Outlook Festival Reveals Bonobo, J Hus, and Other Initial Names

Article by: Laura Mason|@masonlazarus

Tue January 30, 2018 | 13:46 PM

Recently lauded by Resident Advisor as “The best four days of bass music in Europe, if not the world," Outlook Festival is the place to go for sound aficionados and the musically curious.

For eleven years, around 15,000 bass lovers converge on Outlook's home in Pula, Croatia, in a 2,000-year-old fortress known as Fort Punta Christo, where some of the festival world's heaviest, best sound systems ignite ten unique stages (and 54 boat parties!) where over 300 artists make incredible noise. Attendees cans live it up in the warm sun and clear waters, then jump out, dry off, and dance into the wee hours of the morning. It goes without saying that Outlook's lineup is among the most anticipated – especially in the European scene – of the year.

Luckily for those who've been waiting all those months and months, that announcement arrived today. Continuing its mission to champion the next generation of talent while celebrating revered heritage acts, this outing is as diverse and dynamic as ever. Headlining is the Mercury Prize nominated East London rapper J Hus, whose addictive mix of rap and afrobeat has made him a household name in Europe, followed by Stefflon Don, who is known as the "Queen of the Dancehall" and is set to impress with her wicked wordplay, natural finesse and bars about female empowerment and street life. Bringing up the ranks are the raw, political sounds of Kojey Radical, Peanut Butter Wolf, UK rap star MIST, leading lady of bass exploration Madam X, soulful hip-hoppers Children of Zeus, AJ Tracey, almighty selector David Rodigan, Channel One, Bonobo, Andy C, Noisia, Digital Mystikz and more descending on Fort Punta Christo. Prepare for bass, dub, drum n' bass, grime, UK afrobeats, hip-hop, jungle, dubstep and beyond. Check out the lineup video above to get a taste of the vibe that awaits you on the Adriatic Coast.

Starting proceedings on September 5th, the iconic Opening Concert returns with Bonobo live, a fully-charged performance celebrating Sir David Rodigan's 40 years in the business by our very own Outlook Orchestra, plus the godfather Wiley and Children of Zeus, all performing in a breathtaking 2,000 year old Roman Ampitheatre.

Tickets are available from £100 (!!!), so act now to secure a place at Outlook Festival 2018, which goes down September 6-10.