Membrain Festival 2019

This summer Croatia’s 4th Membrain Festival is a host to 80 artists from all corners of the globe in what is hoping to become the most cutting edge electronic music festival in the world, if not Europe! Partnering up with Bristol’s renowned Noise Test, a concept night which forces artists to play their own unreleased productions, a natural magnet attracting top skilled producers and industry heads for 13 years.

Membrain, Croatia’s only home bred underground bass festival unveiled the exciting union with it's biggest line up up to date boasting 80 international artists representing a mix of cultures and global music movements. 

Dalmatia will host this spectacular alliance in Martinska Bay, Šibenik’s exciting new festival hot spot for a long weekend from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th of August.

Regarding the lineup it’s hard to define the biggest single names in the European underground scene but we cannot ignore the force that is Loxy-London’s biggest DNB asset who’s been at the forefront of the experimental and deeper side of the genre’s evolution for two decades, alongside DLR a household name representing the cream of the crop for the more fast paced DNB. Between them the whole spectrum is covered and comes directly from the heart of the UK underground where the music originated. Everyone has been advised to prepare themselves for hearing unrecognisable sides to DNB they never knew existed.

But this is not a strictly DNB education, the explosive duo Stagga and Magugu will be making their Croatian debut like many others bringing a huge, fresh dubstep/bass/140 sound with Magugu’s infectious, heavy handed ‘pigeon rap’ alongside.

Hamburg’s Beressi, a key player in the huge, global LO-FI movement, recognised for his specific and classic combination of old skool hip hop and modern sub bass elements will also, along many others bemaking his Croatian debut. Rude FM's Spindall will be doing a special UK Garage set and Membrain and Noise Test residents willfill any genre voids, exploring everything from Ska, Reggae, Psy-Trance, Dub,Footwork, Tropical and so on!

Expect stage takeovers from Loxy’s Cylon Recordings and DLR’s Sofa Sound as well as Presha from Samurai Music with a highlight appearance and last minute addition from The Untouchables-adangerous duo from Brussels focused on seriously heavy sub sonics. X Nation will be representing UKJungle with him and Skitty's label Foundation X, UVB-76 Music's whole super team; Pessimist, Overlook,Vega, Clarity and Karim Maas, teasing the fusion between Atmospheric DNB and Techno with the trio Ruffhouse playing a rare appearance as all three members!

Other legends worth a mention is Genotype whose career has stamped him on every respected label inthe scene, the incredible OneMind, the new collaborative project between DLR and Mako. Ireland’s Altex will be taking over a stage bringing that duppy Boey Audio sound! Expect sports and fun in the sea with a waterfront stage, this year is expected to be an unforgettable experience.

Artists are travelling to Croatia for their first time from as far as Tokyo, Australia, Washington, Canada, South America, Spain, Belgium, Portugal all nearby Croatian regions including a talented Romanian crew who will be exploring the deeper, darker sides of DNB, Techno & Ambient.

The huge global collective with it's four day programme across 3 stages will be remembered for giving you a taste of some the most important music that lies beneath the surface of the known global underground. A mix of new leaders alongside the original pioneers will educate you with sounds that simply need to be heard.

Martinska Bay is located just across the water from the main town and is a host to five other festivals this summer, including the cool Rock festival Regius, Seasplash, Nox and others. Alongside the rich 4 day programme, free camping is provided in a deep, shaded pine tree forest situated on the festival grounds.


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