New acts announced for music festival’s first year in Dorset

New acts announced for festival’s first year in Dorset <i>(Image: Rob Jones)</i>
New acts announced for festival’s first year in Dorset (Image: Rob Jones)

THE line-up for a festival that will be coming to Wimborne St Giles for the first time has been announced.

We Out Here festival will be held between August 10 and 14, with over 100 new artists joining the 2023 bill.

The festival, which had been hosted in Cambridgeshire for its first three editions, champions genre pioneers alongside emerging talent, something festival founder Gilles Peterson has done throughout his 40-year career.

New headline acts Ezra Collective, Knucks, Nia Archives and Roisin Murphy have been confirmed for the festival One cornerstone of the festival is its jazz acts.

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The energetic Ezra Collective will be appearing alongside dubstep pioneer Mala and jazz luminary Joe Armon-Jones, who perform a highly lauded hybrid jazz/dub live show.

Hip Hop super duo Black Star will appear at the festival, 25 years after the release of their critically acclaimed debut album.

British funk band Cymande, who are celebrating 50 years, will perform, as well as Sun Ra Arkestra, led by 99-year-old bandleader Marshall Allen and Grammy-nominated vocalist Meshell Ndegeocello.

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Thirty years of seminal drum and bass and jungle labels Metalheadz and V-Recordings will be celebrated at the festival, with both booked in for takeover sets, including names such as Goldie, DJ Storm, LTJ Buken and Roni Size.

We Out Here provides a platform for the club and dance music scene, and has announced an expansive line-up of DJs to perform. Amongst the list are Omar S and Eris Drew, along with Ash Lauryn and Marcellus Pittma, who bring a celebration of the dance spirit of the US.

The founder and curator of We Out Here, Gilles Peterson, said: "I'm very excited for summer 2023 now. We've added over 100 musicians and DJs to this year’s line-up, featuring some of my favourite acts right now and exciting new talent in the scene today.

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"There’s even more to come over the coming weeks as we continue the warmup to We Out Here Festival 2023."

Alongside the music programme, festival-goers will be able to enjoy a host of family, wellness and cultural activities. This includes dance lessons, talks, a roller rink and a record store.