Outlook Origins Line-Up

Outlook Origins line-up – first names revealed

The Outlook Festival has moved house for 2020! Transferring from the magical Fort Punta Christo site near Pula in Istria, the festival is returning to its Dalmatian origins – hence the name Outlook Origins – and is to be held at The Garden Tisno from the 30th July to 3rd August 2020. (That’s also about a month earlier than normal.) And this week, the Outlook Origins line-up has seen the first names added to the bill!

Outlook Origins Line-Up

Outlook’s mission this year is to showcase the very best in the game, old and new, as curated by 13 bass heroes who are experts in their field – they include Calibre, D Double E, DJ Storm, Flava D, Fliptrix, Goldie, Iration Steppas, Lenzman, Mala, Mungo’s Hifi, The Bug and Zed Bias. There’s also the new addition of Hybrid Minds who’s also part of this Outlook Origins line-up reveal.

Outlook has built a world renowned reputation for focussing on the best in drum & bass, dubstep, grime, garage, reggae and beyond on its scene-leading sound systems – and Outlook Origins in its new home will be no exception.

Outlook Origins Line-Up

Joining the 13 tastemaking curators will be the heavyweight likes of Shy FX, dBridge, Fabio & Grooverider, Randall, Wookie, Youngsta, Hatcha, Breakage, Doc Scott, DRS, J.Sparrow, P. Money, 6 Figure Gang (aka Dobby, FAUZIA, Jossy Mitsu, L U C Y, Sherelle, Yazzus), Children of Zeus, Coops, Darwin, Horsepower Productions, Jah Shaka, N-Type. Many more names are also still be to be announced. 

Outlook Origins - Daisy Denham
Credit: Daisy Denham

Outlook Origins in Tisno

Set at famed The Garden Resort in Tisno this year, Outlook Origins will be making full use of the open-air club Barbarella’s for after-parties!

This year’s opening concert will be held at the iconic St Michaels Fortress in nearby Sibenik for a spectacular first night.

Outlook - Jamie Crumpton
Credit: Jamie Crumpton

Overall, the new look festival will be an imitate, personal gathering of friends and family who all have a shared love of bass and are long time devoted dancers. 

Tickets for Outlook Origins 2020

Early bird tickets for Outlook Origins cost £120 (plus booking fee) and can be booked online at See Tickets.

If there’s a group of you going together, you can make a great saving by buying 5 tickets for the price of 4! (Each ticket works out to be £96 + booking fee.)

Outlook Origins - Daisy Denham
Credit: Daisy Denham

More info

For full details of this year’s festival, check out the official website or look them up on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for all the latest news!

Outlook Origins
Tisno, 30th July – 3rd August 2020
outlookfestival.com

Love International Barbarella's

Full 2020 Love International line-up revealed

Celebrating its fifth birthday this week, one of the top festivals in Croatia – Love International – this week revealed its full line-up. And this year the Love International line-up will feature a series of back-to-back sets from some of the world’s most revered taste-making artists, both familiar to the festival crowd and some new names.

Taking place in the beautiful Tisno location from Wednesday 15th to Tuesday 21st July 2020 (slighter later in that month than in previous years), all of the usual elements of the festival will be present. From bouncing boat parties to wild open-air sets at Barbarella’s; Beach Bar action to escapism in the Olive Grove to the pulsating Garden Stage; from the sublime Sunrise Sessions to get everyone in the mood on each beautifully lit morning to the unique Secret Island Party on the final day to round the adventure off.

Love International Barbarella's
Barbarella’s

Not to mention that the festival will be running 24 hours across six of the seven programmed days – that’s some serious festival action!

Love International Line-Up

First up, the newly announced Call Super b2b Objekt are two of the most versatile and adventurous selectors around. Vladimir Ivkovic has also been added to the bill where he will join Ivan Smagghe for another evening of wondrous weirdness; they join a world’s first with Antal b2b Hunee b2b Palms Trax. There are further inspired combinations from Shanti Celeste b2b Saoirse b2b Moxie b2b Peach, Ben UFO b2b Craig Richards, Eris Drew b2b Octo Octa, Bruce b2b Hodge, Heidi Lawden b2b Lovefingers and Axel Boman b2b Kornél Kovács b2b Pedrodollar in a series of tantalising sets unlike anything the region has ever seen.

Love International Line-Up: Vladimir Ivkovic
Vladimir Ivkovic

Next up, brand new solo artist additions include Red Axes, Dan Shake, Artwork, Nicolas Lutz, CC:Disco! and Prosumer, who join Khruangbin (DJ Set), Ross From Friends (DJ set), Andrew Weatherall, Crazy P Soundsystem, Horse Meat Disco, Job Jobse, Midland, Paranoid London, Roman Flügel, Optimo, Orpheu The Wizard, Avalon Emerson, Chaos In The CBD, DJ Tennis, Gerd Janson, Carista and Powder.

Love International Line-Up: Red Axes
Red Axes

The festival continues to support up and coming talent from across the globe whilst also always giving a nod to local Croatian artists too. These names include Adam Curtain, Body Hammer, Danielle, Darwin, Dr Banana, Elena Colombi, Elias Mazian, Juan Ramos, Luca Lozano, Mad Miran, Manami, Nosedrip, Phuong Dan, Project Pablo, Roza Terenzi and Yu Su.

