Boat parties at Dimensions Festival

Heads-up kids… it’s time to sync your watches, phones and Google calendars; it’s almost time for Dimensions Festival boat parties. Dimensions Festival literally put the eventful into events – by hosting parties in the most amazing of backdrops and venues (a Roman amphitheatre and a 2,000 year old moat, who can beat that?). This August they are using a venue that’s as beautiful as it is breath taking – the Adriatic ocean.

Dimensions Festival boat parties feature (sitting comfortably?) Eglo Records, , NTS, Dispatch Recordings,, Bodytonic, Berlin Community Radio, Gerd Janson, Floating Points, Bicep, Hessle Audio, Daniele Baldelli, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Osunlade, Daniel Avery, Horse Meat Disco, Goldie, Sadar Bahar, Hunee and Jeremy Underground. Notably they come with just one house rule – STRICTLY summertime vibes only.

So what are MEG.ie’s boat parties most wanted to soundtrack that Fanta orange sunset?

Berlin Community Radio:
Sarah and Anastazja are the power houses behind Berlin Community Radio. Starting life as Welcome to the Room they have elevated the power and pow of online radio, evolving to an impressive rota of shows and an online BCR Zine to “establish a modern platform for cultural exchange”. With a roster of artists including Call Super, Palms Tracks, Laurel Halo and DJ Richard their ethos is music to the maximum. Their binge inducing Soundcloud stream and schedule is full of artists that you know, artists you should know and artists you wish you had known. Mala, ΚΕΜΑΛ (Berceuse Heroique) and Telephones are going to bring a lil bit of Berlin to the Croatian coastline – this is one boat party that’s way too cool for high school. [Tickets & Info]

Soul in the Hole:
While Soul in the Hole takes the title for the craziest titled boat party, it’s certainly lining up to be one of the most memorable. Self-confessed vinyl junky Sadar Bahar has an addiction not only to vinyl but to cherry picking those finest forgotten funk, disco and soul records to blend unmissable awe inspiring sets. Theo Parish calls him one of the best American Dj’s around – for very good reason. Rush Hour champion and boss Antal joins him on board this get down gondola. As diverse as he is entertaining, Antal will be responsible for those snapchats that drive everyone at home into a self-induced FOMO. [Tickets & Info]

Bodytonic present Daniele Baldelli

2015 will be Bodytonic’s third Dimensions Festival boat party. While some call that an achievement – they call each one a benchmark, determined to raise that divilmet bar, year after year. By bagging the services of cosmic disco king Daniele Baldelli they are guaranteed to have every Irish person worth their tequila salt crammed on board this peachy pleasure craft. Expect to laugh yourself into nautical knots, experience all kinds of maritime mischief while throwing some aquatic acrobatic shapes.

Daniele Baldelli was and still is THE major innovator on the Italo Disco scene. As a producer and dj (with 60,000 records to hand) he remains as prolific and in demand as ever. From partying open shirted with Grace Jones in the 80’s to more recently remixing Róisín Murphy. – that’s what you call being a disco don to the max. With Bodytonic djs on hand to skipper this adventure – you know what boat you need to be on. [Tickets & Info]

It’s time to take the guess work out of your summer adventure. Further information about Dimensions Festival and their boat parties can be found here.

Rachel Hegarty

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