First Acts Announced For We Out Here 2020

Gilles Peterson's festival brings an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, and soul to the Cambridgeshire countryside once more
Posted: 7 February 2020 Words: James Kilpin
Floating Points, Josey Rebelle, Steam Down, and Jayda G are among the first acts announced for Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here Festival, which returns to Cambridgeshire countryside this August for a second edition.

Launched last year as a ‘Worldwide Family Gathering’, the debut outing boasted a lineup that drew heavily from the worlds of jazz, funk, and soul, as well as offering a strong showing from the electronic music underground, reflecting the passion that Gilles Peterson has shown for a variety of sounds throughout his career as a DJ, radio presenter, label boss, and festival organiser.

And this is also on display with the first wave announcement for the forthcoming instalment, with the likes of Kenny Dope, Joy Orbison, Underground Resistance and Shackleton on the lineup alongside a selection jazz favourites young and old – from rising stars Ezra Collective and Ashley Henry to veteran saxophonist Archie Shepp.

Elsewhere there’s drum and bass from Fabio & Grooverider and DJ Storm, reggae/dub from legendary soundsystem Channel One, Afro club music courtesy of Tash LC, and plenty more besides.

The festival’s second edition be held from 20th-23rd August on the site that was formerly home to Secret Garden Party in the village of Abbot’s Ripton.

For the full lineup so far, click here.

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