Outlook Festival 2018 @ Fort Punta Christo, Pula, Croatia (06th - 10th Sept)

Outlook Festival 2018 @ Fort Punta Christo, Pula, Croatia (06th – 10th Sept)

Prepare for Bass, Dub, DnB, Grime, UK Afrobeats, Hip Hop, Jungle, Dubstep and beyond, between 06th – 10th September 2018, all to be heard on the world’s heaviest sound systems at the OUTLOOK FESTIVAL 2018

Fresh from an almighty tenth edition that united thousands of bass lovers in its fortress home, Outlook Festival reveals the first set of artists joining for 2018. Continuing its mission to champion the next gen of talent whilst celebrating revered heritage acts, this outing is as diverse and dynamic as ever with J Hus, Stefflon Don, Kojey Radical, Wiley, Mist, Madam X, Children of Zeus, AJ Tracey, David Rodigan, Channel One, Bonobo, Andy C, Noisia, Digital Mystikz and more descending on Fort Punta Christo.

Eleven years deep, Outlook has earned its reputation as the world’s leading bass party with the highest caliber of artists. Across four heavy days, impressive shows are lined up from the UK’s golden boy; J Hus, the Mercury Prize-nominated East London rapper whose addictive mix of rap and afrobeat has made him a household name. Then there’s ‘Queen of the Dancehall’ Stefflon Don, set to impress with her wicked wordplay, natural finesse, and bars about female empowerment and street life. Don’t miss Outlook favorite, almighty selector David Rodigan, who’ll bring his blend of jungle, dub, reggae and more, alongside Bonobo’s uplifting blend of live electronica. Man of the moment, Kojey Radical captivates with raw, political sounds, plus Children of Zeus present soulful Hip Hop.

A solid cast of grime and rap talent joins with rappers, MC’s, and DJs flying the flag. North-West London’s AJ Tracey brings pure heat to the Outlook stage, with the stalwart and ex-Roll Deep member Killa P. Camden mic-murkers YGG are set to slay at Outlook ‘18 too. Deep MC’s are a plenty – Lady Leshurr, Jaykae and Kamakaze rep for the Midlands with raw and rugged bars, and MCR Darkside Crew member, President T, all join. Rinse FM’s Grandmixxer journeys through his record collection – expect stone cold grime classics and more, whilst Trends & Boylan showcase dark, icy instrumentals. UK rap has risen to the top this year, with the likes of MIST putting the scene and his hometown of Birmingham back on the map after a Mobo win and more. Melanin 9 and Ocean Wisdom are part of the next wave of rappers putting a distinct take on UK hip-hop, Outlook welcomes them along with mainstay acts like Devilman. Alternative beats come from the wondrous, soulful Fatima, hip-hop explorer Open Mike Eagle, Israeli MC Miss Red, and Goth-trad. Boundary-defying breakouts to check are Ryan De La Cruz, Ezra Collective, and Layfullstop, who fuse jazz and hip-hop influences. Stone’s Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf, BBZ member Shy One and eclectic selector Eva Lazarus lay down selections across the week.

Dub and reggae have been at the heart of Outlook from day one, with a strong contingent of artists old and new on board. Roots-Reggae godfather, Jah Shaka, heads up Outlook’s dub offering, a powerful force since the early 70’s, shaping the sound of dub and reggae in the UK. Sound-system kings, Channel One’s trademark system will shake Fort Punta Christo, as well as Leeds born, internationally rated Iration Steppas. With a career spanning forty years as a selector, curator and pioneer the scene, Rodigan joins – with his son Jamie Rodigan, who follows in his father’s footsteps playing reggae, bashment, dancehall and more. Also find prototype Jamaican dancehall singer Johnny Clarke & and his full Dub Asante band playing. Dub Smugglers fuse dub and hip-hop, Mr K and Massai Warrior from Bristol. Danny T & Tradesman provide tropical dancehall and reggae flavors.

Using only the highest spec of sound systems Outlook Festival is a playground for audiophiles, making it the ultimate place for bass. And there’s plenty of it! Making a welcome return is the leading lady of bass explorations, Madam X, alongside Swamp81 bossman Loefah, and Jubilee who’ll bring hi-energy, colorful club sounds to the table. Repping for Bristol are Commodo, Gantz, and Lamont, as well as long-term Outlook team Bandulu boys Kahn and Neek. Sully also joins with ice-cold blends of Jungle, bass, and grime, plus brother tag team Vital Techniques, covering all bases of UK bass, garage, and DnB. A worldly take comes from Durban hero, DJ Lag.

