WF 2024

ALEXANDER NUT dj

ALEXANDER NUT djUK / ANGLETERRE

JEUDI 4th July @ WFBEACH

Certainly one of the best dj we ever had, Alexander Nut is a true veteran and a genuine music lover. Co-founder of cutting edge label EGLO with Sam Floating Points, he also hosts several shows on quality radios like NTS or RINSE. He’s made one of the coolest slogans ever his own : Peace, Love & Having fun.

ANA RUIZ & ORQUESTRA KORYMA live

ANA RUIZ & ORQUESTRA KORYMA liveMEXIQUE

JEUDI 4th July @ WFBEACH

The strength of Ana Ruiz y Orquestra Kóryma is their ability to improvise on classic latin theme (and beyond) and also Ana Ruiz’s powerful voice and her presence on stage. Orquestra Kóryma thrives on the freedom to improvise and on the possibilities it offers while playing live – their performances are incredible.

CHARMAINE dj

CHARMAINE djHOLLANDE

JEUDI 4th July @ WFBEACH

Straight from Rotterdam, Charmaine shows a wide variety of influences that would please your ears, coming from a jazz background, she admits a passion for a wide « palette » of styles : from Jazz fusion to disco drawing towards Chicago house and even some chilled electronica sounds.

COCO MARIA dj

COCO MARIA djMEXIQUE

MERCREDI 3rd July @ TDM

Coco Maria is a curator and selector with impeccable taste, originally from Mexico she now resides in Europe, she’s made a reputation as a specialist in South & Central American and Carribean nuggets : jazz, samba, cumbia, and all kinds of rarities from sunny and faraway places.

DEGO (4Hero) dj

DEGO (4Hero) djUK / ANGLETERRE

SAMEDI 6th JULY @ TDM

For some people Dego is a kind of god, for us he is a visionary. Half of the 4Hero duo, Dego has been « educating » our ears for a good part of the 90’s whether with his sidekick Marc Mac, behind the decks or with his label 2000Black. DEGO is a connoisseur who knows how to give meaning through his mixes and he’s been preaching the good musical word without any limit of style and no consideration towards any hype.

DELFONIC dj

DELFONIC djALLEMAGNE

MERCREDI 3rd July @ WFBEACH

OYE Black Label and Money $ex records owner, Markus has made a name on the scene by releasing incredible edits and by playing out a lot on the underground circuit. Thanks to his dj skills, which he inherited from his hip hop heydays, Delfonic blends his technicity with an incredible selection and his pleasure while playing out – from Funk, Hip Hop, Disco and Breaks Delfonic knows how to make you sweat.

DJ DEBRA dj

DJ DEBRA djUK / ANGLETERRE

MARDI 2nd JULY @ LA OLA

Debra is passionate about jazz in all its forms, she will be first to play for the opening at La Ola with a soft selection of sweet tunes adapted to this early afternoon set on the beach.

DOWDELIN live

DOWDELIN liveFRANCE

LUNDI 1ST JULY @ PAUL VALERY

« An irresistible Future Kreol cocktail of Creole jazz, electronic dancefloor and West Indian percussion » that’s how the fantastic peeps at FIP describe DOWDELIN. DOWNDELIN is a musical shaker that is sure to sublimate itself in this perfect setting of coolness, greenery and calm that is the gardens of the Paul Valery Museum

EL B dj

EL B djUK / ANGLETERRE

DIMANCHE 7TH JULY @ LA OLA

For us, having EL B on the beach is like a dream, a crate digger and a UK sound enthusiast’s dream that is– for those who don’t know him, we strongly advise you to go and visit his bandcamp – EL B (or GHOST) is what we call a real dance music producer

ELLA KNIGHT dj + live singing

ELLA KNIGHT dj + live singingUK

LUNDI 1st JULY @ Paul Valery

Everyone has their eyes (and ears) on the young ELLA KNIGHT at the moment, we came across her track on the Bubblers of 2016 (Brownswood records) and it must be said that since then the young Londoner has accumulated projects: from her famous ‘Ella Knight’s House Party’ parties, her explosive Boiler Room video ex, and her appearances on the We Out Here and Love Supreme line ups. We are delighted to have her play and sing alongside JAMZ and Danny WHEELER aka WheelUP.

EMMA JEAN THACKRAY dj

EMMA JEAN THACKRAY djUK / ANGLETERRE

DIMANCHE 7th JULY @ LA OLA

We’ve been in love with Emma Jean since we first set our ears on Rain Dance. And since the release of her album “Yellow” everything has happened very quickly for Emma Jean, she composes, she sings, she produces, she plays a lot of instruments and she is even a great DJ who has a passion for everything about Detroit and Berlin. Surprise !

