For a decade now, eclectic music fans have journeyed from every corner of the globe just to disappear into the magic of Fort Punta Christo. And this year, we're celebrating 10 years of Outlook Festival.

The sky is emblazoned orange. The sand is red. The heat is stifling in the heart of Pula, Croatia where the historic 2000-year-old Roman Coliseum stands sturdy like a bronze sculpture against the sunset waiting for music fans from all over the world to take over the coastal village on September 6 to celebrate the kick-off of Europe's leading bass music and sound system culture festival.

For five days, thousands will champion the Adriatic sea, dodging giant jellyfish with beach-side drum and bass producers sounding off on the steaming shore. For five nights, they'll brave the dust and darkness to dance within the deep moats of the 18th century stone. And this year, the festival will welcome its most astounding lineup of grime, hip-hop, reggae, garage and drum and bass artists yet. Here's who we're most looking forward to seeing at Outlook Festival 2017:



No other rap lyric has been as essential in our year 2017 as the Batman bar. The twitter beefs that kicked off over that line. The venues that were demolished because of that line. The mosh pits that ensued off of the sheer anticipation of that line. Hollowman Giggs will be gracing Pula, Croatia with his presence for Friday night's headlining slot to deliver that line in full, along with his lengthy list of rap bangers that includes 'Whippin Excursion,' 'Lock Doh' and the England's true national anthem, 'Talking Da Hardest' (which also dropped a decade ago). And that alone is worth flying to Croatia for.

Jorja Smith

This queen has turned anything her voice has touched into diamonds. From the moment the London-based singer delivered her stunning debut single 'Blue Lights' last year, we've kept an eye on Jorja, who only continued to grow on her Project 11 EP before blossoming into a superstar with two features on Drake's More Life album earlier this spring. Catching her creamy vocals live will be the treat we've been waiting for.

Dizzee Rascal

From the streets of East London to a headlining slot on a stage halfway around the world off the strength of a dream and you're own damn sound. Dizzee Rascal has been taking it there for nearly fourteen years now and his music milestones are nowhere near finished. That's what you get when you've cemented a legacy. Dizzee will be headlining the opening night concert with a career-defining set inside Croatia's 2000-year-old coliseum that will include old hits as well as music from his latest album Raskit.


With little notice, the Church Road rapper dropped his debut album One Foot Out via XL Recordings earlier this year and immediately shot straight to No.2 on the iTunes chart. Catching the Trapper of the Year live in the flesh is a rare opportunity and we're not about to pass it up.

Kojo Funds

A little afroswing will go perfectly with Fort Punta Christo's clear waters and a long island iced tea. And as a leading player of the diasporic genre, Kojo Funds has claimed one of the most anticipated slots of the festival. Find him on the Radar Radio stage performing heaters like 'Dun Talkin', 'Fear No One' and 'Warning.'

AJ Tracey

Lil Tracey has come a long way in just a year. Last Outlook Festival, the grime MC performed just a few tracks during a DJ set in the moat. This year, he's earned a headlining slot on the main stage following the release of his acclaimed EP, his first North American tour alongside Santan Dave and the announcement that he has a new project in the works. With a new single and his Secure The Bag EP scheduled for release this fall, we're sure AJ will offer a sneak peak of what he's been cooking up all summer.

P Money

The Lewisham MC released his debut studio album Live & Direct to critical acclaim last year but P Money never had it in him to switch up. The lyrical champ has come through with guns blazing all summer as he's faced off against Dot Rotten in one of the most exciting clashes grime has seen in years. He's expected to bring the same energy from his Snake and Snake 2 EPs to the live stage.

Princess Nokia

Anytime Destiny does or says anything, we can't help but stan. She is divine feminine energy after all. The type of energy a line-up full of men needs.


The Hackney teen with monster hits is slated to hit the Adriatic Sea to deliver his wavy summer anthems like 'Addison Lee' and 'Aladdin'. His diasporic sound may just sound even better with the beach as a backdrop.

Big Zuu and Capo Lee

Big Zuu just dropped an EP. Capo Lee is a legendary MC in his own right. Recently, the pair teamed up on new anthem 'No Restarts' and we're sure the pair will find time to perform the banger on each other's scheduled stages this week.

Remaining tickets and information can be found on the festival website.