Love International Line-Up: Mad Miran
Mad Miran
Love International Line-Up: Darwin
Darwin

There’s also an eclectic mix of newcomers to Love International for the very first time, returning old friends and a range of performers who weave across a dizzying array of sounds, adding further depth and range to the festival’s pulsating sonic sphere. Listed A-Z, these include 5IVE, Adriatic Social Club, Alison Swing, Apiento, Bakula, Beepolar, Begin, Bill Brewster, Bobby, Budino, Carnero, Carlos, Charlie Beck, Chris Bowen, Christophe, Craig Christon, Dave Harvey, Dave O, Desert Sound Colony, Disco Mums aka The Chemical Mothers, DJ Absolutely Shit, Ellie Stokes, Eric Duncan, Feel The Real, Felix Dickinson, Frank Broughton, Franklin De Costa, Homeboy, Hugo, il Bosco, Ilija Rudman (Live), Jackin Patz, Jake Manders & Wayne Holland, James Dyer, Jenny Jen & Nadia, Jessica, Jonny Rock, Justin Van Der Volgen, Kid Manchine, Kit Seymour, Krywald & Farrer, Ladybeige, Lauer, Lawrence Klein, Leewok, Legalize Lambada, Liv Ayers, Lloydski, Lucas Wigflex, Lucija, Maja Pa, Man Power, Manfredas, Metrodome, MIMI, Mozhgan, Nick Jelly, Nick The Record, Not An Animal, Oli Silva, Paramida, PBR Streetgang, Peak & Swift, Pedrodollar, Peter Leung, Pharaoh Brunson, Piers Harrison, Polanco, Pure Respect, Rastanils & Olof Uhlin, Raw Silk, Rubin, Rupes, Shane One, Sonofapizzaman, Starion, TamTam, Tender T, Test Pressing Soundsystem, Tommy Walker 3, Tonko, Tristan da Cunha, Victor Rodriguez, Viscera, Warehouse Preservation Society and Will Tramp.

Tom Paine, Love International’s co-founder with Dave Harvey, explains:

“For our 5th anniversary we have decided to change things, and shape our programme around a series of back to back sets. As many DJ friends performing stay for the duration of the festival it feels like the perfect time to do something different in Tisno. Some of our programmed b2bs are long time DJ partners and others are world firsts coming together, and all will play across different stages and different times of the day through our 24-hour timetable, bringing completely new and unexpected journeys across the musical spectrum. To have the opportunity to put Antal b2b Hunee b2b Palms Trax in our favourite open-air club is something we are very excited to see happen, along with all of the back to backs taking place across the week.”

Love International Secret Island

Tickets for Love International 2020

Tickets for the festival are on sale now, priced at €155 for a full six day pass. (Boat parties and club shows cost extra.) Tickets can be bought online at www.loveinternationalfestival.com.

The Beach

More on Love International 2020

You can find full details of the Love International line-up and everything else you need to know about the festival at www.loveinternationalfestival.com.

Love International 2020
Tisno, 15 – 21 July 2020
www.loveinternationalfestival.com

Love International 2020

Love International 2020 – First wave of artists revealed

Who can believe it – Love International will already be celebrating its fifth birthday next year! And the festival has just this week announced the first wave of artists who will be appearing at the 2020 edition.

Love International 2020

The 2020 festival will take place from Wednesday 15th July to Tuesday 21st July (slightly later than this year) in its normal home of The Garden, Tisno.

As ever, Love International 2020 will include everything that the festival has come to be so well known for. From wild boat parties to celebrating dawn breaking over Barbarella’s; the slow-simmering Sunrise Sessions by the water’s edge to the exclusive closing Secret Island party….and much, much more. Love International is a true mix of a holiday and a festival as one, in an absolutely gorgeous location.

Love International
(Credit: Khroma Collective)
Love International Boat Party
Love International Boat Party (Credit: Khroma Collective)

And to celebrate their fifth year, the festival will feature its most adventurous programming to date. The festival ethos will once more be fashioned around the best and not the biggest, bringing together all the elements which have created such a revered experience.

One of the best loved festivals hosted in Croatia, Love International features a vibrant mix of DJs, producers and artists mixing it up with labels, collectives and showcases from around the world, all converging for a few days and nights of unparalleled escapism. Musically Love International is one of the region’s most diverse events, spanning house to techno to dub to Balearic. Uniquely – and incredibly – during the weekend’s peak, the festival runs 24 hours a day.

Artists at Love International 2020

To celebrate their fifth anniversary, the line-up for Love International 2020 will feature a series of specially curated back-2-back sessions which encapsulate the festival’s ethos. Playing together as a trio for the very first time, Antal b2b Hunee Trax b2b Palms Trax link up in a world’s first for what will be one of the most anticipated sets of the year. Other tantalising partnerships will see faves Shanti Celeste b2b Saoirse b2b Moxie b2b Peach teaming up, whilst Ben UFO and Craig Richards make a welcome return for one of their rare b2bs. Eris Drew and Octo Octa join up for a first time b2b in Tisno where they will share their celebration of love for each other through the music they play, whilst Studio Barnhus’ Axel Boman b2b Kornél Kovács b2b Pedrodollar offer a genre-blending set.

Antal
Antal
Hunee
Hunee (Credit: Daryl Cauchi)
Palms Trax
Palms Trax
Peach
Peach

Further revered artists for the initial announcement converging on Tisno include Khruangbin (DJ set), Midland, Avalon Emerson, Andrew Weatherall, Optimo, Crazy P Soundsystem, Gerd Janson, Haai, Horse Meat Disco, Paranoid London, Roman Flügel, DJ Tennis, Job Jobse, Orpheu The Wizard, Ivan Smagghe and Love Fingers.

Love International has a firm focus on new talent too, and are proud to announce Body Hammer, Carista, Chaos in the CBD, Danielle, Elena Colombi, Nosedrip, Phunong Dan, Ross from friends (DJ set), Roza Terenzi, Yu Su and Project Pablo play for the first time. There’s also support from the returning Bruce b2b Hodge, Jonny Rock, Heidi Lawden and Budino.

