An essential element of Outlook Festival, the boat party has long been at the heart of the four-day Croatian adventure. A chance to ride the waves of the stunning Adriatic ocean whilst listening to the worlds best DJs, MC’s and live acts, an Outlook boat party is an unforgettable experience for any festival-goer. As Outlook mark almost 10 years as the worlds biggest, baddest bass music party, the team are pleased to announce a monster bill of parties at 2016’s edition, with takeovers from labels, clubs and Outlook familia including Metalheadz, Hyperdub, Radar Radio, LEVELZ, Detonate, Hot Wuk, Playaz, Hatcha and Friends, plus so many more spread across four backed days. Tickets for each party are priced at £17.50, and are on sale from Thursday 2nd June. Spaces on each boat are limited, so move fast to reserve your place.
Outlook’s very first outing comes courtesy of Outlook family Metalheadz, with the cream of the label crop stepping up, including boss Goldie, Dom and Roland and Detboi. Also on Thursday find a journey through reggae and dancehall sounds with Gentleman’s Dub Club, Earl Gateshead,Taiwan MC, Dreadsquad and Gardna all aboard boat two, then D’n’B explorations from Doc Scott, ANT TC1, Safire and more on the Australia and New Zeland boat. Thursday afternoon boasts voyages hosted by Congo Natty with Lady Chann and Mungos, plus Subdub with Iration Steppas, OBF, Charlie P and Shanti D. Resident Advisor bring on board Youngsta, Hodge alongside Kahn & Neek and more, then evening explorations from cheeky Manchester crew LEVELZ, and a Detonate label showcase with Alix Perez, Commix, Transit Mafia and a wedge of other label talent involved.
Friday’s maritime agenda is packed-out with sounds of bass, D’n’B, hip-hop and beyond, with garage all-stars Artful Dodger, Mighty Mo, El-Band Moony playing ‘For The Love Of Garage‘, Deep Dark and Dangerous bringing the 140 sound with Truth, Youngsta & Kaiju. Electrikal Sound boat with Riko Dan, Killa P and Lady Chann kicking off the day’s proceedings. Afternoon boats have a fair share of 160-180 bpm action with ‘StarWarz’ – Lenzman, Commix, One87 and Codebreaker, plus the iconic Roni Size & Krust featuring Dynamite MC presenting their Full Cycle show on the seas with special guest Swindle. Kahn and Neek head up a ‘Bandulu’ adventure with talent from the Bristol bass underground, including Hi5 Ghost and Boofy, Commodo and more. Trap-lovers find their niche on ‘All Trap Music’, with Hucci, Lex Luger,Ganz and more. Night-time and sunset escapades for Outlook boats come from Just Jam, with a golden bill including Barely Legal, Zed Bias andDJ Spinn, then High Focus Records showcase, Mungo’s Hifi’s Scotch Bonnet Record Label takeover and London’s hip-hop crew supreme ‘So Fresh So Clean‘ with Lenzman with a hip-hop set.
Soul:ution, Boom Bap, Dub Smugglers and boats are the first to grace the ocean on Saturday midday. Soul:ution host a crew of label associates headed up by Marcus Intalex, LSB and Calibre, plus joining the Dub Smugglers squad are Prince Fatty, Horseman and Shenice,Dreadsquad and Gardna. Bashment badboys Hot Wuk bring their legendary yearly soiree to the Croatian coast with the full The Heatwave team in attendance. Across Saturday find takeovers from the pioneering 20/20 label headlined by Ivy Lab with special guests Noisia & Alix Perez plus specials from Deep Medi with full family in tow, and everyones favourite garage rudeboi’s Kurupt FM, playing alongside Foundation feat. Stickyand Scott Garcia. In to the evening, find a HUGE Hyperdub x Teklife boat with Kode9, DJ Taye, Scratcha DVA, Ikonika and more, as well asNoisia’s Invisible Recordings boat with Ivy lab & Skeptical guesting, Youngsta’s Contact boat with J:Kenzo & Truth bringing the 140.
Finally, Sunday’s last lot of parties are some of the biggest across Outlook, with Dispatch Recordings, Med School, Hatcha and Friends,Hospital Records, Channel One and Radar Radio all setting sail from the fortress. 15 Years of Dispatch Records with Skeptikal, DLR,Survival and MC’s. Med School round up a host of imprint-associated talent with Etherwood, Keeno, Anile, Blu Mar Ten and more, whilstHatcha’s dubstep-dingy is a serious tag-team with the man himself, Zed Bias, Abstract Sonance, Crazy D, Killa P and some very special guests TBA. Sunday’s afternoon session from Hospital sees D’n’B favourites go in for a giant B2B, with High Contrast, London Elektricity, SPY, Metric, Reso and Krakota all stepping up, DJ Hype headlines the Playaz boat, alongside Potential Badboy with MC’s AD & Flux. Pioneering London radio station Radar Radio’s curated line-up unites station regulars Riz La Teef, Hi5 Ghost, Boofy and Shy One to fly the flag for some of the most exciting talent to emerge from the underground of recent. On a more dub flex, soundsystem heroes Channel One bring Mad Professor andEarl Gateshead on board for their party on Sunday afternoon. Last of the Outlook sea-specials are hosted by Dub Phizix and Strategy, with their‘Well Good Boat Party’ with Novelist, Japan’s Part2style and Manchester friends Chimpo & Fox. Bristol’s ‘The Blast’ with a West Country bill headed up by Kahn and Neek plus Hodge.
Outlook Festival finds it’s home in an abandoned fortress, undoubtedly one of the most unique festival settings in the world. The five day festival is balanced between an all-out rave and holiday, a mix of chilling on the beach all day and dancing as long as the music lasts. No where else will visitors be able to experience highest spec sound like Outlook Festival, an event that prides itself on its deeply rooted appreciation of sound design. With tickets selling faster than ever, it’s advised that tickets are purchased or deposits are secured asap for those who wish to attend. To take part in Outlook Festival 2016, head to : outlookfestival.com/tickets/uk
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/
(Tickets on sale from Thursday)