GALLIANO live

GALLIANO liveUK

Samedi 6 Juillet @ TDM

Get ready to live another mythical moment at Le Théâtre de La Mer– like past performances at the festival – we’re thinking : James Blake, Anderson Paak, Hermato Pascual or Marshall Allen & the SUN RA Arkestra – Galliano is a piece of our history – the rise of ACID JAZZ, rave parties, the UK sound, the Talking Loud era, those early years when we would wait for the new Straight No Chaser to be out … . Galliano was a key – a key which would open into all the super exciting new trends that was shaking London then …Broken Beat, 2step, Jungle you name it.

GILLES PETERSON dj

GILLES PETERSON djUK

JEUDI 4th July @ TDM

HOLY TONGUE live

HOLY TONGUE liveUK

Vendredi 5 Juillet @ TDM

Valentina Magaletti’s second project presented during the evening dedicated to her, HOLY TONGUE favors amen break over a square 4/4 tempo, and they develop a kind of organic and noisy Drum’n’Bass – in any case the band’s performance will not leave you indifferent

ISAIAH COLLIER (performing Parallel Universe) live

ISAIAH COLLIER (performing Parallel Universe) liveUSA

JEUDI 4th July @ TDM

A young genius from the Chicago jazz scene, Isaiah Collier (not to be confused with the basketball player of the same name) has been spotted on tracks with Chance The Rapper or Jimetta Rose with whom he will play on 4th july at Theatre de La Mer. Isaiah Collier does not limit himself to any style or genre and his talent allows him to be at ease on soulful and gospel atmospheres as well as on more cosmic or even downright intergalactic tracks!

IZCO & reek0 (Brighter Days) dj

IZCO & reek0 (Brighter Days) djUK

VENDREDI 5th JULY @ WFBEACH

The least we could say is that IZCO has made a big impression on us last year at the WF when he took over the desks at the Theatre de La Mer. His sets mix heavily influenced 90’s infused jungle and soulful reggae This year, Gilles and I wanted to renew the experience, but this time under the sun of Sète and with our feet in the sand – and that should make his mix even warmer

JAMZ SUPERNOVA dj

JAMZ SUPERNOVA djUK / ANGLETERRE

Mardi 2 Juillet @ La Ola

We love JAMZ, we love her, for her simplicity and her love for the Worldwide Festival of course, but obviously also for the power of her sets, her musicality, her passion for all the music we defend here – and the icing on the cake JAMZ loves Sète

JIMETTA ROSE & THE VOICES OF CREATION live

JIMETTA ROSE & THE VOICES OF CREATION liveUSA

JEUDI 4th July @ TDM

Discovered with the album « The Light Bearer », we loved her hoarse and powerful voice and the eclectic tracks of her album: from free jazz to more soulful or spoken word titles. The project dedicated to her tonight will be performed with Isaiah Collier who has often accompanied her on stage but also with The Voices of Creation, a traditional choir from Los Angeles.

KOKOROKO live

KOKOROKO liveUK / ANGLETERRE

Mercredi 3Juillet @ TDM

They made their French debut on the stage of the Théâtre de La Mer back in 2012, and they wanted to come back to Sète to pay tribute to Gilles ,of course, but also to the audience of the Worldwide festival. For this occasion, we are promised some nice surprises and maybe a few guests to make this concert unforgettable.

KYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE live feat. VANESSA FREEMAN & ECHOES OF A NEW DAWN ORCHESTRA

KYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE live feat. VANESSA FREEMAN & ECHOES OF A NEW DAWN ORCHESTRA – UK / ANGLETERRE / JAPON / FRANCE

Samedi 6 Juillet @ TDM

Like Galiano (who will play the same night), Kyoto Jazz Massive is an institution. Founded by the Okino brothers in 1992 in Kyoto, the duo was first signed by COMPOST rec. and then spotted by Gilles Peterson who has always supported them – Shuya Okino describes his band as making electric jazz fusing all the tendencies that derive from it : broken beat, Soul, funk and disco. In 2002, the two brothers transformed the project into a full-fledged group with vocalist Vanessa Freeman among others, the reception in Europe and Japan was incredible, the public and critics applauded the band’s performances.

LAKUTI dj

LAKUTI djFRANCE

Vendredi 5 Juillet @ TDM

Lulled at an early age by the Soul and Funk records her mother would play at home, Lakuti has acquired a solid musical background. Immersed in this musical environment, she began her career as a DJ in the 1990s, DJing at raves in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1997, Lakuti landed in London after 3 years studying film making in Canada.
Lakuti currently lives in Europe, and travels around the world delivering energetic, deep and emotionally charged house music. The DJ always selects her tracks with finesse, and signs her mixes by playing sharp musical references, such as Tall Black Guy, Tony Allen, Loleatta Holloway or The Pretenders.
In 2007, Lakuti launched her own label which she named Uzuri. Since then, in addition to develloping the label, she has founded a booking agency, which represents and supports artists from the New York underground house scene such as Fred P, DJ Qu, or Levon Vincent.

