Bay Beat Collective, BASSFoundation & Reggae Rajahs Head To Outlook Festival 2012
7 February 2012
Now in its 5th year, Outlook Festival 2012 takes places between 30 August - 3 September at the festival's trademark venue, the breathtaking grounds of abandoned Fort Punta Christo.
By far one of the most unique festival sites in Europe, Outlook is located on the northern coast of Croatia and is surrounded by crystal clear Adriatic waters. The festival combines sun soaked beach parties by day and all night raving by night, not to mention the legendary boat parties from some of the UK's leading promoters and labels.
As the festival announced its first round of acts over the last week, news hit that 3 of India's most forward thinking underground collectives are being invited out to play. First and foremost, drum and bass revolutionaries Bay Beat Collective will be embarking on a mammoth EU/UK tour ending at the festival. BASSFoundation and Reggae Rajahs will be also be taking their high energy reggae, dub, drum and bass, dubstep and dancehall shows to Croatian shores.
As usual, Outlook's lineup offers a staggering variety of dub, reggae and bass music. The majority of the festival’s lineup reads like a who’s who of these forms, with name like Digital Mystikz, Loefah, The Bug, Pearson Sound, Kode9, Boddika, Appleblim, Joker, Distance, Ben UFO, Blawan, Kuedo, Mosca and Hatcha leading the lineup. There are also old school favourites like Tribe Called Quest (Phife Dawg), Souls of Mischief and The Beatnuts. Over 100 acts have been confirmed in total, with "hundreds more" due to be added in the months ahead. (For a full rundown until their website officially launches head over here)
In the run up to the festival, KRUNK, BASSFoundation and Reggae Rajahs will be hosting 5 Outlook festival pre-parties across India with Belgian drum and bass god Alix Perez and Reggae don MC Brother Culture. For more info on these shows head over to our events page here.
"It's a real honour to be asked to play at Outlook Festival and host one of their first launch parties in Asia. The fact that Outlook Festival are looking to India is a sign that internationally more people are waking up to the big rise in underground electronic music in the country." - DJ Praxis (BASSFoundation)