Event Preview: We Out Here Festival (Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire; Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th August 2022)


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Gilles Peterson, renowned explorer of lesser publicised but ground-breaking and tasty music, is back with his festival We Out Here. Curated by Peterson himself, it will be hosted at the end of August in beautiful Cambridgeshire fields around a wild lake. It’s a place to discover new music and celebrate the thriving arts culture buzzing across the UK now.

With a mix of electronic and live music stages, you can expect to see artists from around the globe sharing their energy. South African band BCUC is the perfect festival lift. With lots of huge bass drums and fierce but melodic vocals spinning yarns about social activism, they’ll likely get you jumping to the beat of their drums.

Azymuth are a legendary jazz-funk trio from Brazil. They are releasing previously unheard demos from the 70s and are now on a tour around the world bringing their unique style of samba they call samba doido, or ‘crazy samba’. Anyone else intrigued?

Emma-Jean Thackray is one of our favourite Londoner multi-instrumentalists with a driving force of curiosity. She has always brought a fresh, distinct look from her spiritually-minded, dancefloor-angled take on jazz. 

We met Kemani Anderson from Secret Night Gang at an awards ceremony recently and can’t wait to see what these humble youngsters from Manchester will bring. They have been together since they were fourteen and play a mix of soul, r&b and gospel and all that’s in between.

Zoe’s Shanghai is another interesting band to watch out for. The Paris-based four-piece band released their first full-length album Lava Love in 2021. They were set in the French region of Auvergne, with its mountain ranges and dormant volcanoes. This influenced their music by connecting a kaleidoscope of musical colours, feelings and reflections in thrilling and original ways.

And for the moments you need to give your feet a break, there are hot tubs, lakes and forest getaways. But our advice is to hold out on those sore soles and don’t miss too much music!

 

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