Sons of Kemet, Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia and former Messenger Gary Bartz line-up for We Out Here fest


The programme has been announced the inaugural We Out Here festival. Running from 15 to 18 August at Abbots Ripton in rural Cambridgeshire, the event is curated by Gilles Peterson and the festival draws heavily from his Brownswood imprint’s roster, along with artists championed on his Worldwide FM radio station. These include the likes of US spiritual jazz multi-instrumentalist Idris Ackamoor, renowned former Jazz Messenger saxophonist Gary Bartz and UK rapper Kojey Radical.

Jazz-sampling maverick Matthew Herbert, Shabaka Hutchings’ bands Sons of Kemet and The Comet Is Coming, saxophonist Nubya Garcia and drummer Moses Boyd’s Exodus are also on the bill, joining Steam Down Orchestra, Kokoroko and Skinny Pelembe, plus numerous DJ sets and electronic artists – a salient nod to the current jazz scene’s close relationship with club culture.

Fresh leftfield UK talent will also be on display throughout the weekend, as various contemporary risk-takers strut their questing stuff on the Future Bubblers stage. Alongside the music are numerous family activities, music discussions and discovery sessions, as well as a wide range of food and drink stalls.

The event offers camping and glamping options included in the price of a weekend ticket.

Mike Flynn

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