Outlook Festival is a celebration of soundsystem culture, exploring the musical genealogy that connects Jamaican roots music to its modern day counterparts, through heavyweight soundsystems, in a friendly, warm and inspiring peninsular, sea-side location. There are over 400 acts playing in and around the 150 year old Fort Punta Christo, a 1km stretch of beach, and a world of intimate boat parties.
Croatia’s iconic celebration of bass music culture Outlook returns for its 8th year this summer from September 2nd – 6th. Taking place at the stunning Fort Punta Christo on the Adriatic coastline near Pula, Outlook has become synonymous with spearheading the region’s thriving festival scene, uniting music lovers from across the world for an unrivalled adventure under the sizzling sun and stars. Outlook Festival is the largest Bass music and Soundsystem Culture festival in Europe, featuring the biggest names from the most vibrant and cutting edge dance scenes around.
When we talk about bass music we don’t mean the bastardised commercial version currently being sold to children, we mean underground dancefloor music, whether it be house, techno, dubstep, reggae, dub, hiphop, garage, grime, electronica. . . . . . as Duke Ellington put it “There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind.” Now approaching its seventh year, Outlook has grown rapidly and is going from strength to strength! Anyone who has come to any of the last 7 Outlooks will tell you how amazing the vibe was, how wicked the music was, how beautiful the smiling people were and how stunning the setting is.
Photo: Jack Pasco
Outlook Festival – Opening Concert
Wednesday 2nd September 2015
@ Pula Arena, Pula, Croatia
Jurassic 5, SBTRKT, Roni Size Reprazent Live, Gentleman’s Dub Club, and Trojan Sound System
Weds 2nd – Sunday 6th September 2015
@ Fort Punta Christo, Pula, Croatia
The complete lineup:
OUTLOOK FESTIVAL 2014 HIGHLIGHTS:
THURSDAY 3’rd September
Includes Glasgow’s Walk n Skank with Mungo’s HIFI, Danny T & Tradesman, Charlie P, SR Wilson and Stalawa Sound, whilst the
Zed Bias Boss Boat is hosted by Zed with Klose One and Clause Fuss bringing the gap between house and garage.
The Noisia Invites boat will be a heavyweight b2b drum and bass session
with Noisia, The Upbeats, Hybris and Fre4knc.
FRIDAY 4th September
Sees the ever popular Hot Wuk bashment boat party set sail with The Heatwave at the wheel, and Critical Sounds presents Kasra B2B Foreign Concept, Enei B2B Emperor, Ivy Lab B2B Hyroglyfics and Mantmast.
The Butterz crew introduce a grime showcase featuring hosts Elijah and Skilliam alongside
guests Newham Generals, P Money, Flava D and Spooky.
And expect huge dub and dancehall flavas from Subdub with Iration Steppas, France’s OBF feat Shanti D and Kingston Hifi 12 feat dancehall vocal legend Shinehead.
SATURDAY 5th September:
Contact with Youngsta, Icicle, Truth and Skittles, Exit with Dbridge, Skeptical, SP:MC, Fixate, Fracture, GQ & SP:MC.
There’s also Keepin’ It Grimey x King Original x Bluku Music who present Newham Generals, P Money, Logan Sama, JJ and Jammz, with Adrian Sherwood & Pinch presenting their ON-U Sound x Tectonic boat party with Distance & Ishan Sound joining them for a pumping voyage across the Adriatic.
SUNDAY 6th September
Toddla T takeover with special guests Mella Dee & Chimpo will have huge party vibes throughout, and Dispatch VS Symmetry present special guest Goldie alongside label hosts Ant TC1 & Break with Kyo & MC Visionobi on the mic.
Congo Natty & Friends features Congo Dubz & Tenor Fly, Chopstick Dubplate and DJ Ron, set to be one of the biggest boat parties of the entire festival.
The sublime Fort Punta Christo and Roman Amphitheatre locations for Outlook are unlike anything else in the world, with myriad spaces including a moat, dungeon, garden, boats, beach and more, and two live stages in the harbour and forest. From the incredible setting perched above the dazzling Adriatic Sea, to its ground-shaking rigs from Mungo’s HiFi scoop rig to Void’s Incubus system, Martin Audio’s Longbow and the legendary NCA Soundsystem, the festival a thrilling adventure under the sun and stars.