The Game, Kehlani, Chip and more added to Fresh Island Festival 2016

Platinum-selling rapper The Game will jet to Zrce Beach in Croatia this July along with Tottenham MC Chip and r&b singer Kelhani for Fresh Island 2016. A myriad of talent from Canada and Europe have also been added and will join the festival for its 5th edition. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Adriatic coast, Fresh Island invites thousands of revellers to party on the beach this summer with some of the best names in hip-hop, grime and r&b including Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Premier, Logan Sama, Shakka and more.

Over the years Fresh Island has welcomed some of the biggest international hip-hop acts to perform the intimate beach-side setting of Zrce Beach including Snoop Dogg, Nas, Method Man & Redman, Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, Iggy Azalea, Mobb Deep, KRS-One and more. Never one to rest on its laurels, this year the festival invites hip-hop giant The Game to headline 2016. 

The West Coast rapper has become one of the most recognised names in hip-hop following the release of the seminal debut album The Documentary, which sold over 5 million copies worldwide and has worked with the best in business including Dr Dre, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Future and more. With plenty of new material under his belt thanks to his critically acclaimed fourth album The Documentary 2, The Game's performance at Fresh Island will be unmissable.

Flying the flag for the UK amongst the latest additions for Fresh Island is Chip. The 25-year-old, formerly known as Chipmunk, won his first MOBO at just 17, soared to international success and has since returned to his roots to become one of grime's most revered MCs. Expect to be reminded why when he takes to the Fresh stage this July.  Also newly confirmed for this year's festival is r&b visionary Kelhani. At just 20, the Grammy-nominated singer is one of the genre's most exciting new talents and will deliver the perfect soundtrack as revellers party poolside on the beach at Fresh Island 2016.

Supporting hip-hop talent from all over the world, this year Fresh Island presents a Canadian showcase with rappers Illvibe and D.O Gibson, who's best known for holding the record for the longest freestyle rap of an incredible 8 hours and 45 minutes. The festival also welcomes Demir Cesar & Kidcut from Germany, Italy's DJ PhoxDJ Pfund 500 from Switzerland, Slovenia's Sladica and Kyu St33d and Supa! of French DJ crew Yard.

Wiz Khalifa,Ty Dolla $ign and more set for Fresh Island Festival

Wiz Khalifa is set to headline Fresh Island 2016 with further performances confirmed from Ty Dolla $ign. Statik Selektah, DJ Premier, Logan Sama, Shakka and Tim Westwood, with many more still to be announced. Fresh Island is pulling out all the stops this year to make its fifth anniversary  the biggest and most memorable yet. Returning to the stunning location of Croatia’s Zrce Beach, revellers will experience unmissable performances across hip-hop, grime and r&b along with boat and pool parties galore. Tickets are a very affordable €89 (around £69) for a standard 3 day pass, with VIP tickets costing €189 (around £144), available via the Fresh Island website

Having earned a well-deserved reputation as one of Europe’s most unique music festivals, Fresh Island will once again welcome thousands of revellers to the idyllic waterside settings of Zrce Beach to witness international and underground talent across the full spectrum of Hip Hop, R&B and Grime.

Headlining the anniversary celebrations this year is rap demigod Wiz Khalifa, riding high of the back of a huge 2015 that saw him slay the charts with the Grammy nominated See You Again. Wiz will be joined by one of Hip Hop’s most dominant voices Ty Dolla $ign, who’ll be ready to deliver live cuts from his formidable debut albumFree TC. Making a welcome return to the island after recording the Beautiful Life music video with fellow Fresh Island alumni Action Bronson and Danny Brown last year, is seminal East-Coast producer Statik Selektah. Founder of influential hip-hop duo Gang Starr, DJ Premier, is another legendary producer who'll be jetting to Zrce beach for Fresh Island.

Holding it down for the UK is BBK collaborator and rising r&b prodigy Shakka, alongside grime champion Logan Sama. No Fresh Island line-up would be complete without the godfather Tim Westwood on the bill and the DJ will be joined by Melody Kane and Miss DJ Candy. Keeping the party going throughout the week are some of the UK’s finest crews including ShorebitchApplebumSo Fresh So CleanCheese On BreadFaded andRompa's Reggae Shack

Action Bronson, Pusha T and more added to Fresh Island Festival lineup

Fresh Island has cemented itself as one of Europe's best Hip-Hop, R&B and urban festivals for the past three years with international acts and thousands of revellers jetting to the isle of Pag for the ultimate celebration of the genres' music and culture. For three days the festival will host a mix of stunning live performances, cutting-edge DJs, MC battles, dance crews and beach, boat and pool parties in the idyllic setting of Zrce beach, with takeovers of Aquarius, Kalypso and Papaya (voted best club in Croatia in DJ Mag's Top 100 Clubs).

