We Out Here announces Gilles Peterson-curated stage programme for 2022 edition

Taking place August 25-28, We Out Here is back bigger and better than ever

10.08.22

Words by: Billy Ward

This August bank holiday is heating up to be a weekend to remember as We Out Here prepares to return to Cambridge for its anticipated third chapter.

Curated by broadcaster and DJ Gilles Peterson, in association with Worldwide FM and Brownswood Recordings, today the festival reveals the star-studded line-up for its 4 main stages.

The Main Stage is quickly becoming an iconic presence on the UK festival circuit, with this year’s headliners including Detroit techno stars Underground Resistance. They’ll be bringing their militantly DIY attitude to Abbots Ripton for a masterclass in dance music that lit up the 1990s during their height of influence. 

If one boundary-pushing US act wasn’t enough, New York dance legends Masters At Work will also be joining the party to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their game-changing ‘Nuyorican Soul’ record. Godfathers of the drum ‘n’ bass and jungle scene Fabio & Grooverider are set to join the Outlook Orchestra for a massive live performance celebrating the past, present and future of UK rave culture, while Pharoah Sanders will join the likes of UK jazz staples Kokoroko, The Comet is Coming, Emma-Jean Thackray and Nala Sinephro, to complete proceedings on the Main Stage.

Elsewhere, the Rhythm Corner stage welcomes a Hessle Audio takeover, celebrating 15 years of the essential imprint with performances from Ben UFO, Pangaea and Pearson Sound, plus special guests Shanti Celeste and Bake. On the Saturday, Josey Rebelle has pulled together a bass heavy lineup featuring herself, SHERELLE, Channel One, Gilles Peterson and Shut Up and Dance.

Other highlights happening at the Rhythm Stage include live sets from Overmono, Koreless and Elkka and Jah Shaka running all night long.

The Lush Life stage welcomes a mixture of DJs and live acts for the weekend, including Calibre, cktrl, Bradley Zero and John Glacier – who’s latest project ‘SHILOH: Lost For Words’ made it onto our 25 Best Albums of 2021 list. They’ll be performing in the midst of stage takeovers from Total Refreshment Centre, Musica Macondo, First Word Records and a Bristol scene focus courtesy of Worm Discs.

Rounding off the latest announcement, the Forest & Woodland stages are hosting Eglo Records, BBE, Touching Bass, Crown Ruler and Mr Scruff, welcoming sets from Luke Una, Tim Reaper, dreamcastmoe, Parris, Marcia Carr and many more.

We Out Here is set to announce an additional 12 stages of music at the end of the month, platforming over 250 live artists and DJs across the 4 days.

Find out more information about the line up and buy tickets for the festival here.

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