Live Review: We Out Here Festival 2019

The inaugural We Out Here Festival in Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire saw Gilles Peterson curating a festival that embraced live music and club culture, beginning with a set from Nubya Garcia (below), followed by DJ sets from Matthew Herbert and Maxwell Owin.

 

 

Alabaster dePlume (above) utilised spoken word and experimental music to spread a message of love and co-operation, which fitted in with the warm vibe of the festival.
Curator Gilles Peterson (below) described the festival as “an amazing few days” and “a dream come true”.

 

 

Saturday featured Sons of Kemet (below) on the main stage and saw Binker Golding and Sarah Tandy (above) record a duet performance for BBC Radio 3’s J to Z radio show, introduced by presenter Jumoké Fashola. They performed tunes from Binker’s forthcoming album Abstractions of reality past & incredible feathers.

 

 

Headliner and jazz legend Gary Bartz performed with trumpeter Axel Kaner-Lidstrom, with special guests Dwight Trible, Zara McFarlane and Saul Williams, supported by members of Maisha. This was followed by the final act, The Comet Is Coming, who played music from their recent album Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery.

Words: Charlie Anderson.

Photos: Lisa Wormsley.