|Joining the already announced Queens of the Stone Age, Placebo, Klaxons, Stromae, Calvin Harris, Imagine Dragons, Bastille the full list of new names are…Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are one of the most celebrated and shiniest stars on the hip-hop map of the United States. Their charismatic music is followed by millions of fans and this year their work has been sealed with four Grammy Awards. They received the award for ‘Best New Artist’, ‘Best Rap Performance’, ‘Best Rap Album’ and’Thrift Shop’ received the award for ‘Best Rap Song’. Skrillex is one of the most well-known electronic musician today. He will definitely make everyone crazy with his very exciting and massive sounds.Extraordinary talent British singer-songwriter Jake Bugg, will also perform at the ‘Island of Freedom’ with his direct, honest and unique folk rock sounds. Die Fantastischen Vier are also coming to Sziget. The German rap and hip-hop quartet will tour with their new album Rekord. Electro-trip-hop trio from Nottingham, London Grammar, has an emotional and melancholic feeling combined with great lyrics and a unique sound.Tom Odell has a passionate, romantic and irresistible voice merged together with great talent. Arriving from Southern-England, the twenty-three year old singer-songwriter will hit the stage of Sziget this summer. Also coming from the UK, Michael Kiwanuka, will make his performance memorable with his sophisticated, characteristic, sensitive soul music with some folk and jazz tunes. His debut album, Home Again, has been nominated for Mercury Award in 2013.
Two performers with a unique perspective in the world of electronic music, Darkside, will be a real exciting act of this year’s Sziget. They will not only address e-music lovers, but also those fancying jazz. It’s hard to categorize the music of The Big Pink, but it is simultaneously intimate, unsettling and noisy. Check out for yourself!
Borgore is a real EDM-hooligan, DJ and producer from Israel, who is known by everyone in the international dubstep network. True party person, who focuses on massive drum bases and heavy metal sounds what he just calls gorestep. Coming from Australia, Brody Dalle, wanted to do music similar to Nirvana, the Hole or PJ Harvey. Now she is ready to conduct a party anywhere in the world. She will perform at Sziget on August 12th, Day 0, the same day her husband, Josh Homme will play with Queens of the Stone Age.
Stay tuned for more names being announced soon!
Tickets & Travel
Festival passes available from 169 EUR (actual price depending on time of purchase and camping options). More information and tickets: www.szigetfestival.comTravel options to Sziget include all possible methods, so you can come by bus, train, airplane, car, or even boat. Accommodation is also very easy to choose. Many of the festival goers will stay at the festival area in tents or caravans, but if you are not the camper type, you will find a huge number of hotels and hostels nearby.About Sziget – Island of Freedom
Proud winner of the ‘Best European Major Festival’ award in 2011, Sziget Festival is one of the biggest multicultural events of Europe, starting in 1993 and now celebrating its 22nd edition. The festival attracts almost 400 000 fans from over 70 countries to a beautiful island in the heart of Budapest, providing a complete festival-holiday experience with non-stop party, great live concerts, a widely international community and all the touristic features the city has to offer.Sziget is the Island of Freedom that could also be regarded as an independent state. It’s many festivals in one, a week long non-stop event with approx. 50 program venues and around 200 programs daily. Performing bands range from the biggest names of the international pop/rock scene to stars of world and electronic music, but you will also find metal, folk, jazz, blues, alternative and even classical tunes, while you are wondering around the huge festival area.
Sziget is not just about music, as it offers several other cultural programs, like theatre, circus, or exhibitions. It also has a beach section where fans can truly enjoy the summer and the Danube. This is the only big festival where you will find authentic Roma music and even a gay-lesbian venue. And we shouldn’t forget about the fact that the festival is in the middle of Budapest, a touristic city with a lively cultural scene, beautiful historic buildings, Turkish spas and special ‘ruin pubs’.
The live coverage of the festival had a massive following of approx. 5 million viewers.
Picture: Dan Medhurt
Dimensions Festival 2014 Announces First Acts
Real-time Dimensions Festival feeds here
- Headliners include Caribou, Darkside, Roy Ayers, Jon Hopkins, Moodymann, Theo Parrish, Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald Present Borderland, Underground Resistance Present Timeline (live), Gilles Peterson, Metro Area (live), Nina Kraviz, Floating Points, Omar, Mala (live), Kode 9, and many more are announced.
- Dimensions returns to stunning Fort Punta Christo for its 3rd season.
Dimensions Festival returns to Croatia this summer in a spectacular five day and night festival at the stunning Fort Punta Christo, perched just above the dazzling Adriatic sea. With a peerless approach in harnessing only the most exciting, challenging, diverse and respected talent there is, the festival features not only some of the biggest acts around but the next generation of stars rising up. Dimensions is a pure distillation of the world’s finest electronic music, carefully filtered through strains of house, techno, jazz, funk, soul, drum and bass, psych and more, by the scene’s leading producers, DJs and live acts, to create a kaleidoscopic melting-pot of amazing music. Regarded as one of Croatia’s go-to festivals, and firmly established as one of the finest epicentres of electronic music, Dimensions is a festival like no other.
