Outlook Festival marks its 10th year in 2017 with a special 2,500 capacity orchestral concert in the Royal Festival Hall in London’s Southbank Centre on January 12th.
Since the huge success of Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra bringing the sounds of Ibiza to the BBC Proms stage in 2015, there has been no shortage of musicians wanting to test their sound with classically trained musicians.
This Thursday, Outlook Festival will welcome some of the biggest MC’s and vocalists alongside a 20 piece orchestra that has been preloaded with two drummers and extended rhythm section as well as large string and horn sections in a one-off celebration to mark the huge and continued success of Outlook Festival over the last 10 years. What began as a simple 1,000 person party has now become a Soundsystem staple drawing 14,000 people from across Europe annually.
Pharaohe Monch joins the line-up with Jungalist heavyweight Congo Natty, while Jenna G and Dawn Penn make up some of the best loved female vocals. Flowdan, Killa P, Jehst, Foreign Beggars and Newham Generals will all be on hand to represent UK Grime and Hip Hop and hearing General Levy perform ‘Incredible’ live will surely be considered a major highlight for many in what promises to be a massive celebration of soundsystem culture, as Outlook Festival organisers continue to push the boundaries of Bass music hedonism on the road to Outlook Festival 2017.
Tommy Evans – the BASCA award winning composer and leading light behind Submotion Orchestra and Gentleman’s Dub Club – will be leading the orchestra on the night, assisted by trumpeter and arranger Matt Roberts. Presenter Mary Anne Hobbs, known widely for her passion for new music, will be taking on introductions. Mad Professor and Adrian Sherwood combine on mixing duties for an evening of live music featuring some of the biggest tracks in Sound system culture as well as the biggest names in Reggae, Dubstep, D’n’B and beyond.
Tickets are available here.