Preview: Worldwide Festival 2014

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When: 30th June – 6th July
Where: Sète (France)
Tickets: €129 – St Christ Pass , €209 – Platinum Pass

Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival is back for its ninth edition in the medieval seaside town of Sète and we simply can’t wait.

As the name suggests, Worldwide invites artists from all over the globe. Swedish cosmic groovers Little Dragon, techno DJ-come-bbq-supremo Seth Troxler, the crate-digging doctor Floating Points and Detroit’s legendary Theo Parrish are standout headliners. France’s afro-bass producer Débruit with Sudanese-born singer Alsarah, Parisian experimental pianist Chassol, Brasilian sambaesque MC Karol Conka and Michigan born beat-blender Shigeto are another handful of the eclectic acts to be seen. Much too our delight the vibrant John Wizards will also be joining from South Africa and we also highly recommend catching the producers Mauritian-Englishton Mo Kolours and his talented Peckham  buddy Al Dobson Jr and last but not least, the sublime Ghanian jazzy dreamer Andrew Ashong.

The beauty of worldwide is that it brings together this exquisite variety of artists and music styles in a way that makes it very hard to miss any of them. Organised in the true chilled spirit of mediterranean living, however, unlike the majority of festivals, you don’t have to hop around a ton of stages to hear them all. With only one stage of music at any one time, you have the rare opportunity of see all the acts on the lineup you paid to see (disclaimer: we can’t be held liable for laziness, hangovers or disorganisation).

Ticket-wise, for a full week of musical joy there’s the Platinum pass, while the St Christ pass covers Thursday to Sunday. You can check out the programme here.

Line up:

Little Dragon / Seth Troxler / Connan Mockasin / Ebo Taylor / Karol Conka / A/T/O/S / Mala / Peter Kruder / Nikitch / Jeremy Sole / Anushka / Zepherin Saint / Duff Disco / Special Request / Cid Rim / Al Dobson Jr / Débruit & Alsarah / Moxie / Maga Bo / Theo Parrish / Kyodai / Ossie / Mo Kolours / HEX / Chassol / Morphosis / DJ RKK / Swindle / Kuage / William Adamson / T-Roy / Rainer Truby / Four Tet / Floating Points / Nickodemus / Matt Doubt / Diana Charlemagne / Alex Patchwork / Michael Kiwanuka / Andrew Ashong / Osunlade / Jonwayne / Lefto / Shigeto / Zara McFarlane / Werkha / Thristian bPm / Bradley Zero / Garfld / Simbad / Le Mellotron DJs / Sundae / John Wizards / Sadar Bahar / Gilles Peterson

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