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Photos by: Ross Silcocks
Outlook Festival Pula, Croatia - 30 August 2017


Getting There

Getting There

shuttle bus:
Outlook Shuttles from Pula, Trieste, Ljubljana, Zagreb & Venice Airports

special festival bus:
Outlook Coach from UK/Benelux via Planet Festival & Festival.Travel

nearest airport:
Pula (PUY)

nearest train station:
Train travel not recommended in Croatia

Hydrofoil Ferries from Venice to Pula do not run in Sept



Camping extra, Payment plan
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Prices in the table are quoted in EUR
Full pass200Outlook Festival Tickets without Camping. (Add camping for about 75€)
1-day pass60Outlook Festival opening concert.
Adult24Outlook Boat Party Ticket. (Tickets are sold in the UK - about £20)
Outlook Festival Tickets

Outlook tickets do not inlcude camping, boat parties, or opening concert.

Outlook Boat Parties
  • 180 tickets are sold per boat.
  • Only festival ticket-holders can join boat parties.
  • Outlook boat party tickets are non-transferable.
  • Only one ticket purchase is allowed per person.
  • Showing photo ID to get onboard is enforced.

Outlook Festival

Outlook Festival

Outlook Festival icon

Pula, Croatia

Fort Punta Christo
44.892041, 13.797967
type of festival
electronic, ambient & downtempo, world, indie & underground, edm / drum & bass / dubstep, techno / house / garage, avant-garde & experimental, trance & psychedelic, hip-hop & rap, reggae & dub, fusion
other events
dance: dancing, edm; culture: psychodelic, boat party, beach party; art: visual arts & installations, multimedia; sports: boating & sailing, swimming
start Wed, 30 August 2017
end Sun, 03 September 2017

Outlook Festival: Tunnels of Mega Sound

Crumbling stone walls of a labyrinthine ancient fortress quiver with electro-bass-beats and reverberate with sonic rumblings, from reggae, raga and hip-hop to techno, house, dubstep and grime. Mega sound systems pump music-juice through a long moat-arena, into the darkness of a tunnel dungeon, exploding into rhythmic resonance around a circular ballroom pit, blasting into the 150-year-old courtyard arenas and out onto harbour stages during 4 days & nights of intensive revelry. It’s Outlook Festival – since 2008 a celebration of soundsystem culture, wild beach bashes & club-style boat parties, attracting 10,000+ bass-loving ravers every September to the ruins of Fort Punta Christo near Pula in Croatia, on the Adriatic Sea’s Istria Peninsula.


Outlook Festival: Tunnels of Mega Sound

A moat-trench arena, a dark tunnel dungeon, a deep circular pit ballroom with world-class sound, three ancient courtyards, DJ-manned party boats sailing into the Adriatic twilight, seaside dance floors & harbour stages with blood-pumping electronic bass house, dubstep, grime and reggae-fusion rhythms pulsating from mega sound systems – that’s what Outlook Festival offers 10,000+ revelers during 4 sun-filled Croatian summer days at Fort Punta Christo Pula.

Mega Sound & Star DJs on Outlook Festival Stages

The arenas, courtyards, harbour stages and floating party boats have featured hundreds of DJs/MCs including stars of early lineups such as dubstep pioneer Oliver Dene Jones - Skream, underground bass-dubstep-garage DJ Benga, and hip-hop-dubstep-grime producers Foreign Beggars. But there’s no Outlook without the main man himself, Jonathan Scratchley, the spirit behind the bass-intense soundsystem madness, member of the Leeds-based dubtronica, reggae-fusion, dubstep-Ska band known as Gentleman’s Dub Club. Outlook Festival lineups have also included hip-hop-actor-rapper Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) & the magical animal with downtempo trip-hop funky-soul beats - Bonobo.

Outlook is an award winning European festival, one of the top summer beach & boat party events on the Adriatic, and an unforgettable 4-day rave-style celebration for electro-bass-loving sun-seekers in need of a Croatian getaway.

Outlook Festival is electronic soundsystem culture in a fortress by the sea in Croatia!

contributor: Festinga
published: 24 July 2016
updated: 18 October 2016
Age: 18+, strictly an adult event
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General: award-winning, biggest in the world, popular, best in the world
Ambiance: outdoor, rural, beach
Features: djs & sound systems, self-expression, debauchery, partying, relaxing, romance, self-discovery, water sports

Outlook Festival Details

Outlook is dedicated to electronic bass soundsystem culture, underground drum & bass, creative dancefloor music and a fusion of rhythmic reggae and ragga beats by the world’s top producers, DJs and MCs who mix the latest dubstep, techno, house, garage, hip-hop and grime on state-of-the-art equipment that pumps megawatts of sound through tunnels, dungeons and courtyards of an ancient fortification adapted as arenas, dancehalls and intimate rave-style party zones. With the allure of the old fort and its mysterious mood, the remarkable (albeit challenging) acoustic possibilities of the structures, and the sunny Adriatic seaside ambiance with sailboat parties, beachside chill-out bashes and rave-style debauchery, there’s no shortage of world-class digital sound masters vying to be part of the Outlook Festival lineup. And there’s no shortage of underground bass music fans dying to dance from dusk till dawn.

