Unmissable acts at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival

Unmissable acts at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival

Progressive sounds playlist — As Worldwide festival’s tenth edition kicks off in the south of France, here’s our pick of the shows you’d be crazy to miss.

For progressive music heads, Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide festival is an annual highlight, which goes down in the idyllic Mediterranean fishing port of Sète, July 6-12.

The tenth edition touches all bases familiar to those who follow Peterson’s output: from the deep vibrations of bass culture, legends like Roy Ayers and Ed Motta, to world music from Cuban shining light Daymé Arocena and Thai beatmasters Paradise Bangkok Molam, and so much more.

Here are our top ten acts to look out for at this year’s festival.

James Blake

Daymé Arocena

Roy Ayers

Little Simz

Paradise Bangkok Molam

Kate Tempest

Throwing Shade

Ed Motta

Mala + Coki + Loefah + Sgt Pokes

GoGo Penguin

Worldwide festival runs 6-12 July in Séte, France.