Outlook is an absolute favourite among us Brits, and while you have the likes of Sziget and Benicassim challenging festivals like Glastonbury and Reading/Leeds, Outlook has carved out more of a loyal, niche audience. Over the years, Outlook has grown and grown, developing into an event much more than just a few stages in the sun. Focusing more on ‘sound system culture’, the bass-based genres on display in Croatia include but are not limited to drum and bass, electronica, hip-hop, grime, reggae, dub and house.
Outlook’s lineup for 2016 is an absolute beauty, and the week-long event kicks off with an opening performance by the legendary Damien ‘Jr Gong’ Marley. Other artists with status as equal in legend within their genres include Andy C, Kano, David Rodigan, Goldie and Channel One Soundsystem.
Fans of drum and bass should really look no further, as talent from across the genre is in abundance. From the always-reliable figureheads such as High Contrast, Noisia, London Elektricity, and Hazard, to some exciting new faces on the scene such as Metrik. Hip-hop is also a genre heavily fronted at Outlook, with Run The Jewels booked in as headliners at last year’s festival. This year, Joey Bada$$, Mick Jenkins, Angel Haze, Rejjie Snow and Lex Luger are just some of the names championing the genre at Outlook this year.
Music is of course the driving point of most festivals, that being said, Outlook provides much more of an experience, with music acting as just one of the many USPs to the week-long event. One of the best examples of Outlook’s individuality is with the opening performance from Damien Marley at the Pula Arena- a 2000-year-old Roman amphitheatre, one of the largest of its kind. Another reason to part with your cash are Outlook’s renowned boat parties, which takes inspiration from alcohol-indused holidays of the Mediterranean persuasion, as well as beautiful sandy beaches.
Outlook Festival really is a festival of its own variety. Situated at the picturesque Roman Fort at Stinjan, Croatia, draped in glorious European sunshine, it already trumps the marshy fields and overcast alternatives here in the UK. Featuring a bass-heavy lineup, feel-good vibes, and an unbeatable setting, an Outlook 2016 ticket can be yours for only £130.