Promoter Acquires Croatian Island

LONDON (VIP NEWS) — The UK-based promoter Sound Channel who is behind Croatia’s Unknown Festival has acquired the island of Obonjan, which it plans to turn into the world’s first curated entertainment tourist destination.

Sound Channel is linking up with Croatian operating company Gratiosus to operate the island, situated near the city of Sibenik in Croatia.

It will host music and other entertainment from summer 2016, with the primary aim of developing a low impact environmentally friendly destination.

“We’ve been working on this project for three years which has given us time to carefully refine our ideas,” said Sound Channel’s Dan Blackledge. “Our vision for the island of Obonjan is to regenerate the island and turn it into a truly unique concept, combining art and music, wellness, sustainable living, amazing food and drink and fun and creative accommodation, all on an idyllic island paradise.”

Sound Channel staged its experience-driven festival Unknown in 2013 and 2014. Acts included Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, Disclosure, Clean Bandit, Chvrches and Jungle.