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Goulash Disko Festival 2020

Global Underground Music Festival

About the project

Every year in september, Goulash Disko closes the European summer festival season in the middle of the Adriatic sea, where a big family of beautiful souls gathers to celebrate music from the Global Underground.

As well as being known as a legendary 6 days party, Goulash Disko is also a crowdfunded, 100% independant and sponsor free festival...a magical experience combining positive music, virgin nature and collective awesomeness.

The festival will happen from 9th to 12th september 2020, and will be extended with the traditional opening party on the Day 0, and the extra Day+1 for those who don't want to leave the island. There will also be satellite events before, during and after the festival on the continent. All together, that means more than a week of beach parties, sun and smiles...so we suggest you take at least a week off to enjoy all of it. 

To get a better idea of how does Goulash Disko feels like, here is a little movie shot at the festival with an old Super 8 camera. ❤️

Goulash Disko takes place in Komiža, one of the most remote fisherman village in Croatia, and supposedly the sunniest spot in Europe. It is well known for its beaches, sunsets, lemons, domestic wine and laid back attitude…Just have a look at the video and pictures below to see where you are heading to!

We work hand in hand with the village to grow Goulash Disko festival as a sustainable part of the island, which is why it remains a small scale, intimate and organic gathering. The festival is limited to 1000 visitors, and everyone taking part of it is expected to behave as proper Goulashian: with love, consciousness and respect.

Video by Botond Istvandi.


Photos by Stjepan Tafra.
 

What are the funds for?

We aim at raising 25000€, and all the money will be used to gather a stellar lineup and build the best possible infrastructure.  In terms of music, Goulash Disko knows no limits and we love to explore new sounds and genres rooted in the Global Underground. Expect world infused and eclectic music styles: Tropical Grooves, Oriental House, Gypsydelic, Voodoo Jazz, Swing Folk, Trip Hop, Ethno Dub, Gypsy Punk, Organica, Latintronics, and everything in between...Beside music, performers and workshops of different kinds will spice up the program during the whole festival.

Over the past years, we booked artsts such as Channel One, Mop Mop, Habibi Funk, Soom T, L'Entourloop, Frivolous, Parno Graszt, Martha Van Straaten, Bwoy de Bhajan, Mr. Raoul K, Dunkelbunt, Zion Train, Barrio Lindo, Guts or Bukahara ; as well as takeovers by labels and collective such as Multi Culti, Nomade, Tropical Twista or Shika Shika. For more insights about Goulash Disko music styles, you can check our website to see most of the artists that we invited so far, or press play below to listen some of the dj sets recorded at Goulash Disko festival 2018.

In total, we will book a minimum of 40 DJ's/Producers and 10 bands, coming from as many countries as possible.

If you want to apply as an artist, suggest an act for the lineup or get involved in some other way, please fill in this form:

 

Vis is a very remote island, but easily accessible since it has a good boat connection from Split. You can get to Split directly by plane (easiest option), but you can as well land in a nearby airport -Zadar, Dubrovnik or Zagreb-, then get to Split by bus or train. To find the best options available, we suggest you to use Google Flights, or Skyscanner.

You can find about buses, trains, catamarans and ferry schedules in Croatia here. When you arrive on Vis island, local bus, taxi or friendly locals will drive you to Komiža, located on the other side of the island. 

In cooperation with the city of Komiža, we are setting up a temporary camping spot on a protected piece of land, shaded by pine trees and accessible by cars and camper vans. The camping will be open from September 8th to 14th, and in order to cover the costs of toilets, water and tourism tax, a participation of 200 HRK (30€) for the 7 days will be asked to all visitors. Camping tickets will be available separately after the crowdfunding campaign. If you are coming by car or camper van, you will have to pay an extra amount (cca 15€) to the city of Komiža to park your vehicle in the camping zone during the festival.

 

There are plenty of accommodation options in the village, from basic rooms to luxury houses. Prices usually vary between 15 and 50€ per night per person. If you want to book private accommodation, we suggest checking out airbnb.com (search for Komiza); asking a local tourist agency to find something for you; or getting in touch directly with the apartment owners listed at the Komiža tourist office website.

And if you're up for a classy holiday, you may be interested in one of the charming flats of Villa Nonna -our favourite, see picture below!

 

To be part of Goulash Disko 2019, it is simple : CROWDFUND THE PROJECT!

Limited amounts of Early Bird Tickets are available, starting at 50€ and gradually increasing until 150€. Unlimited amount of tickets will be available for 160€ only until the end of the campaign, on 31st march 2020. Please note that in total, only 1000 tickets will be available, and that the festival is likely to sell out.

10 Group tickets for 5 people are available for 500€. When they will be gone, the group ticket price will go up to 650€ and will be available in unlimited quantities, until 31st march 2020. Group tickets will not be available after the crowdfunding campaign. 

Ex-Yu citizens will be able to get a limited amount of discounted tickets (half price), but only AFTER THE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN. To be eligible for en EX-Yu ticket, you should hold a valid ID card from any of the following countries: Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Kosovo, or Makedonia.

About the project owner

Goulash Disko started as a Balkan Beats clubnight in 2010 in Dublin, where Iva and Yves (original Goulash Disko founders) lived at the time. Eventhough parties were shaking the whole Dublin party scene, they relocated in Croatia, leaving their baby behind...but not for long, as the idea to make a festival quickly blossomed. They knew a perfect and untouched location on Vis island, and wanted to experiment with crowdfunding. The first campaign in 2013 was a success, and Goulash Disko became the first ever crowdfunded music festival in the world! 

If you want to see how looked the first edition of Goulash Disko festival, check out the video below ❤️

8 years later, we keep dreaming! The team behind the festival is an awesome bunch of passionated people, we are in a position to book world class artists, the Goulash crowd is simply amazing, and Komiza locals really support the festival!

2020 edition smells great already, and we can't wait to see you on Vis island for an unforgettable week all together ❤️

If you like what you see, you can follow us on Facebook, Soundcloud or sign up to our newsletter. You may want to attend our Goulash Disko Festival Facebook event as well, to get the news while they're hot!

More questions? Contact us at goulashdisko[@]gmail.com or on our Facebook page!

We hope to see you in paradise!