Dimensions Festival is marking it’s fifth birthday and has now revealed the first names for 2016, including cult UK institution Massive Attack as headliners for the opening concert in the stunning Pula amphitheatre.

From Wednesday 24th ‘til Sunday 28th, world-class acts will be uniting at the Croatian beachside location of the abandoned Fort Punta Christo, Dimensions Festival finds it’s home in one of the most idyllic spots in the Adriatic.

Octave One will push the boundaries between funk, soul and techno in one of their groundbreaking performances, whilst Richie Hawtin will be taking care of the iconic Moat arena with a special extended set comprised of 100% techno heat. Across five days also find Body II Soul main man Ron Trent, Phantasy sound crusader Daniel Avery, elusive Norwegian selectors DJ Fett Burger & DJ Sottofett, as well as Midland, who’ll venture between disco, funk soul and classic house sounds in one of his all-star sets.

Sets from global tastemakers are plentiful, with Dutch party-starter Motor City Drum Ensemble, Ostgut Ton’s first lady Tama Sumo and true-school advocate Jeremy Underground all part of the Dimensions 2016 crew. Also drawing parallels from the worlds of jazz, disco, techno, house and all in-between are Antal, Moomin, Ryan Elliott, Hunee, Soichi Terada, Sassy J, Pender Street Steppers all bringing their trademark, flamboyant flavours to the fort. Innovative electronic hybrids come in the form of Tirzah, Suzanne Kraft, Jordan Rakei and Virginia feat. Steffi and Dexter, whilst vocalists Kadjha Bonet and Sarah Williams White present some soul-searching, intimate live sets. A special part of the Dimensions 2016 programming plays on revival of the broken beat genre. Pioneers and newcomers of the genre play, including IG Culture, Namebrandsound, Alex Phountzi and EVM 128 all flying the flag for this London UK soul fusion.

Line up in Full:

Massive Attack – Larry Heard AKA Mr Fingers (Live) – Kamasi Washington – Hiatus Kaiyote – Moritz Von Oswalf Trio Ft. Tony Allen & Max Loderbauer – Moodymann – Octave One (Live) – Ben Klock – Marcel Dettmann – Richie Hawtin – Mood II Swing – Joe Claussell – Motor City Drum Ensemble – Rødhåd – Ron Trent – Nightmares on Wax – Daniel Bell – Hessle Audio // Ben UFO x Pangaea x Pearson Sound – Daniel Avery – DJ Fett Burger & DJ Sottofett (Sex Tags Mania) – Midland – Moritz Von Oswald (DJ) – Marcellus Pittman – K’Alexi Shelby – Tama Sumo – Kyle Hall – Gene Hunt – Hunee – Jeremy Underground – Mala – DBridge – Steve O’Sullivan (Live) – Virginia Live Ft. Steffi & Dexter – Helena Hauff – Darkstar – Mike Huckaby – DJ Qu – DJ Stingray – The Bug Ft. Miss Red – Loefah – Ryan Elliott – Kai Alce – Soichi Terada – Petar Dundov – Matias Aguayo – Zenker Brothers – Broken English Club AKA Oliver Ho – Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchesta – Antal – Benji B- Rahaan – Calibre – Pender Street Steppers – Awesome Tapes from Africa – Alix Perez – Om Unit – Kahn – Fracture – Intergalactic Gary – Henry Wu presents the Yussef Kamaal Trio – Henry Wu (DJ) – Alexander Nut – Suzanne Kraft – Moomin – Skeptical – Fit Siegel – DJ Spinn – Dan Shake – Hodge – Massimiliano Pagliari – Highlife (Auntie Flo, Andrew, Esa) – Mim Suleiman – Shanti Celeste – Ilija Rudman – Derek Plaslaiko – Mount Liberation Unlimited – Tirzah – Sassy J – Jon K – Miss Sunshine – Josey Rebelle – Eliphino – Kenneth Christiansen – Jordan Rakei – Mungo’s Hifi – Seiji – Sam Binga – Tapes – Beatrice Dillion – IG Culture – Alex Phountzi – NameBrandSound – Byron the Aquarius – Kadjha Bonet – Chaos in the CBD – Bradley Zero – Desert Sound Colony – EVM 128 – United Vibrations – Galaxians – Cosmic Slop – SP:MC – Flo Real (Mahogani Music) – Danny Scrilla – Dimensions Soundsystem – Cuisine Dub – Sarah Williams White – Fixate – Dolan Bergin – Mimi – Labud – Ganik – Novell – Lexis (Music is my Sanctuary) – Leftfoot – Gilla – The Menendez Brothers – Born Cheating – Joe Rolet – Conor Lynch – Andwot – Nick Williams – Marshmello – Shane Linehan – Bodytonic DJs – Barry Smyth

Dimensions 2016 1st Lineup
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