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Dekmantel Selectors, 26-30 AUG, 2021

Taking place at the stunning The Garden Resort in Tisno, Croatia in the summer of 2021, Dekmantel Selectors is a very limited-capacity festival (2500 tickets only) that will showcase the talents of some of the world's finest DJs in an intimate, picturesque environment. During daylight hours, the festival will take place within a small piece of beautiful coastline alongside the Adriatic Sea, while activities will shift to the much loved Barbarella's each night.

Any questions? Check out our FAQ here!

The Garden Tisno, Croatia

The Garden in Tisno is a true slice of paradise nestled on the Dalmatian coastline blessed with crystal clear azure Adriatic waters, sizzling sunshine, and star-lit night skies, where you are so close to the sea you are almost dancing in it. The old town of Tisno is charming and picture-perfect with a host of restaurants, cafes, apartments. The resort will host five stages (including one listening stage at the restaurant area) where you can expect the usual Dekmantel touch on sound, production and atmosphere.

Boat Party

The Dekmantel Selectors boat parties will be back. Over the past years, we've invited clubs, record stores and radio stations to host our boat parties, and this year we'll bring in some favorite Dutch initiatives (Clone, Future Intel, IsBurning, Noclubs Services, OOST, Operator meets BAR, PIP, Radio Radio, Rush Hour and Strangelove) along.

Barbarella's Discotheque

The legendary outdoor nightclub Barbarella's Discotheque gives all revellers the almost unique opportunity to dance under the stars until the sun comes up as it hosts the Dekmantel Selectors night program.


Tisno is conveniently located on the beautiful Adriatic coast halfway between Zadar and Split. If you come from other countries, taking the train certainly is the most climate friendly, picturesque and sustainable mode of traveling (although it might take longer). Find more general information about traveling to and from Croatia by train over here. There’s a few options for trains departing from the Netherlands, Germany, France, UK and Belgium, and most of them are fairly inexpensive too!

However, if coming by plane is the most feasible option for you, there are multiple airlines flying from all over Europe to both Zadar and Split airports. From there, airport transfers from Split and Zadar will be available through our Croatian travel Partner Shuttle Tours. For more information, click here. If you ever considered offsetting your trip’s emissions and are in the position to do so, we recommend using Atmosfair.


There are plenty of places you can visit near Tisno; The old coastal cities Zadar, Šibenik and Split are just some of them with a variety of adrenaline-filled activities and majestic National Parks around as well.

Onsite Apartment Village

Within the festival site and built up on the hills overlooking the bay are 80 air-conditioned, apartments all with balconies or terraces. Everywhere you look, you'll be surrounded by like-minded souls, all just seconds away from the action. With room for only 300 people, these will surely go quickly, so book early and don't miss out. Click here.

Camp DIY

There will be camp pitches for those of you who want to bring your own tent and camp onsite amongst the olive and fig trees. There are proper toilets for campers and hot showers. The Garden is limited in the number of people they can allow to camp onsite, so do book early to avoid disappointment. For bookings, please check here!

Offsite Accommodation

The centre of Tisno is a short walk from The Garden Resort, where Dekmantel Selectors is taking place. There are lots of private accommodation options, the village has numerous restaurants, and there is a little train that can bring you to the festival site. If you would like to stay in Tisno village, then please get in touch here and we will do our best to find something suitable.

Belle Tents

Next to all accommodations, we have also have Belle Tents. The Belle Tents are 3 meters high in the center, spacious with a diameter of 5 meters, and include 4 single beds. The ground sheet is issued with a zipper to make it detachable. The advantage of the detachable option is that the sides can be rolled up, creating an amazing open air tent which is perfect for warm and humid weather conditions. The Belle Tents offers great storage facilities or a cozy and spacious living area that can provide sleeping accommodation for 4 people. There are three types (Quatro & Cool) Belle Tents available, more information is available on the website of The Garden. For bookings, please check here!

Cube Room

Another new addition this year! Cube Room offers 18m2 of minimalistic spacious design with a private terrace with table and chairs. These can be booked with twin single beds / double bed, and all come with an ensuite bathroom and tea / coffee facilities with fridge. Airconditioning is standard, and bedlinen and towels are provided (but please bring your own beach towels). Inside are USB ports, European power sockets, safe & plenty of room for luggage storage. For bookings, photos and more information, please check here!

Hostels & Mobile Homes

Last year we welcomed the addition of the hostel style mobile homes and mobile homes (Gold, Silver and Bronze options). The hostels are bronze mobile home, but rented on a hostel basis by room (maximum of two people people). Each hostel has got 4 rooms, bathrooms and a shared kitchen. The mobile homes have three categories: bronze for eight people, silver for four people and gold for four people. For bookings, photos and more information on the Hostels and Mobile Homes, please check here!


Is there an update regarding Dekmantel Selectors 2021?

The current Croatian event regulations allow gatherings up to 1000 people with an ECC (European Covid Certificate - proof of vaccination, a recent negative test or proof of recent recovery). For events with a capacity exceeding 1000 people, such as Dekmantel Selectors, organizers will need to apply to the Croatian National Civil Protection Headquarters for an additional permit. This permit will only be granted if certain safety requirements are implemented. Amongst others these are: mandatory valid ECC check at the entrance for all visitors, an on-site testing facility, and a cashless payment system. Our hosts at The Garden have met all these requirements and have been granted the permit necessary for Dekmantel Selectors to happen. Over the last weeks they’ve been able to successfully and safely organise Suncebeat and Defected Croatia at The Garden, with multiple government check-ups on all regulations during the event. More specific information on the COVID measures required for a safe stay at Dekmantel Selectors can be found below!

When will ticket sales start?

General sale started on June 24, 11:00 CEST, there are still some tickets left!

