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Martin Guttridge-Hewitt
2 February 2023, 15:34

Nia Archives, Roisin Murphy, Knucks, more added to We Out Here 2023 line-up

Omar S, Eris Drew, Josey Rebelle, Ash Lauryn, and Marcellus Pittman are also confirmed for Gilles Peterson's celebrated weekender 

We Out Here festival 2023 line-up

UK festival We Out Here has added further names to its 2023 line-up, including Nia Archives, Roisin Murphy and Knucks. The festival will run from Thursday 10th to Monday 14th August at its new home of Wimborne St Giles in Dorset, England.

Also joining the bill will be next generation jazzists Ezra Collective and acid jazz stalwarts Galliano. Hip-hop dons Black Star — Yasiin Bey, FKA Mos Def, and Talib Kweli - are also confirmed, having this year celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album. 

Digital Mystikz co-founder and dubstep pioneer Mala will perform alongside multi-instrumentalist Joe Armon-Jones. Liv.e, Children of Zeus, DOMi & JD Beck, and Cymande have also been added to the line-up, as have the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra, helmed by 98-year-old leader Marshall Allen and Grammy-nominated vocalist Meshell Ndegeocello.

Founded by Gilles Peterson, We Out Here has a heavy focus on jazzier ends of electronic music, but house and techno artists are well represented too, including Omar S, Eris Drew, Ash Lauryn, Marcellus Pittman, Horse Meat Disco, and Josey Rebelle. Meanwhile, seminal drum & bass imprints Metalheadz and V-Recordings will host a showcase marking 30 years in the game with LTJ Bukem, Goldie, DJ Storm and Roni Size.

Tickets, full line-up details and information can be found here.

"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. There’s even more to come over the coming weeks as we continue the warm up to We Out Here Festival 2023," Peterson said in a statement. 

Revisit DJ Mag's long read on the wave of experimental jazz fusion that has been emanating from the UK over the past few years, 'Jazz Not Jazz'.