We find out what’s in store at Gilles Peterson’s new Abbot’s Ripton festival
Taking place on the sprawling meadows in Abbots Ripton which used to host Secret Garden Party comes We Out Here: a brand-new, weekend-long festival. Curated by 6 Music DJ Gilles Peterson, the line-up joins the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, electronica, jazz and beyond, serving up both live music and DJ sets. From Mr Scruff to Sons of Kemet, Josey Rebelle, Kojey Radical and Zara McFarlane, it’s a brilliantly eclectic line-up, with the promise of a big, welcoming party that celebrates the best bits of UK club culture.
It runs 15-18 August, offering both standard camping and luxury or family options, and there will be plenty to get stuck into around the site, including open-air cinema screenings, an indie record fair, yoga and wellbeing sessions, arts and crafts activities and even a high-speed running club (Run Dem Crew).
And you can forget limp festival burgers and greasy chips, the food offering at We Out Here includes a pop-up restaurant and wine bar from esteemed East London eaterie Brawn, Indian Fusion dishes from En Root and freshly rolled vegan sushi from Happy Maki. Tickets are £167 for the long weekend, which is 15 to 18 August.