Nils Frahm, John Talabot, Margaret Dygas, Maurice Fulton, Jlin, Kid Drama, MC Fokus, Gigi Masin, SP:MC, Alix Perez, Kuiyuki (live), Josh Cheon (Dark Entries), Avalon Emerson, rRoxymore, Steve Spacek and more added to Dimensions bill, joining Kraftwerk, Hunee, Jon Hopkins, Nina Kraviz, MXMJOY:[maximumjoy] in Croatia
Each year, Dimensions Festival impresses with an immaculately curated line-up that unites the heaviest names from the electronic underground with new gen artists about to break through, and 2018 is no different. Adding to an already hefty bill, the Dimensions family drop another set of names on board for 2018’s outing. Nils Frahm, John Talabot, Margaret Dygas, Maurice Fulton, Jlin, Kid Drama, MC Fokus, Gigi Masin, SPMC, Alix Perez, Kuiyuki (live), Josh Cheon (Dark Entries), Avalon Emerson, rRoxymore and Steve Spacek are just some of the names joining Kraftwerk, Hunee, Jon Hopkins, Nina Kraviz, MXMJOY:[maximumjoy] and more in Pula this summer. Between 29th August (Opening Concert) and 2nd September 2018, thousands of people from across the world will head to Dimensions’ magical fortress home, set for blissful days on the beach, boat parties and all-night long raving, in the most beautiful festival location the world has to offer.
Tickets are available from £115 + Booking Fee, available to purchase from here, so act fast to secure your spot at Dimensions Festival 2018.
Consistently booking with a forward-thinking and innovative approach, Dimensions’ 2018 brings together a collection of eclectic and diverse sounds – electro, house, techno, jazz, soul, leftfield, bass and DnB explorations can all be found on the bill. Along with game-changing electro act Kraftwerk, Nils Frahm also now plays at the Opening Concert – a composer whose avant-garde approach to combining classical and electronic has won him acclaim the world over. Mixing a grand piano, upright piano, Roland Juno-60 and Rhodes piano with drum machines, Nils’ majestic creations will alleviate the Pula Amphitheatre. More info on the Opening Concert, head to http://bit.ly/2I9AqUG.
Looking to the main event, there’s a tonne of new acts for the main Dimensions’ days. Techno fans are in for a treat as a host of mainstays are added, find Margaret Dygas poised with techno grooves, along with genre vanguard rRoxymore and acclaimed artist Avalon Emerson, who’ll fuse techno, breaks and electro in a mind-altering set. Dark oddball techno comes from UIQ boss Lee Gamble, and ready with electro jams are London Modular Alliance, who’ll play live with a tech-heavy live set sure to impress. Steve O’Sullivan brings his live show as he ventures through all things minimal whilst he’ll also perform a rare show under his dub influenced moniker, Bluetrain. Joachim also plays, whilst Upwellings focus on the dubbier end of the techno spectrum.
House heads have plenty in store too, with OG master Maurice Fulton announced to return, as well as We Play House boss Red G, plus label affiliate San Soda and Just Nathan. Uplifting disco tinged anthems come from the revered John Talabot. Also on board is Josh Cheon of Dark Entries, and a live set from one of Japan’s best kept secrets – Kuniyuki. Hailing from Singapore, the Darker Than Wax label crew join with RAH, Funk Bast*rd & Marco Weibel, known for breaking all boundaries, progressing the music circuit regionally. Dimensions family member Lady Blacktronika, aka Femanyst is welcomed with open arms, expect a slice of deep house layered in tenderness and heartache.
Queen of Eglo Records, Fatima, returns to Dimensions for what promises to be a special live set ahead of her new album dropping this year. A testament to Fatima’s abilities and versatilely, her previous output is expansive – joining the dots between electronic, jazz, soul and more. Another act not to miss is Steve Spacek, a certified legend whose futuristic soul has cemented his place as one of UK most influential soul figureheads. New school soul comes from Poppy Ajudha, a commendable young artist who twists soul and jazz into a fresh sound. More experimental ambience come from Gigi Masin, who’ll bring an ethereal element to Dimensions. On a higher tempo tip, there’s DnB from Dimensions regulars Alix Perez, Kid Drama, AC1 and Halogenix, plus MC talent Amoss, MC Focus, GQ and SP:MC on vocal duties. Another essential is Planet Mu’s Jlin, whose take on footwork has seen her become an ambassador for the genre.
ind revered regional crews playing too, with Leeds’ long-term legends Butter Side Up heading to Croatia with a DJ crew, plus Manchester’s own Red Laser Disco and Il Bosco. They’ll join the likes of Love Muscle, Cosmic Slop, Church Of Sound and Total Refreshment Centre. The Dimensions DJ Directory is a project established to develop some of the Dimensions’ favourite breakthrough selectors, providing advice, support and show opportunities. Just announced are Dutch dream team Kamma and Masalo, who smashed the Rush Hour stage last year, plus Molinaro. Other Directory artists to check are Sean OD, Kiara Scuro, Debora Ipekel, Harri Pepper, Alex T, Sam Hall, Yuri, Kwasiba Savage, Shy One, SNO and Will Lister – a strong crew on board for 2018’s outing. Plus, there’s a heap of Croatian talent representing, with Felver b2b Jogarde, Insolate b2b Volster, Borut Cvajner, Avoid aka Vladimir Ačić and Roli. And there’s plenty more to head to Croatia for; from Kraftwerk, Nils Frahm and Moodymann at the Opening Concert to Hunee, Hessle Audio, Umfang, MXMJOY: [maximumjoy], Amp Fiddler, Batu, Courtesy, Dbridge, Detroit In Effect, DJ Stingray, Ezra Collective, Helena Hauff, Jon Hopkins, Moodymann, Palms Trax and more across the main event, you’re spoilt for choice.
