The Outlook Festival will take place in Fort Punta Christo, near Pula, 4th to 9th September 2019.

About Outlook

Described as “Europe’s largest bass culture and dubstep festival”, Outlook is now in its 12th year! Taking place in its usual – though anything but ordinary – home of Fort Punta Christo near Pula, Outlook 2019 is sure to be as magical as ever. However, this will be the last year Outlook will be held at this site, so it’s your final chance for the Outlook experience here.

Punta Christo is a wonderful fort from the 19th century located on a peninsula close to Pula and, as the official website says, “in the UK this place would be a national heritage site and there wouldn’t be chance of holding a festival of any kind within its walls. But we’re not in the UK and so we have the chance to create a festival venue unlike one you have ever seen.” Very true!

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As such, the Fort is a truly spectacular venue for the Festival. Stages are erected in the main courtyard (where the majority of acts will perform) for a capacity of 2,000 and in “Mungo’s Courtyard” with a capacity of 1,200. Since 2012, there’s also a space called “The Clearing” which is large enough for 3,000 revellers. There’s also smaller areas such as “The Dungeon” and “Noah’s Ballroom” – a circular pit with a soundsystem – and many more spaces besides.

During the day, festival goers can have fun at parties on the beach by the festival campsite, as well as booking themselves onto the infamous boat parties which feature DJs, MCs and a bar. (Boat parties must be booked separately as they’re not included in the festival ticket price.)

The first names for this year’s line-up have been announced and they include Chase & Status, Bugzy Malone, Goldie (Live), Ghetts, Andy C, Shy FX and Mala. Check out Outlook Festival 2019 announces first names for final year at Fort Punta Christo for more.

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Outlook also hosts a very special opening night concert in the magical Roman amphitheatre, the Arena, in central Pula. This year it’s the turn of Andy CLoyle CarnerShy FX with Ragamuffin SoundsystemGentleman’s Dub Club and Flohio. Opening concert tickets can be purchased separately so should you not be able to make Outlook – but you will be in Istria at this time of year – you can at least get a little taster.

Tickets for Outlook Festival

Tickets for Outlook 2019 cost from £131. Tickets can also be purchased on an instalment plan.

You can also buy a festival + camping ticket + opening festival ticket which costs £172 (saving you over £30!); this allows you access to the en-site camping ground.

A ticket for the opening night concert, on Wednesday 4th September, costs £33.

Tickets for Outlook can be purchased from official festival partner Festicket. As well as festival or opening night tickets, you can also book camping or glamping through them, plus airport transfers and boat taxis.

Accommodation for Outlook Festival

If you’re not going down the camping route, due to the festival’s proximity to Pula the town is a great place to stay in if attending the festival. There’s certainly plenty of choice (hotels, apartments, private accommodation) for all budgets. Take a look at what’s available in Pula using this search box:

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Do also check out accommodation advice from the Outlook website. There’s a campsite (which is directly connected to the Festival’s beach where daytime parties are held) that is also the site of a small hostel, with limited space. The website also details some further private accommodation options (apartments) that are available.

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Getting to Pula

Pula Airport is the nearest airport to the Festival site – and there’s absolutely TONNES of routes from the UK to Pula this year! These include flights with British Airways from London Heathrow; with Easyjet from London Gatwick; with Ryanair from London Stansted; with TUI from London Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Doncaster Sheffield; and with from London Stansted, Manchester, Leeds Bradford and Edinburgh. Aer Lingus also fly to Pula from Dublin.

There are bus transfers from the airport to the main bus station in Pula, from where you can make your way to the Festival site. There’s also a boat transfer available Pula to the festival site – book on the Outlook festival website.

You might also consider flying to somewhere in nearby Italy (say, Trieste or Venice, which both benefit from daily flights from the UK during summer) and transferring across to Istria; Outlook offer transfers from these airports. There’s also quite a few options for flying from elsewhere in Europe. Details of all of these possibilities are on our Getting to Istria page.

More info on Outlook Festival

More information about the festival on its official website, but do also check them out on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.