Close to the historic city of Pula in Croatia’s northern region of Istria, the 19th century fort is an incredible setting, with beautiful coastlines, historic cities, beaches and islands nearby. With a dungeon, courtyard, moat, boat and the beach, the site is an incredible environment to experience what the festival has to offer, with the first acts now announced.
Performing At The Opening Concert
Dimensions once again takes over the stunning 2000 year old amphitheatre near Fort Punta Christo for the opening concert on Wednesday 27th August, a unique element of the festival experience. A lot has happened for headliner Caribou since the release of 2010′s acclaimed album ‘Swim’ – a globe-spanning headline tour won the band a reputation as a fearsome live act. In 2012 the band supported Radiohead on an extensive tour covering North America, Europe and Mexico but in 2013 everything fell silent as Dan Snaith hid away in the studio to work on the follow-up album. Now things are starting to stir again in the Caribou camp, and his Dimensions performance is set to be an incredible show. Darkside also headline; the equally thrilling union of Nicholas Jaar and Dave Harrington, their collaborative excursions creating masterful pieces of electronica, take centre stage at the opening concert. Support comes from the experimental producer and composer Nils Frahm and singer Kwabs, whose soulful, powerful and enchanting voice mixes his African roots, r ‘n’ b and gospel influences to mesmerising effect.
Performing At The Festival
Across Dimensions’ five days and nights of music there is an abundance of riches; twice Mercury-prize nominated and mercurial producer Jon Hopkins performs live, as does the legendary funk, soul and jazz artist Roy Ayers, adding a different perspective on what is star quality; his incredible voice is set to wow the masses. Two of house and techno’s true pioneers, Moodymann and Theo Parrish, offer rare edits and party gems. Esteemed techno duo Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald are on hand to keep things heavy, as are Detroit heavyweight techno collective Underground Resistance.
Gilles Peterson returns to Dimensions, the Worldwide wonder bringing his vast knowledge to Croatia, with iconic duo Metro Area playing live and the critically-acclaimed Omar brings his richly textured live sounds to Fort Punta Christo. One of the world’s most in-demand DJs, Nina Kraviz, makes her debut, with the genre-hopping beat-crafter Floating Points returning. Digital Mystikz’s Mala (live), Hyperdub’s Kode 9 and brilliant duo Tikiman (live) & Scion offer rousing dub, bass, jungle and reggae.
Theo Parrish pic: Cybelle Codish
Revered techno titan Anthony “Shake” Shakir rubs shoulders with an equally revered icon of house music, Karizma; then seven artists illustrate the scope of Dimensions’ music range, with Goldie, Ben UFO, Move D, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Axel Boman, Kaytranada and Blawan each encapsulating the electric dynamics of the festival.
Andrew Ashong’s Flowers won Track of the Year at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards in 2013, his deeply soulful, jazzed-out grooves turning heads and moving feet. There’s more experimental artists to savour at Dimensions – Om Unit segues between many genres, taking in hip-hop, jungle and bass; techno label White Material debuts at Dimensions, as does the brilliantly eclectic Awesome Tapes From Africa; and Seven Davis Jnr plays live. Josey Rebelle, Leif and Boiler Room’s very own Thris Tian feature at Dimensions too, with many more names.
The stunning festival site is easily accessible from nearby the beautiful city of Pula, and a little further away Trieste. As well as the festival’s campsite, there are many hotels, apartments and rooms for private hire nearby. There is plentiful onsite food and drink, and many bars and restaurants in the surrounding area.
Dimensions Festival 2014 – The Lineup So Far
Caribou, Darkside, Roy Ayers, Jon Hopkins, Moodymann, Theo Parrish, Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald Present Borderland, Underground Resistance Present Timeline (live), Gilles Peterson, Metro Area (live), Nina Kraviz, Floating Points, Omar, Mala (live), Kode 9, Tikiman (live) & Scion, Anthony “Shake” Shakir, Karizma, Goldie, Ben UFO, Move D, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Roman Flugel, Blawan, Pearson Sound, Dbridge, Fatima & The Eglo Band, DJ Stingray, Baths, Kaytranada, Vakula, Laurel Halo, Jessy Lanza, Vatican Shadow, Aux 88 (live), Fred P, Ebo Taylor, Andrew Ashong, Funkineven, Karenn (live), Pangaea, Ron Morelli, Cooly G, Alex Boman, Ø (Phase), OM Unit, John Wizards, San Soda, Nils Frahm, Kwabs, Alexander Nut, Underground Paris (My Love Is Underground), Brawther (MLIU/Dungeon Meat), Italojohnson, Anthony Naples, Svengalisghost, White Material, Iration Steppas, Mungo’s Hifi, Alix Perez, DJ TLR, Lenzman, Eliphino, Damiano von Erckert, Leif, Marquis Hawkes, Cut Hands, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Jubei, Skeptical, Ulterior Motive, MC GQ, SP: MC, Tall Black Guy, Seven Davis JNR, Opolopo, Mr Beatnick, Josey Rebelle, Exodus, Nightowl, Thris Tian, Jay Simon, Dolan Bergin, Dan Shake, Tom Smith, Gilla, David Martin and 100s more to be revealed.
Dimensions Festival – Weds 27th – Sun 31st August 2014
@ Fort Punta Christo, Pula, Croatia / Tickets £140
www.dimensionsfestival.com / @Dimensions_Fest
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