We return for our 6th year in 2013 armed with, what we believe to be, an incredible line-up featuring some of the world’s best live acts and DJs across Dub, Hip-Hop, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Dubstep and beyond – we hope you agree. Many more more acts to be announced later in the year…
Outlook is delighted to be inviting legendary Hip-Hop icon Talib Kweli to Croatia. One of the most critically successful rappers of all time, the earnest MC has gained a wealth of praise having spearheaded the 90s Hip-Hop movement alongside Mos Def and DJ Hi-Tek as part of super-group Black Star. He will be joined by Jay Electronica whose cultural insight and lyrical dexterity has seen him compared to Hip-Hop heavyweights Nas and Common and Brooklyn born rising star Joey Bada$$. Plus there will be a special performance from musical veterans The Pharcyde who recently celebrated 20 years in the game and are universally revered. Outlook will also be welcoming back conscious Hip-Hop icon Pharoahe Monch, whose memorable performance back in 2011 proved to be one of the festival highlights.
Outlook’s love of dub, roots and soundsystem culture will be portrayed through Europe’s toughest soundsystems played on by some of the world’s best dub and reggae acts including captivating live performers Alborosie & Shengan Clan and a DJ set from legendary reggae/dub enthusiast David Rodigan. Also playing will be Mala in Cuba – an exciting live prospect marrying Cuban sounds with Mala’s own Jamaican heritage and the UK’s legendary sound system culture. Whilst celebrating 21 years of his seminal drum ‘n’ bass label Ram Records will be Andy C who will host the best of his artists alongside fellow legendary acts Goldie, Randall, LTJ Bukem and Conrad.
UK Dubstep figureheads Digital Mystikz will also be returning to Croatia, alongside Swamp 81 head honcho Loefah and Nonplus record label boss Boddika. Outlook will also be showcasing many other Dubstep DJs who help to spearhead bass music’s continually shifting landscape. Joining the musical dots of Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Reggae and Dubstep will be legendary DJ and producer Mr Scruff as will Brooklyn’s finest Machinedrum and Glaswegian party-starter Jackmaster.
Having grown from humble beginnings, Outlook festival has become a highly anticipated event on the musical calendar, a four day rite of passage for music fans and supporters of soundsystem culture, taking place in a festival site like no other. Fort Punta Christo is a 19th century fort originally built by the Austrians to defend what was their main naval port. With its courtyard, moat, ballroom and dungeon it feels like a re-discovered forgotten world that is transformed into mystical venues for the duration of the festival.
The city of Pula, where the festival takes place in the stunning region of Istria in Croatia, is steeped in history and home to many ancient Roman buildings, including the magnificent amphitheatre, offering festival goers beautiful and unspoiled natural surroundings with glorious sunshine to enjoy in addition to the festivals vibe and music.
As well as the on-site readymade campsite that Outlook has to offer, festival goers are able to stay in one of the reasonably priced hotels and apartments in the city of Pula and surrounding villages. Additionally, low-cost flights regularly travel to and from Pula or nearby city Trieste with taxis and buses providing easy travel to and from the festival campsite. With beach parties and boat parties
conveniently located a stone’s throw from the campsite and main festival site, revellers can party from dusk till dawn, on land or at sea, without having to negotiate long distances or incur any further travel costs.
Giving a taste of the sounds to be expected from the festival, our friends and family will be hosting a series of Launch Party club nights starting with the London-based launch at Cable on 25th January 2013 featuring DJ EZ & Majestic, Calyx & Teebee, Pinch, Phaeleh and more.