The first wave of the line-up has been revealed for We Out Here Festival which is co-curated by broadcaster and DJ Gilles Peterson, his label Brownswood and radio station Worldwide FM, and returns for its 2nd edition at Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire (the old Secret Garden Party site) from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd August 2021.
A festival for everyone; music lovers, clubbers and families alike, the live music line-up has pivotal players from across the UK's thriving jazz scene including Ezra Collective, Mo-es Boyd, Emma Jean Thackray and Steam Down Orchestra, plus solo sessions from neo-soul talent Greentea Peng, multifaceted producer Alfa Mist, pianist Ashley Henry and drumming extraordinaires Yussef Dayes and Sarathy Korwar. Mancunians Matthew Halsall and Secret Night Gang will showcase the city's northern soul and Brownswood’s gritty brit-funk project STR4TA will make their debut performance; and IG Culture bring the Broken Beat jazz (aka BRUK) movement with LCSM and Overmono perform their 2020 AV live show.
The offering of DJs has Sherelle, Club Yeke founder Tash LC and Radio 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova, Call Super, Alexander Nut, Dan Shake, Tina Edwards, Coco Maria, Global Roots, disco-digger Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, pioneering force Colin Curtis, Manchester mainstay’s DJ Paulette, Luke Una and Mr Scruff. a selection of drum and bass originators including DJ Flight, Fabio & Grooverider and DJ Storm, as well as, legendary reggae soundsystem Channel One and lover’s rock pioneer Dennis Bovell.
live acts:- Alfa Mist, Ashley Henry, Demae, Emma-Jean Thackray, Ezra Collective, Greentea Peng, IG Culture presents LCSM, Joe Armon-Jones, [ K S R ], Lynda Dawn, Matthew Halsall, Melt Yourself Down, Moses Boyd, Overmono, Sahra Gure, Sarathy Korwar, Secret Night Gang, Steam Down, STR4TA, The Heliocentrics, Yussef Dayes.
DJs:- Alexander Nut, Call Super, Channel One Sound System, Charlie Dark, Coco Maria, Colin Curtis, Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy, Dan Shake, Dennis Bovell, DJ Flight, DJ Paulette, DJ Storm, Fabio & Grooverider, Gilles Peterson, Global Roots, Jamz Supernova, Luke Una, MLE, Mr Scruff, Sherelle, Tash LC, Tina Edwards.
Founder and curator, Gilles Peterson, said; “We’re so excited to be announcing the 2021 plans for We Out Here, and are eager to safely reunite with live music once again in whatever way is possible. Festivals are a crucial part of the musical ecosystem, and we are so proud to stand by and support this majority UK based line up. Through the challenges of this year, there has also been incredible creativity, with our community coming together digitally for the 2019 edition. Next year, we can't wait to get to work rebuilding and reuniting to do the things we love.”
With development of the vaccines as well as the roll-out of government trials for mass testing, We Out Here is confident that the event will go ahead as planned. While hopeful, organisers are considering various formats should there still be regulations in place, to ensure a safe and enjoyable event can take place next summer.
Alongside the musical programme, there's also a programme of activities for all the family - including films, talks wellbeing, discussions and discovery sessions, plus a selection of food and drink from across the world.
Early bird tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend with camping: £120
Children aged 0-15 are free but need a ticket.
Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.
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