Dimensions Festival Announces First Names for New 2020 Location inc Zip, Nicolas Lutz, Margaret Dygas, Surgeon, D. Tiffany,

After a decade of building up a reputation as one of Europe’s most forward looking electronic music festivals, Dimensions continues to build on its legacy with the news that in 2020 it will play out in the spectacular natural beauty of The Garden Resort, Tisno from 13-18th August, 2020.

 

With a continued devotion to the most vibrant club sounds and scenes around, the headliners for this latest exciting edition includes an array of mouthwatering appearances. These include a rare festival showing for Perlon boss Zip, electro authorities Helena Hauff and DJ Stingray, techno don Surgeon, and a special back-to-back between Stenny and Skee Mask, plus live performances from Overmono, Karenn, the debut of dBridge Presents Black Electric, Casa Voyager’s Kosh, midwest legend Titonton Duvante, Tikiman & Scion performing tracks by Rhythm & Sound, Freerotation’s Steevio & Suzybee, and much more.

 

Dimensions has always stood itself apart for a few key, but vital reasons: a dedication to exciting, adventurous programming, exclusive performances, debut live shows and a tasteful mix of red hot new school heroes and fascinating and enduring legends. Next level sound quality, a strict music-first spirit, and a continued nurturing of a close-knit community of labels and club partners will remain with a close connection to Dimensions roots in Leeds present and correct thanks to partnerships with Butter Side Up, Cosmic Slop and Tribe Records, plus new partnerships with Freerotation Festival, Nicolas Lutz’ My Own Jupiter and Helena Hauff’s Return To Disorder label featuring Croatian artists Le Chocolat Noir and Zarkoff plus many more to be confirmed.

 

As always, the traditional and much loved Opening Concert returns, this time atop the stunning St Michael’s Fortress in Sibenik with a live show from the one and only Floating Points. The world famous Sinai Sound System will be on hand to power after-parties at the world renowned open air space that is Barbarella’s, and The Sound Studio will offer talks, technology and more to make this an even more immersive and unique experience than ever.

 

The Garden Resort is a natural bay with a gorgeous sweeping beach and pine tree lined hills for a backdrop. It will all come alive with the signature Dimensions production and so expect all the boat parties, beach parties sand after parties you could wish for to keep you dancing for days. 

 

Musically, Dimensions 2020 promises to be as widescreen as ever, with artists at the top of their game all representing. Mobile Berlin record shop The Ghost, techno royalty Surgeon, cult selectors who cross the line between techno, spacey breaks, electro and house such as Nicoals Lutz, Francesco Del Garda, Truly Madly, D. Tiffany, CCL, minimal tastemakers Margaret Dygas and Vera, Detroit kingpins such as electro dons Detroit in Effect, DJ Assault and house master Marcellus Pittman, the long time innovator DMX Krew (live), deep digging Brilliant Corners resident Donna Leake, eclectic selectors from Awesome Tapes From Africa, John Gómez and world famous Leeds party Cosmic Slop DJs, Berlin bass champ Darwin and her partner in crime re:ni, UK heroes Pearson Sound, Pangaea and Josey Rebelle, with many more to come.

 

Phase One Line-up (A-Z)
Aletha
Alex T
Awesome Tapes from Africa
Butter Side Up DJs
CCL
Cosmic Slop DJs
Credit 00
D. Tiffany
Darwin
David Martin
dBridge presents Black Electric Live
Detroit In Effect
Dimensions Soundsystem
DJ Assault 
DJ Koolt
DJ Masda
DJ Stingray 
DMX Krew Live
Donna Leake
Dr Banana
Ex-Terrestrial
Floating Points Live
Francesco Del Garda
Gamma Intel
Gene On Earth
GiGi FM
Hamish & Toby
Harri Pepper
Heels & Souls
Helena Hauff 
Ilija Rudman
John Gómez
Josey Rebelle 
Karenn Live 
Kiara Scuro
Kosh Live
Kris Baha
KRN
Le Chocolat Noir
Leif
Lokier 
Liquid Earth aka Urulu
Mafalda
Marcellus Pittman 
Margaret Dygas
Mark Turner
Marsman
Michelle Live
MLE
Nicolas Lutz
OCB aka Driss Bennis
Overmono Live
Pangaea
Pearson Sound
Petar Dundov
re:ni
Simon Scott
Skeemask b2b Stenny
SNO
Steevio & Suzybee Live
Stevie Cox
Sugar Free
Surgeon
Sweely Live
The Ghost
The Hacker
Tikiman (Live) + Scion – Performing tracks by Rhythm & Sound
Titonton Duvante Live
Tom Ellis
Tony Neptune
Truly Madly
Upwellings
Vera
Zarkoff Live
Zip

