Following on from the heartbreaking news that Dimensions are set to leave Fort Punta Christo a fortnight ago, the organisers have returned with their line-up for the special 2019 edition. Although tinged with sadness, all of the stops have been pulled-out in assembling the best assortment of artists in the festival’s history.
Confirmed for the opening concert in the 2,000 year old amphitheatre is the polyrhythmic Objekt playing live, while Jeff Mills will perform a special live show with famed drummer Tony Allen. Hunee is the final known name for the curtain-raiser. Further special guests are yet to be announced.
Picking-out but a handful of highlights from the remaining schedule, Hessle Audio trifecta Ben UFO, Pearson Sound and Pangaea will appear alongside each other, while it would feel like something was missing without Nina Kraviz’s presence. Pickle Factory quarterly resident Jane Fitz makes the trip to Croatia, Larry Heard Live AKA Mr. Fingers and master of cinematic soundscapes, Petar Dundov all take our fancy. Reflecting the increasing popularity of electro, DJ Stingray, DJ Bone, Jensen Interceptor, Radioactive Man and the legendary DMX Krew are all signed-up. A few more of the leftfield selections include Awesome Tapes From Africa, Eris Drew, Jayda G and Saoire. In total, they are an incredible artists appearing between Wednesday 28th August and Sunday 1st September 2019.
Looking at the extensive list of names, it’s clear that Dimension’s have made good on their promise to reflect on their “fascination with the breadth of soulful electronic music”. With more names due to be unveiled in the coming weeks, they’re not finished yet! 7,000 ravers will unite across four days and four nights of magic in the shadow of the iconic 19th century coastal fortress.
House, techno, disco, jazz, funk and soul will all be on the agenda, courtesy of boundary-pushing acts, genre-defining pioneers and plenty of familiar faces. DJ sets, live performance and improvised musical skits will take place at an array of unique backdrops, including hidden tunnels, beaches, boat parties make this farewell show an unmissable event. Keep your eyes peeled for stage hosts and festival partners coming soon.
A variety of packages, including camping, combo and festival super earlybirds are all on sale now.