Adriatic Delights

As the summer draws to a close, we reflect on a second season on Obonjan, which returned to the Adriatic coast this year. The unique, 500-capacity hideaway, surrounded by crystal blue sea, was borne out of a desire to create an intimate, cultural destination. Bringing a healthy take on hedonism to Croatia, an extensive wellness programme sits alongside live music and DJs throughout the ten-week season, making it the ultimate summer holiday spot.

Highlights this year included Gilles Peterson and Worldwide FM, who touched down on the island in the last week of August to curate a weekend-long programme, whilst Electric Elephant chose the island to host their new event featuring Daniel Avery, Joe Goddard and Gerd Janson to name a few.

Hercules & Love Affair and Roy Ayers, meanwhile, performed live in the vast Amphitheatre, whilst ethereal Buchla synth queen Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and exotic Bahraini five-piece Flamingods also joined the lineup. With music from all over the globe, tune in to a playlist we’ve compiled with some of our favourite tracks and artists heard on the island this summer.

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