping at magnificent beaches, hidden cultural sites or fabulous boutiques.
Less traffic, more party! The island is pretty small and Zrce Beach in particular offers little space for you to park your car. Save your money, time & patience! Parking space is very limited, quite pricey and usually charged per hour. Don't drink and drive! Regular traffic controls will be undertaken by the police - do not take a risk!
Your Island Shuttle Ticket offers you to commute freely for 7 days.
Currency & Cash
Croatian currency is Kuna (HRK) - when listed as a price, Kuna is abbreviated to Kn. There are many currency exchange agencies all over Novalja.
There are numerous ATMs located in Novalja, at the beach and also in each club at Zrce Beach. All major credit cards should be accepted in all three SONUS venues, however we advise you to make sure before ordering. If you decide to pay in cash at the clubs, make sure to only pay upon getting a receipt. We recommend to store an emergency amount of funds in your accommodation in case you lose your money during the festival.
To ensure a safe environment for you and others, SONUS Festival collaborates with public safety, police and medical authorities on all questions concerning the safety of our sites.
Accordingly, please take note that bags will be searched before they are admitted to our sites. Authorities at the venues also reserve the right, under certain circumstances, to conduct a physical search.
The following items are NOT allowed inside the venues:
Large Suitcases & Backpacks (cannot be stored)
Motorcycle helmets (cannot be stored)
Knives & sharp objects
Animals (other than registered guide or hearing dogs)
Any items which may be used as a weapon
Professional photo or video equipment
Medicine in unusual amounts
Fireworks & flares
Looking for a safe way to store your sunscreen and charge your phone while you’re at SONUS Festival? Reserve a personal locker, so you can free up your hands without worrying about losing anything at the venues or the beach. Don’t miss any music going back and forth from your apartment or hotel, our conveniently located lockers are the perfect place to stash your things between shows.
Our partner Insulae Festum d.o.o. will have two locker tents ready for you at Zrce beach, both in close proximity to Aquarius and Euphoria, open 24/7. No need to store away your valuables but want to charge your mobile? Not to worry! For only 4 € (30 HRK) you'll be able to leave your phone at the counter and redeem it when fully charged. Do not forget to bring your own charging chord as we cannot provide you with one on-site.
Locker sizes You'll be able to chose whether you need a small or large locker, depending on your needs. Small: 14 x 25 x 50 cm Large: 30 x 25 x 50 cm
How to rent a locker On-site: You can rent a locker for one festival day, or for 3 or 7 days and pay on the spot. Fees Small locker / 1 day: 7 € (50 HRK) Small locker / 3 days: 13 € (100 HRK) Small locker / 7 days: 26 € (200 HRK)
Large locker / 1 day: 10 € (80 HRK) Large locker / 3 days: 26 € (200 HRK) Large locker / 7 days: 53 € (400 HRK)
Online: Reserve in advance on our page and pay less! Lockers booked in advance can be reserved for either 3 or 7 days. Online Fees Small locker / 3 days: 10 € Small locker / 7 days: 20 €
Large locker / 3 days: 20 € Large locker / 7 days: 40 €
Please note that lockers are subject to limited availability. Disclaimer: This service is provided by our partner Insulae Festum d.o.o.
Zrće is a beach located 2 kilometers from Novalja, right across Gajac. As a mecca for party-enthusiasts, it enjoys high media coverage so it's popular among Croatian celebrities and many popular Croatian singers open the summer season right there. The beach has its own parking lot, but avoid it if you can, because it can get extremely crowded. If possible, walk to the beach or use our SONUS shuttle.
Gajac is a planned apartment community 2 kilometers away from Novalja, its beach stretching several hundred meters on the Adriatic coast. The coastal strip is partly filled with sand, however it is mainly gravel. Its long beachfront sidewalk is ideal for jogging or walking.
Stara Novalja is an old village 5 kilometers north of Novalja, situated in a deep bay in the north-west of the island of Pag. The largest beach within the cove is the famous sandy beach Trinćel, while smaller beaches extend through the entire bay, some of which are only accessible by boat. Many tourists enjoy the clean beaches every year, so it does get quite crowded in the summertime.
Caska beach is located in the same bay as and in close vicinity of Zrće beach, both east of Novalja. It is a sand beach, and the sea floor is slightly inclined downwards which makes it suitable for families with children. There is a restaurant on the beach and some recreational facilities.
Wind & Kite Surfing
Because of its ideal combination of winds, slower Mistral and faster Burin, the Pag cove is especially popular among wind surfers and kite surfers. Research shows the wind blows 350 days a year on the island of Pag. In summer a number of winds alternate during the day: Around 3 pm in the afternoon Mistral - ideal for surfing, especially for those not keen on fast riding. Later in the afternoon Mistral enhances, thus enabling faster surfing. Burin is a colder wind blowing from the north. Visit the surf base at the Simuni camping.
If you're into Wakeboarding you should check out Katarela Beach in Zrce. There you can find one of the newest and the most modern ski lifts on the sea in Europe. 600 meters in length and 10 meters in height will give you fast-paced rides and an unforgettable experience on open waters.
Adrenaline & Water Sports
At Zrce Beach you will also find adrenaline and water sport activities such as jet ski, banana or tube riding. For a special scenic view from up in the air try parasailing, a unique combination of sailing and parachuting.
Explore the natural beauty of Pag island by kayaking down the river Zrmanja. Enjoy a beautiful landscape with fascinating waterfalls and swim underneath them.
So you have no fear? Ready for an adrenaline rush like no other? Located only a few meters away from the crystal clear sea you will be lifted as high as 30 meters in the air for an incredible jump - at any time of day and night! Enjoy the view on Papaya club before you take the step into the void - if you dare.
Explore the famous lunar landscape of the island, hidden coves and remote beaches off the beaten path. 115 kilometers of hiking paths await you on Pag. If you want to get to know the outstanding natural beauty of the island while experiencing an unforgettable adrenaline rush, you should definitely rent a Quad.
Rock climbing enthusiasts can enjoy climbing the steep parts of the peak of Sv. Vid and the rocks above the Ručica beach in the north-west part of Pag Bay (at Zamak and Stogaj near Metajna). Special climbing markers are placed at these sites. In some parts of the island, the cliffs are too steep, practically vertical and with unusual shapes due to exposure to storms. If you decide on a climbing adventure, you will surely enjoy the view!
After the Event
Lost and Found
If you've lost something at the clubs, please visit the bars to see if it's been handed in.