Dimensions and Outlook Festivals Announce Move to Sibenik, The Garden Tisno

Daniela Rogulj

October 9, 2019 – The organizers of Dimensions and Outlook festivals announced a new location and festival term.

Everyone wondering whether the wildly popular Dimensions and Outlook festivals would continue after their stretch and Pula can now relax, for we finally have an answer. 

Namely, Glas Istre reports that Croatian organizers Pozitivan Ritam announced on Tuesday that, after an unforgettable decade spent at the incredible Punta Christo Fortress, the Dimensions Festival and Outlook Festival is heading south to central Dalmatia.

The release explains that the festival dates have also changed and will no longer be held at the end of August and early September, but at the peak of the summer season, from late July to mid-August. The first names to come will be announced shortly.

The festivals will take place at three locations: the stunning St. Michael’s Fortress, built on a cliff above the center of Sibenik, in the beautiful bay of The Garden Resort in Tisno, and on the open terrace of Barbarellas Discotheque, where unforgettable all-night parties will be powered by Sinai Sound System, explained Pozitivan Ritam, revealing that the Outlook Festival will undergo a name change and concept, creating “Outlook Origins”, which promises a return to the original roots and foundations on which the world’s largest celebration of sound system culture is built.

“After eight unforgettable years at Fort Punta Christo, we are excited to embark on the next step of the journey for Dimensions Festival. Heading down the Croatian coast, Dimensions 2020 will take place between the 13th–18th August across three stunning locations; a fortress-top Amphitheatre in Sibenik, the idyllic Garden Resort in Tisno, in addition to star lit dancing at the world famous Barbarella’s Discotheque.

Dimensions’ next chapter will be a continuation of the festival’s heritage, with the same commitment to programming, sound quality, spirit, and a continued nurturing of a close-knit community of labels and club partners will remain – adding the signature Dimensions touch to the Garden Resort.

While we leave behind our beloved fortress home, we also leave behind a number of challenges we faced that come with holding a festival in such a unique space. This change is an exciting prospect for us, giving us an opportunity to present our audience with something new, both as the Dimensions brand and for the Garden Resort – while hopefully achieving a feeling of home to those that have joined us over the years.

A slice of paradise nestled on the Dalmatian coastline, the Garden is blessed with crystal clear azure Adriatic waters, baking sunshine and star-lit night skies. It’s an intimate setting that has become a sought-after destination for a global crowd of music lovers. Located just a ten minute walk away, the local town of Tisno is a lovely fishing village, blessed with beaches, great restaurants bars and bakeries and high quality hotel and apartment options. It’s the ideal base from which to do Dimensions in style.

One of the world’s most unique nightclubs, Barbarella’s is located just a short drive from the main festival site. Boasting the stars as its ceiling, it’s a truly magical space that has to be experienced, adored by artists and festival-goers alike. Adding a Dimensions twist on the venue, Sinai Sound System will power the space – bringing with them their mighty stacks, providing warm, deep sounds the system is famous for.

We’re also delighted to announce that in 2020 we’ll be presenting a special live event alongside the festival; an opening concert in an amphitheatre in Sibenik – held on top of a fortress nestled along the coast.

Super Early Bird tickets are now on sale at £100 and hope you’ll join us for the next step of the journey next August,” Dimensions directors Jack, Joe, Johnny, Noah, and Simon wrote on Facebook

The Outlook directors also took to Facebook to share their thoughts. 

“After 10 incredible years at Fort Punta Christo, Outlook Festival is delighted to reveal something brand new for 2020; Outlook Origins.

Outlook Origins sees us return to the Dalmatian coast, the region where we first started our Croatian festival adventure. In addition to the change in location, Outlook Origins will take place one month earlier: from 30th July until 4th August.

Over the last decade, the festival has grown to incredible heights and welcomed thousands of people annually from across the globe. Throughout the course of this journey, we’ve really loved building such a worldwide community. However, in recent years, we’ve wanted to revisit the original vibe, ethos and size that made the event so special. Outlook Origins will take things back to where it all began for the festival and celebrate the artists, labels, parties and genres that for us have been integral in driving sound system culture forward.

Outlook Origins will be music for the heads. For 2020, the festival line-up is being carefully curated by a handful of the scene’s most influential artists and tastemakers. Linchpins in their respective genres, these curators will represent the key foundations that made Outlook Festival what is is: Dubstep, Dub & Reggae, Drum & Bass and Jungle and Grime. A festival line-up with our heroes leading the way; working side by side to ensure the sounds remain underground.

We’ll be announcing the festival curators in the coming weeks.

In addition to the exciting developments in the artistic programming, for 2020, we’re honoured to be taking the festival to a selection of amazing locations.

Our opening concert will be held in an Amphitheatre, sat on a spectacular cliff-top fortress by the sea. St. Michael’s Fortress in Sibenik is without doubt one of the most awe-inspiring venues we have ever laid our eyes on, and the ideal location in which to begin Outlook Origins 2020.

Following an opening night in Sibenik, the festival will then run for 5 days across the stunning venues operated by The Garden. Originally located in Petrcane, The Garden was the spot where Outlook Festival began its adventure way back in 2008.

Now situated just down the coast, The Garden Tisno sits in its own private bay with an amazing beachfront, hosting a number of stages across its pine covered setting. Additional late night action will take place at Barbarella’s Discotheque, one of the world’s finest outdoor venues. To ensure the Outlook vibe and spirit is maintained, we’ll be installing the mighty Sinai Soundsystem to take us into the early hours each night.

Outlook Origins will be an intimate party, with a heavily reduced festival capacity, for the real heads of the scene. We can’t wait for you to join us.”

Outlook Origins will run from July 30 to August 4, while Dimensions will follow from August 13 to August 18, 2020. 

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