Dimensions Festival has confirmed its place as one of the most forward thinking electronic parties, bringing together the underground’s most dynamic, thoughtful and innovative artists across five heavy days. With only three months to go, the day to day breakdowns for the ten stages are here; with takeovers from Hessle Audio, Zeezout, Resident Advisor, Stamp The Wax, Make Me, Electrix, Exit Records, JAW Family and more hosting acts likeUnderground Resistance, Peggy Gou, Nina Kraviz, Bonobo (All Night Long), Hunee, Jon Hopkins, Ben UFO, Saoirse, Maurice Fulton, Helena Hauff, DJ Stingray and over 100 more acts. Rounding out the summer between 29th August – 2nd September in it’s idyllic abandoned fortress spot, Dimensions Festival is an essential event for any electronic aficionado who likes their sounds varied. From the iconic Moat area through to the sun-kissed Beach stage, attendees can discover fresh new breakout acts, or revisit classic talents that have laid the foundations. Tickets are selling fast with only final tier tickets left at £141, now is the time to secure a place at Dimensions Festival.
– THE CLEARING –
Known for hosting major live names and serious stand out performances from the likes of Larry Heard, Moodymann and more, The Clearing once again delivers a quality set of names for 2018. Opening with a solid start, embrace the sounds of the motor city with Underground Resistance presents Depth Charge, plus electronica institutions Jon Hopkins and Petar Dundov. The Clearing starts as it means to go on with techno’s leading ladies Volvox and Nina Kraviz spinning all-encompassing electro, acid and beyond. Don’t miss mind live performances from Azymuth & Marcos Valle, The Comet is Coming andJames Holden & the Animal Spirits as well as angular beats from Avalon Emerson among Friday’s offerings. A testament to Dimensions’ diverse programming, catch DJ’s DJ Jon K, MXMJOY:[maximumjoy] and Rush Hour legend, Hunee, bringing those unforgettable, magic sunrise moments as well as Joe Claussell. The soundtrack to the final evening comes courtesy of Bonobo, playing all-night-long from soul and jazz, disco, house, electronica and beyond – in a way only he can.
– GARDEN STAGE –
Dimensions’ leafy GARDEN STAGE is another world within the festival. Lush green surroundings host an impactful set of names; starting with a journey through house, jazz and feel-good vibes galore straight from the Motor City, enter the Mahogani music godfather, Moodymann and vibe purveyors Amp Fiddlerand Marcellus Pittman. Eddy Ramich and legendary Leeds party crew, Cosmic Slop also join on Thursday. Friday we celebrate 30 Years of French institute, Rex Club with stellar selectors rRoxymore, Ash Lauryn, Gabriella Vergilov and Peggy Gou, while Saturday is and all-night affair on a cosmic tip with Margaret Dygas, Sonja Moonear, Ste Roberts and more on board. Finishing proceedings, rising talent and DJ Directory member Alex T and Mexico City’s underground hero, Leo Leal spin on Sunday night. A final treat for those in the know fabric kingpin, Craig Richards and wax wizard, Nicolas Lutz join forces to close the Garden with an over 5 hours of seam B2B blends.
– THE VOID –
A much loved zone with a mammoth sound system, The Void is a Dimensions arena that is loved by the masses, catering to the deeper, darker electronic palettes. First up to host is Resident Advisor, whereWillikens & Ivkovic go head to head with a genre-defying b2b session ahead of John Talabot. Hands in the air for Kuniyuki, and DJ Python’s reggaeton, deep house and breakbeat fusions. Catch Disco’s sweetheart IIl Bosco (Red Laser Disco), J.A.W. Family, Alexander Nut, Red Greg and Maurice Fultongracing the booth on Friday. A real underground affair is set for Saturday, one for electro aficionados, catch Chris CPU, Billy Nasty and Drexicyan explorations from the don, DJ Stingray, plus live sets for the modular heads; London Modular Alliance, Carl Finlow aka Silicon Scally and DMX Krew. Rounding off the weekend, is Dutch dream team, KAMMA and Masalo, local spinner, Ilija Rudman plus revered selectors, Palms Trax and Josey Rebelle.
– THE MOAT –
One of Dimensions most iconic arenas is The Moat; a 70 foot deep stage that is home to sounds that shake Pula to it’s core. With TRIP hosting first. Expect thundering techno and intergalactic explorations from Nina Kraviz. Joined by Detroit’s K-Hand, Bjarki and Volruptus (live), it’s Alien boogie from the off. Friday’s flavour electro and acid from old skool to new from Zeezout crew. Beat commander Helena Hauffheadlines, following Detroit In Effect, electro legends The Exaltics plus Courtesy and Daan Donk. JoinMassimo Mephisto and the festivals very own Dimensions Sound system, before a triple treat of rave obscurities, jagged beats and flat out belters from Discwoman’s Umfang and Anastasia Kristensenbefore high octane NRG from Paula Temple. Closing out on a high, embark on a final genre defying journey Sunday with the Hessle Audio power crew – Ploy, Pearson Sound, JLIN, Pangaea and the mighty, Ben UFO.
