Once again, Dimensions Festival have pulled together a heavy line up of electronic legends and breakthrough underground acts, headlined by iconic electro group Kraftwerk this year.
Since it’s 2012 inception, Dimensions Festival has earned worldwide acclaim for it’s forward thinking approach to programming. It has been joining the dots between the eclectic electronica and underground sounds across four festival day and nights, plus an opening concert. On August 29th, electronic revolutionaries and true pioneers Kraftwerk headline the Dimensions opening concert in the Pula amphitheatre.
And, there’s a forcible team headed to Croatia for this year’s outing, with Jon Hopkins, Lena Willikens, Amp Fiddler, Moodymann, Helena Hauff, Detroit In Effect, Nina Kraviz, Batu, Peggy Gou and more. Reserve a place to be at this unmissable end-of-summer outing.
With the main event there’s no shortage of heavyweight names. 2017 has seen the rise of electro, dance music’s gritty, raw relation – and there’s a solid selection of acts flying the flag, from Kraftwerk to new school representative Helena Hauff. OG legends Detroit In Effect and Silicon Scally present killer dancefloor productions, and Detroit masked avenger DJ Stingray is on duty with his trademark brand of dystopian electro. Billy Nasty is another herculean figure heading to the fortress.
As always, house and techno appreciators are spoilt when it comes to Dimensions. Woman of the hour, Peggy Gou makes her debut, fresh from a string of acclaimed releases. It’s an all-night-long affair with Bonobo, selecting his blend of uplifting house. Diverse sounds come from Manchester’s finest, Jon K, Rinse FM affiliate and DJ’s DJ Josey Rebelle, and Stones Throw’s Peanut Butter Wolf.
Classic cuts come from underground veterans and modern day reps, with Detroit’s own Underground Resistance presenting Depth Charge. Techno is in abundance too, with Sonja Moonear and Anastasia Kristensen ready to lay down stripped grooves.
By contrast the immense live acts explore everything from jazz and hip-hop to soul and punk. Cult 80’s band Maximum Joy make a rare appearance, their obscure fusion of reggae, punk and disco make them an oddity hit band, and this rare show in Croatia will be something special. Another live performance not to miss is Open Eagle Mike, the Cali rapper who’s ‘Brick Body Kids Still Daydream’ project in 2017 received critical acclaim.
With its home in an abandoned fort, Dimensions Festival boasts the most stunning festival location in the world; From daytime beach chilling to exploring the labyrinths of the fort at night, you can’t help but fall in love.
In the fort find Noah’s Ballroom, The Void, The Garden Mungo’s Arena and of course the 80-foot Moat arena stacked high with speakers. Still to be announced are plenty of names, boat parties, takeovers, day parties, and more. Pula is accessible by taxi from the site, and is complete with transport links, apartment accommodation and historic sites. For those wishing to camp on-site, or for more info on accommodation options including boutique camping, head to here to see what is available.
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