Preview: Outlook Festival, Croatia

‘Preview: Outlooks Festival, Croatia’ was featured on Scotcampus.com in April, 2015


It’s April. Summer is so close we can almost taste it in our fresh orange. But it’s not the only thing we can taste in there; I’m pretty sure that some of us are still scraping mud out of our gums (and other questionable locations) from last year’s T in the Park. Why not trade in that crispy, dirty field for an abandoned 19th Century fort perched above the white sands of the Adriatic coast in Pula, Croatia? Throw in an attractive local or two, good music + appealing setting and BOOM = the summer weekend of a lifetime.

Outlook 2014 - credit Dan Medhurst - happy times! (1)

From 3rd-7th September, with an opening concert taking place on the 2nd, Outlook festival-goers will be thrown into a realm of deep, underground dance music. Whether that be house, techno, dubstep, reggae, hip-hop, garage, grime, electronica – that’s up to you. With a 100+ strong line-up of talent, what you’re looking to indulge in across the weekend is both highly accessible and in abundance.

Now in its 8th year, Outlook embraces diversity, providing a platform for the talented whose style doesn’t necessarily suit a mainstream pop scene but is still enjoyed by many people. Outlook are proud of their motive. For this reason, you will not be surprised to learn that the line-up does not shine a spotlight the next 25 manufactured pop sensations but, alternatively, gives a platform to the likes of SBTRKT, Beenie Man, DMZ, Loxy & Ink, Bad Company UK and other magicians of music.

SBTRKT - low res (1)

It isn’t just the music that’ll be pulling you in alongside the masses from all four corners of the globe. Set literally upon the shores of the Adriatic Sea, guests are treated to glow stick beach parties before returning back to their tents for the night (or to stay up until the next morning). Outlook also run their insanely popular boat party, a constantly sailing ship in the middle of the sea equipped with lights, a fully stocked bar and jamming sound system to allow guests to watch festival headliners perform in the most intimate of venues. Also, enjoy headliners in one of the most surreal and beautiful places in the world for a small additional charge on top of your ticket: a 2,000-year-old Roman amphitheatre which is one of the largest in the world!

Easyjet flights run weekly between Glasgow International Airport and Split. The Outlook Festival’s travel page offers links to airport transfers, flight packages and coach packages. To cope with matters of accommodation, your camping pitch is included in your ticket price, with options to stay each day or for the full weekend and the opening party night. Airbnb is a useful tool for locating cheap accommodation in the weirdest and most wonderful places: you can check out our guide on how to use it to your advantage here.

Outlook 2014 - credit Dan Medhurst - The Moat (1)

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