Outlook Festival Announce Over 40 Boats For This Summer
An integral part of any Outlook-goers experience, the infamous boat parties each year play host to your favourite MCs, DJs and crews for energetic takeovers, whilst riding the Adriatic waves. Pulling out all the stops for the 10 year celebrations, 2017's jam packed schedule features the cream of the crop, with Deep Medi, Shogun Audio, Swing Ting, Just Jam, Metalheadz and many more on hosting duties. From midday on Thursday through Sunday, over ten boats per day set sail from Fort Punta Christo's picturesque harbour, giving festival goers intimate dance sessions in the middle of the ocean. Available only with a festival ticket, limited passes for each boat are available from just £20 and are on sale Thursday 18th June, but move quick, these never stick around for long!
Kicking off proceedings, Outlook have called on the B2B dream team TQD, with Royal T, Flava D, and DJ Q bringing bassline flavours to the first boat off the shores, closely followed by Scotch Bonnet, who have recruited sound system dons Mungos Hifi, and collaborator Charlie P for their Thursday afternoon adventure. For the hip hop lovers, Diplomats of Sound have you covered with Queens rapper Pharoahe Monch, YNR boss Jehst, and The Mouse Outfit all aboard. Grime collective Butterz add the whole family to their boat, with Elijah & Skilliam, Swindle, Murlo, Champion, plus Serious MC on hosting duties, Dub Smugglers invite Soom T and Gardna, whilst Congo Natty reps for junglists worldwide, with a heavy bill of Iron Dread, Nanci, Lady Chann and Mad Professor. Loefah heads up the Swamp 81boat, alongside Paleman, Lamont and Chunky, whilst Chimpo presents a hefty all-star B2B taking controls alongside Spooky and Spyro, plus pals Grandmixxer, Killa P and Black Josh – not one to be missed! DnB heads rejoice, as the Collective crew stack Randall, DLR, Onset and MC Fokus on their bill, and Resident Advisor finalise Thursdays schedule with bass heavy explorations from The Bug, Flowdan and Riko Dan plus Madam X.
Friday's schedule features royalty from the worlds of dub, grime, roots, reggae, bass and beyond, starting early, Manchester party crew Swing Ting, explore afrobeat rhythms with Murlo, Amy Becker, Equiknoxx, as well as famila Samrai, Platt, Joey B & Fox, Gentleman's Dub Club bring their sound to the Adriatic, alongside Adrian Sherwood, Stand High Patrol, supported by vocalists Eva Lazarus and Parly B. Repping for sister festival Dimensions is Dan Shake and the Dimensions Soundsystem team, and more family vibes come in the shape of Leeds natives Sub Dub, who add a touch of old school dub from Horace Andy, Iration Steppas, Murray Man, and Sinai Sound's Chef. Stepping in for the epic Starwarz x Dispatch takeover is Marcus Intalex, Signal, Kyrist and more, on top of another another heavy bass led bill from 1985, where Alix Perez is set to go B2B with Skeptical. Madam X and her Kaizen family host their debut boat, plus Metalheadz set sail with OG Goldie b2b with Ant TC1 playing a history of Headz set. Back for their second year London's Radar Radio return, with a stellar cast of fresh talent, including Sir Spyro, Amy Becker, Mungo and Jetsss, whilst LEVELZ have added their full Manchester mischief squad. Rounding off Friday's sessions are legendary imprint Contact, with Ivy Lab, Truth and Youngsta – huge.
Saturday's outings are equally gigantic with Crucast featuring P Money, Uprise Audio, Warning and Keepin it Grimey, all recruiting allstar line-ups for the first waves. The Shogun Audio vessel will be steered by Icicle and friends, Critical Sound's entire roster is on board (think Enei, Kasra, & Ivy Lab), and of the course, back again will be the legendary Deep Medi (which sold out in a record under 1 minute last year) with Outlook mainstays Mala, Commodo, Jack Sparrow, Gantz amongst the bill. My Nu Lengbring a host of mates on deck, Just Jam keep it energetic with Zed Bias, Murlo and Grandmixxer, whilst UK hip hop comes from High Focus Records roster of Fliptrix, Dirty Dike, Ed Scissor as well as the rest of the label regulars. Deep, Dark & Dangerous live up to their namesake recruiting the likes of Truth, Youngsta, District Motive and more for their bass heavy boat, finalising Saturday's choices for a sunset escapade are roots regulars Dub Stuy featuring Iration Steppas, Murray Man, Doctor Jeep, Von D & Rider Shafique.
