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OUTLOOK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES BOAT PARTY SCHEDULE FOR 2017

16.05.2017

An integral part of any Outlook-goers experience, the infamous boat parties each year play host to your favourite MCs, DJs and crews for energetic takeovers, whilst riding the Adriatic waves. Pulling out all the stops for the 10 year celebrations, 2017's jam packed schedule features the cream of the crop, with Deep Medi, Shogun Audio, Swing Ting, Just Jam, Metalheadz and many more on hosting duties. From midday on Thursday through Sunday, over ten boats per day set sail from Fort Punta Christo's picturesque harbour, giving festival goers intimate dance sessions in the middle of the ocean. Available only with a festival ticket, limited passes for each boat are available from just £20 and are on sale Thursday 18th June, but move quick, these never stick around for long!

Kicking off proceedings, Outlook have called on the B2B dream team TQD, with Royal T, Flava D, and DJ Q bringing bassline flavours to the first boat off the shores, closely followed by Scotch Bonnet, who have recruited sound system dons Mungos Hifi, and collaborator Charlie P for their Thursday afternoon adventure. For the hip hop lovers, Diplomats of Sound have you covered with Queens rapper Pharoahe Monch, YNR boss Jehst, and The Mouse Outfit all aboard. Grime collective Butterz add the whole family to their boat, with Elijah & Skilliam, Swindle, Murlo, Champion, plus Serious MC on hosting duties, Dub Smugglers invite Soom T and Gardna, whilst Congo Natty reps for junglists worldwide, with a heavy bill of Iron Dread, Nanci, Lady Chann and Mad Professor. Loefah heads up the Swamp 81 boat, alongside Paleman, Lamont and Chunky, whilst Chimpo presents a hefty all-star B2B taking controls alongside Spooky and Spyro, plus pals Grandmixxer, Killa P and Black Josh - not one to be missed! DnB heads rejoice, as the Collective crew stack Randall, DLR, Onset and MC Fokus on their bill, and Resident Advisor finalise Thursdays schedule with bass heavy explorations from The Bug, Flowdan and Riko Dan plus Madam X.

Friday's schedule features royalty from the worlds of dub, grime, roots, reggae, bass and beyond, starting early, Manchester party crew Swing Ting, explore afrobeat rhythms with Murlo, Amy Becker, Equiknoxx, as well as famila Samrai, Platt, Joey B & Fox, Gentleman's Dub Club bring their sound to the Adriatic, alongside Adrian Sherwood, Stand High Patrol, supported by vocalists Eva Lazarus and Parly B. Repping for sister festival Dimensions is Dan Shake and the Dimensions Soundsystem team, and more family vibes come in the shape of Leeds natives Sub Dub, who add a touch of old school dub from Horace Andy, Iration Steppas, Murray Man, and Sinai Sound's Chef. Stepping in for the epic Starwarz x Dispatch takeover is Marcus Intalex, Signal, Kyrist and more, on top of another another heavy bass led bill from 1985, where Alix Perez is set to go B2B with Skeptical. Madam X and her Kaizen family host their debut boat, plus Metalheadz set sail with OG Goldie b2b with Ant TC1 playing a history of Headz set. Back for their second year London's Radar Radio return, with a stellar cast of fresh talent, including Sir Spyro, Amy Becker, Mungo and Jetsss, whilst LEVELZ have added their full Manchester mischief squad. Rounding off Friday's sessions are legendary imprint Contact, with Ivy Lab, Truth and Youngsta - huge.

Saturday's outings are equally gigantic with Crucast featuring P Money, Uprise Audio, Warning and Keepin it Grimey, all recruiting allstar line-ups for the first waves. The Shogun Audio vessel will be steered by Icicle and friends, Critical Sound's entire roster is on board (think Enei, Kasra, & Ivy Lab), and of the course, back again will be the legendary Deep Medi (which sold out in a record under 1 minute last year) with Outlook mainstays Mala, Commodo, Jack Sparrow, Gantz amongst the bill. My Nu Leng bring a host of mates on deck, Just Jam keep it energetic with Zed Bias, Murlo and Grandmixxer, whilst UK hip hop comes from High Focus Records roster of Fliptrix, Dirty Dike, Ed Scissor as well as the rest of the label regulars. Deep, Dark & Dangerous live up to their namesake recruiting the likes of Truth, Youngsta, District Motive and more for their bass heavy boat, finalising Saturday's choices for a sunset escapade are roots regulars Dub Stuy featuring Iration Steppas, Murray Man, Doctor Jeep, Von D & Rider Shafique.

Dubstep fanatics FATKIDONFIRE, start the final day of the festival with a bang, inviting J:Kenzo, Jack Sparrow along for the ride, AJ Tracey's MTP host with Big Zuu and Ets, plus gal-dem rep for the ladies featuring Madam X, Nidia Minaj & IAMDDB. There's a Dub Phizix & Strategy Well Good Boat Party, Channel One bring strictly roots and dub, plus Pressure have secured an exclusive 7' wax set with The Bug on top of live performances from Lady Chann, Miss Red and Riko Dan - set to test the limits of the custom speakers, whilst Bladerunnaz x RE:SET have Icicle & Skittles plus special guests. Part of the Outlook crew since day dot, Hatcha has compiled a very special bill for the tenth year of Outlook - Loefah, Plastician, Mighty Moe all join, expect nostalgic hits and festival favs throughout. Ministry of Sounds / No Requests sun down boat brings garage sounds with Zed Bias and Matt Jam Lamont. Kahn & Neek headline Bristol underground bass crew Bandulu's ship, with head honchos Boofy & Hi 5 Ghost, and last but not least Mixcloud go jungle heavy with Randall, Kenny Ken and Josey Rebelle. Phew.

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