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Soundwave announces its tenth and final year

The first artists are announced for the final outing of Soundwave Festival.

Taking place in the idyllic Croatian town of Tisno, Soundwave organisers have confirmed initial details of the tenth and final festival. It concludes a decade of music, offering an Adriatic odyssey in Croatia.

Scheduled to take place from the 26 – 30 July 2017, it marks the final chance to experience the festival’s unique setting, music and experience at one of Europe’s finest boutique events.

Bringing together some of the world’s biggest live artists and DJs from across broken beat, reggae, afro, acid jazz, hip-hop, soul, funk, drum and bass, and more, Soundwave has announced the first wave of acts.

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 are the first to be confirmed for the festival line-up.

Confirmed clubs, labels and collectives teaming up with this year’s final outing of Soundwave Festival include Soundcrash, Hoya-Hoya, First Word Records, 22a Records, South London Soul Train, Main Squeeze, Bruk Up, Hidden, Tuckshop, So Flute, and Good Life.

Speaking of the announcement that Soundwave will draw to a close, founder Noah Ball says:

“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.”

Soundwave runs from the 26 – 30 July 2018 in Tisno, Croatia.

Tickets for Soundwave Festival are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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