This winter has been so long. It's been one putrid miasma of bad news and shitty weather, spreading under the shadow of Donald Trump's custardy chin. With that in mind, there is no better time to prepare for all the fun you're going to have this summer than now, in January – which is where we come in.
For the third year in a row, Noisey will be returning to Fresh Island festival in Pag, Croatia. If you've never been before, it's Europe's best grime, rap and hip hop festival, and it basically just consists of a few days in July spent dancing on the beach, sipping piña coladas in the sun, and watching a bunch of genuinely good acts – Kehlani, Stormzy, JME, Snoop Dogg and Nas have all played in the past.
This year, it'll be taking place from July 11 – 13, and first up to be announced are perennial party boys Rae Sremmurd, who will be headlining. Elsewhere on the line up you've got the likes of Sean Paul, Krept and Konan, French Montana and Jazzy Jeff. And, as usual, us lot at Noisey will have our own stage at the festival, with Lady Leshurr as our first confirmed act. You'll have to sit tight to find out about our headliner.
More artist announcements will crop up in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, you can grab yourself early bird tickets for £92 here. And, if you want to get yourself in the mood for Fresh Island then watch our Big Narstie video diary from 2015 below.