Dubstep fanatics FATKIDONFIRE, start the final day of the festival with a bang, inviting J:Kenzo, Jack Sparrow along for the ride, AJ Tracey's MTP host with Big Zuu and Ets, plus gal-dem rep for the ladies featuring Madam X, Nidia Minaj & IAMDDB. There's a Dub Phizix & Strategy Well Good Boat Party,Channel One bring strictly roots and dub, plus Pressure have secured an exclusive 7' wax set with The Bug on top of live performances from Lady Chann, Miss Red and Riko Dan – set to test the limits of the custom speakers, whilst Bladerunnaz x RE:SET have Icicle & Skittles plus special guests. Part of the Outlook crew since day dot, Hatcha has compiled a very special bill for the tenth year of Outlook -Loefah, Plastician, Mighty Moe all join, expect nostalgic hits and festival favs throughout. Ministry of Sounds / No Requests sun down boat brings garage sounds with Zed Bias and Matt Jam Lamont. Kahn & Neek headline Bristol underground bass crew Bandulu's ship, with head honchos Boofy & Hi 5 Ghost, and last but not least Mixcloud go jungle heavy with Randall, Kenny Ken and Josey Rebelle. Phew.
Boat parties are an essential part of any Outlook experience, setting sail from the onsite harbour from midday onwards. Expect intimate sunshine adventures, special guests, and an unforgettable few hours coasting across the Pula coast – sound tracked by the very best of the festival. Numbers are extremely limited for each boat, and sell out way in advance each year – keep your eyes out Thursday 18th May when tickets are on sale for £20. Boat party tickets can only be purchased with a valid festival ticket, which can be purchased through the Outlook website from £140, but deposit tickets can still be secured for just £20 until Monday 22nd May.
Set in an abandoned fort on the stunning Adriatic ocean, Outlook Festival is the perfect setting for a party and holiday experience, giving the best of all worlds. With blissful sun, sea and a beach specifically for punters to relax before dancing all night long, it’s the ideal way to combine adventure and travel with the very best music you can find. 2017's edition has their heaviest line-up to date, with legendary acts Dizzee Rascal, Dawn Penn, Goldie, Wiley, Hatcha, Giggs, Congo Natty, DJ Shadow and Horace Andy, all performing amongst the freshest talent from across the world.
A lot can change over ten years, but Outlook Festival’s dedication, passion and ability has secured their place as one of the leading festival promoters worldwide. Though grown, the family feels the same, with artists and punters coming back year on year to experience and discover new music on world class, bespoke built sound systems. From the ambitious settings (we’ve all seen the speaker stacks in The Moat), to blissful boat parties, and the recent addition of the Opening Concert, the team have never shied away from taking things to the next level, whilst staying firmly grounded to their roots. Here’s to another ten.
A DECADE OF OUTLOOK – SEE YOU AT THE FORT!
12:00-15:00 TQD: Royal T, DJ Q, Flava D
12:00-15:00 SCOTCH BONNET: Mungo’s Hifi, Charlie P, Danny T & Tradesman
13:00-16:00 DIPLOMATS OF SOUND: Pharoahe Monch, Jehst, Mouse Outfit
13:00-16:00 TROPICO X BOOM BAP: DJ MK, Tropico DJ's
15:45-18:45 BUTTERZ: Elijah & Skilliam, Swindle, Murlo, Champion, Serous MC
15:45-18:45 DUB SMUGGLERS: Soom T & Derw Tha Damaja, Dub Smugglers, Gardna
16:45-19:45 CONGO NATTY: Congo Natty, Congo Dubz, Iron Dread, Lady Chann, Nanci, Mad Professor,
16:45-19:45 SWAMP 81: Loefah, Paleman, Lamont, Chunky
19:30-22:30 CHIMPO PRES BOX 'N’ LOCK: Chimpo B2B Spyro B2B Spooky, Grandmixxer, Killa P, Black Josh
19:30-22:30 COLLECTIVE: Randall, DLR, Onset, MC Fokus
20:30-23:30 RESIDENT ADVISOR: The Bug ft Flowdan & Riko Dan, Madam X
12:00 -15:00 TUESDAY CLUB: Foreign Beggers, Newham Generals, Andy H
12:00-15:00 SWING TING: Murlo, Amy Becker, Equiknoxx ft Shanique Marie, Samrai, Platt, Joey B, Fox
13:00-16:00 GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB: GDC Soundsystem, Adrian Sherwood, Stand High Patrol, Eva Lazarus Parly B, Gardna
13:00-16:00 DIMENSIONS FESTIVAL: Dan Shake, Dimensions Soundsystem
15:45-18:45 SUBDUB: Horace Andy, Iration Steppas, Murray Man, Chef – Sinai Sound
15:45-18:45 STARWARZ X DISPATCH: Marcus Intalex, Signal B2B Kyrist, One87, MC Fokus, MC Mota
16:45-19:45 1985: Alix Perez B2B Skeptical, Chimpo, SP:MC
16:45-19:45 KAIZEN: Madam X, Biome, Walton, T-Man, Chunky, Silas & Snare
19:30-22:30 METALHEADZ: Goldie B2B Ant TC1 (History of Headz Set), Lowqui
19:30-22:30 RADAR RADIO: Sir Spyro, Amy Becker B2B Mungo, Big Zuu, Tash LC, Jetsss, Jossy Mitsu
20:30-23:30 LEVELZ: Biome, Black Josh, Bricks, Chimpo, Chunky, Fox, Jonny Dub, Metrodome, Rich Reason, Skittles, Sparkz, T- Man, Truthos Mufasa.