Soundwave Festival Review 2016

With an array of Croatian festivals on offer, we were hard pushed to choose which one was right for us, especially as we were trying to combine a festival with a holiday. Researching into Soundwave Festival, it seemed to have everything we were looking for; an eclectic range of music from hip hop, DnB, dub, jazz, house, afro-beat, reggae, funk and soul, chilled vibes, glistening blue seas, boat parties and oodles of relentless sunshine.

We arrived at Split airport in blistering heat on the morning the festival. With just over an hours taxi transfer to the historic old town of Tisno, we dumped our bags and walked along the scenic Dalmatian coastline to the site. After the naff British summertime and a bunch of soggy festivals so far this year, we were banking on this one to be ‘the festival of the 2016’.

Soundwave Festival

Now in its 8th year, Soundwave is spread over five days and three stages. Hosted by The Garden resort, this idyllic slice of paradise with a natural beach cove provides an intimate festival setting for 3,000 like-minded partygoers. Crystal clear waters lap around the beach stage while DJs play laid-back beats as people splash around on inflatables in the afternoon sun. As the sun blazed down the way to keep cool was to dip in and out of the water and sip on slush cocktails.

Seminal Soundwave attendee Craig Charles was always going to bring the party vibes to the island, and it was evident from the swelling crowd that this was one of the highly anticipated DJs of the weekend. Bringing the sounds of the summer in his record box, his set featured the very best funk and soul grooves. We danced the night away under the enormous glitter ball to D-lite, Earth, Wind and Fire, Rick James, 6ix Toys, Grandmaster Flash, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye. Craig’s 13-year-old daughter Nellie Rose stole the show when invited onto the stage to sing an incredible rendition of Michael Jackson's classic ‘Loving you’.

Craig Charles

Famished from dancing, we ate a late night pizza at the on-site restaurant Magnolia’s before heading back to the main stage to catch American rapper Pharoahe Monch. This is raw; no nonsense hip hop at it’s best, and he pleased the crowd by pulling out favourites ‘Simon Says’ ‘ ‘Oh no’, ‘My Life’ and ‘Clap’.

Friday daytime was more of the same, frolicking in the sea, lazing on the beach, craft ales, champagne corks popping, smells of smoked ribs from the House of Ribs and beats provided by French D.J, Russ Ryan, and Harri Pepper. Through the day we saw the live art program taking shape as street artists Artez, and Fat Heat created murals. More graffiti sprung over the weekend from the caliber of Smack184, Lunar, and Sebastian Velasco.

The sunset created stunning lens flares, and it was hard to pull ourselves away from the beach. We proceeded to the main stage to catch Eglo Records soul diva Fatima and the Eglo Live Band, followed by a powerful set by Akala who urged the crowd the jump to Double XL. He pounded out ‘Absolute’, ‘Another Reason’ and ‘Fire in the Booth.'  The main stage was closed by with the tribal beats of Clap Clap. Soon after the skies gave way to the most epic thunderstorm I've ever witnessed. The lightning flashes and sonic booms felt like we were caught in a war zone. 