Tom Paine, Love International’s co-founder, explains:

“We love our Tisno home and can’t wait to be back for our 5th year to celebrate with everyone. Five years in the making has seen Love International continue to evolve into what we believe is the perfect mix of our festival and a holiday in a truly stunning coastal location. And as part of this, we have got some incredible back to back sessions lined up from some of the festival’s most iconic DJs, including that world first from Hunee, Palms Trax and Antal. There’s a great sense of community from everyone who comes from all over the world, from guests to the DJs and artists to the locality itself, and we can’t wait to be back.”

Tickets for Love International 2020

Tickets for next year’s festival are already on sale, priced at €155 for the full 6 day pass. (Boat parties and club shows are extra.)

If there’s a big bunch of you going together, you can take advantage of a special deal of buying six tickets for the price of five.

Tickets can be purchased online at loveinternationalfestival.com/buy-tickets.

More info

Check out all the latest news on Love International 2020 at their website loveinternationalfestival.com as well as looking them up on Facebook and Twitter.

Zagreb by scooter - Bikini Scooters

A new way to discover Zagreb – by scooter!

Croatia’s lovely capital city Zagreb has lots going for it – plenty of sights (both old and modern), galleries, museums, shopping, bars and cafes, restaurants, events and much more. It’s an excellent choice for a weekend city break, or as a starting (or end) point for a longer holiday in Croatia. The city also has plenty of ways of exploring it, but now here comes something new – the opportunity to explore Zagreb by scooter!

Launched in May 2019, Bikini Scooters is an agency that offers both interactive guided tours of the capital on electric scooters and well as e-scooter rental. A noise-free and eco-friendly way of seeing Zagreb – that also covers a lot of ground with hardly any exertion…and is of course lots of fun!

Zagreb by scooter - Bikini Scooters
Visitors to Zagreb enjoying a Bikini Scooters tour

Since they started offering their tours, plenty of people have enjoyed seeing Zagreb by scooter with Bikini Scooters – families with children, exchange students, travellers, couples on holiday, professionals in town on business, seniors wanting a new kind of sightseeing experience and many more!

Guided Tours – Zagreb by Scooter

Bikini Scooters offer 90 minute guided tours of Zagreb by scooter, which are available in English or Spanish. Their tours cover most of Zagreb’s main sights, including Kaptol and the Cathedral, Ban Jelacic Square, the Green Horseshoe of Zagreb/Lenuci’s Horseshoe (the parks of downtown Zagreb), the Croatian National Theatre, and the Upper Town. All tours are conducted by a licensed guide.

Zagreb by scooter - Bikini Scooters
Visiting Zagreb’s Cathedral by scooter!

Three tours show off Zagreb’s sights – the Start Your Day Tour; the Afternoon Tour; or the Zagreb by Night Tour. The Zagreb by Night Tour is an excellent choice in summer when the cooler evenings offer some relief from the hot days. Not only this, but the Zagreb by Night Tour has the added bonus of a complimentary drink in Tkalciceva Street. Here your guide will also be able to point out the best nightspots, bars and restaurants!

Bikini Tours also offer private tours which can be customised to visitors’ tastes and interests.

Riding E-Scooters in Zagreb

For anyone nervous about riding an e-scooter, don’t be! The scooters are easy and fun to ride, don’t require any previous experience and can be mastered in just minutes.

Children aged 12 years and older can ride a scooter by themselves. Younger children can ride on a scooter with an adult.

All scooter riders are provided with helmets.

Scooters are permitted to be ridden on pavements and in pedestrian areas in Zagreb.

Zagreb by scooter - Bikini Scooters
A Zagreb by Night Tour in front of the Music Academy

About Bikini Scooters

Bikini Scooters was formed by a team of like-minded professionals from diverse backgrounds. They all like to show off Zagreb to visitors in an enthusiastic and exciting way!

The company are also planning lots more exciting tours of Zagreb, including covering the New Zagreb (Novi Zagreb) area, sports themed tours, and showing off green areas such as Maksimir Park, and around places such as Lake Bundek and Lake Jarun. Watch their website for news!

More info

You can find all details about the tours Bikini Scooters run on their website. Do also check them out on Facebook and Instagram as well!

Bikini Scooters
bikiniscooters.hr/tours/

Love International timetable - Sunrise Sessions

2019 Love International timetable revealed – the countdown is on!

There’s just a week left to go until the fourth edition of the supremely popular Love International festival! If you’ve yet to make plans for your summer hols this year, here’s a great opportunity to spend some time on the gorgeous Croatian coast and take in one of the best festivals!

Love International takes place at The Garden Resort in Tisno from 3rd to 10th July 2019. There’s just 250 tickets still available for sale; if you’re quick, you might be one of the lucky ones to snap some of them up! (Tickets are expected to sell out very soon; last year’s event was also sold out.)

Love International timetable - Sunrise Sessions
Sunrise Sessions

Love International Timetable

If you’ve already got all your festival and flight tickets booked, then you’ll need to be heading over to the festival website at www.loveinternationalfestival.com pronto! The full Love International timetable has now been released; it shows what’s going on every day and night of the mesmeric week.

