Next summer in Croatia will herald the final ever Soundwave Festival, concluding what has been an epic odyssey on its tenth birthday.
As one of the longest running events in the dazzling Adriatic region – along with The Garden Festival and Outlook – the sublime Soundwave has very much always taken its own adventurous path, staying true to its original roots built across a beautifully diverse music spectrum whilst weaving a mesmeric holiday and festival into a glorious weekend. Running from Thursday 26th – Monday 30th July, this is the last chance to experience what is widely regarded as one of Europe’s finest boutique events, celebrating a decade of festivals in its spiritual home of Tisno.
The Last Soundwave is an opportunity to return to the idyllic Dalmatian Coastline one more time and savour some of the world’s finest live artists and DJs from across broken beat, reggae, afro, acid jazz, hip-hop, soul, funk, drum and bass and much more. The first wave line-up has just been announced, with many more to follow. Soundwave will welcome Jordan Rakei, Romare (Live), Submotion Orchestra (Live), Horse Meat Disco, DJ Marky, Sons Of Kemet, Channel One Soundsystem, Riot Jazz (Live), Al Dobson Jr, Tenderlonious, Mahalia, Chunky, SNO, Desta, Jonny Dub, Rich Reason, DJ Gilla, DJ BobaFatt and DJ Mo Fingaz, with many more to be revealed.
Confirmed clubs, labels and collectives partnering up with Soundwave are Soundcrash, Hoya:Hoya, First Word Records, 22a Records, South London Soul Train, Main Squeeze, Bruk Up, Hidden, Tuckshop, So Flute and Good Life.
Noah Ball, one of Soundwave’s founders, explains:
““It’s not been an easy decision to bring Soundwave to a close in 2018, but for us it also feels like the right one to make, too. We’ve had an amazing run in Croatia, from the first years in Petrcane and now in Tisno, and we all look back with great pride and affection for what we have achieved in the last 9 years here in this wonderful country. Finishing on our tenth year will bring everything together into one last adventure and we intend to make it a fitting climax for the festival and everyone who has ever been a part of it, from the music lovers around the world who come each year, the artists who are like our friends and all of the crew involved. It’s going to be a very special few days next summer as we say goodbye to Soundwave, and we are putting together a line-up representative of the festival’s unique sound. It’s certainly going to be emotional – we hope to see lots of old faces and new joining us for this final edition!”