Dekmantel Selectors, 25-29 AUG 2022
Taking place at the stunning The Garden Resort in Tisno, Croatia in the summer of 2022, Dekmantel Selectors is a very limited-capacity festival (2500 tickets only) that will showcase the talents of some of the 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 at night.
The Garden, Tisno, Croatia
Nestled on the Dalmatian coastline, The Garden in Tisno is a true slice of paradise: crystal clear azure Adriatic waters, lush olive and fig trees, sizzling sunshine, and star-lit night skies. Here, you are so close to the sea you are almost dancing in it. You can soak up the usual Dekmantel touch on sound, production and atmosphere amongst five stages, including a listening stage at the restaurant area of the resort.
There are plenty of beautiful places nearby: the various restaurants and charming cafes of Tisno village are just a short walk away, and there’s also the old coastal cities Zadar, Šibenik and Split, offering a variety of adrenaline-filled activities. And if you’re looking to wind down, you can get closer to nature at the majestic waterfalls of Krka National Park or on the island of Hvar.
The Dekmantel Selectors boat parties will be back, foregrounding various record labels, clubs, radio stations, parties and overall forces for good. This year, we have invited some of our favourite initiatives: 20/44, Adriatic Coasting, AMPFEMININE, BAR40, Bordello A Parigi, Clone, Cornerstore, Dekmantel, Echobox Radio, Oost, No Club Services, Pinkman, PIP x Future Intel, Radio Radio, Radio Rush Hour, Stranded FM, United Identities, and WAS.
Once the action on the main site wraps up, the infamous outdoor nightclub Barbarella's Discotheque will host the Dekmantel Selectors night program: a rare occasion to dance under the stars until the sun comes up.
Tisno is conveniently located on the beautiful Adriatic coast halfway between Zadar (45 mins) and Split (60 mins). Taking the train to Croatia certainly is the most picturesque and climate-friendly mode of travelling (although it might take longer). There’s a few options for trains departing from the Netherlands, Germany, France, UK and Belgium, and most of them are fairly inexpensive too – for more general information, please check here. However, if flying is the most feasible option for you, multiple airlines connect to both Zadar and Split airports. From there, airport transfers will be available, which can be booked through Shuttle Tours over here more closely to the festival.
When it comes to lowering our collective environmental impact, great gains can be achieved by reducing and – if airtravel really is the only practical option – compensating flights. We have been compensating all artists’ flights since 2019 using Atmosfair, and we hope that you’re interested in joining us in our mission to give back to nature and future generations. Therefore, we have introduced options for carbon offsetting via our ticketing shop this year. Read more here.
Onsite Apartment Village
Built upon the hills overlooking the bay and only moments away from the action, the resort holds 80 air-conditioned apartments, all with balconies or terraces. You'll be surrounded by like-minded souls everywhere you look. With room for 300 people only, these will surely go quickly, so make sure to book early through here.
For those of you who want to bring your own tent and camp under the olive trees: there are camp pitches onsite, with access to 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 old town of Tisno, just a short walk from The Garden Resort, is charming and picture-perfect with a host of restaurants, cafes and lots of private accommodation options. 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, there's the Glamping Tents. The Glamping Tents are 3 meters high in the center, spacious with a diameter of 5 meters, and include 4 single beds. The ground sheet is detachable so that the sides can be rolled up, creating an amazing open-air tent – perfect for warm and humid weather conditions. The Glamping Tents offers great storage facilities or a cosy and spacious living area that can provide sleeping accommodation for 4 people. There are three types (Duo, Trio, Quatro) Glamping Tents available, more information is available on the website of The Garden. For bookings please check here!
The Cube Room offers 18m2 of minimalistic spacious design with a private terrace with table and chairs. These can be booked with twin single beds or a double bed, and all come with an ensuite bathroom, tea/coffee facilities, and a fridge. Airconditioning is standard, and bedlinen and towels are provided (but please bring your own beach towels). Inside are USB ports, European power sockets, a safe & plenty of room for luggage storage. For bookings, photos and more information, please check here!
Hostels & Mobile Homes
Another fairly new addition: the hostel-style mobile homes and mobile homes (Gold, Silver and Bronze options). The hostels are bronze mobile homes, but rented on a hostel basis by room (maximum of two 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!
- What about Dekmantel Selectors 2022?
After last year’s special reunion, we move forward by welcoming back familiar faces as well as an enticing generation of up-and-coming trailblazers. Dekmantel Selectors will be back in Tisno for the 6th edition of the festival at The Garden, bringing along an electrifying selection of both familiar and debuting DJs. Taking place from the 25th-29th of August 2022, this year’s edition emphasises on prolonging the charm of its intimate set-up whilst pushing a broad musical spectrum. You can find the full line-up of Dekmantel Selectors 2022 over here!
- When will ticket sales for 2022 start?
All tickets are sold out! Ticket sales started on Monday, December 6 (11:00 CET) for those who pre-registered. General sale followed on Tuesday, December 7 (11:00) CET.
- I transferred my ticket to 2022, where can I find my ticket?
If you can't find your ticket in your inbox or spam, you should be able to locate it here. However, please note that tickets from 2020 are currently outdated - an updated ticket will be send to you more closely to the 2022 edition.
- What is the best way to travel to Tisno?
In the matter of sustainability, the best way would be to take the train. However, if flying is the most feasible option for you, there are multiple airline flying to both Split and Zadar airports. We would kindly ask you to consider offsetting your flight's emissions, if you are in the position to do so. We recommend using Atmosfair – and we have included a few options to do so in our ticketing shops this year. For more info, click 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.
Airport transfers from Split and Zadar will be available through our Croatian travel Partner Shuttle Tours. More closely to the festival, you will be able to book a transfer here.
- 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 more frequent service than trains. You can buy tickets onboard 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). Accommodation is commonly priced in euros, and then charged in kuna's. There are ATMs onsite and in Tisno village.
- 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.
- What is the price of drinks on site?
The bars have not set their prices yet, but last year, a 1/2 litre of draught beer was 36 kn and cocktails were 35 kn - 70 kn. Wines, spirits, and soft drinks are available as well.
- 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 until late, and wraps and sandwiches will also be available at the beach food area. In Tisno village, there are lots of local 'konobas' to choose from.
- What's your policy on drugs?
Drugs are looked upon very seriously by the Croatian Police.
- 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.
- 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?
There are various beautiful places to visit in the area – find out what Tisno has to offer here. Please take in mind the local nature when exploring the surroundings, and make sure to leave no litter or other traces behind.
- Where is the lost property held?
In the main reception for the apartments or at the info point on the festival site.
- When does the ticket sales for the boat parties start?
Ticket sales for our boat parties started May 4th, 11:00 (CEST).
- Do I need a festival ticket to attend the boat parties?
Yes, to attent our boat parties you need a festival 'Day' or 'Day + Night' ticket.
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