In 2005 a group of enthusiasts started the Hartera Festival with the aim of presenting the public with the idea of using the area of the former Rijeka Paper Factory for cultural purposes. No one could have predicted then that Hartera would have become one of the most famous Croatian music events. Over the years the festival has grown, becoming more serious and with higher standards with regard to the area furnishings and the relaxing and friendly relationship that performers enjoy with the public that has become its symbol.

The most important acknowledgment came with the increase in the number of visitors as well as through the numerous formal awards, such as that for the best Croatian festival according to the portal, and its entrance amongst the 10 best small festivals in the selection for the European Festival Awards.

Hartera is today a respectable three-day festival which, by the choice of an incredibly wide range of performers from Croatia and abroad as well as with the numerous accompanying events, has gained the title of “different and special”.

Time of event: September
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