Festival Sherpa and Skyscanner bring to you another well planned budget for the amazing Outlook Festival in Croatia!
The Outlook Festival is a musical event hosting all kinds of bass music and is held just outside the city of Pula, Croatia. Although held in Croatia, many of the attendees come from the United Kingdom as do much of the team involved in organizing the festival. Held in Fort Punta Christo and the surrounding beaches the festival is unique in its setting, with sound systems and stages being erected in various tunnels and even the moat of the abandoned ruins.
The festival also plays host to a number of boat parties which feature artists from the festival and sail around the Adriatic coastline playing more individual selections of music than other stages around the festival. The UK Festival Awards also gave Outlook the title of ‘Best Overseas Festival’ in 2011. This year, the Opening Concert will take place on August 31 while the actual festival will start on September 1 and will go on till September 4.
Past performers include Skream, Benga, Digital Mystikz, Johnny Clarke, Pharoahe Monch, Horace Andy, David Rodigan, Jamie xx, Shy FX, Friction, Dawn Penn, Iration Steppas, P Money, Plastician, Phi Life Cypher, Phaeleh, Channel One, Eksman, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Congo Natty, Jehst and Foreign Beggars.
(Courtesy : Facebook/Outlook Festival)
1. Festival Tickets : Get yours while you can!
Tickets are already on sale on the official festival website and will cost you £141.00 approximately INR 13,500/-. If you’re lucky, you might also be able to get your hands on a good deal on Viagogo so make sure you check the site out before buying. You should also probably buy a pass to the Opening Concert which is only about £39.00 approx INR 3,700/- .
2. Awesome deals on flights if you book right now!
A return flight starting from Mumbai to Zagreb, which is Croatia’s main international airport, should cost you approx INR 45,000/-. You can check and book your flights easily and quickly on Skyscanner. From the airport you can board one of the festival shuttles which should cost you about £38.00 approx INR 3,600/- one way. There are return shuttles also available at the same rate. You can pre book your shuttles according to your desired dates right here.
3. There are several inexpensive options to stay in Pula.
A camping pass will only cost you about £61.00 approx INR 5,800/- per person for 6 days. This only gives you access to the camping grounds but no tent. Fear not, you don’t have to carry your own, you can easily buy a tent, which you can collect at the festival, for extremely low rates. A 2 man tent will only cost about £42.00 approx INR 4,000/- or a 4 man tent for £52.50 at approx INR 5,000/-. You can go their website for more information. If you wish to live a little more luxuriously, you can also check out Airbnb for a room/apartment for about INR 3000/- per night per person. Cab fares are pretty cheap so this is a good option if you want a proper bed and some peaceful downtime.
4. Planning how much you’ll spend on food and drink is integral to a proper budget.
At the festival, food prices range from INR 500/- to INR 1200/- while alcohol rates are about INR 300/- for a can of beer or a peg of spirit with a mixer. Cigarettes cost about INR 160/- a pack. Also if you eat/drink outside the festival, according to Budget Your Trip, you’ll end up spending approx INR 1000/- on food and water per day, as long as you stick to cheap fast food joints/street food or others in the same price range. If you wish to catch a drink, you’ll shell out not more than INR 500/- locally according to rates in Zagreb.
5. Croatia is a stunningly beautiful country so make sure you catch some of the local beauty before leaving.
Croatia has a wide range of lakes, beaches and historical architecture to witness. Make sure to set apart some time from the partying to travel around and expand your horizons.
(Courtesy : tourist-croatia.com)
6. Final Round Up.
The trip to the Outlook Festival, Croatia should cost you about INR 17,200/- (Festival Ticket & Opening Concert) + INR 45,000/- (Return flight from Mumbai to Zagreb) + INR 7,300/- (Shuttle from airport to festival and back) + 10,000 (Airbnb per person for 6 days) + INR 15,000 (F&B inside and outside the festival) = INR 94,500/-.
Be sure to factor in other costs such as visa, miscellaneous expenses, sightseeing, local transport etc. before you go.
The Sherp wishes you a happy and safe journey!
Here are the highlights of the Outlook Festival 2015 :