We can’t believe that it is now less than two weeks until we fly out to sunny Croatia for the festival of the year! In the run up to our highly anticipated trip, we began reminiscing about Outlook Festivals past. 211 Girls had the pleasure of attending the 2013 Edition of the festival, and let’s just say…we are still talking about it! We wanted to take the time to share a few tips that we picked up from our last experience, so that you can be sure to have the time of your lives- like we did! Remember its not too late to get involved!! Tickets, flights and accommodation are still available. Nothing wrong with being a little spontaneous with a few good friends…. *wink*
211 Girls Outlook Festival Tips:
- If like us you have decided to stay in one of the hotels around Pula instead of camping, then you may find that you will need a cab from time to time. Though there are regular bus services and coaches that come to and from the site to the central bus station, we would suggest that if you find a good cab driver, then get their number (please make sure that he/she works for a legit cab service!) Having a particular cab driver on speed dial could save you a lot of time as sometimes it takes a while to get a cab from the hotels, as lots of people will also be booking them- especially in the evening. So get a cab connect! (You may be able to get a discount on fares too if you use them regularly enough). Always remember to get a receipt from your driver too (Croatian Law).
- Inside the festival you cannot use money- cash must be converted into tokens in order to buy everything from drinks to merchandise. You can exchange your cash for tokens at a few booths around the site. We did find that the queues to do this could be long at times. If you don’t want to miss your fave artist performing on stage, we would suggest buying a good amount of tokens at time. Don’t over do it though because tokens cannot be exchanged for cash! Once you have bought ‘em, you gotta spend ‘em guys. No backsies.
- Now, this could be classed as a ‘blonde’ one, but last time we nearly changed our pounds into Euros… the Croatian currency is Kuna
- If you are getting transfers/connections to Pula from airports further away, we would suggest you check the times of your coaches for your return journey. A sour moment for us back in 2013 was when we missed our flight back to London, due to the fact that the return coach took 4 hours to get to the airport, instead of the 2 hours it took on our initial journey to Pula (there were more stops on the journey back, hence the longer coach journey). We still find it hard to talk about this epic failure. MAKE SURE Y’ALL ORGANISE YOUR TRAVEL BEFORE THE TURN UP BEGINS AND YOU LOSE YOUR BEARINGS (lol)! Be sure to check for coach and bus transfer times, so that you are everywhere you need to be on time and are not left stranded. To be safe, it might be best to book your transfers through the Outlook website.
- The festival site, though beautiful and historic, is quite dusty. Do not wear your best shoes/trainers. You will regret it.
- Booking at least 1 boat party is a must! We attended 2 boat parties (the SBTV boat party was a madness!) in 2013 and they were so live! Really added to the whole festival experience.
- If you have some time, be sure to explore the local area. There is lots to see and do in Pula. It is a beautiful city with lots of history and great places to eat. Get your tourist hat on and do some exploring (once you sober up lol)
Finally...enjoy yourself! This festival is soooo much fun! Once you’re on the site, there is absolutely no need to leave for the day- everything is there!
This year we will be covering the festival for the blog and we really can’t wait to get out there and meet some of you guys; as many of you have let us know that you are going too! (whooop!) We are also looking forward to sharing our photos and videos with you all and we are looking forward to seeing yours too. Be sure to keep an eye on our instagrams whilst we are out there, and to keep your eyes peeled for Outlook Festival 2015 blog posts upon our return. Make sure you TURN UP and if you see us out there be sure to say HEYYYY!
A few pics from Outlook Festival 2013 :-)