In what is perhaps one of the most majestic man-made environments for entertainment in the world, Dimensions Festival now very proudly announces the lineup for its opening concert at the breath-taking 2000-year old Roman amphitheatre in the coastal city of Pula. The imposing high walls, vast arches and oval of bright blue sky above are a window into the past at the Croatian marvel; here there is a sense of historic grandeur captured as the sun sets behind the vast towering stone blocks in a breath-taking venue lovingly preserved over the centuries. It is one of the region’s true architectural wonders which sets the scene for a thrilling and mesmerising journey led by leaders of the electronic music sphere.
The opening concert is an integral experience as part of the overall Dimensions odyssey, with the evening and night sound-tracked by three incredible headliners who have just been announced: Four Tet Live, Little Dragon and Floating Points Live will all take centre stage on Wednesday 26th August.
Kieran Hebden as Four Tet has been exploring electronic music’s rich spectrum for years, drawing on hip hop, electronica, techno, jazz, grime and folk influences to his newer works inspired around house music. His seventh album, Beautiful Rewind, released in 2013, heralded a dynamic change in direction to more dance-floor aligned sounds, and he has continued to elevate even further as one of the world’s finest performers.
The acclaimed Swedish four-piece Little Dragon have been making waves since their eponymous album dropped in 2007, followed by three further full works including last year’s Nabuma Rubberland. Perfectly poised between exploring the dichotomy between dance music and a downtempo perspective, their richly textured music flows on the edge of the electronic pop mainstream, and promise to beguile everyone at Dimensions.
Classically trained from a young age and with a strong passion for jazz, Floating Points is a neuroscientist by day and a DJ, producer and composer by night. Knowing no boundaries when it comes to creativity and expression, Floating Points has progressed into one of the world’s most exciting producers, as well as one of the club scenes leading DJs. For the opening concert, Floating points will perform a collection of new compositions with a group combining electronic and classical instrumentation.
Broadcasting the opening concert is the brilliant Boiler Room, whose Gabriel Szatan says: “Last year’s show from Dimensions’ Opening Concert was, quite simply, one of the finest all-round sessions in Boiler Room’s history. Nils Frahm and Darkside were both jaw-dropping bookends, and Caribou’s entire set felt like a coronation for one of the best electronic artists of the era making a thoroughly deserved mainstream breakthrough. It is with enormous pleasure that we’re returning to that gorgeous amphitheatre in Pula for more of the same in 2015.”
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