The 2019 edition of Dimensions Festival, taking place this August 28 to September 1, marks the event saying goodbye to its eight-year home at Fort Punta Christo, Croatia, as it’s moving to an unannounced new location in 2020.
Over 7,000 revelers will be united for the final dance, featuring pioneering dance music legends Jeff Mills, Omar-S, Hunee, Larry Heard a.k.a. Mr Fingers (live), Nina Kraviz, Paula Temple, Joy Orbison, Gilles Peterson, Call Super, Zip, Mr. Scruff, Andrew Weatherall, and Craig Richards, amongst many more performers (scroll down for the full lineup). An unexpected, but pleasant surprise this year is singer, rapper, and overall extraordinary musician Anderson .Paak, performing with The Free Nationals at the Opening Concert.
Dimensions Festival takes places in a stunning location in Croatia. It features a spectacular abandoned fortress, sunny beach views, and a labyrinth-like fort by night. Plentiful boat party voyages will set sail out onto the Adriatic Sea, curated by Dimensions partners including Tribe Records, The Pickle Factory, Make Me, EXIT Records and Hessle Audio, and more. DJ Times will be curating a must-see boat party list soon — keep an eye out for that soon.
Resident Advisor also returns to Dimensions Festival in 2019, promising to take the party deeper and darker with a series of parties within Zerostrasse, an network of underground tunnels near the main festival grounds.
Notable names include Jeff Mills and Nina Kraviz, who will return for her third consecutive year following b2b performances and label takeovers encompassing electro, acid and beyond.
Leeds promoters Love Muscle are back for the final edition with an array of party-starters, inviting Peach for her Dimensions debut, alongside Eris Drew and Saoirse closing the takeover. Friday will see a rare appearance from some of the most influential names in the deep-digging circuit with Zip, Fumiya Tanaka and Binh representing the Perlon sound, with support from Hamish & Toby.
Resident Advisor will host the Void for their 5th year, inviting Object Blue and Japanese maestro DJ Nobu for their Dimensions debut, along with Mor Elian and festival favourite Skee Mask. An electro affair is set for Saturday, as Kirsti kicks things off followed by rare Craig Richards and DJ Bone electro sets.
Techno pioneer Blawan and Berghain resident DVS1 will provide the closing set on Saturday. The festival will end as it has done each year since since its inception; with a Hessle Audio takeover courtesy of Ben UFO, Pangaea, Pearson Sound, this time inviting C all Super and re:ni to join the party.
Far from the world of techno and electro, the Subdub arena will be available to cater to the needs of the sub dub bass die-hards. Dimensions mainstay Mala will return to the arena for the 8th year, joined by Josey Rebelle who will be bringing heavyweight jungle set.
Cassette culture obsessive Awesome Tapes From Africa will return to the beach alongside South African selector Okapi for a marathon of Kwaito, African disco and leftfield Ghanaian pop.
AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
BLASHA & ALLATT
BUTTER SIDE UP
CHILDREN OF ZEUS LIVE
DAM FUNK LIVE
DMX KREW LIVE
FRANCESCO DEL GARDA
GENE ON EARTH
HAMISH & TOBY
HEELS & SOULS
HESSLE AUDIO (BEN UFO, PANGAEA, PEARSON SOUND)
JAN KINCL & REGIS KATTIE
TONY ALLEN & JEFF MILLS LIVE
KAREN GWYER LIVE
LARRY HEARD AKA MR FINGERS LIVE
NU GUINEA DJ
OCTAVE ONE LIVE
RADIOACTIVE MAN LIVE
STEAM DOWN ORCHESTRA
THE IRON GLOVE