Nick Colgan and Dave Harvey chart the course of the pioneering Croatian event.
Today Croatia is one of Europe's foremost party destinations. That wasn't the case ten years ago, however. Nick Colgan's Garden Festival was the event that really pioneered the concept of the Croatian dance festival and has since become one of Europe's best-loved music events. Colgan's story is a winding and unlikely one. He's travelled the world looking for the perfect party, a journey that's taken him from his home of Birmingham in the UK to San Francisco, South America and eventually Croatia's Adriatic Coast. Since Garden's early days, Colgan has been working with Dave Harvey of Futureboogie to help programme the event, and it's a relationship that's been at the heart of Garden's wide-ranging booking policy. As The Garden Festival edges towards its last ever event in July, Stephen Titmus sat down with Colgan and Harvey to chart its history and hear a little more about what the next chapter may hold.