If pressed to name one musical mind in the UK that has quietly vibe-shifted music into more cerebral channels over the past three decades, we’d have to say it’s Gilles Peterson. The Brownswood Recordings boss, presenter and DJ’s jazz and electronic festival WeOutHere hits just right every year, and, in 2023, is upping sticks to Dorset.
The 10th August will see the sceniest of international jazz, house and techno scenes converge on Wimborne St Giles estate in Dorset for four days of tunes and revelry. The award-winning weekender consistently draws some of the coolest names in the business, and has already confirmed over 100 acts for 2023, leaning heavily into diversity and cross-generational appeal.
Let’s drill down into the lineup. First off: jazz. Peterson has carved a name out for himself dusting down old vinyl that appeals to new ears, and is in large part responsible for the jazz scene percolating in London and LA. He’s assembled top acts from all corners of the genre, including Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, and Children of Zeus, which are sharing the stage with legends including Cymande, Marcos Valle, and Sun Ra Arkestra.
Backpack rap’s headline duo Black Star (Yasiin Bey & Talib Kweli) will be making an appearance. As for the wheels of steel, veteran DJ acts like Roni Size, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Omar S, DJ Koze, Goldie and Mr Peterson himself will be throwing sounds alongside young guns like Josey Rebelle, Dan Shake, Hunee and Alexander Nut. And, there are plenty of activities thrown in to keep things loose and fun, which in the past have included record fairs, roller rinks, wild swimming and dance workshops.
Get to listening. No matter how well-versed you are in the music sweeping through Hackney and Deptford, there will be a lot of acts worth seeing to broaden your knowledge.
Full lineup here.
How do I get there?
By Train: the nearest station is Salisbury. Trains from London leave around every half an hour from London Waterloo and take 1 hour 20 minutes. They will be running regular train station transfers from Salisbury station direct to the site which can be purchased on the festival website.
By Coach: the festival offers carbon-offset coach travel via Tuned in Travel, from a variety of locations around the UK (Bristol, Leeds, Manchester and London). This option is discounted to incentivise taking the most sustainable option.
By Car: car Parking is available to purchase in either the General Car Park or Boutique Car Park. Parking covers from Thursday 10 August at 12pm to Monday 14 August at 12pm. To book car parking click this link.
Weekend Ticket: £210.00 + £18.00 booking fee
Thursday Ticket: £69.00 + £6.90 booking fee
Friday Ticket: £85.00 + £8.50 booking fee
Saturday Ticket: £85.00 + £8.50 booking fee
Sunday Ticket: £85.00 + £8.50 booking fee
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Where can I get them?
Tickets are available via Kaboodle at the website.