Festival Mates: Electric Elephant0
We getting chatting to Electric elephants main organiser as he prepares for his fifth festival . . .
After 4 amazing years in the beautiful village of Petrcane, Electric Elephant is on the move, just a little further along the coast, where we will be situated at The Garden Tisno. This is an undiscovered, secluded and private sandy bay just a short walk from the beautiful town of Tisno which is conveniently located on the beautiful Croatian coast halfway between Zadar (45mins) and Split (60 mins) airports.
Electric Elephant is set in a dramatic natural amphitheatre; which overlooks our very own beautiful bay and the islands in the distance, complete with sandy beach and crystal clear water. Magical!
Tisno is split between the mainland and the island of Murter which is joined by a 20m rising bridge and is just a ten-minute walk away. The old town is charming and picture-perfect with a host of restaurants, cafes, apartments and small boutique hotels.
All your favourite Electric Elephant elements remain intact as we party around the Beach Bar and the Main Stage by day and night, while these are now combined with the new and amazing Barbarellaâ€™s outdoor club which is just a 10mins transfer away and with no capacity limitations everyone can know enjoy the after party in a stunning setting by the sea and under the stars!!! Transfers will be arranged by us to ensure you can easily get there for a bit of late night revelry before the buses or taxi boats whisk you back to Tisno.
Boat Parties you ask? The Argonaughty is ready and waiting and will include sunset trips close to the Kornati Islands plus this time you will be collected and dropped off in the private bay on the site. All aboard!
And thereâ€™s more!!! The Garden Tisno has its very own on-site accommodation, featuring 80 apartments which can hold 300 people, as well as 30 Indian Shikar tents with electric fans and lighting, proper beds, mosquito nets, dressing room and porch area. There are also 120 pitches for people bringing their own tents.
More than just a festival, relax in the sunshine, swim in the sea and dance into the night under moonlit skies amidst breathtaking surroundings. Electric Elephant is a holiday, an escape, a getaway an adventure in the land of music with like minded souls that invokes the original spirit of Ibiza of the seventies and early eighties. Live Love Dance and Free Your Mindâ€¦
What's your name, what's your festival & what's your role in running things?
Huw Morgan, Electric Elephant, Promoter
When did you first set up the festival and how did it go ? What was your motivation for putting it together in year 1?
We put the festival on as the year before we laid to rest our very special monthly manchester clubnight Electric Chair after 13 years of service. After 13 years of basments the attraction of holding an annual festival in sunshine on the adriatic coast was simply too much :)
What were your influences in terms of festivals you had visited before?
Keep it small and book artists into the vibe and not the size of the vip area.
What's been your biggest festival to date? What's been your own personal highlight & why ?
- Personal highlights each year is seeing artists and punters hanging out as one on holiday
Can you make a living running a festival ? If not, what else do you keep busy with through the year?
You can, but like any form of event promotion it brings with it plenty of risk. Aswell as the festival we also have a bar in manchester called electrik The Unaboombers still DJ and we have an end of year riot....
Which acts (Alive or dead) that you've never had play would you like to see headline the festival ?
We'Ennio Morricone, Barry White & The Love Unlimited Orchestra, Richard Hawley...
How do you see the festival industry changing over the next few years?
There will be even more blood, sweat and tears....
When do you start planning for the festival ? Is there a full-time team involved - how many ? How does this change in the lead-up to the actual event itself?
Starts the day the last one finishes pretty much and then the team grows as you become closer to the event
What's a typical day like for a festival organiser?
No such thing as a typical day in promotion ;)
What's the best & worst part of running a festival ?
Which artist is never getting asked back to play again - and more importantly, why?!
Never booked anybody we'd never want back. love in hate out x
When did you first set up the festival and how did it go?
2007 - went well enough to do it all again a year later.
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