– STABLES –
In the heart of the Dimensions Fortress, the vast STABLES boast another anticipated set of names, venturing through left-field rarities and body-moving beats with Dark Entries’ Josh Cheon, electronic explorations from Alessandra Adriana and more oddball grooves from Jon K, Heinrich Dressel & Teslasonic and Pierre. Stamp the Wax and DJ Directory venture from the ballroom bringing afro-beats, and sunshine sounds with Sean OD, Born Cheating, STW head honcho Aaron L and emerging talent,Will Lister. Embark on a journey through sonic explorations and darker persuasions start to finish from directory members Kiara Scuro, Batu, Skee Mask and Lee Gamble. Then soothe your soul with Music is my Sanctuary hosting Chicago hip-hop icon, Open Mike Eagle, Stones Throw founder, Peanut Butter Wolf and Milo, not forgetting bound-breaking crew Darker Than Wax.
– BALLROOM –
The intimate 100 capacity BALLROOM is a firm favourite, giving way to hedonistic house, and far-flung oddities. This year, Stamp the Wax take the reins on Thursday and Sunday presenting the Dimensions DJ Directory – a motley crew of underrated and breakthrough selectors from across the Globe including the likes of Heels & Souls, Harri Pepper, Molinaro, Aaron L and Sam Hall. Friday’s flavour is hot house heat from RuDan, Ste Roberts, ASOK and more, while Saturday shines a light on Croatia’s emerging scene and it’s key players.
– ARIJA & COURTYARD –
Offering local artists an international platform, ARIJA hosts both Croatian selectors with a full day takeover alongside discerning DJ’s and underground talent. Another spot for aficionados to find something new,Saoirse, Lady Blacktronica, San Soda and Sheridan are just a few names hitting the much loved COURTYARD this year, with respected party purveyors Journey Of Sound, Make Me and Love Muscle on takeover duties.
– SUBDUB –
MUNGO'S COURTYARD has been part of Dimensions since day one, the heart and soul of the festival with a system to reflect that. Dimensions mainstay and Deep Medi boss Mala heads up the Thursday bill, following DJ Lag, The Bug and Simon Scott (Muslimgauze Set). Friday is an exploration through bass with live sets from Bluetrain and Upwellings, plus a dub special from man of the hour, Skee Mask. An annual highlight, Saturday’s Exit Records takeover hosts DnB’s finest, with imprint founder dBridge as well as Steve Spacek, Skeptical and Fixate aboard. High-energy old skool sounds marry deep, off-kilter dub and bass with a vintage special from Dispatch x 1985 with Alix Perez, Ant TC1, Kid Drama, Amoss plusSP:MC & Fokus and more on board.
– BEACH –
The spot to catch sets in the most idyllic of settings whilst relaxing on the Croatian shores, Dimensions’ BEACH STAGE sees acts wander through funk, world, soul, disco and more, with unmissable live shows. Thursday’s all about chilled beach vibes with Alfa Mist, Ariwo and the festival’s very own Dimension’s Soundsystem. Repping London’s free-form and jazz scene it’s Total Refreshment Centre and Ezra Collective, plus Sons of Kemet. Don’t miss Children of Zeus, Darkhouse Family and Palms Trax on Saturday, while the Sunday promises feel good vibes from Eglo Records familia with Fatima and Alexander Nut. Hunee soundtracks the final Adriatic sunset, the ideal end to Dimensions 2018.
To check full day-by-day stage breakdowns, head to www.dimensionsfestival.com
As well as the four Fortress days (30th – 2nd,) there’s plenty more happening pre-and post; with beach action each night from Wednesday 29th, as well as the Opening Concert with Kraftwerk, Nils Frahm and Moodymann on Wednesday 29th. For those sticking around, festival-goers can extend their holiday each side of the main festival. The Croatian town of Pula is easily accessible by taxi from the Dimensions site and is complete with excellent transport links, apartment accommodation and historic sites. For those wishing to remain on-site, or for more info on accommodation options including boutique camping, head todimensionsfestival.com/accommodation/ to look at what is available. Flight options from the UK are direct options to Pula, with Trieste, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Venice Treviso or Venice Marco- Polo airports just a transfer away. Coach packages and flight packages are all available to view / purchase atdimensionsfestival.com/travel/. Keep your eyes on the Dimensions channels for further news.