Love International Line-Up

And there will be a truly amazing line-up to enjoy! Artists appearing at this year’s Love International include everyone from DJ Harvey, Andrew Weatherall, Ben UFO, Peggy Gou, A Love From Outer Space, Craig Richards B2B Nicolas Lutz, Beautiful Swimmers, Horse Meat Disco, Crazy P Soundsystem, Leon Vynehall, Midland and Shanti Celeste B2B Saoirse, through to some outstanding new artists breaking through, including Peach, Omar, Budino, Ivna Ji and Lucjia

Love International timetable - Peggy Gou
Peggy Gou
Love International timetable - Beautiful Swimmers
Beautiful Swimmers

Beautiful Swimmers are the latest artists to contribute to the recently launched label series which invites some influential artists from the festival to curate the music they feel best represents Love International. Their new compilation from Test Pressing features eleven tracks including edits and original material taking in an odyssey of funk, soul, disco, house and Balearic music, with tracks including Harlem Gem – More Than You Can Wish, KW Griff – Be Ya Girl and Spirit Garden – Electra City. This follows on from the Gatto Fritto debut.

Buying tickets for Love International

As mentioned, a very limited number of tickets are still available for the festival. These cost €150 (+ booking fee) and can be purchased at loveinternationalfestival.com/buy-tickets/.

There are also still a few final boat party tickets on sale, which can be found here: https://www.residentadvisor.net/promoter.aspx?id=79131. These boat parties are always a defining element of the week-long festival experience. A voyage (or two!) on the legendary sea dogs The Argonaughty and The Martina are essential for any festival attendee.

More on Love International

Love International is set in the stunning coastal village of Tisno (about halfway between Split and Zadar), and is the perfect combination of a festival and a holiday as one. The event is an adventure under the sun and stars like no other, sound-tracked by some of the finest purveyors across a range of sound from across the spectrum. The sparkling Adriatic is a spectacular backdrop to all the festival goings-on, whilst there’s some epic nights to be had at the on site awe-inspiring open-air club, Barbarella’s. Not forgetting the intimate and secluded moments across the idyllic site, of course – the festival illuminates and dazzles at each turn.

Love International - Barbarella's at dawn
Barbarella’s at dawn
Love International - The Olive Grove
The Olive Grove

All details about Love International can be found on the official website loveinternationalfestival.com.

And for all those attending – we just know you’ll have an epic time!

Love International
Tisno, 3rd – 10th July 2019
loveinternationalfestival.com

2019 Love International Sunrise Sessions Announced

There’s only a few months to go to the fourth edition of Love International (Tisno, 3rd – 10th July 2019). And whilst most details of the festival have been announced – from the superb line-up, to the club shows at the legendary Barbarella’s, to the spectacular boat parties – this week info on the Love International Sunrise Sessions was revealed.

Love International Sunrise Sessions

These early morning parties start at 6am each day and last until midday, and are held down at the pine-shaded beach. They’re the perfect way to start each day at the festival, if you’re an early riser; perhaps you won’t even have even gone to bed yet, so they can also be a fantastic way to “end the day”! The sessions in fact complete a 24-hour cycle of music each day at Love International, meaning there’s something going on all the time – whether that’s on the beach stage, at the mesmeric Olive Grove, during the pulsating boat parties on the Adriatic, on the headline Garden Stage, in the open-air club, Barbarella’s, or at the Terraza booth up at the restaurant.

Test Pressing’s Piers and Paul to explain the magic of the Love International Sunrise Sessions:

“Love International isn’t the kind of festival to tell you when to enjoy your music. If you want to get up fresh and early and get stuck into a music breakfast buffet well, you can. Similarly, if you’re one of the post-Barbarella’s, no sleep till lunchtime rogues, we have you covered. Together with Test Pressing, we’re super-excited to present the new and improved Sunrise Sessions for 2019 – taking the festival full circle, musique non-stop, for those who want it.

“Set in a scenic grove of trees directly next to the Adriatic Sea and with a musical soundtrack aimed at the bit between your head and your feet (your heart?), we’ve handpicked some very special DJs to provide the backdrop for this very special part of the day. People who play to the mind, body and soul. So, in no particular order… From Japan we have Powder, who’s pretty, trippy vibes are sure to sound stellar in these beautiful surroundings. From Amsterdam, Red Light Radio’s Orpheu the Wizard given a chance to flex the furthest reaches of his truly expansive record collection. From L.A and fresh from Coachella, homegirl Heidi Lawden who’s stepping out to become a major league DJ. 

“Returning once again we have our favourite morning maestros. Switzerland’s Lexx who plays a refined, classy blend of Balearic and dub is 100% tried and tested, signed, sealed and delivered. Begin (AKA James Holroyd) from Manchester, Balearic stalwart and the DJ the Chemical Brothers turn to when they need the perfect introduction. Apiento, the man behind Test Pressing and that ‘Things We Do For Love’ release on World Building which might be getting a couple of plays… Added to that we have Peter Leung, Adriatic Social Club, Toby Tobias & Piers Soft Rocks taking you though to noon. 

“To round things off perfectly on Monday, we have the much-loved Dub Version with world famous names playing music for the heart and soul. DJs Gerd Janson, Craig Richards, Felix Dickinson, Dave Harvey, Galen, Chris Farrell and Jake Holdtight flexing the ital vitals without exception. These are unmissable musical mornings brought to you by some of the finest around.

“Come down and enjoy the sunrise with Test Pressing. A good, good feeling, guaranteed.”

