Croatia Rumours: Guide – Outlook Festival
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Croatia Rumours: Guide – Outlook Festival

Outlook Festival

The Stats

2nd-6th September
5 Days
199 DJs
£140

The Story

Starting life as a bassy follow-on from the original instalments of The Garden Festival, Outlook’s uniquely downtempo, bass-heavy line-ups had, in 2008 tapped into what would later become the dubstep phenomenon. Cue Outlook becoming one of the hottest, most talked about festivals in the course of a year or so. Skip forward to 2015 and the festival has a wider, more electronic line-up, but the original pioneering spirit remains. Set in the abandoned fortress of Fort Punta Radman by Pula, the event features almost 200 DJs, dozens of boat parties, a host of names both retro and leading edge in bass music and a diverse crowd to match.
CREX (11 of 17)

Overall Music Policy:  Bass music.

The Crowd:

CREX (16 of 17)
Festival explorers, old bass-heads, home-counties students and an injection of foreign backpackers. A good selection, then

Head Of The Line-Up:  SBTRKT, Zed Bias, DJ Hype


Middle Of The Line-Up:  Zed Bias, My Nu Leng, Toddla T


Tail Of The Line Up:  Applebottom, Mumdance, Mr Carmack

Full Line Up 

The Cost: £140

So The Cost Per Day:  £28

So The Cost Per DJ Performing:  £0.70

Why We Love It

Outlook has been running eight years- and that experience shows. Every inch of the iconic abandoned fortress it calls a venue is floodlit in a sea of multi coloured lights, tree-lanterns and moving graphics. The festivals arenas are all otherworldly – a moat with 100 ft high walls, and old grain storage room, and the boat parties are among the best on the coast. This one is a must.

CREX (17 of 17)

Insider Tips:

– The pre party happens the night before at a Roman Amphitheatre in Pula. It’s worth a look

– This is a fantastic festival. But it’s not the cheapest. Make the most of it by seriously considering camping. Outlook’s campsite is well shaded, set on an excellent beach, and it makes pregaming all the easier
– Absolutely do a couple of boat parties. Go for the evening ones – they come back in around 10pm – in time for you head straight to the site.
CREX (15 of 17)

Logistics: The closest airport is Pula (obviously) -and the festival lays on shuttle buses from the airport – you’re best to book these online. Otherwise, there are regular buses from Split, Zagreb or any other Croatian airport to Pula as well, but these are long, once-a-day affairs. If you’re on a budget, consider flying in a day early and hostelling it for a night in Zagreb before catching the bus to Pula. It’ll likely work out cheaper than peak season flights.

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