Preview: Dimensions Festival, Croatia
A newborn in the rich and diverse world of Croatian festivals, Dimensions has quickly acquired acclaim since 2012. The underground electronic music with the finest in techno, house, drum & bass and deep dubstep, juxtaposed against a glorious setting is surely a recipe for a good time.
Nearing the end of the festival season, Dimensions packs a punch with 200 artists, 11 stages, 30 boat parties and an opening ceremony in a 2000 year old amphitheatre. The magical Fort Punta Christo surrounded by glittering sea provides the stunning location. Even though it is home to Outlook festival a week prior, the location is far from exhausted, as the fresh faced festival has kept an amazing atmosphere, far from attracting the ‘lad holiday’ culture that is impinging on Croatia’s festivals.
Dimensions really out does itself each year line-up wise. On the Wednesday, the opening ceremony presents Caribou, Darkside, Nihls Frahm and Kwabs; an incredible line up in a surreal setting. The setting alone provides an amazing encounter, let alone with the eclectic live performances, and is the perfect opportunity for Caribou to showcase his new album Our Love.
The glorious line-up for the rest of the festival holds a bundle of treats including:
Warpaint, Dan Snaith’s other moniker Daphni, Ben Klock, Kelela, The Internet and Tama Sumo to name a few. These already add to Metro Area live, Nina Kraviz, Gilles Peterson, Floating Points, Mala live, Kode9, and Moodymann. Artists like these really make this festival grow from the rubble of the fort.
The appeal of a European festival truly trumps what the UK has to offer. A music lover’s paradise fulfilled, as idyllic chilled sets provide daytime beach relaxation, with the night time offering an exotic array of music and light shows (particularly in Fort Arena 1). The ancient 20 foot walls encasing the crowd emphasise the unique festival Dimensions is.