Bass, Reggae-Fusion, Dub-ska, Vintage Synth & Juke

The Outlook Festival lineup, which began in 2008 with the Gentleman’s Dub Club (who flavoured the inaugural events with their high-energy danceable, mosh-able, dub-ska & reggae style), has expanded to include headline acts such as the mega-dubstep duo Mala and Coki - Digital Mystikz of the DMZ label (also featured at Sonar Barcelona), as well as reggae-dub and dancehall king Capleton – The Prophet, and the harmonious bass-heavy creations of Simon Green famed as Bonobo / Barakas. The Outlook Festival line up in recent years has also featured innovators who collaborate jointly on projects such as Boddika (where Al Bleek & Kid Drama blended house-techno with drum-beats and vintage synths for pulsing underground dance music with hints of dub and juke). The festival has attracted BBC Radio 1 Benji B (also known for his Deviation Sessions club nights), as well as Oliver Dene Jones aka Skream and Loefah (alone and collaborating with Mala & Coki ) who is also a member of the DMZ record label and DMZ club night in Brixton.  The combined recording, mixing and innovating talent that comes together at Outlook makes up the digital who’s who of the UK’s electronic recording and clubbing world.

Halls, Tunnels, Dungeon & Pit

Each year, Outlook Festival, under the direction of Gentleman’s Dub Club vocalist Jonathan Scratchley, invites the crème-de-la crème of the clubbing, DJing and sound producing world, with literally hundreds of performers every season – some headlining on the giant open-air harbour stages, others MCing club-style boat parties and many in the narrow mysterious tunnels, dark grotty dungeon and stone-walled courtyards, or in the festival’s highlight zone - the circular pit which has been affectionately dubbed Noah’s Ballroom. But no matter if the sounds make ancient stone walls tremble or resonate over beaches and out to sea, there are always creators of sonic fusion with roots in reggae and dub on the lineup such as legendary reggae-dancehall musician Alberto D’Ascola - Alborosie, and pioneering dubstep maestro (known for his dub-reggae, grime and hip-hop remixes) Steve Goodman aka Kode9 of Hyperdub Records, and the award winning drum & bass duo who seem to know The Shape Of Things To Come - Calyx and TeeBee.

Stages, Boat Parties & Beach Chilling

The Outlook line up is spread over more than a dozen areas of the fort, the beach and the harbour, and many of the arenas, stages and boat parties are presented by UK clubs, clubbing event organizers, record labels and electronic producers such as DMZ, Exit Records, Critical Music, Hyperdub Records, Eglo Records, Metalheadz, Shogun Audio, Dispatch Recordings and other independent DJs, producers and recording labels. This means that each of the Outlook zones has it’s own sound, atmosphere and level of intimacy that ranges from cosy raves in the 100-meter Moat Arena, Noah’s Ballroom and Dungeon, to festival-style extravaganzas with light shows in the open-air Fort Arena with stages and club night events. There’s also Mungo’s Courtyard (yes, with a genuine Scottish Mungo’s Hi Fi sound system), a grassy/wooded area known as the Clearing (where small stalls exhibit bass music memorabilia), the Dockside zone (from where boats sail), a Harbour  Arena for live headline acts, plus the party boats themselves, 54 of them operating during 5 days, designed like intimate clubs with their respective DJs, sound systems and well-stocked bars, which sail around the bay of Petrčane. There are also daytime beach parties, tranquil seaside areas to relax and soak up rays with chilling sounds (such as those by chillstep producer Matt Preston – Phaeleh), as well as cycling, private boating activities and water sports including snorkelling, jet skiing, paragliding and cliff-jumping.

Outlook Pre-festival Parties & Concerts

Concerts officially start at midday on the first day and end in the wee hours of the morning on the last, but there are pre-festival beach parties that start several days before and are free to Outlook Ticket holders.


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Beds & Eats


Outlook Festival Accommodation

Outlook camping is not included with tickets.

Camping Brioni

Camping Brioni is the official Outlook campsite.

  • It’s within walking distance of fort/beach/harbour.
  • Camping Baroni has WCs/showers, bars/food, shops/cash.
  • BYOB & food into the campsite, but not into the fort.
Other Outlook Accommodation

Outlook guests must abide by local laws including handing over passports when checking in, whether staying at the on-site campground or private accommodations. Documents are returned upon departure.


Eats & Drinks: Bars, Restaurants, Food Stalls, Food BYO, BYOB, Water
Fresh & Clean: Toilets, Shower
Cash & Shops: Cash, Shops
Zone In & Out: VIP Zone, Chill Zone
Accessibility: no
Outlook Festival Amenities

Outlook grounds are well-equipped with:

  • food stalls & bars (no BYBOB inside fort)
  • convenience store
  • phone charging
  • lock-ups
  • first aid
  • 2 cash machines in campsite - only for campers.
Amenities on Party Boats
  • Sailboats have fully stocked bars + snacks.
Outlook Tips
  • Flip-flops/sandals/bare feet not allowed inside the fort.
  • Croatian currency is the Kuna, not Euro.
  • Tokens are used in the fort & on party boats.



start Wed, 30 August 2017
end Sun, 03 September 2017
Outlook Festival Dates
  • Outlook is held in late August or early September.
  • Dimensions Festival is held the week prior to Outlook.

Season & Weather

Season: Summer
Temperature: 15 to 24 °C

Pula weather in September is delightful. The region has a Mediterranean climate since the Adriatic is in fact one of the northern segments of the Mediterranean Sea. It’s on the Istria Peninsula, which is famed for calm waters, pleasant daytime temperatures with highs of about 24°C, and fresh evenings of about 15°C. Prepare for beach lounging & water sports by day, but remember that concerts are held at night in open-air courtyards & semi-open venues in the fort, and boat parties are on sailboats that can be quite chilly.



Tel: +38 552 517 490


NVS Promotions Limited / Jonathan Scratchley: 23 Sowood Street, Leeds, UK.

outlook festival handler