Tuesday, 29 November 2011


Firstly we would like to thank you all for your overwhelming vote of support over the last week and we’re happy to say that every cloud does, in fact, have a silver lining. Whilst we are sorry to announce that the site at Petrcane can no longer be used for the festival, we are also excited as we are on the verge of securing a stunning location local to Zadar/Split. It surpasses even the location of Petrcane, and retains the ethos of a sun-kissed musical odyssey on the blissful Croatian coastline.

So, please bear with us over the next week or so as we finalise the details. Rest assured we're doing this with your best interests at heart and will give you more information as it becomes available.

If you have any questions please email us at info@stopmakingsense.eu

If you have already booked accommodation in Petrcane please email info@thegardenzadar.com for further assistance (checking your general terms & conditions for deposit payments first).

Monday, 21 November 2011


Hi all,

We're sorry to be writing to you like this, but something has happened which we feel you have to know about urgently & hear from us first.

The Garden in Petrcane have just issued a statement, which you can read in full below. They are currently facing problems securing the operations license for the site in Petrcane, due to issues with neighbouring Hotel Pinija.

Negotiations are continuing and we all hope that Stop Making Sense will take place as usual in Petrcane in 2012.

We are working closely with The Garden team and all the other promoters using the festival site and are flying over tomorrow for further discussions. We all hope that 2012 will be the same magical experience in Petrcane as usual. Please bear with us over the next week as we try to resolve these issues. We will be in Croatia until the weekend & of course we know how frustrating this is for you, so we ask you kindly to bear with us until Monday 28th November when we will be in a better position to tell you exactly what is happening. Please feel free to drop us an e mail us on info@stopmakingsense.eu & we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We thank you for your kind understanding & patience during the tricky next few days, but we remain hopeful of a happy ending.

Chris & Alex

The Garden Statement :

"After 6 great years in Petrcane, we have unexpectedly come up against problems with Hotel Pinija, whose permission we need to secure our annual operating license for the festivals. Negotiations with the hotel are still ongoing & we truly hope we can solve all issues with them. Over the past few days we have been looking at numerous stunning locations local to Zadar/Split and have earmarked a few that fit the Garden bill, should a move be necessary.
If we do find we have to move to a new location what will certainly never change is the ethos of our Garden, the week long program, the beauty of the coastline, the sunshine & good times, and of course most importantly - the people.

Please bear with us until next week when the picture will be a lot clearer and we will issue a further statement and if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us at Garden HQ.
info@thegardenzadar.com or call us on 0038523364320.
(9am - 3pm UK time)

Big Love & see you in the sunshine.
The Garden Family xxx"

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

WARM ticket giveaway w/ OPTIMO (ESPACIO) // ALL NIGHT LONG

Our friends at Warm have given us 2 PAIRS of tickets to giveaway to their shindig with Optimo starters at Bussey Warehouse this Saturday 19th November.

In celebration of the incoming chills, courtesy Autumn and Winter, the Optimo's founders, Keith McIvor (AKA Twitch) and Jonnie Wilkes, entertain all night long.

In Warm's words: "Unpredictable, genre-defying, and endlessly knowledgeable, the sounds that the pair brought to Glasgow’s Sub Club caused Optimo to become an institution, a haven for music-fans tired of blinkered music policies, eager for new sounds and wide-ranging booking policies."
Couldn't say it better.

All you have to do to stand the chance to win a pair of tickets to Saturday night is email us on info@stopmakingsense.eu and we'll announce the winners by the end of the working week.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Floating Points - Sais

A cracker from Floating Points. Check it out. Taken from their forthcoming Shadows EP. Visuals created live in realtime by Will Hurt as part of their ongoing live A/V collaboration. Super.

Floating Points - Sais from Will Hurt on Vimeo.