Preview: Dimensions 2019
During the final week of August, Dimensions returns one last time to the Croatian coast where it’s called home for the past eight years. The unique site, centred around an abandoned nineteenth century Austro-Hungarian fort – Punta Christo – is situated near the city of Pula. Over the course of five days the fortress will play host to a diverse, mouthwatering array of artists across its stages, which range from a jazz/soul/funk-focused beachside setup, to The Moat – a literal 80-foot walled channel to be occupied by a collection of acts on the cutting edge of electronic music.
The lineup boasts mainstay heavyweights Nina Kraviz, Andrew Weatherall and DJ Stingray; the forward-thinking new-school – Batu, Skee Mask and the Hessle Audio trio – as well as respective genre-pioneers such as Zip, Omar S and Mala. The likes of deep-house legend Larry Heard, Italian disco duo Nu Guinea and the prolific DMX Krew, amongst others, will bring live sets. The lower tiers are no less exciting, with acts like minimal newcomer Gene On Earth, the ‘new queen of broken beat’ Mor Elian, rising producer Yak and London-based pair Kiara Scuro completing the bill.
Inaugurating the extended weekend will be the opening concert – a party in a mammoth 2000-year-old Roman Ampitheatre, Pula Arena. To kick-start the final dance, they’ve enlisted a DJ set from Hunee, a head-to-head from fathers of techno and afrobeat Jeff Mills and Tony Allen, Objekt’s highly-anticipated new live/AV collab with visual artist Ezra Miller, before Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals round off the Wednesday.
The festival’s programming includes a wide array of boat parties running Thursday to Sunday. Highlights include The Pickle Factory-hosted lineup with Eris Drew, Jane Fitz and Hamish & Toby; Make Me with Helena Hauff and Identified Patient, plus Vladimir Ivkovic, Silvia Kastel and Phonica DJs Nick Williams and Sam King. Lastly, RA will return to curate two parties in the Zerostrasse – a huge network of underground tunnels built during WWI. On the Saturday they’ve called upon Blawan, Call Super, Josey Rebelle and re:ni to rumble the fort’s foundations, which alone sounds an unmissable experience.
For more info and final release tickets, visit the official Dimensions website.