Fatima and the eglo

No trip to Soundwave is complete without a trip on the good ship the Argonauty, and we were fortunate enough to bag tickets to the hip-hop boat party. Saturday lunchtime arrived and like many, we were giddy with excitement. In our eagerness showed as we queued up early to get a good spot on the authentic vessel. Punters climbed aboard with sailor hats and glittered faces. As soon as we set sail the champagne corks began popping, and the party got going. Beats provided by the DJs Menendez Brothers, DJ Mylz, TwoGood and beat boxers Bloxxed Beats. We sailed around the Adriatic coastline for four hours partying to hip hop classics from Kanye, Jay-Z, Pharoahe Monch, Nelly, Public Enemy, Snoop, Dr Dre, NWA, and Missy Elliot.  As the boat docked we partied harder, refusing to get off until everyone on the beach realised they had missed out on an unforgettable party. Friends were made, and hugs exchanged. This was undeniably the best festival boat we had been on and a sure fire festival highlight.

Later that day we caught a perfectly crafted sunset house set from LTJ Bukem on the Beach Stage, along with liquid drum and bass DJ Calibre. MC DRS urged revellers to jump up on shoulders in a bid to break Croatian records. I reckon he did a pretty good job.

LTJ Bukem

Sunday was even more laid back than previous days. Punters arose later after a night of hedonism in Barbarella’s Discotheque after party. The order of the day was chilled vibes provided by Kid Gorgeous and then picking up the pace Emerald and Shut the Front Door.

Sunday’s main stage action was provided by Eglo record beatmakers Henry Wu, Chunky and Alexander Nut, who’s sets crossed soul, jazz and hip-hop influenced joy. The generator packed up, and the site was plunged into darkness just before Gentleman’s Dub Club headlined. Thankfully we didn’t have to wait too long before it was back up. Leeds based Gentleman’s Dub Club have been steadily carving out a solid reputation as one of the UK’s foremost reggae bands fusing ska and dub influences. Lead vocalist Jonathan Scratchley bounced onto the stage to deliver the most exciting live performance we witnessed all weekend. The whole audience jumped in unison singing along to crowed pleasers ‘Music is the girl I love,' ‘Emergency,' ‘Fire’ and catchy chorus number ‘High grade.'

Gentleman's Dub Club

The final day we jumped aboard the Argonaughty for one last boat party. Riot Jazz, Taste The Diff'rence DJs, Chunky, and Rich Reason provided the perfect sound track to a blisteringly hot Monday. As we set sail on the sun-kissed waters DJ Cutterz, Stu Morley, and Misc Jockey span break beats, hip hop, soul & funk. Next up were Manchester based Riot Jazz, a nine barrelled Balkan to Brooklyn brass band who made the whole boat bounce up and down to their barnstorming, raw energy renditions of Britney Spears – ‘Toxicated’, Aha’s -‘Take on Me’, Human League’s – ‘Don't you want me baby. It was a perfect end to an incredible festival.

It's the balance of art, music and holiday is what makes Soundwave an idyllic and enchanting festival. It’s undoubtedly one of the most beautiful locations in the whole of Europe, and with so many special memory-making moments with like-minded kindred souls, you can see why punters return year on year.

Bonobo hits Soundwave Festival Croatia

Heading for a fifth anniversary celebration, over five days and three stages, Soundwave Festival Croatia has curated a formidable lineup that will combine with the always-electric Soundwave atmosphere and the glorious holiday surroundings to make this a trip to remember for a lifetime.  

Bonobo hits Soundwave in the midst of his awesome tour supporting universally acclaimed album 'The North Borders', while sellout successes for UK promoter Soundcrash Quantic and Alice Russell make an appearance at Soundwave, and anticipation is high for DJ Shadow's debut performance in Croatia. Robert Glasper Experiment recently wowed audiences with a live collaboration with Kanye West, and DOOM's hip hop credentials are unrivalled, making his billing at Soundwave extra special. Plus, DJ YodaLapalux, Hiatus Kaiyote, Homeboy SandmanAndrew Ashong,  Illum Sphere, Kelpe and many many more
 
 
The Argonaughty boat parties embark just seconds from the main stage, and this year there are 16 separate parties to enjoy, hosted by the likes of Ninja TuneSoundcrash and Tru Thoughts, and featuring sets from artists of the calibre of Bonobo, Mr Thing, Quantic, Om UnitShigetoKutmah and Craig Charles to name but a few. There's even a boat party with a full-on brass band on board. The three-hour Funktion 1-powered tours of the Dalmatian coast are the ultimate highlight of the Soundwave experience and a chance to get up close to the artists.