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.
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.
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 (Rush Hour, Red Light Radio, Is Burning, Clone, Operator meets BAR, Strangelove, OOST, WAS, Pip and Noclubs Serivces) along.
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 the Zadar (45 mins) and Split (60 mins) airports. Croatia Airlines, Ryanair, EasyJet, Jet 2, Monarch and Germanwings are flying from all over Europe to both Zadar and Split airports. Flights from Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Brussels, Manchester, Dublin, Paris, Marseille are now available as well. Airport transfers from Split and Zadar will available through our Croatian travel Partner Shuttle Tours. For more information, click here.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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 past months felt longer than ever, and we are pretty sure the feeling is mutual for all of you. We miss the music, the artists, the people and initiatives we work with, and without doubt: you. For this summer though, we’re keeping our hopes up. The Dutch cultural industry is working on getting a better and more clear perspective for everyone involved, and we have started our Dekmantel Selectors preparations with lots of good energy. In the following weeks we are expecting more news from the Dutch government regarding the upcoming festival season, and it goes without saying that we are hoping for the best possible outcome. In the meantime, we keep working on new and exciting ideas and whenever we have more (ticket) information to share, you will be the first ones to hear it.
- Where can I find the statement regarding the COVID-19 outbreak?
Following today’s announcement by The Garden that events scheduled for this summer will be postponed to next year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have to share the unfortunate but unavoidable news that we have to move Dekmantel Selectors 2020 to August 26 - August 30, 2021. After postponing Dekmantel Festival in Amsterdam last week, this is again a tough moment for us and a huge bummer for those of you who looked forward to this. For now, we are working hard on bringing our programme along with us to next year’s summer get-together in Tisno, Croatia. The wait will be longer, but we promise it will be an edition to remember nevertheless.
All purchased tickets will be valid on the new dates. We are aware that you might have a number of questions regarding your tickets but please hang tight — we will get in touch with all ticket holders via email very soon with full information. We would like to ask for your understanding and patience while we figure this out. For more information regarding booked on-site accommodation, we would kindly like to refer you to our FAQ or to [email protected]. For accommodations reservations outside of The Garden, please get in touch directly with the company you booked it through.
By now, it should come as no surprise that losing Dekmantel Selectors has a massive impact on our small team, as well as the wider network of people we work with all year round: musicians, artists, producers, partners, and countless freelancers. As such, we would like to take this opportunity once again to ask that you continue showing empathy for and actively supporting your favourite artists, labels, venues, and all other initiatives in the creative industry wherever you can. We need each other more than ever at a time of unprecedented turbulence.
Stay safe out there, take the guidelines to heart and look out for one another. We look forward to seeing you next summer in Tisno.
- I already booked my plane tickets, what do I do?
Most airlines are offering travel vouchers which are valid for 365 days, meaning you will be able to reschedule your flights once they are on sale. Please check your relevant airline website for further information.
- I already booked my on-site accommodation, what do I do?
For those who have booked through The Garden and have paid deposits, you will be able to transfer your booking to the 2021 dates. If you are unable to make the rescheduled dates, you will receive a 90% refund when the accommodation is re-sold. If anyone still wishes to travel this year, you are eligible to keep your booking and you will be offered a 50% discount. You will have received more detailed information from The Garden Accommodation team and will be send a form to process your date transfer or refund on May 1st, 2020 — please keep an eye on your inbox. If you still haven’t received an email from The Garden after May 1st, we advise to get in touch with them through: [email protected].
- I already booked off-site accommodation, what do I do?
If you booked off-site accommodation through The Garden, please await further information coming next week from the accommodation team. Most hosts are happy to postpone bookings until 2021 and all your options will be outlined further next week.
Many of you will have booked accommodation through Airbnb. The company recently released a temporary extenuating circumstances policy for refunds. At the moment, that policy unfortunately only covers bookings with check-ins up to May 31, which does not cover the period of the Beach. Bookings beyond that are subject to the hosts' usual cancellation policy.
If your host operates a strict cancellation policy that would result in you losing part of your fee, our advice would be to hang on a while before cancelling if you can afford to do so. The situation is constantly changing in Croatia, as everywhere else, and we would hope that most accommodation sites would update policies like the ones above to reflect current circumstances and travel guidance for each country.
- I already booked an official airport transfer, what do I do?
Full refunds (excluding booking fees) will be issued for all transfers booked through The Garden. Please allow up to 14 working days for the funds to appear in your account. The Garden will release the 2021 transfer schedule as soon as most airlines have released their flight schedules, so keep an eye out on their website and socials or get in touch with them through: [email protected].
- When does ticket sales start?
More information about 2021 ticket sales will follow later.
- 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?
Basically, forget trains! The buses are altogether quicker, cheaper, and connect all cities with a regular service. 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.
- Can I pay by card on site?
You can only pay by card at the restaurant, for all bars and other food stands you need to pay with 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?
The bars have not fixed their prices for next season yet, but last year a 1/2 litre of draught beer was 25 kn and cocktails were 30 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?