For anyone with a taste for bass music Outlook Festival is an unmissable event. Some the best DJs and producers in the world and thousands of music lovers take over an abandoned Croatian fort and a Mediterranean beach to create a four day party in one of the coolest festival venues in Europe. With around a £400 price tag (if you consider travel, tickets, camping and spending) it’s certainly going to leave your pockets feeling lighter, but check out the review of last summer’s festival here to see why we think it’s worth grabbing the last few tickets.
Headliners include dubstep royalty, Skream, and big names like Phaeleh, AndyC and Kode 9. One glance at the lineup tells us that this is a festival with an eye firmly on its musical heritage in soundsystem culture, with Reggae legend Jah Shaka and and genre-shapers like Lee Scratch Perry. It’s not all about Roots, Dubstep and DnB though, Outlook covers the whole bass music spectrum: there’s Hip-Hop, Dub, House, Electro, Garage and plenty of underground niche genres for the real bassheads. The one’s I’ll really be looking out for are the producers really pushing the boundaries of alternative electronic music; Pearson Sound, XXXY, and Gold Panda to name a just a few.
Boat parties are one of the highlights of the festival. The boats are rigged up with huge soundsystems and cruise around the coastline, packed with ravers. Tickets went on sale this week for the boats and many are already sold out but there are still some left so get on it if you don’t want to miss out.
With some big names still to be added to the bill this is set to be the biggest event of its genre this year. Check back in September for a full review.
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