We’re sure many of you who are regulars on the Croatian festival scene – particularly those of you who head down to the gorgeous shores of Tisno each summer – were devastated by the news that Soundwave 2018 will be the last edition of the festival. But here’s something that will brighten up your day – the full Soundwave 2018 line-up reveal!
Taking place from 26th to 30th July, Soundwave 2018 will conclude what’s been an epic odyssey over the years. As ever, the event will allow festival-goers to savour some of the world’s finest live artists and DJs from across broken beat, reggae, afro, acid jazz, hip-hop, soul, funk, drum and bass and much more.
One of the festival’s co-founders, Rob Waller, explains:
“It’s already been an emotional journey to get to this point, and as we are now fully into 2018 and very much looking forward to the final Soundwave, we are feeling really proud of our last ever line-up. There has been a lot of support for us and this decision, and it sounds like a lot of the old heads will be coming out to join us in saying farewell to the festival in fine style. We are working hard to make it the best Soundwave ever – celebration of the last 9 years brought together for the final tenth show. It’s going to be really special as we all say goodbye.”
Soundwave 2018 Line-Up News
Headliner Loyle Carner is the sensitive, seductive and soulful rapper who captures much of life’s magic through his beautiful vocals; he is one of the most intriguing figures in music and makes his scintillating debut at Soundwave. Then next up there’s Mr Scruff, a long-time friend of Soundwave and a revered genre-skipping genius whose musical knowledge has no rival. Segueing from jazz and blues to disco and psychedelic sounds, Romare touches down in Tisno with his full live band, and Jordan Rakei has a soulful, jazz and hip-hop driven sound – the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer is a rare talent who continues to transcend genres.
In demand the world over, but elusive and selective in his bookings, Calibre simultaneously captivates a crowd and moves every dancefloor. Submotion Orchestra cover a kaleidoscope of electronic bass music, entrancing vocals, ambient, jazz and dub that sits somewhere on an axis between Bonobo and London Grammar. Delectable disco kings and Croatia stalwarts Horse Meat Disco bring the hands-in-the-air classics, whilst DJ Marky’s hi-energy drum and bass is a bastion of body-rocking sets. Progressive 21st-century talents in British jazz Sons of Kemet debut at Soundwave, and Channel One present their epic roots, rock and reggae show, with dubplate classics, driving steppas and bucket loads of positive vibes.
One of Rinse FM’s most prized presenters, Josey Rebelle, also signs on for the final Soundwave, and perennial artist and Eglo Records’ main man Alexander Nut embodies late night futurism, broken beat and soul, and debutants 22archestra are a rhythm driven ensemble taking influences from 70s jazz funk explosion and 90s hip-hop. Manchester soul duo Children Of Zeus make a very welcome return, as does Anchorsong who crafts his beguiling electronic music completely live. Riot Jazz love to stir up a hot-pot of peace-lovin’ aggro-jazz and re-interpreted dancefloor bangers, and the honey-voiced Yazmin Lacey has been fusing her love of hip-hop, jazz, Motown and electronics to sublime effect.
Further guests joining the final Soundwave include Al Dobson JR, Tenderlonious, Kaidi Tatham, Chunky, Agbeko, SNO, Desta Haile, J-Felix, The Natural Curriculum, Rhi, Jonny Dub, Rich Reason, Loz Goddard, Mica Millar, Church Of Sound, Total Refreshment Centre, Cheeba, Trout, Rogan, Harri Pepper, OnTheCorner Soundsystem, Pareidolia, Bane, Danny Drive Thru, DJ Gilla, DJ BobaFatt, Paul Jonas, DJ Mo Fingaz, Danuka, Carlton, Siofra McComb, Jamie Nelson, Ruari TT, Capitol 1212, Crums, Miguel E, Tappa, Manu & Ando, Tripitaka, Defenders Of Style, Reform Radio DJs, Gerard C, Chris BusyFingers, Bloom, DJ Dirty Freud, Chris Welch, Tom Central, Mikey J, Boston, BT3K, Budrat Records, New Era Reggae Sound System, Origin One, DJ Sherrine, Dru Skillz, Tim Hinson, Catching Flies, Binks & Lize, Barry’s Here, Flow Theory, Indus Traps, Kin Klave, Lausse The Cat, Si Tew, Lou Ellis, Dragana and Spider Jaroo.
Soundwave 2018 – Sun kissed days and balmy nights
All the usual favourites of Soundwave will be in action for its last edition. As well as the iconic waterside Beach Bar, the stunning shaded Olive Grove, the larger Main Stage in the centre of the site, there’s also the incredible boat parties, and the world-famous fully-open air club Barbarella’s.
The festival site is in the gorgeous Adriatic town of Tisno, which features lots of great food and drink in wide variety of restaurants and bars. along with lots of accommodation options. There are plenty of secluded places to relax by the crystal-clear waters dotted around the town and along the coast, for those looking for a bit of chilled downtime. And the historic cities of Zadar and Split are close by, as are the stunning Krka National Park and many Croatian islands – there’s plenty of opportunity for some off-site exploration.
Tickets for Soundwave 2018
The second release of tickets for Soundwave are available, priced at £119. There’s also a limited amount of ‘group tickets’ (5 tickets for the price of 4) for £476 – that works out to just £95.20 per ticket!
Tickets can be bought at www.universe.com/soundwavecroatia2018.
More on Soundwave 2018
Check 0ut full details on this amazing festival on the official website at www.soundwavecroatia.com.
What are you waiting for – snap up some tickets today, and join in the final year of Soundwave’s festivities!
The Garden Tisno
26th – 30th July 2018