Larger than life ex-chef Action Bronson will be cooking up a storm for his Fresh Island debut following the recent release of the appropriately titled Mr Wonderful. Next up Pusha T joins the festival, making it up to fans after sadly being unable to perform at last year's event. Working hard on the followup to his critically acclaimed debut LP My Name Is My Name, expected this Spring, the former Clipse member will no doubt be dropping brand new material for revellers at Fresh Island. Having lived and breathed Hip-Hop culture for most of his life, it's only fitting that LA's Evidence is onboard for the festival. A graffiti artist and skateboarder from an early age, Evidence is one of the founding members of respected Hip-Hop group of the 90s, Dilated Peoples. Breaking out on his own, the rapper/producer has since picked up a Grammy for lending his producer talents to Kanye West on College Dropout as well as a slew of revered underground solo material including The Weatherman LP and Cats & Dogs

Just Blaze is arguably one of Hip-Hop's most iconic producers having worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Jay Z, Kanye West, Jay Electronica, Eminem, Rick Ross and Kendrick Lamar. His talents aren't confined to the studio, starting out as a DJ Just Blaze has forged an impressive career touring the world and will be demonstrating his skills behind the ones and twos for the Fresh Island crowds. The original champion of Hip-Hop in the UK and firm Fresh Island favourite, Tim Westwood returns to the festival in 2015. Now hosting a show on Capital Xtra, Westwood has used his radio DJ status to bring Hip-Hop to the masses for nearly 30 years, garnering some big name friends in the game as well as going out on his own with the Tim Westwood brand, selling millions of compilation albums.

2015 sees the first ever grime takeover with VICE's Noisey, as Fresh Island gives a deserved nod to some the UK's best. After appearing at this year's Brit Awards with Kanye West, grime's most promising new talent Stormzy will appear along with NAA founding member, MC and now YouTube sensation Big Narstie and Radio 1/1XTRA DJ DJ Target

A truly international festival, Fresh Island celebrates talent from around the world, other names set to grace the Hip-Hop stages include influential French DJ Cut Killer, Slovakia and Czech Republic's best selling hip-hop artist, Rytmus, Austrian MC Big J and a live collaboration between Czechs DJ Wich and Vladimir518. The festival will also welcome Haftbefehl, one of Germany's biggest Hip-Hop stars, respected by genre fans and literary critics alike for his lyrical prowess in German, Turkish, Kurdish and Polish.

Joey Bada$$, Danny Brown set for Croatia’s Fresh Island Festival

Returning to Zrce Beach on the island of Pag for its fourth outing, Croatia's only exclusively Hip-Hop and R&B festival Fresh Island has announced Joey Bada$$Danny Brown and Tinashe as the first big names for 2015. Taking place 15th – 17th July Fresh Island will once again host performances from some of the most revered names in the world of Hip-Hop and R&B alongside new talent, MCs and DJs. 

Fresh Island headliner Joey Bada$$ celebrates not only the release of his highly anticipated debut album B4.DA.$$ today, but also his birthday and is set to have a momentus year in 2015. At just 20, the Pro-Era founder has stormed to critical acclaim after his debut mixtape 1999 three years ago and will be bringing his formidable live performance to the Fresh Island stage in July. Joining him will be Danny Brown who will no doubt also have crowds roaring from his infectious energy. Gaining widespread attention in 2010 with his debut album The Hybrid (after several widely received mixtapes) Danny Brown is arguably the most unique name in Hip-Hop, working with some of the most innovative names across the musical spectrum from A$AP Rocky, Ghostface Killah and Action Bronson to Rustie, Purity Ring and A-Trak. Rounding off the headliners and adding some R&B to the mix is Tinashe. The LA singer/songwriter rose to prominence in 2012 with the release of her debut mixtape In Case We Die and has since then become one of the most respected artists in the genre, working with Ryan Hemsworth, DJ Mustard and Clams Casino. 

Other big names to hit the Fresh Island stages include Drake and R Kelly collaborator MigosGodfather of Grime Skepta and Laudz & DJ Zegon of Tropkillaz. Dedicated to embracing the worldwide culture of Hip-Hop Fresh Island will bring some of the most innovative turntablists and DJs to the island of Pag including Action Bronson collaborator Statik Selektah and KISS FM resident Shortee Blitz as well asteaming up with world renowned dance teachers for Adria Dance Camp ( Heavyweight UK brands ShorebitchFaded and Forever Croatia will also be on hand to host special pre-parties to get revellers ready for the main event.