DnB and jungle heads are well and truly spoilt this year, with plenty of 160BPM+ action across Outlook’s eight stages. The enigmatic Calibre returns to the fort, with RAM Records head honcho, Andy C, and ever-iconic Dillinja, Doc Scott and Randall. Playaz co-founder DJ Hype is one of the seminal acts joining, with the magic DJ Storm – a long-term legend. Dutch trio, Noisia, bring their deep, dark sound to the bill, plus BCee. Exit Records founder, dBridge, returns after a monumental EXIT stage takeover with label family, J:Kenzo and FIXATE, with Bryan Gee, founder of iconic imprint V Recordings in tow. Queens of the genre, Kyrist and Riya join, vocalists and producers who’ve had a major imprint on the circuit in recent years. From the Metalheadz extended camp are Lenzman, DLR, ANT TC1 and Artificial Intelligence, with DJ Marky and DJ Patife adding a South American flavor. DJ Phantasy, Macky Gee, Stormin MC, Harry Shotta, Shabba D & MC Skibadee form ultimate DnB squad – ‘SaSaSaS.’

Dubstep and garage run in the Outlook family, with a solid crew in tow. Game-changing imprint, Deep Medi has an all-star cast – with Digital Mystikz, formed of Mala & Coki, Silkie, Truth, Kaiju and A/T/O/S storming the fortress with bass vibrations, upstart Radar Radio duo Sicaria Sound, and Indiji. Dubstep OG’s and Outlook artists since the day dot, Jack Sparrow, Hatcha and Youngsta will make a welcome return, joining the dots between dubstep, garage and more. Left-leaning dubby explorations come from Baltimore’s Joe Nice, Djinn, and mainstays Egoless and N-Type play. On a more garage focussed tip, anthems come from the legendary Silmzee, the long-reigning king of UKG who has pioneered the genre since the pirate days. Silmzos Recordings fam As If Kid also plays, alongside 24 Hour Garage Girls. Big bad basslines come from Crucast tag team – Darkzy, Skepsis, Notion, Mr. Virgo, Bru-C, and Lazcru. There’ll be plenty of MC’s on board to keep the crowd lively too – Tonn Piper, MC Pean, Charlie P, DRS, Crazy D, 2shy and more.

Starting proceedings on September 5th, the iconic Opening Concert returns to Pula’s Amphitheatre, with Bonobo live, a fully-charged performance celebrating Sir David Rodigan’s 40 years in the business by our very own Outlook Orchestra, plus the godfather Wiley and Children of Zeus, all performing in a breathtaking 2,000-year-old Roman Amphitheatre.

Set in an abandoned fortress on the Adriatic coast, Outlook Festival finds it’s home in one of the most stunning settings in Croatia. One for the music fans, Outlook blurs festival boundaries as visitors jump from chilling on the beach by day to dancing deep into the early hours. With high spec sound, the festival is an event that prides itself on its deeply rooted appreciation of sound quality and design. With tickets selling fast, customers are advised to purchase early with a deposit scheme also in place for those who wish to attend. To lock in a place at Outlook Festival from just £100, Much more to be announced.

The closest town, Pula, is easily accessible by taxi from the Outlook Festival site and is complete with excellent transport links, apartment accommodation, and historic sites. For those wishing to camp on-site, or for more information on accommodation options including boutique camping options, to look at what is available. Flight options from the UK are to Trieste, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Venice Treviso or Venice Marco-Polo airports, and then a transfer to the festival site. Outlook Festival also organize coach packages and flight packages, all available to view/purchase HERE.

Keep your eyes on the Outlook channels for further news, see you at the fort!

J Hus, Bonobo, Andy C, Stefflon Don, David Rodigan, Kojey Radical, Children Of Zeus, Wiley, Calibre, Mist, Jah Shaka, Madam X, Digital Mystikz, Loefah, Lady Leshurr, Noisia, Peanut Butter Wolf, Dillinja and more…

(6th September – 10th September)

Tickets are available from £100.00 

Fort Punta Christo
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(05th September 2018)

Bonobo – Sir David ‘RAM JAM’ Rodigan MBE + The Outlook Orchestra – WILEY


Pula Arena,