Love International Sunrise Sessions
Credit: Here & Now

Love International Sunrise Sessions

Thursday 4th July – Test Pressing
Begin, Lexx, Apiento, Adriatic Social Club

Friday 5th July – Test Pressing
Powder, Apiento, Piers Soft Rocks, Peter Leung


Love International - Apiento
Apiento

Saturday 6th July – Test Pressing
Orpheu The Wizard, Heidi Lawton, Apiento, Piers Soft Rocks and Toby Tobias

Sunday 7th July – Love International Recordings
Beautiful Swimmers (4 hour set), Gatto Fritto, Begin

Love International - Beautiful Swimmers
Beautiful Swimmers

Monday 8th July – Reggae/Dub Version
Craig Richards and Dave Harvey, Gerd Janson, Felix Dickinson, Galen, Jake Holdtight, Chris Farrell

Tickets for Love International

Tickets for Love International can be bought online here. An 8-day festival pass costs €150 (plus booking fee). Tickets for Barbarella’s and boat parties are sold separately. Individual day tickets for the festival are also available.

Love International Sunrise Sessions
Credit: Here & Now

More info on Love International

Full details can be found on the official website, and check them out on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest news.

The Yacht Week 2019

The Yacht Week 2019 – Phase one line-up announcement

The Yacht Week 2019 has announced phase one of its summer line-up of world-class DJs that will be appearing on its yachts in Croatia this summer. This unique ‘floating festival’ – the original one, no less – gathers together a flotilla of yachts full of party people seeking out adventures at sea. And it is only The Yacht Week that puts quality, credible music at the core of its offering – to give partygoers the chance to experience incredible house music and a party like no other. It has been sailing along Croatia’s Adriatic coastline since 2006 and is now set in six other destinations worldwide. But which DJs will be appearing in Croatia this summer? Read on below to find out who’s on the line up!

The Yacht Week 2019

The Buzz Boat

WeissIllyus & BarrientosMark Knight, and Offaiah will all be appearing on ‘The Buzz Boat’, a floating DJ stage, fully kitted out with a VOID Acoustic soundsystem. All in all, the Buzz Boat is a truly unforgettable experience.

The Buzz Boat
The Buzz Boat

Weiss was the breakout house music star of 2018, thanks to the phenomenal success of his track ‘Feel My Needs’. The sunset groover with luscious old school piano riffs brought him mainstream attention, but this British DJ / producer has already proved his credentials many times over with huge releases on DirtybirdToolroomThis Ain’t Bristol and more. Now heavily in demand at the world’s best clubs and festivals, Weiss is sure to bring the perfect vibes for The Yacht Week crowds during week 26 (22nd June to 29th June).

Weiss, The Yacht Week 2019
Weiss
Illyus & Barrientos, The Yacht Week 2019
Illyus & Barrientos

Also preparing to board The Buzz Boat for week 27 (29th June to 6th July) are Illyus & Barrientos, the Glaswegian pairing currently tearing up dancefloors with their raw, jackin’ cut, ‘Shout’, on Toolroom Records, a track which perfectly sums up their energetic, deep, and percussive approach to house music. With releases on SuaraExploited RecordsGlasgow Underground and many more, Illyus & Barrientos have a well-deserved reputation as one of the hottest DJ / production duos in the UK. 

There’s very little Mark Knight hasn’t achieved in the world of electronic music. The Toolroom Records boss is one of the most revered DJ / producers out there. His influence has shaped the sound of house music over two decades and provided him with a Grammy nomination, Toolroom Radio (broadcasting to millions), huge record sales, sold out Ibiza seasons, sold out world tours, and much more. Mark Knight taking over the VOID Acoustics soundsystem out on the waves will be an unforgettable experience. He appears during week 30 (20th July to 27th July).

Mark Knight, The Yacht Week 2019
Mark Knight
Offaiah
Offaiah

Also announced is Offaiah, who will be performing during week 31 (27th July to 2nd August). This Londoner has been steadily building a reputation for quality, bumping house music full of hooks you can’t shake off and perfectly crafted drops for the dancefloor. Since smashing his way into clubland consciousness in 2017 with his breakout hit, the gospel-tinged, ‘Trouble’, Offaiah has been busy; releasing tracks on Defected, arguably the most credible and established name in house music, kicking off his new label All Fire Records, and most recently, remixing Deadmau5’s new single ‘Hurricane’. Hugely talented and heavily in demand: The Yacht Week is in for a treat.   

The Yacht Week – Other Routes in Croatia

The Yacht Week experience is full of big nights and big DJs, alongside some more underground events supporting up and coming DJ talent. But all are designed to test the endurance of even the most committed clubbers!

If you’re thinking of attending the Ultra Festival in Split, why not combine that event with The Yacht Week?! The Croatia Ultra Festival Route includes tickets to Ultra Festival for the ultimate blow out. But when it’s time to recover, nothing comes close to The Yacht Week; guests can snorkel in secluded bays, try some seaside yoga, kick back at a beach lounge and enjoy freshly prepared lunch or dinner, and much more, before the night brings another dance floor.

The Yacht Week 2019

Book The Yacht Week 2019

A yacht for six friends with a skipper starts at just £493 per person. This includes 7 fun filled days of sailing and nights of partying, with plenty of boutique events and experiences (think: morning yoga, disco dodgeball; lavish lunches) as part of the mix.

Book online now at www.theyachtweek.com!


Yoga
The Yacht Week

More on The Yacht Week 2019

Find out all the info you need to know on the official website, and do also check out The Yacht Week on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube.


Dimensions Festival 2019 - Credit: Callum Chaplin

All star line up for Dimensions Festival 2019

This year’s Dimensions Festival (28th August – 1st September 2019) will be its last to take place at the wonderful Fort Punta Christo site near Pula in Istria. And Dimensions’ organisers have announced an amazing all star line up for this final year – its eighth, no less – at the fort!

