To start celebrations early, the Festival opens with a Concert in Pula's 2000-year-old Roman Amphitheatre (a separate ticketed event) which is a short boat ride from the festival site.
Function Over Fashion
Take sturdy shoes. It’s worth it. The campsite is about ten minutes walk from the festival site and unsurprisingly the fort is rocky, rugged and a bit hilly in places. This means there is a strict no flip flops and no glass rule on the festival site. If you have special access needs, best to contact the festival directly to ask about access.
Instead of lugging your tent halfway across the world, order them online through the festival and pick up when you arrive at the door. Cheaper than paying for extra airline baggage space.
The closest airport to the festival site is Pula, located just a 20-minute drive away. Direct shuttles run between the Airport and Puntižela (where the festival site is located) departing after the arrival of every plane. Airlines serving Pula Airport include Ryan Air, Easy Jet, Air Berlin and Edelweiss. On top of that there are transfers to the festival site organised from all the following airports: Trieste, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Venice Treviso and Venice Marco-Polo. You can also book your Festival ticket, travel and accommodation all in one place with Mainstage Travel. For those on a tighter budget, Dimensions also works with Planet Festival.
Be a little self-sufficient
There is only one cashpoint at the festival site (and two in the campsite) and these can run out so bring enough cash with you. Basic medicines and products (Painkillers, antihistamines, inhalers, sun cream, aftersun) can be expensive or a pain to get hold of locally, so bring them with you. Under Croatian law, passports are required to be given over for safekeeping upon arrival at the festival. Photocopy your documents in advance so you have a copy of your ID on you, should you need it. Local police are on site for crowd safety, both uniformed and in plain clothes.
On a really tight budget?
Dimensions accept volunteers, (3 x 6-8 hour shifts) in return for free entry to the festival.