Armin van Buuren headlines NYE Party at Winter Music Festival

Winter Music Festival

Croatia Winter Music Festival has just been announced, with Armin van Buuren, Sander van Doorn, MoTi, Thomas Newson, Julian Jordan, Sick Individuals, Armada records and more set to perform.

Croatia WMF, the nation’s brand new concept combining music, food and gaming, will take place at Arena Zagreb, Croatia from December 31, 2016 to January 6, 2017. Grammy-nominated Dutch legend Armin van Buuren will headline the NYE party, the first of six events over the week that will host performances from some of the most in demand DJs on the planet.

During the daytime on January 2 and 3, the sports hall will host Zagreb Gaming Arena, a revered international gaming tournament where contestants will pit against each other playing the most popular and competitive games in the world.

Winter Music Festival lineup
Winter Music Festival lineup
Croatia Winter Music Festival Dates at Arena Zagreb, Croatia:
  • Dec 31 – Zagreb 360° NYE
  • Jan 1 – Replay 360° NYE
  • Jan 2 – Heart
  • Jan 2/3 – Zagreb Gaming Arena
  • Jan 3 – Laundry
  • Jan 4 – Wrong Crowd
  • Jan 5 – TYLT
  • Jan 6 – Giraffe Warehouse Project

The week kicks off with Zagreb 360° NYE, at Arena Zagreb on Saturday, December 31. Croatians and international visitors alike will ring in the New Year to the beat of Armin Van Buuren, the inimitable 5-time World No.1 DJ, and fellow Dutchmen Sander van DoornMOTiJulian Jordan, and David Gravell. 

Ukrainian electro house DJ Juicy M will also share the stage with Armin and his crew to celebrate the New Year in style.

The week continues on Sunday, January 1, 2017, with REPLAY 360° NYE, which will be hosted by Ibiza’s fabled Pacha night Flower Power. As one of the most popular parties on the island, adorned with decorations and the ethic of the cultural slogan of the 60s, the event will host some of the most recognised international and local EDM DJs.

On Monday, January 2, and Tuesday, January 3Zagreb Gaming Arena will take over the Arena Zagreb from 10am to 10pm. Featuring tournaments from the world’s most popular games as well as exhibitions of the latest gaming industry technology, the event is a landmark in any gaming calendar for fans of League of Legends, Counter Strike, FIFA 17 and more.

Heart will take place in the evening of Monday, January 2 with Julian Jordan and David Gravell followed by Laundry on Tuesday evening, January with remix kings Sick Individuals, Portuguese prodigy Kura and Flute-hit maker Thomas Newson.

Wrong Crowd with R3hab and FelixJaehn will continue the festivities on Wednesday, January 4. R3hab, a pioneer of the Dutch, modern house sub genre and Felix Jaehn, the German tropical house sensation who went number one in 20 countries with his remix of OMI’s Cheerleader, will undoubtedly bring down the house.

On Thursday, January 5, as the festival nears its close, TYLT will host performances by various DJs from Armin van Buuren’s seminal Armada label.

The final day of Croatian Winter Music Festival, Friday, January 6 will play host to Giraffe Warehouse Project with Florian Picasso, ending the momentous week with a bang.

Tickets for Croatia Winter Music Festival are available online now at Early Bird Prices. For VIP and VVIP please contact

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