20:30-23:30 CONTACT: Ivy Lab, Truth, Youngsta, SP:MC
12:00-15:00 CRUCAST: P Money, DJ Intense, Mr Virgo, Skepsis, Darkzy, Lazcru, Bru-C
12:00-15:00 UPRISE AUDIO: A Grade, Bukez Finezt, Feonix, Indiji, Joe Raygun, Juss B, LSN, Seven, Spec, Youngsta
13:00-16:00 WARNING: Kenny Ken, Marcus Visionary, Blazin, More tba
13:00-16:00 SOMETHING BIG x KEEPIN IT GRIMEY: Logan Sama, Footsie, Hatcha, Killa P, Jammz, Big Zuu, Omar Shaker.
15:45-18:45 SHOGUN AUDIO: Icicle, Rockwell, Spectrasoul, LX One
15:45-18:45 CRITICAL SOUND: Emperor, Enei, Kasra, Ivy Lab, Sam Binga, Signal, MC DRS, Rider Shafique
16:45-19:45: DEEP MEDI: Commodo, Compa, Gantz, Jack Sparrow, Kahn, Mala, Truth, Crazy D, Sun of Selah
16:45-19:45: MY NU LENG & M8S: My Nu Leng & Dread MC, Chris Lorenzo, Fineart
19:30-22:30 JUST JAM: Madd Again ft Zed Bias, Killa Benz, Specialist Moss, Trigga, Murlo, Grandmixxer b2b Spooky
19:30-22:30 HIGH FOCUS RECORDS: Fliptrix, Dirty Dike, Ed Scissor, DJ Sammy B-Side, Molotov, Ocean Wisdom, DJ Puttnam
20:30-23:30 DEEP, DARK & DANGEROUS: Truth, Youngsta, Abstract Sonace, Akcept, BOGL, Distinct Motive, Headland, Khiva, Sepia, Stylust Beats, T-Man, Ill Chill
20:30-23:30 DUB STUY: Iration Steppas, Murray Man, Dub Stuy Soundsystem, Bukkha, Anna Morgan, Doctor Jeep, Numa Crew B2B Von D, Rider Shafique
12:00-15:00 FATKIDONFIRE: J:Kenzo, Jack Sparrow, Bukez Finezt, Korrupt & Stratagem
13:00-16:00 MTP: AJ Tracey, Big Zuu, General Courts, Ets
13:00-16:00 GAL-DEM: Madam X, Nidia Minaj, IAMDDB + more TBA
15:45-18:45 DUB PHIZIX & STRATEGY WELL GOOD BOAT PARTY: Dub Phizix & Strategy, Chimpo & Flirta D, Capo Lee
15:45-18:45 CHANNEL ONE: Channel One, Michael Prophet, Vibronics, Madu Messenger
16:45-19:45 PRESSURE: The Bug (7” Black Wax Attack Set), Lady Chann, Miss Red, Riko Dan, Equiknoxx ft. Shanique Marie
16:45-19:45 BLADERUNNAZ X RE:SET: Icicle & Skittles, more tba
19:30-22:30: HATCHA & FRIENDS: Hatcha b2b Loefah (History Set), Plastician, Mighty Moe, Crazy D, Double L MC
19:30-22:30: MINISTRY OF SOUND X NO REQUESTS: Zed Bias, Matt Jam Lamont
20:30 – 23:30: BANDULU: Kahn & Neek, Hi5 Ghost & Boofy, Commodo, Killa P
20:30 – 23:30: MIXCLOUD: Randall, Kenny Ken, Josey Rebelle
Outlook Festival 2017
Fort Punta Christo, Croatia.
TICKETS : outlookfestival.com/tickets/uk/ from £141 | Deposit scheme from £20