Dimensions Festival’s impact on the Croatian festival scene has grown year on year, steadily becoming one of the most in demand festivals in Europe. With a sharp focus on sound and production, Dimensions is the perfect place to enjoy the deep end of electronica, the finest in techno, house, deep dubstep, drum & bass and other electronic sounds.
Located in Pula’s Fort Punta Christo, Dimensions is hosted at one of the most popular and scenic festival locations in the world. The festival opens with a concert in the 2000 year old Roman Amphitheatre, which is a short boat ride from the main festival site. This year they’ve invited non other than international rapper sensation Anderson .paak & The Free Nationals live, legendary drummer Tony Allen and Jeff Mills, Hunee and Objekt who’ll perform his brand new audio visual show.
Picking-out but a handful of highlights from the main festivals 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 Saoirse and many more will be performing at the festival, making up the headline acts of what will be the biggest year in Dimensions history to date.
Here are our top tips on how to do Dimensions Festival…
Pula airport is the closest to the festival site, being only a short twenty-minute drive from the camp itself.
Venice Treviso is the most popular choice due to the selection of flight times and and attractive prices. The coach transfer takes around three and a half hours, but don’t let this put you off - trust us.. it's is optimum time to get excited with others heading to the festival.
Other airports with Dimensions coach transfers include:
Venice Marco Polo – Italy
Treviso – Italy
Trieste – Italy
Zagreb – Croatia
Ljubljana – Slovenia
On site: Camping
If you’re looking for ease of access to the site and closeness to the action we recommend staying in Camping Brioni, directly connected to the beach where the daytime parties take place. Facilities include; shaded areas for camping, showers, toilets, electric points, bars, restaurants… whatever it may be they have you catered for without leaving the site.
On site: Glamping
Who doesn’t like arriving to see their bouchy tent ready and waiting for them? Book one of their cosy 2-6 man bell tents or cabin options. Prices range start from £130.
On site: Hostels and Mobile homes
Situated close to the beach in the shade of fragrant pines are three hostel pavilions with capacity for groups of three, six or eight guests. What’s more is there stylish mobile homes sleeping 4-5 people featuring the luxury of two bedrooms, AC, kitchen, lounge, terrace, shower and bathroom. Prices start from £194.
Off site: Local apartments
Perhaps you’d prefer to discover your dream apartment for you and your crew to enjoy poolside, beach options and more in the following areas nearby; Pula, Veli Vrh, Fažana, Peroj, Valbandon, Stinjan.
Food & Drink
Downtown Pula has a handful of reasonable restaurants; those on the outskirts, in Verudela and Stoja, also offer a sea view. In town, Amfiteatar and Vodnjanka come recommended, as does Ribarska Koliba, a favourite among fish-eating locals.
Tomasa is a local reputable fish restraunt in Verudela, with prices to match. Offering fresh fish with finely prepared sides, don’t miss out on what this restaurant has to offer, including the scampi ravioli, which has become a legendary dish at Tomasa.
Vodnjanka is a family-run restaurant. Close to the Rojc arts centre and popular with Pula’s cultural movers and shakers, the food is great – based on traditional Istrian cuisine.
Amfiteatar delivers a traditional Mediterranean option, at affordable prices with a contemporary panache. The setting is a statement in itself, with original, unique furniture in matt black. The daily three-course menus come at an absolute steal, whilst the deserts have become a huge talking point for Amfiteatar.
Tickets for Dimensions are now on sale.