With the summer months moving closer, the full line-up for Dimensions Festival 2017 will cover all bases for any eclectic adventurer; from funk tinged live shows on The Beach Stage to heavy techno takeovers deep in The Moat. New names for this summer include Stones Throw’s master of groove Dam Funk, who’ll be sure to get bodies moving and feeling funky, then there’s live, bass heavy electro in the form of Detroit duo Aux 88.
Metalheadz bossman Goldie holds it down for the DnB heads, in addition to playing a one off, exclusive techno set – not one to be missed. Iconic Chicago ghetto house king, Dance Mania’s Parris Mitchell is set for his Dimensions debut; expect pumping, top level energy in this anticipated set.
Modern Love’s Andy Stott makes a welcome addition, along with soulful Detroit cuts from Scott Grooves, plus DMZ head honcho Mala joins. Ambient thai-influenced melodies come via Texan group Khruangbin, whose ambient, soul-soothing output has seen them playing across the globe the past year. On-U sounds founder Adrian Sherwood and Hyperdub’s Kode9 hold it down for the darker and dubbier end of the spectrum, whilst enigmatic man of house and techno mystery Maurice Fulton makes for another Dimensions Festival debut that should not be missed.
And there’s so much more; co-founder of Jealous God Recordings Silent Servant adds a helping of deep, delving techno beats, whilst Guinness World record holder Billy Nasty is set to steer the crowd with a vibing electro set set to shake the walls of Fort Punta Christo. Holding it down for Berlin is HOMOPATIK resident and queer-scene rep, Mr Ties who’ll bring a bagful of joyful, genre spanning selections. Lady of the moment, Manchester born Workshop affiliate Willow plays, alongside the delicate electronica ofTelefon Tel Aviv, and left-leaning, dubstep sounds of Tectonic’s Pinch.
Drum and bass builds an integral part of Dimensions’ programming, with circuit royalty uniting across the Dimension Festival days. Metalheadz family member Bailey joins, with Fixate and the Exit Records crew spinning alongside the likes of Ant TC1, and sound system OGs Mungos Hifi – holding down hosting duties are expert spitters SP:MC and MC GQ. Keeping the notorious tight knit feel, festival favourites Rhythm Sections Bradley Zero, Lexis (MIMS), Butterside Up DJs, Dutch maestro Masalo and Gilla represent the Dimensions global family. Live shows come from Croatian talents Chui and Kozmodrum as well as an eclectic mix of residents from across the world, with Thea Hudson-Davies, CSFN, City Fly, Inner U, plus stalwart Leeds imprint Exodus, who bring another exclusive with a Muslimgauze set as well as rising classical x electronic breakout Prayer, all making the pilgrimage to Pula this August.
Plus, there’s many more explorations to undertake across the Dimensions days, with a solid cast of names already announced, including Jeff Mills, Theo Parrish, Marcel Dettmann, Floating Points, Cymande, Nina Kraviz, Helena Hauff, Nicky Siano and over ninety more global heavy-hitters and fresh-faced acts. Opening the festival with a debut Croatian performance is Queen of the rhythm Grace Jones, alongside Berlin super-group Moderat, and award winning drummer, composer and producer Moses Boyd, presenting his Solo X show. All this will take place in the historical Pula Amphitheater; a 2000 year old amphitheatre in the heart of the city; a truly unforgettable experience.
Keeping a family feel, Dimensions Festival prides itself on its intimate capacity, welcoming atmosphere and world class custom built sound systems, which ensures a quality approach and experience year on year. The site itself is easily accessible from nearby Pula, which hosts plenty of hotels and apartments, on top of the onsite accommodation – more info here: www.dimensionsfestival.com/accommodation/. Main flight destinations from the UK are Pula, Zagreb, Trieste, Ljubljana, Venice Treviso and Venice Marco-Polo airports, with transfers to the site, which can be booked here: http://www.dimensionsfestival.com/travel/.
Since its inception, Dimensions is a force to be reckoned with and a leading light in the Croatian festival calendar. Early bird tier 1 tickets are long sold out, but tier 2 are still available at just £140 + BF. A combination of hazy days spent relaxing on the beach and dancing through the night to world class acts – it’s a holiday and a festival rolled into one. And there’s much more to come.