Dimensions Festival 2019 - Credit: Callum Chaplin
Credit: Callum Chaplin

Another 7,000 ravers will unite at Fort Punta Christo this year to enjoy some of the best names from the electronic underground. This spectacular abandoned fortress offers up plenty of unique arenas – Noah’s Ballroom, The Void, The Garden, Subdub Arena and of course the 80-foot Moat, stacked high with speakers. Not forgetting the seaside chilling during the day and sunset beach sessions available at Dimensions too.

Names on the bill this year include Jeff Mills, Omar-S, HuneePeggy GouLarry Heard aka Mr. Fingers live, Nina Kraviz, Paula TempleJoy OrbisonGilles PetersonCall SuperZipMr.Scruff, Andrew Weatherall, Craig Richards amongst many others – Dimensions Festival 2019 is sure to be an excellent send off for Fort Punta Christo.

To get a feel for the event, check out the line-up announcement video below:

Dimensions Festival 2019 Line Up

As ever, Dimensions will kick things off with an opening concert on the first night (28th August) in the gorgeous 2000-year-old amphitheatre in Pula, the Area. Setting the tone for the weekend, one of electronic music’s most notable names, Jeff Mills will be performing, joined by one of the most iconic drummers from the past century, Tony Allen. Joining them on the bill is Objekt, who will perform tracks from his critically acclaimed album with a new live show. Hunee also joins providing his perfect blend of soulful house and disco.

Dimensions Festival 2019 - Credit: Callum Chaplin
Credit: Callum Chaplin

The festival itself will continue to span house, electro, techno, acid, DnB, ambient and jazz, bringing together artists from all over the globe. Joining for each outing since its conception, Hessle Audio are back in the Moat with Ben UFOPearson Sound and Pangaea. Following stand-out appearances at last year’s festival, fellow electronic enthusiast Batu is also along for the ride showcasing his Timedance sound. Korean-born, Berlin based selector Peggy Gou will also be making a return to the festival, not forgetting Nina Kraviz who is an essential booking for the final send off following b2b performances in the Moat and Clearing for the last two years. Staple selectors Andrew WeatherallVladimir Ivkovic and Identified Patient will be providing selections in the weird and wonderful, with sounds connecting everything from post punk and ebm to breaks and techno. Returning to Dimensions after a short hiatus, techno pioneer Blawan joins for the final outing as well DVS1, making a debut appearance at the fort. London born, Berlin based Call Super is also on hand to take ravers on a journey til the early hours, as is Joy Orbison.

Dimensions Festival 2019 - Credit: Dan Medhurst
Dimensions Festival 2019 – Credit: Dan Medhurst

Red Bull Music Academy alumni and Apeiron crew member Courtesy will be returning, alongside fellowalumni and label partner Solid Blake. Long term Fabric resident Craig Richards will be providing the late night arm raisers with an epic b2b with Nicolas Lutz whose taste revolves around the outskirts of dance floor culture. Elsewhere Stones Throw’s epitome of good times and lord-of-funk, Dam-Funk is welcomed back with open arms.  

On a darker tip, is the return of DnB pioneer dBridge, joined by fellow peers FixateSkeptical andSP:MCMumdance is also on duty drawing from grime, techno, hardcore and more. Bass weight and dub-heavy selections come from Deep Medi label boss and DMZ co-founder Mala alongside Commodo –known for pushing the boundaries in post-dubstep.

Not forgetting electro, Dimensions welcome back DJ Stingray, one of the champions of the Detroit sound, while DJ Bone demonstrates a rare insight into his collection of electro records. An ever-popular choice for fans of the sound, DMX Krew performs live electro with a twist, who will grace the festival alongside electro pioneer Radioactive Man, also performing a special live show.

House heads are in for a treat, as Chicago house legend Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers joins the final fort send-off. It doesn’t stop there, dancers can move to the eclectic, soulful sounds of music counessioursHunee and Brownswood label owner Gilles Peterson, with Omar-S delivering that signature Detroit sound. Elsewhere, body-moving selections are guaranteed from two of London’s indomitable DJ’s Jane Fitz and Josey Rebelle, who earned her stripes at the infamous London club Plastic People, while two of Canada’s finest house exports Ciel and feel good selector Jayda G join for debut appearances. Brothers and Detroit techno legends Octave One bring their live set to the festival, while self-confessednoisician Paula Temple and one of the people’s favourites from 2019, Croatian legend Petar Dundov andSkee Mask are on hand for a voyage in techno, as is Peach Discs’ label boss Shanti Celeste and Canadian ball of energy Peach. Outer limit techno advocate Karen Gwyer is set to surprise fans with her live set, whilst woman of the hour Object Blue makes her Dimensions debut. Genre-bending Saoirse, whose selections span electro, house, dub, jazz and everything in between, will be joined by Swedish native SPFDJ who merges the fringes of techno, acid, hardcore and trance, alongside Manchester noise electro artist Afrodeutsche.   Very rare appearances come from two of the Perlon family as label boss Zip, who has been educating ravers since the 80s, joins Tokyo based Fumiya Tanaka alongside label-mate Binh for a special Perlon showcase. An unmissable stop for fans of the deep, dubbed-out, house-sound synonymous with the label. On a Northern soulful tip are Manchester hip hop stars Children of Zeus, who areheading back to Dimensions with vinyl aficionado Mr. Scruff. The festival is excited to welcome Sadar Bahar whose taste spans gospel, funk, disco, jazz and soul. Also on hand are NTS’ Donna Leake and Melodies International label head Mafalda. London’s hotly tipped jazz crew Steam Down Orchestra are making their first appearance at the festival with a live performance while West African disco and soul enthusiast Awesome Tapes From Africa returns to the fort.

