Outlook Festival announces lineup for 2016

LINE-UP TO DATE (in alphabetical order)

A-F-R-O – AJ Tracey – Akala – Alix Perez – Andy C – Angel Haze – Anna Morgan (NYC) – Ant TC1 – Artful Dodger ASM -Calibre – cas is dead – Channel One – Commix – Commodo – Congo Natty ft Iron Dread & Congo Dubz -Damian Marley – David Rodigan – DJ Betty – DJ Q – DJ Spinn – DLR – Doc Scott – Dom & Roland – Dreadsquad – DRS (live) – Dub Phizix & Strategy – Dub Smugglers Sound System – Earl Gateshead – Elijah & Skilliam – Eliphino – Eva Lazarus – First Degree Burns – Flowdan – Gantz – Goldie MBE – GothTrad – GUTS – Harleighblu – Hazard – Henry Wu – Hi5 Ghost & Boofy – Hiatus Kaiyote – HODGE – Hospitality – Hot 8 Brass Band – Hucci – Iglooghost – Iration Steppas – Ivy Lab – Jack Sparrow – Jah Shaka – JKenzo – Joey Bada$$ – Josey Rebelle – Kabaka Pyramid – Kahn & Neek – Kaiju – Kano – Kode 9 – Lady Chann – Lady Leshurr – Lenzman – Levelz – Lex Luger – Little Simz – LSB – Mad Professor – Madam X – Mala – Manudigital – Marcus Intalex -Med School – Mick Jenkins – MJ Cole – Mungo’s Hifi Sound System – Noisia -Onemind (live) / DLR & Mako – Prince Fatty, Horseman & Shniece – PUSH UK – RA the Rugged Man – Randall – Rejjie Snow – Riko Dan – Sarah Farina – Section Boyz – Shy One – Silkie – Skeptical – Slum Village – Stormzy – Swindle – Taiwan MC – Tropkillaz – Tunnidge – Twinkle Brothers – Weeding Dub

Tickets|| From £130 // €175 // Deposit scheme available

Heading into their ninth year stronger than ever after last year’s sell-out, Outlook Festival can now reveal the first names joining for 2016s adventure, with Damian Marley, Kano, Hiatus Kaiote, Goldie MBE, Section Boyz, Noisia, Channel One, Little Simz and many more headed to the Adriatic coast this summer. Between the 31st Aug and 4th Sept, Outlook Festival is set to unite a monumental bill of talent in their beachside fortress home, with DJs, producers, crews, labels and MCs that span ages, styles and decades. With tickets moving quickly, it’s time to get on board and find out for yourself why Outlook is the worlds biggest, baddest bass music party.

A combo of dub, reggae, grime, drum & bass, hip-hop and more, Outlook Festival joins the dots between iconic genres, all heard on the worlds best soundsystems. Damian ‘JR. GONG’ Marley will headline the unmissable opening concert in Pula’s historical amphitheatre along with very special guests TBA, and through the week DnB icon Andy C, lyrical G Stormzy and hip-hop king Joey Bada$$ are just some of the next-level artists involved. Heritage acts like Slum Village, David Rodigan, and Channel One meet fresh talent like Henry Wu, Section Boyz, LEVELZ, Iglooghost and A-F-R-O, meaning Outlook has it all going on. Check out what went down last year here : bit.ly/1RzRc0g

Outlook Amph © Ross Silcocks

On a grimey / bass tip, new school names AJ Tracey, Hi5 Ghost & Boofy, Madam X, Lady Leshurr and Stormzy and join pioneers Elijah & Skilliam, Riko Dan, Kano, DJ Q, and Flowdan for all the action you can handle. In other territories, the biggest names in the rap game are part of the madness, with Lex Luger, Mick Jenkins, Tropkillaz, Joey Bada$$ and more all stepping up to show why hip-hop has taken over again this year. More hip-hop and grime heads take centre stage with Akala, Cas is Dead, Rejjie Snow and Section Boyz all providing a fix of street style.

With it’s foundations firmly set in soundsystem culture, Outlook Festival will supply an array of reggae, dub and live acts to shake the speakers, with Jah Shaka, Channel One, Mungos Hi Fi, Mad Professor, Prince Fatty and Dub Smugglers performing. Outlook Festival will pay homage to the artists that are part of soundsystem history with the highest spec systems in the world. Singers, bands and experimental electronic names are on board too, with Henry Wu, Hot 8 Brass Band Angel Haze, Harleighblu and Swindle taking part in the Outlook proceedings.

Harbour © Ross Silcocks

At the 160–180 BPM mark, expect a golden selection of live, DJs and MCs from jungle and DnB circles. Over 20 of the finest from Metalheadz, Shogun and Hospitality play, including Goldie, Alix Perez, Hazard, Ivy Lab, Andy C, Lenzman, Commix and Congo Natty ft Iron Dread & Congo Dubz. As if that wasn’t enough, Ant TC1, Calibre, DLR, Doc Scott, Dom & JKenzo, LSB, Marcus Intalex, MC DRS, Med School, Onemind, Mako and Skeptical are part of the first wave on board. Straight up dubstep is in the hands of Commodo, Goth-Trad, Jack Sparrow, Kahn & Neek, Noisia, Gantz and the almighty king Mala. Garage, house, bass, r&b and everything in-between comes from MJ Cole, Josey Rebelle, DJ Betty, Artful Dodger and more. And there are hundred’s of crews, DJs and artists still to come, making this year’s outing undoubtedly the strongest to date.

Set in an abandoned fortress on the blissful Adriatic coast, Outlook Festival finds it’s home in one of the most stunning settings in Croatia. Between stages, campsites and boat parties, visitors will find a trip balanced between an all-out rave and holiday, a mix of chilling on the beach all day long and dancing all night deep. No where else will visitors be able to experience high quality sound like Outlook Festival, an event that prides itself on its deeply rooted appreciation of sound quality and design. With an advance sell-out last year, and tickets selling faster than ever before, it’s advised that tickets are purchased or deposits are secured asap for those who wish to attend. To lock in a place at Outlook Festival 2016, head  here. More DJ’s, crews, labels, live acts, MC’s, artists, on-site extras and boat parties to be announced in following months.

Beach Party © Ross Silcocks

Nearby 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, head to outlookfestival.com/accommodation/ 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 organise coach packages and flight packages, all available to view / purchase here. Keep your eyes on the Outlook channels for further news announcements, see you at the fort!

About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and House. A man that lives in a world of beats and bass, and total confusion about life!