Outlook Festival opening concert 2017
With just a month to go until Fort Punta Christo is once again turned into the bass music haven of Outlook Festival, the hype is real for what is set to be another amazing week on the Adriatic coast.
In exactly four weeks, Outlook Festival will begin with its usual, casual opening concert. Except it’s not casual at all when it’s in a vast 2000-year-old Roman amphitheatre in the centre of Pula, Croatia. The unique venue has seen many legends including The Wailers, Lauren Hill and Dizzee Rascal. Not forgetting the incredible Outlook Orchestra which will once again start the festivities this year alongside David Rodigan, Bonobo, Wiley, Nadia Rose and Children of Zeus.
The Festival line up reads like a who’s who of the dub, grime, hip hop, reggae, dubstep and drum & bass world. With the likes of J Hus, Jah Shaka, Calibre, Zed Bias, High Focus, Mungo’s Hifi, Randall, Goldie, Mala, MJ Cole and Iration Steppas spanning across the Moat, Clearing, Garden, Void and Beach stages. You really are spoilt for choice.
Outlook is also well-known for its epic boat parties and with no fewer than 40 scheduled for this year. Many labels and events including Metalheadz, Uprise Audio, Dispatch, Deep Medi & Sub Dub will take to the high seas for three hours of madness. You might even get a special performance from a couple of dolphins, which occurred during the Hessle Audio boat party in 2011.
Whilst bass music takes precedence at this year’s Festival, fear not techno & house lovers as the week before the fort is temporarily taken over by Dimensions, which includes also a rather extensive line up with Craig Richards, Helena Hauff, Nina Kraviz, Ben UFO, Palms Trax and Peggy Gou. The opening concert on the 29th August will be headlined by no other than Kraftwerk, so plenty to cater to all tastes.
With Outlook Festival celebrating ten years of bass music culture and having been to five myself, I can truly recommend this outstanding festival to anyone who has yet to experience it. A few last tier tickets remain so don’t sleep on what is set to be one the biggest parties in Europe this summer.