Method Man and Redman join Fresh Island Festival lineup!

The first headliners who confirmed their act for the 3rd edition of New Yorker Fresh Island Festival are Method Man & Redman. The legendary duo will perform on 24th of July 2014 in Croatia, at croatian fabulous Zrće Beach, where a three day festival will take place between July 23rd-25th.


Snoop Dogg and A$AP Rocky headline Croatia Fresh Island Festival

Sit­u­ated on the gor­geous beach Zrće on Island Of Pag, Fresh Island offers Hip Hop fans, fes­ti­val goers and sun-worshippers some­thing out of the ordi­nary: init­mate sur­round­ings where they can see the hottest names in Hip Hop per­form for them, admist the stun­ning adri­atic coast­line of Zrce beach and enjoy a bar-tab con­sider­baly lighter than a Miami beach club!

Recently unveiled as the first two head­lin­ers to fea­ture across this four day extrav­a­ganza of music and par­ty­ing, Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion and A$AP Rocky will be join­ing fans on the ‘New Yorker’ main stage (Papaya & Aquarius Open Air Clubs) to deliver what will be their per­for­mances of the sum­mer — A$AP also only due to play two Euro­pean dates this sum­mer, Fresh Island being one of the grand exclusives.

Snoop Dogg

Now in it’s sec­ond year, Fresh Island looks to join the heavy­weight ranks of the Euro­pean fes­ti­val cir­cuit, hav­ing already showed many its poten­tial for hot par­ties and amaz­ing per­for­mances, this year is look­ing to be no excep­tion. 2013 boasts beach par­ties, pool par­ties and many more in a set­ting that would put even the hottest beach clubs of the world to shame – and with a host of other huge names set to join the bill its shap­ing up to be the go-to-place this summer.

Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion set for Croatia’s Fresh Island Festival

Alongside with the performance of this hip-hop icon, the public will have the chance to enjoy an impressive artist line up and many interesting shows during this four day Festival. Snoop Dogg will headline and open the second edition of the Fresh Island Festival “New Yorker Main Stage” – this year it will last for four days and nights, in clubs Papaya and Aquarius, from July 10 to July 13.

Zagreb, March 5, 2013  – Fresh Island Festival, one of the successful "newcomers" to the European festival scene, brings forward a wave of summer freshness and announces its new festival season with one of the biggest musical icons – SNOOP DOGG aka Snoop Lion. By hosting such an established performer, Fresh Island Festival sides itself with the biggest international festivals such as Fraunenfeld, Exit and Wireless Festival. Snoop Dogg's performance will be one of the more exclusive ones, at an intimate atmosphere, since he will perform for only 3000 of his most loyal fans.

Snoop Dogg

Being the only hip-hop festival in the southeast Europe, and the only European beach hip-hop festival, Fresh Island will present the best of hip-hop at four turbo stages in clubs Aquarius and Papaya, during its four nonstop day and night program. With everyday performances by international stars, at "Boat" and "After Beach" pool parties that will take place during daytime, the Festival will present shows by famous DJs and MCs. Hip-hop fans will be able to enjoy different dance and music workshops, watch movies, participate in extreme water sports and graffiti sessions… With a daily average temperature of  35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit), beautiful Adriatic sea and Zrće beach, Fresh Island Festival is truly "YOUR PERFECT HIP-HOP HOLIDAY" – this is the official slogan of the promo campaign for international markets.  

Over the last few months, Snoop Dogg was continually present in the media through his reincarnation and new alias "Snoop Lion". Soon he will reveal a new album and a documentary, both named "Reincarnated". He has drawn a lot of media and public attention with his live performances – aided by his colleague Dr. Dre and digital technology, he brings to life the deceased rap legend 2Pac who appears on stage as a holographic projection. A big soccer fan and jersey collector, Snoop Dogg keeps a Croatian national soccer team jersey in his collection.

Tickets for this unique summer experience will be on sale exclusively in form of a festival ticket/bundle (4 days & nights) for 46 euros, at the official Festival web page: Fresh Island "Fo Shizzle" tourist pack/bundle, intended for the international and domestic markets will include various offers including festival tickets, accommodation, welcome drink, festival T-shirts and other amenities, and will also be available at


Wednesday, July 10, under the starry sky by the sea at New Yorker Main Stage in Papaya, one of the most beautiful open air clubs in the world, Fresh Island Festival will start with the performance of a legendary American star, SNOOP DOGG aka SNOOP LION.