Today, We Out Here festival – Gilles Peterson’s award-winning weekender – presents a cross-generational and diverse programme of over 300 new artists and 15 exciting stages, ranging from the very best in jazz, drum and bass, hip-hop, electronic, dub, soul and everything in-between. The festival will be taking place this August 10-14th, at their new home of Wimborne St Giles, Dorset. Final tickets are on sale to purchase at https://weoutherefestival.com/.
One of the highlights is the Hennessy Corner program, an innovative venue featuring exciting DJ sets, thrilling jam sessions, and a nightly one-of-a-kind collaborative performance. This year, expect performances such as Slum Village’s Illa J & Harleighblu with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, and Steam Down with grime MC P Money. As part of the 50 years of Hip Hop celebrations, Hennessy will also present Mr Thing & Shortee Blitz’s ‘A Live UK Hip Hop’ mixtape with surprise guests, and Fresh Jive will host a day of Hip Hop Dance cyphers. These additions enhance the already diverse lineup that includes Roisin Murphy, Goldie, Ezra Collective, Nia Archives, Knucks, and Black Star (Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def & Talib Kweli). Get ready for a weekend filled with incredible music and a memorable cultural celebration.
This year, Brawn restaurant at Columbia Road collaborates with Brownswood Recordings and Worldwide FM, led by Gilles Peterson, to present the Brawnswood stage. In addition to their restaurant offering food and drinks throughout the day, including cooked breakfast favorites paired with fine wines and cocktails, the stage will feature a carefully curated lineup of DJs and Live Artists delivering intimate and stripped-back sets. Notable live performances include Secret Night Gang’s neo-soul sounds, Jimetta Rose from LA accompanied by her community-choir The Voices of Creation, and the legendary songwriter Brian Jackson. The DJ lineup further enhances this exceptional experience.
Brawnswood is excited to host renowned electronic virtuoso DJ Aroop Roy, along with Haseeb Iqbal and Eleswhere Sondio. Moreover, the event will feature an unforgettable intimate session by none other than Gilles Peterson himself.
We Out Here is offering an exciting new feature this year: the Roller Rink. Festival-goers can enjoy free skate hire all day, courtesy of Carhartt WIP. As night falls, the Roller Rink will turn into a vibrant dancefloor, hosting a range of unforgettable parties. Expect thrilling events like High Hopes, Alexander Nut’s Eglo Records, the soulful Touching Bass, and the eclectic Sounds of the Universe.
This year, We Out Here is expanding its lineup with more acts and new stages. In addition, we’re excited to announce partnerships with Liverpool’s Melodic Distraction radio station, broadcasting live music throughout the weekend, and the Near Mint Record Store, featuring independent labels, sellers, and stores from around the world offering records and spinning tunes. For those seeking a calm atmosphere, the Blue Moon Cafe in the campsite serves hot drinks, food, and ambient sounds all weekend. Moreover, we’ve introduced the Sanctuary, a tranquil space near the lake that offers selections to help you relax and ease into the day.
Gilles Peterson, the Founder & Curator, expresses anticipation for the upcoming We Out Here event. With only a month left, he eagerly shares the extensive lineup featuring renowned legends and promising emerging artists. The prospect of reuniting the entire community at their new venue fills him with excitement and warmth.
The festival’s complete lineup embodies its fundamental values of celebrating live music alongside club culture. In addition to the extensive music offerings, there will be enrichments from partners, wellness activities, talks, and family-friendly events, catering to a diverse range of interests.
‘We Out Here’ is hosting its fourth edition from August 10th to 14th in their picturesque new location of Wimborne St Giles. After three successful editions in Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire, the festival is thrilled to begin a new chapter in a charming new venue, set across 400 acres of beautiful parkland in the South-West of England.
Nestled among tall trees, the new location provides We Out Here’s vibrant community with an exclusive chance to disconnect from the outside world and wholeheartedly engage in what has become synonymous with We Out Here—exceptional live music, unparalleled record collections, top-notch sound and production, family-oriented wellness and cultural activities, and most importantly, bringing together a global family of conscious music enthusiasts.