Dimensions Festival 2019 - Credit: Danijel Bartolic
Credit: Danijel Bartolic

Tickets for Dimensions Festival 2019

Early bird tickets for the event cost £120 (+ booking fee) and can also be purchased via a payment plan.

For £160 (+ booking fee), you will get a full festival pass, access to the Dimensions campsite and a ticket to the opening concert.

Tickets to the opening concert can also be purchased separately.

All tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/Dim19_tkts. Be sure to snap them up soon!

Dimensions Festival 2019

More info on Dimensions Festival

See our guide to Dimensions Festival to find out more details of how to get to the festival and where to stay.

Full information on the festival can also be found on the official website, with all the latest updates on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Outlook Festival 2019 Credit: Dan Medhurst

Outlook Festival 2019 announces first names for final year at Fort Punta Christo

Outlook Festival (4th – 9th September 2019)  – one of the longest running festivals in Croatia – has announced some of the first names that will be appearing at this year’s event. Now in its 12th year, this will be the last festival to be held at Fort Punta Christo near Pula.

Amongst the names to appear at Outlook this year include Chase & Status, Bugzy Malone, Goldie (Live), Ghetts, Andy C, Shy FX and Mala.

Check out this video to see for yourself some of the names appearing at Outlook this year…and to get a feel for the festival!

With a deep admiration for sound system culture, Outlook festival champions the scene’s hottest talent and newcomers alike – uniting thousands of bass lovers for four days and nights soundtracked by high grade sound systems channelling dubstep, house, bass, garage, grime, hip-hop, DnB and everything in between.

Waving goodbye to Fort Punta Christo, Outlook is making sure its final year at the fort will be one to be remembered.

Outlook Festival 2019

Outlook Festival 2019 Line Up

As ever, the opening concert that kicks of the proceedings of Outlook will be at the stunning Arena – the Roman amphitheatre – in Pula. This year, Ram records label boss Andy C, South London rapper Loyle Carner, drum and bass master Shy FX performing live with his Ragamuffin Soundsystem, festival stalwarts Gentleman’s Dub Club and rising vocal talent Flohio will all join the final show in the stunning 2000-year-old amphitheatre.

But the rest of the festival is just as thrilling. This year sees some of the most exciting talent head to the fort including drum and bass duo Chase & Status making their debut with a RTRN II JUNGLE dj set, Manchester’s quick fire rapper Bugzy Malone, and DnB royalty and MBE holder Goldie performing live celebrating 25 years of Metalheadz.

Outlook Festival 2019 Credit: Perry Gibson

Credit: Perry Gibson

A solid crew of grime & rap talent joins this year’s edition, with figureheads Ghetts and D Double E representing East London. North Manchester’s hardest barrer Aitch and rising rapper Unknown T will be playing this year’s edition, whilst MCs Killa P, Irah and Flirta D are not to be missed. With beginnings in jungle/DnB and now firmly representing the grime scene, President T will be back at Outlook, alongside West London’s Big Zuu. On a hip-hop flex, DJ Amy Becker will be bringing her selections to the Adriatic coast, championing the new gen sound, elsewhere Estonian rap prince & rising star Tommy Cash will be sharing to the stage DIY popstar Jimothy Lacoste. Northern heroes Children of Zeus return to Outlook with their genre-spanning jazz infused hip hop whilst, soulful singer Eliza and South London’s Flohio and Sam Wise will touch the mic with their raw and poetic bars.

Supporting music from grassroots up, Outlook showcases some of the most notable names the drum and bass scene has to offer and this year is no different, inviting founding father Grooverider. Shy FX, a regular to the festival is also billed to play, alongside intelligent drum and bass stalwart LTJ Bukem. Calibre will also be bringing his signature liquid DnB sound. Take a trip down memory lane with Randall who will be joined by dBridge, championing the low frequency sound and The North Quarter label boss Lenzman.

Repping the roots and dub is reggae’s finest Sister Nancy & Legal Shot Sound who will be joined by Iration Steppas, Channel One and Mungo’s Hifi. Standout vocalist Eva Lazarus will make her return to Outlook alongside dancehall mainstay Seanie B.

Dubstep pioneer and Deep Medi boss Mala returns alongside Tempa affiliates Youngsta and Hatcha. Elsewhere Rusko, Joker, V.I.V.E.K, Commodo and Truth are joined by dubstep duo Sicaria Sound.

Expect sonic explorations from Holy Goof, who will be taking things darker and deeper, meanwhile innovative producer Alix Perez heads back to the festival – not to mention Ninja Tune veteran The Bug. Sound system dons O.B.F will be bringing along The 1 Crew whilst staple figure to the scene Zed Bias will provide non stop bass heavy anthems. Veteran Paradox will perform live, as well as Sam Binga – an unstoppable force in the bass music scene. On MC duties expect none other than Sgt. Pokes and SP:MC, Blackeye, Tempza & Pean.

Outlook Festival 2019 Credit: Callum Chaplin_OUTLOOK FESTIVAL SATURDAY NIGHT-37 (1)

Credit: Callum Chaplin

Making their return to Outlook, Kurupt FM’s very own Decoy & Seapa (MC Grindah) join a number of artists making a nod back to the old school days of pirate radio with plenty of selections coming from Matt Jam Lamont, Hollie Cook and Outlook mainstays 24 Hr Garage Girls. Known just as much for shelling out house & bassline as much as 2-step & jungle Jossy Mitsu – Astral Black affiliate rounds of the bill.

Getting to Outlook

Pula Airport is the nearest to the festival site, and there’s plenty of flights to here from the UK, Ireland and elsewhere in Europe – see our Getting to Istria page for more details. That page also gives you details of flying to other nearby airports such as Trieste, Venice Treviso or Venice Marco Polo.