Dimensions Festival is proud to have it’s home in one of the most stunning locations the globe has to offer, set in a spectacular fortress. From beach chilling to exploring the labyrinths of the fort at night. 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. Dimensions advise festival goers to reserve a place via the deposit scheme or purchase a ticket as soon as possible.
Still to be announced are boat parties, takeovers, day parties, Knowledge Arena 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 dimensionsfestival.com/accommodation/ to look at what is available. Flight options from the UK are to Trieste, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Venice Treviso or Venice Marco- Polo airports, and then a transfer. Coach packages and flight packages are all available to view / purchase at dimensionsfestival.com/travel/. Keep your eyes on the Dimensions channels for further news on line-up, boat parties and artists, see you at the fort!
DIMENSIONS FESTIVAL 2018
Fort Punta Christo, Croatia || 29th August (Opening Concert) – 2nd September 2018
Tickets || £115 + Booking Fee : http://bit.ly/2FszVGR
– OPENING CONCERT : Wednesday 29th August 2018 –
KRAFTWERK – NILS FRAHM – MOODYMANN – NUBYA GARCIA – JOSEY REBELLE – DEBORA IPEKEL
– FESTIVAL LINE UP –
Aaron L – Alessandro Adriani – Alex T – Alexander Nut – Alfa Mist – Alix Perez – Alleged Witches – Amoss – Amp Fiddler – Anastasia Kristensen – Ant TC1 – Ariwo – Ash Lauryn – Avalon Emerson – Avoid aka Vladimir Ačić – Azymuth & Marcos Valle – Bambooman – Batu – Billy Nasty – Bjarki – Bjeor – Bluetrain (live) – Bonobo – Born Cheating – Borut Cvajner – Butter Side Up Dj’s – Champagne Funk – Children of Zeus – Church Of Sound – Conor Thomas – Cosmic Slop – Courtesy – CPSmith – Craig Richards – Daisy Moon – Darker Than Wax (RAH, Funk Bast*rd & Marco Weibel) – Darkhouse Family – Darwin – Dbridge – Debora Ipekel – Detroit In Effect – Dimensions Soundsystem – DJ Labud – Dj Lag – DJ Python – Dj Stingray – DMX Krew (live) – Eda – Eddy Ramich – Ezra Collective – Fatima (Second Announcement – Album out at that time) – Felix Claus – Felver – Fixate – Gigi Masin – Gilla – Halogenix – Harri Pepper – Heels & Souls – Heinrich Dressel & Teslasonic (live) – Helena Hauff – Hessle Audio (Ben UFO, Pangaea & Pearson Sound) – Hunee – Il Bosco / Red Laser Disco – Ilija Rudman – Insolate – James Holden And The Animal Spirits – Jan Kinčl & Regis Kattie (live) – Jlin – Joachim – Joe Armon Jones & Maxwell Owin – Jogarde – John Talabot – Jon Hopkins – Jon K – Josey Rebelle – Josh Cheon (Dark Entries) – Julio Victoria – Just Nathan – K-HAND – Kamma – Kancheli (Bassiani) – Kerem Akdag – Kiara Scuro – Kid Drama – Klaps – Kuniyuki (live) – Kwasiba Savage – Lady Blacktronika aka Femanyst – Lebawski – Lee Gamble – Lefto – Leo Leal – Lexis – London Modular Alliance (live) Love Muscle – Lucy Locket, Michael Upson & Tom Hannah – Mala – Marcellus Pittman – Margaret Dygas – Mark Turner (The Orbit) – Masalo – Massimo Mephisto – Maurice Fulton – Mc Fokus – MC GQ – Milo – Mimi – Molinaro – Mona Lee – Monty – MXMJOY:[maximumjoy] – Nicolas Lutz – Nina Kraviz – Open Mike Eagle – Oyvind Morken – Palms Trax – Paula Temple – Peanut Butter Wolf – Peggy Gou – Petar Dundov – Ploy – Poppy Ajudha – Red D – Red Greg – Roli – rRoxymore – Sam Hall – San Soda – Saoirse – Sean OD – Sheridan – Shy One – Silicon Scally (live) – Skee Mask – Skeptical – Skeptik – SNO – Sonja Moonear – Sons Of Kemet – SP MC – Steve O’Sullivan (live) – Steve Spacek – Sue Avenue – Thang – The Bug – The Comet Is Coming – The Exaltics (live) – Total Refreshment Centre – Umfang – Upwellings (live) – Volruptus – Volster – Volvox – Will Lister – Willikens & Ivkovic – WLC – Yazmin Lacey – Yuri