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 Grace Jones, Moderat, Jeff Mills, Theo Parrish, Marcel Dettmann, Floating Points, Daphni, Nina Kraviz, Joy Orbison, Levon Vincent 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. Direct shuttle busses run between the airport and Pinitzela, departing after the arrival of every plane. Ryan Air, Easy Jet, Air Berlin, Jet2 and Croatian Airlines all fly in to Pula.
Airport transfers are available for all of those who are planning on flying in to places like Trieste, Ljubiljana, Zagreb, Venice Treviso and Venice Marco-Polo, the transfers also go back to these places.
Dimensions work with companies Big Green Coach and Festival Travel who provide sterling sunshine bus packages from the UK to Pula and back again, if you are looking for a cheaper option when travelling to Croatia.
For ease of access to the site and general good vibes we would strongly advise that people stay in Camping Brioni, directly connected to the beach where the daytime parties take place. Dimensions offer a range of on-site accommodation including Standard and Boutique Camping, Hostel Rooms and Hostel Tents, all of which can be found for a reasonable price. 8 bed and 4 bed hostels start from £140 whilst private mobile homes start from the price of £210.
For those of you wanting a bit of downtime from the festival there are plenty of off-site options including a wide range of hotels, private apartments and luxury camping located minutes away from the site.
Dimensions works closely with many local travel agencies and landlords, bringing exclusive apartment deals in and around the local area of the festival. Most of the deals in which Dimensions have on offer cannot be found online or through any other agency.
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.
After the festival
Dimensions begins on Wednesday 30th August and continues through until Sunday 3rd September, if you’re planning on sticking around Croatia after the mayhem of Dimensions why not head to Outlook, taking place in the same location only three days later. This year Dizzee Rascal, DJ Shadow, Giggs, Goldie, Friction, Wiley and Pharaoh Monk headline the festival, celebrating its 10th year.
Tickets for Dimensions are now on sale.