According to a recent line-up release, the sixth edition of the Dimensions Festival in Pula, Istria from the 30th of August to the 3rd of September this summer will surely attract more electronic music lovers than ever before.
One of the most popular underground electronic music festivals in Croatia and a nominee for the UK Festival Award for the Best Overseas Festival, this year will host the iconic Jamaican singer, songwriter, supermodel and actress Grace Jones who is to perform for the first time in Croatia at the opening of the Dimensions Festival.
Apart from the enigmatic icon of the music scene, a 200 year old Fort Punta Christo in Pula will also host some of the most popular names of electronic beats such as Moderat, Moses Boyd:SoloX, Yussef Kamaal, Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz, Ata Kak, Theo Parrish, Floating Points, Levon Vincent and many others.
After moving to New York when she was thirteen, Jones started out as a model working for popular names from the fashion industry such as Yves St. Laurent, Claude Montana, and Kenzo Takada. She appeared regularly on the covers of Elle, Vogue and Stern magazines. In the late 1970s, she made a record deal with Island Records and moved into dance, new wave and reggae music. She entered the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart with “Pull Up to the Bumper”, “I’ve Seen That Face Before”, “Private Life”, “Slave to the Rhythm” and “I’m Not Perfect”. Her most popular albums include Warm Leatherette (1980), Nightclubbing (1981), and Slave to the Rhythm (1985).
During her music career, she also appeared in some low-budget films in the US during the 1970s and early 1980s. With her role as Zula in the SF film Conan the Destroyer alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, she made her first notable appearance. She also starred in the James Bond movie A View to a Kill, Eddie Murphy’s film Boomerang and Wolf Girl. Jones was nominated for Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her work in these three films.
In December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 40th most successful dance artist of all times.