DIMENSIONS FESTIVAL 2018 STAGE SPLITS
THURSDAY – City Fly – Comet is Coming – Petar Dundov – Underground Resistance pres Depth Charge – Volvox – Nina Kraviz
FRIDAY – Mimi & DJ Labud (Ekstrakt) – James Holden & The Animal Spirits – Jan Kinčl & Regis Kattie – Azymuth & Marcos Valle – Jon Hopkins – Avalon Emerson
SATURDAY – Jon K – MXMJOY:[maximumjoy] – Joe Claussell – Hunee
SUNDAY – Bonobo (All Night Long)
THURSDAY : MAKE ME – Josh Cheon – Heinrich Dressel & Teslasonic – Alessandro Adriani – Jon K
FRIDAY : DIMENSIONS & STAMP THE WAX pres DJ DIRECTORY – SNO – Born Cheating – Sean OD – Aaron L -Will Lister
SATURDAY – Kiara Scuro – Conor Thomas – Batu – Skee Mask – Lee Gamble
SUNDAY : MUSIC IS MY SANCTUARY – Darker Than Wax – Lexis – Open Mike Eagle – Peanut Butter Wolf – Milo
THURSDAY : RESIDENT ADVISOR
Willikens & Ivkovic – DJ Python – Kuniyuki – John Talabot
FRIDAY : J.A.W. – Bosco (Red Laser Disco) – J.A.W. Family – Alexander Nut – Red Greg – Maurice Fulton
SATURDAY : ELECTRIX x CPU – Chris CPU – London Modular Alliance (live) – Carl Finlow aka Silicon Scally (live) – DMX Krew (live) – Billy Nasty – DJ Stingray
SUNDAY – Kamma & Masalo – Ilija Rudman – Palms Trax – Josey Rebelle
THURSDAY : Imogen – K-Hand – Volruptus (live) – Nina Kraviz – Bjarki
FRIDAY : ZEEZOUT – Daan Donk – Courtesy – The Exaltics – Detroit In Effect – Helena Hauff
SATURDAY – Massimo Mephisto – Dimensions Soundsystem – Umfang – Anastasia Kristensen – Paula Temple
SUNDAY HESSLE AUDIO – Ploy – Pearson Sound – JLIN – Pangaea – Ben UFO
THURSDAY – MALA PRESENTS : Simon Scott (Muslimgauze set) -The Bug (in dub: DJ set) – Mala – DJ Lag
FRIDAY – Sinai Sound – Oakm – Upwellings (live) – Bluetrain (live) – Skee Mask (Dub set) – Darwin
SATURDAY : EXIT RECORDS – DBridge – Fixate – Skeptical – Steve Spacek – DBridge – Fixate – Skeptical + SP:MC & GQ
SUNDAY : DISPATCH X 1985 – Onset – Monty – Halogenix – Alix – Ant TC1 – Kid Drama – Amoss + SP:MC & Fokus
THURSDAY – Eddy Ramich – Cosmic Slop – Amp Fiddler (live) – Moodymann – Marcellus Pittman
FRIDAY : 30 YEARS OF REX CLUB – Ash Lauryn – Gabriella Vergilov – Peggy Gou – Roxymore
SATURDAY – Ste Roberts – Julio Victoria – Steve O'Sullivan – Margaret Dygas – Sonja Moonear
SUNDAY – Alex T – Leo Leal – Nicolas Lutz & Craig Richards
THURSDAY : DIMENSIONS & STAMP THE WAX pres DJ DIRECTORY
Champagne Funk – Heels & Souls – Harri Pepper – Debora Ipekel – Syndicator
FRIDAY – RuDan – Ste Roberts – Nick Williams & Danielle – Pierre – ASOK
SATURDAY – Croatian Takeover
SUNDAY : DIMENSIONS & STAMP THE WAX pres DJ DIRECTORY
Daisy Moon – Sam Hall – Aaron L – Molinario – Nas 1
THURSDAY : LOVE MUSCLE
Lucy Lockett – Saoirse – Tom Hannah – Lady Blacktronica – Michael Upson
FRIDAY – Olanskii – Hamish & Toby – Oyvind Morken – Kancheli
SATURDAY : JOURNEY OF SOUND
WLC & Mona Lee – Sue Avenue & Just Nathan – Lefto & Red D – San Soda
SUNDAY – Ahz & Annita – Joachim – Alleged Witches – Mark Turner & Yuri
THURSDAY – Kudan x Coe x Triple Point – Mezigue – Maxye – Charles Green -Andrew Hill
FRIDAY – Slothboogie – Ian Duffy & Conor Fallon – Reuben & Wallauer – Mind the Gap – ZERØ – Who:Ratio
SATURDAY -Tuckshop DJs – Tom Bateman – Butter Side Up DJs – Efemme – Unkle Fon & Mendi
SUNDAY – Croatian Takeover
THURSDAY – Bambooman – Alfa Mist – Ariwo – Dimensions Soundsystem
FRIDAY : CHURCH OF SOUND
Total Refreshment Centre & Church of Sound – Eda – Joe Armon Jones & Maxwell Owin – Ezra Collective – Sons Of Kemet
SATURDAY – Kwasiba Savage – Yazmin Lacey – Gilla – Children of Zeus – Darkhouse Family M- Palms Trax
SUNDAY Gilla – Poppy Ajudha -Gigi Masin – Kerem Akdag -Fatima (live) – Alexander Nut – Hunee