Keep your eyes peeled for updates and announcements – see you at the Fort!
Dimensions Festival 2017
30th August – 3rd September || Fort Punta Christo, Pula, Croatia.
Tickets: TIER 2 From £140 : http://bit.ly/20juIAz
Media pack: http://bit.ly/2i9kFyD
Grace Jones – Moderat – Moses Boyd: Solo X – Yussef Kamaal
Dam Funk (Live & DJ) – Aux 88 (Live) – Goldie – Andy Stott – Parris Mitchell – Scott Grooves – Mala – Khruangbin – Adrian Sherwood – Maurice Fulton – Kode 9 – Silent Servant – Billy Nasty (Electro Set) – Mr Ties – Willow – Telefon Tel Aviv – Pinch – Bradley Zero – Mungos Hifi – Bailey – Fixate – Exit Records – Ant TC1 – SP:MC – ASOK – Chui (Live) – Kozmodrum – MC GQ – Rob Shields – Gilla – Lexis – Jay Clarke – Thea Hudson-Davies – Folamour – Moses & Nuno – Black Amiga – Masalo – Ben Hunter – Butterside Up – City Fly – Inner U – BURHOU – Prayer – Rumours – CFSN – Exodus
Jeff Mills – Theo Parrish – Marcel Dettmann – Floating Points (solo live & dj) – Cymande – Nina Kraviz – Shuggie Otis – Daphni – Danny Krivit – Dam Funk (Live & DJ) – Ata Kak (live) – Aux 88 (Live) – Goldie – Helena Hauff – Gilles Peterson – Hessle Audio – Ben UFO, Pangaea & Pearson Sound – Joy Orbison – Levon Vincent – Andy Stott – Scott Grooves – Mala – Adrian Sherwood – Dopplereffekt (Live) – Alexander Robotnick (Live) – Amp Fiddler (Live) – Khruangbin – Tama Sumo & Lakuti – Demdike Stare (Live) – Maurice Fulton – Sadar Bahar – Yussef Kamaal (Live) – Antal – Horse Meat Disco – Kode 9 – Mike Dehnert – Binh – Nicky Siano – dBridge – Alix Perez – Silent Servant – Paul St Hilaire & Rhauder – Conforce – Radioactive Man (Live) – MNDSGN – Romare (Live & DJ) – Mr Ties – Petar Dundov – Billy Nasty – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Live) – Jonwayne – Telefon Tel Aviv – London Modular Alliance (live) – Luke Hess – Randomer – Pinch – A Made Up Sound (Live) – Dan Shake – Equiknoxx (Live) – Sassy J – Josey Rebelle – Serge – Randall – Willow – Interstellar Funk – DynArec (Live) – Doc Scott – Skeptical – Alma Negra – Mungo’s Hifi – Kid Drama – Gary Gritness (Live) – Hanna (Live) – Bradley Zero – Resom – Mungos Hifi – SP:MC – MC GQ – Cuisine Dub – Øyvind Morken – Bailey – Powder – Ant TC1 – Fixate – ASOK – Moses Boyd – Chui (Live) – Kozmodrum – DJ Okapi – Jan Kincl & Regis Kattie (Live) – Onemind (Live) – Upwellings (Live) – Kerem Akdag (Live) – Thris Tian – Leo Leal – Avoid – Mikadroid – Andrea Ljekaj – Cosmic Slop – Dimensions Soundsystem – Borut Cvajner – Mimi – Labud – Ganik – Novell – KAMMA – Bane – Mafalda – Gilla – Lexis – Sofie – Andwot – Donna Leake – Rob Shields – Jay Clarke – Folamour – Moses & Nuno – Thea Hudson-Davies – Sam Lloyd – Debora Ipekel – Aaron L – Harri Pepper – Heels & Souls – Masalo – Butterside Up – Prayer – CFSN – City Fly – Black Amiga – Inner U – Exodus – BURHOU – Rumours – Andrew Hill – Danuka – Ben Hunter
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.