Is it possible to only attend a boat party without a week ticket?

This is not possible, you need a Week Ticket to attend our boat parties - because you need access to The Garden to access the boat.

Can I fulfill my deposit payment?

Yes, of course! In the e-mail we sent to you in the first week of July, you can find a link to fulfill this payment. Make sure to do this in time if you'd like to join us - the deadline is in the beginning of August.

Where can I find my ticket?

If you can't find your ticket in your inbox or spamf you should be able to locate it here.

Can I resell my ticket if I’m not able to make it?

If you can’t come, you can resell your tickets. We have launched a resell platform though Tixel, where you can safely resell your tickets. You can find it here.

Please read the instructions carefully (to be read in Tixel’s FAQ) if you need more information. Also note that we cannot guarantee entrance with tickets that are sold or bought on other resell platforms (e.g. Ticketswap or Viagogo) than our own.

What is your policy regarding traveling?

We highly advise to check your government requirements regarding traveling in advance so you are fully up-to-speed on this matter. In case you need a PCR test before traveling home, there is a possibility to schedule this in at the test center in Tisno or on-site as well — this will cost 600 HRK (equivalent of €80,-). A test can already be booked via the same link. Other locations in Croatia are available too, although this requires own research.

Are there any conditions that come with attending the festivals?

A proof of one of the following pointers will be obligatory before festival entree can be assured:

• Proof of full vaccination via the EU Covid Digital Certificate (ECC), NHS App, Coronacheck App or the equivalent if you are from the USA;

• A negative rapid test no older than 48 hours (a testing service is available close to the festival site as well as in Tisno, more about this can be found below);

• Proof of having had COVID no longer than 6 months previous.

Where can I get a rapid test?

If you are not fully vaccinated or do not have proof of having had COVID within the last 6 months, you will have to provide a negative rapid test result every 48 hours during the event. This is a legal requirement from the Croatian government for The Garden festival site to be open to the public and ensure the safety of everyone at the festival.

To help speed up the process and avoid cues to the festival you can already book your slot at the test centre located at the festival entrance by following this link (please select ‘The Garden’). Rapid testing for entry will be facilitated by a company (certified by the Croatian government) and will cost 120 HRK (equivalent of €16,-) per test. Payment can be made at the test centre and masks will be mandatory inside.

We want to highlight that it will be beneficial if you enter your details in advance to get tested. Once you filled this in, you will receive a code in your inbox that will be used to locate your details when you are at the test centre. In the occasion your test is positive, Croatian law, just like other European countries, requires you to self-isolate for ten days immediately.

When will I receive (new) tickets?

For those who have bought a ticket in 2020, your ticket is currently outdated, an updated ticket has already been sent to you. After receiving your new ticket, you can discard the old 2020 ticket. All tickets bought in our ticket sale June 2021 and onwards will be sealed, meaning those will be send out two/three weeks before the event.

Tickets need to be personalized. Personalized tickets are a necessary measure to combat extortionate prices and unregulated trading of tickets.

If you lost your ticket, you may be able to locate it here.

Where can I find the timetable?

You can download it here:

What is the nearest airport?

Zadar is the nearest airport, only 40 mins away by car. Split is 60 mins by car and Zagreb three hours by car. These journey times are for the highway route and will take a little longer by bus/coach.

What is the train and bus service like in Croatia?

Once you're in Croatia, the buses are altogether quicker, cheaper, and connect all cities with a regular service (more so than trains). You can buy tickets on board the bus, but you should get a receipt. Longer journeys have service stops included in the travel time.

I am not staying in Tisno, or the festival village. Is there a good taxi service late at night?

Taxi's can be found at the entrance to the festival site in the main car park and they are metered.

Can I hire a car?

Yes, as long as you are over 21 years old and have held a license for minimum of 1 year.

What currency is it in Croatia?

The currency is the kuna (kn / HRK) although accommodation is always priced in euros (but then charged in kuna's). There is an ATM onsite and plenty in Tisno village too.

What's your policy on drugs?

Drugs are looked upon very seriously by the Croatian Police.

How can I pay on the festival?

The Garden has implemented a cashless payment system to make transactions quicker and more sanitary as well. You will be provided with a cashless bracelet upon entry to the festival and this can be topped up at stations around the festival site, in the restaurant, at Barbarella’s and on the boat parties. The bracelet can be topped up by credit card, debit card, Apple Pay and cash.

Where is the nearest ATM?

There are two ATM machine on the festival site, in the main reception area of the apartments. In addition there are 8 other ATMs in the center of Tisno, which is about a 10-15 minute walk from The Garden Resort.

Where is the nearest hospital?

In Sibenik town, 20km away. If you need medical attention at the hospital, take your passport with you as there is a reciprocal arrangement for UK passport holders. Citizens from other countries should check with their embassy if there is a reciprocal arrangement. You should also check your travel insurance prior to travel to see what you are covered for.

What is the price of drinks on site?

This year, a 1/2 litre of draught beer is 36 kn and cocktails are 35 kn - 70 kn. Wines, spirits, and soft drinks are of course available too.

Can we bring our own food and drinks on site?

No, you can’t, but there will be plenty of bars selling cocktails, beers, wines, and soft drinks and food will also be available.

What is there to eat?

Onsite at the festival there is the Magnolia restaurant, which is open from breakfast till late, and wraps and sandwiches will also be available at the beach food area. In Tisno village, there are lots of 'konobas' to choose from.

Will there be a First Aid on site?

Yes, there will be a First Aid on the festival site, which is located on the left from the Volleybal Field.

What else is there to do outside of the festival?

Where is the lost property held?

In the main reception for the apartments or at the info point on the festival site.

I have another question. Who can help me?

Please contact [email protected] and we’ll help you as fast as possible! Please send all questions regarding tickets to: [email protected]