Outlook Festival site Credit: Digital Anthill

Credit: Digital Anthill

Outlook Festival also organise coach packages and flight packages – see outlookfestival.com/travel for more details.

Tickets for Outlook 2019

Tickets for the festival cost from £120 and can be purchased online at bit.ly/Out19_tkts. You can also get a festival and opening concert ticket and camping pass together and save over £30!

Tickets are selling fast, so act fast to snap some up for an exciting final year at Outlook’s stunning Fort Punta Christo location!

Outlook Festival 2019 Credit: Dan Medhurst

Credit: Dan Medhurst

More on Outlook Festival 2019

Find out all the latest news and info on Outlook at outlookfestival.com, and seek them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Outlook Festival
4th – 9th September 2019
Fort Punta Christo
outlookfestival.com

Love International 2019

Love International 2019 – First artists revealed

Hot on the heels of another glorious outing on the Croatian coast, Love International 2019 has already revealed the first wave of acts that will be appearing during their magical week next year – 3rd to 10th July 2019 in Tisno.

Now in its 4th season, Love International 2019 will continue to embrace a peerless array of sounds and styles across a scintillating spectrum, from disco, house and techno, through to dub, reggae, funk and Balearic. All the most brilliant parts of the festival will be present – from the pulsating boat parties to intimate beach-side dancing, the main Garden Stage to the the mesmeric Olive Grove and definitely not forgetting the iconic open-air club, Barbarella’s.

Love International 2019

Love International is a holiday and a festival merged into one – set in a gorgeous location on the Adriatic coast in the picturesque little town of Tisno. It is no wonder that music lovers and adventure seekers from all over Europe and even further beyond descend for a truly magical week under the sun and stars, weaving together a genuine sense of community, kinship and connection into all who attend.

Love International 2019 – First artists revealed

Outright electronic music pioneer Ben UFO is one third of Hessle Audio and an annual Love International fixture, with intimate knowledge of the festival. A legend in every sense, Andrew Weatherall, will be playing for the first time at the festival. From Boys’ Own to Shoom filtered through Two Lone Swordsmen, he has worked with everyone from New Order to Primal Scream to Villalobos. His extended sets capture a deeper and more spiritual experience. Next up, Harry – aka Midland – is a Love Int icon, with his genre-weaving and joyous back to back sets bring a raw sense of abandon each time, whilst Shanti Celeste is a veteran in four to the floor dance music, cultivating house, techno, garage and electro classics. Beautiful Swimmers’ cult following savours their richly textured odysseys, through to Love Int faves Horse Meat Disco bringing buckets of dazzling disco and amped-up house, to a techno innovator of sublime electronic beauty, Call Super. There’s a debut from Nicolas Lutz, whose sets deep with rich detail, and Ivan Smagghe is a DJ’s DJ pure and simple, making a very rare Croatian appearance.

DMX Krew has over twenty-five years of electronic music innovation, a prominent artist on Aphex Twin’s legendary ‘Rephlex’ imprint and also the founder of both Breakin’ Records and Fresh UP. NTS’s Moxie is champion of independent dance music, and Ruf Dug brings the leftfield – expect dusty analogue disco dreamers and poolside Balearic belters. Saoirse is one of the most revered spinners around, whist co-founder of Red Light Radio, Orpheu The Wizard, is a key figure in Amsterdam’s underground music and makes his debut.

Rinse FM’s Josey Rebelle is a Sunday morning purveyor of quality electronic music and hangover; she joins the dots between house, techno, disco and more. Powder is a Love Int legend in the making after her boat party performance. Then four further debutants line up: Lithuanian native Manfredas is behind the seminal Smala party at Opium Club; CC:Disco is a Melbourne native channelling modern soul, house and boogie; Ciel is a DJ, producer, radio host, creator of Toronto’s Work in Progress party series, and co-founder of collective It’s Not U It’s Me; Justin Cudmore is a stalwart of the Wrecked, Queen!, Horse Meat Disco, Hot Mass and Club Toilet parties, and a member of the NYC Bunker Crew; and Willow is one of the most compelling producers to arrive in the last few years. Finally Gatto Fritto is back, the esteemed curator of the first Sound Of Love International compilation released earlier in the year.

Tom Paine, one of the festival’s co-founders, explains:

“We are all immensely proud of our first names for summer 2019 in Tisno. It’s a really great mix of debutants, old faces and new friends coming to join us for our 4th year. We also are fully committed to developing the sense of community which really bloomed this summer, we want everyone who comes to feel unity and to feel free. It’s really important for us to keep exploring new sounds at the festival – for example the dub, reggae and Sunrise Sessions will be enhanced again for 2019. This year we invested more in the production too, especially at the Beach Stage where we moved the booth down to the water level, making it much more intimate. We also enhanced the Garden Stage and added extra detail across the whole site. We will be enhancing this even further next year.”

Tickets for Love International 2019

Tickets are currently on sale at www.loveinternationalfestival.com. A 8 day full festival pass costs £135 (boat parties and club shows are extra).

Relive Love International 2018

For anyone wanting to look back – or rather, listen back – on some of the standout moments from this year’s festival, check out these NTS mixes here: www.nts.live/shows/love-international-2018. Sets are from Shanti Celeste, Ben UFO and Craig Richards, Daniele Baldelli, Khruangbin, Begin, Powder and Lexx.

More on Love International

Check out all the festival details at www.loveinternationalfestival.com and also look them up on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news!

Love International 2019
3rd – 10th July 2019
Tisno
www.loveinternationalfestival.com