Heidi visited the Vienna based New Sound Festival for the first time this year. Since it’s been going strong for the last two years we thought it a safe bet. Plus the ever energizing White Miles were playing!

White Miles

The festival is held every year in March at the Ottakringer Brewery, an amazing and pretty much perfect venue. The highlight of the evening was (besides the already mentioned Tirolean rock duo White Miles) the performance of Joan As Police Woman and Benjamin Lazar Davis. Check them out – they just released an album called Let It Be You – you won’t be disappointed.

Joan As Police Woman & Benjamin Lazar Davis

An already great evening was made even better when we discovered the food trucks in front. All I’m gonna say is: if you find yourself in Vienna hungry, find the Pastrami Baby guys. I promise, you won’t regret it.

Pastramy Baby food truck

It’s not only music, it’s an experience! You often hear that from festival PR people. But you really have to experience at least one music festival in your life time, even if you’re not a real music buff. The vibe, the music, the people, the relaxed, anything goes atmosphere mixed with summer and preferably the seaside is so unique you get hooked in an instant.

Outlook Festival has all of that and even more. It really is the place to be in the beginning of september in Croatia.

All the venues are equipped with the best and most powerful sound systems you can think of, and variety of the different bass genres is overwhelming. Walking around the ruins and discovering little venues set in dungeons, nooks and little courtyards, each hosting their own style of music with their own crowd is surreal. And you get lost in the music. Sounds corny right? Especially coming from a rock chick. But this is Outlook Festival. You’d be surprised how many people come visit, who really don’t follow bass music religiously, but here you learn almost everything about it first hand. And the lessons are long and powerfull. Everything goes here, from emerging underground sounds, to established styles, that are already reigning the dance charts around the world.

The next great thing about the festival is the crowd. The cincerety of the bass lovers is so charming and even if you had to much to drink the night before they’ll take you on a journey… One could get almost emotional when you see a free spirited reagge buff, a crowd of dnb freaks, easy dub people, some freaky grime enthusiasts all celebrating the same love. Love for music that is….

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