This weekend is the 10th anniversary of a vintage festival held in Medulin. “Tear it Up“, a four-day rock’n’rollin’ festival is tailored for the rockabilly enthusiasts and has a stronghold in the Istrian south.
Medulin is proud to hold one of the biggest Croatian Rockabilly festivals and for the last decade, it welcomes many guests, DJ’s, and bands from all over Europe.
The festival program is spread over three nearby locations.
Terrace “Europe” is a daily venue, and the entry is possible only with a ticket purchase. This terrace keeps guests entertained from noon until 6 pm.
After that, the program shifts to the main town square, where anyone can join the rockabilly movement, as there’s no need to buy a ticket. Fun at the square lasts until midnight.
The after party continues in Summer Club Dalí, with bands and DJ’s.
This year, the music entertainment comes from all over Europe, 10 Bands and 16 DJ’s are here to maintain the rockin’ vibe.
Performers for 2018 are:
Don Cavalli (Fra)
Jackie And His Loaders (Ita)
Jake Calypso & His Red Hot (Fra)
Kieron Mcdonald Combo (Aus)
Mars Attacks (Ch)
Nico Duportal & His Rhythm Dudes (Fra)
The Playboys (Uk)
Rockin’ Bonnie Western Bound Combo(Ita)
The Same Old Shoes (Ita)
Sonny & His Wild Cows (Hun)
B.B. John (Ita)
Blip Blop (Ger)
Fordman Jack (Aut)
Jungle Jim (Swe)
Lucky Shooter (Ger)
Mauro Getrhythm (Ita)
Pierre La Qua (Ger)
Shakin’ Casi (Ger)
Stephan Umbach (Ger)
Music aside, if you join the Tear it Up crowd, you can enjoy a lot of different vintage stuff. For instance, there are 50’s style barbering and hairdressing stations, a vintage makeup parlor, and tattoo workshops. There are also a few vintage shops where you can spice up your Pinup wardrobe with a few old school pieces.
Of course, a real rockabilly festival wouldn’t be possible without vintage cars, therefore a oldtimers exhibition in Medulin is definitely something to see this June.