Outlook’s become a staple fixture in the yearly calendar Broken Culture over the last few years. Not only is the lineup always second to none, but it’s location, an abandoned fort called Punta Christo on the banks of Croatia’s glorious coastline, is an unbelievable location that allows you to combine all the sun and sea of a holiday with all the bass weight of your favourite raves and all the intrigue you’d expect when walking around such a historic location. You’ve only got to check out 2011 review to see how much we enjoy it.
This year as always, d&b is in full attendance with Bukem, Andy C, Goldie and Calyx & Teebee are joined by the full Shogun, Dispatch and Exit rosters as well as a whole lot more. On top of that though, the Hip Hop lineup has been steadily growing over the years and is now bigger then ever; the ranks of the US greats such as Mos Def, Talib Kweli, The Pharcyde, Joey Bada$$ Pharoahe Monch are swelled by UK legends such as Task Force, High Focus Records, Defenders of Style, Dr Syntax, The Purist and many m0re. Add blissful sounds such as those from Bonobo and Submotion Orchestra, as well as a massive Reggae and Dub lineup, to all that and you have a lineup of bass driven music that nowhere else in the world can even get close to. Attempting to do it justice here would be impossible, so head over to the Outlook Website to check out the full list (make yourself a brew first!). The recent documentaries they released give a glimpse of what the festival means to all the acts involved.
To celebrate the opening of Outlook’s sixth year, they’re throwing an opening concert, for the first time, in the grand setting of a Roman Amphitheater in nearby Pula on Wednesday 28th August. Selecting acts they thought would fit well in the historic surroundings, they’ve drafted in none other than Bob Marley’s support outfit The Original Wailers, a band that were right in the thick of reggae’s biggest moments. In support, hip hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash, Dub Reggae selector Earl Gateshead and Beat Junkies founder J Rocc, tour DJ for Mos Def and Madlib. With a lineup spanning the finest of Reggae, Dub and Hip Hop, it’s set to be unmissable, particularly in such a ridiculous location.