LEFTO live

LEFTO liveBELGIQUE

Vendredi 5 Juillet @ TDM

Official resident of the WF, over the years, Lefto (or Stefto as we tend to call him) has become a reference – while at first very focused on beats and hip hop, Stéphane being a bulimic of new sound and tendencies has been able to broaden his palette, and thanks to an irreproachable technique inherited from his turntablist years, he knows how to serve us well-taut mixes that are always fine and classy.

LENA C dj

LENA C djFrance / UK

Lundi 1 Juillet @ La Ola

Léna C. is a young DJ and producer from Brittany based in the north of England between Manchester and Leeds. Her mixes and tracks have been played on NTS, My Analog Journal, Worldwide FM, Tsugi to name a few! From Algerian raï to Thai funk to Turkish psyche, from local synth-pop to Colombian cumbia, Léna draws her inspiration from world music from past era into the future.

LEYKA dj

LEYKA djFRANCE

Vendredi 5 Juillet @ La Ola

LIL MINX dj

LIL MINX djUK / ANGLETERRE

Samedi 6 Juillet @ WFBEACH

Full Time Member of Eve’s Drop Collective, Lil Minx has an undeniable talent for finding and playing fresh music selection – – nurtured with music at a very young age by her parents who were fans of 70’s soul funk and Ghanaian music – Francine has that « je ne sais quoi » that makes her mixes unstoppable and contagious.

MAB’ISH dj

MAB’ISH djFRANCE / BELGIQUE

Dimanche 7 Juillet @ La Ola

We’ve been following Mab’Ish for a while; Her freshness, her enthusiasm and passion for the music that make us move (think and/or even chill) got us hooked from the beginning.

MELADUB dj

MELADUB djFRANCE

Samedi 6 Juillet @ La Ola

Through her selections, Meladub will transport you into her Dubwise universe, which goes from the UK Roots/dub/Digital/Stepper foundations to World music and Oriental Dub nuggets.

NCY MILKY BAND live

NCY MILKY BAND liveFRANCE

MARDI 2nd JULY @ LA OLA

Led by a young Louis Treffel, the NCY Milky Band, backing band for BMM Records, breaks down barriers with music influenced by hip-hop, electronica and french composers from the 60’s and 70’s such as Vannier or De Roubaix. Four musicians on the astral path of psychedelic jazz-funk, inspired by the legends of the 70’s library music and beyond. NCY Milky Band (aka « Le Milky ») are part of this new emancipated french scene, exploring every possibilities to hybrid their take on jazz, rhythmic and percussive, combining generous melodies with heady harmonies and loops.
Their first two albums « Burn’IN » and « 100 Ans » received support from Bandcamp, Spotify, Rolling Stone, The Quietus, Gilles Peterson, Fip, Nova, and elicited reactions from artists (Laurent Garnier, Thomas de Pourquery, Lefto…) and labels (International Anthem, Jakarta Records, Stones Throw/Now-Again).
After a successful tour in France, NCY are working on a new album for 2024 and they cant wait to play at WF.

RONI dj

RONI djFRANCE

Mercredi 3 Juillet @ WFBEACH

We’ve known RONI for a while now as she’s been attending the festival eversince her age could allow , for her first visit as an artist she will share the decks with the great Delfonic, and she’s promised us a very special selection – from Disco to Techno.

SHUYA OKINO dj

SHUYA OKINO djJAPON

Samedi 6 Juillet @ TDM

Japanese representative of the Worldwide sound, Shuya Okino wears many different hats : co-owner of the underground club The Room (in Shibuya with his brother), designer, Dj and leader of mythical band Kyoto Jazz Massive. Tonight, in addition to presenting his band to the audience of the Worldwide festival, and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band, he will be accompanied by Dego on the turntables all night long !!

SIMBAD dj

SIMBAD djUK/SUISSE

Dimanche 7 Juillet @ La Ola

Simbad knows no boundaries as his RA bio states, he’s a prodigy, dj and producer, he’s become one of the most in-demand musician and producer in today’s electronic scene. Simbad’s exceptionnal sense of groove has built him a solid reputation, making him a very in demand on the international circuit … positive vibes guaranteed

SUNCUT dj

SUNCUT djUSA

JEUDI 4th July @ TDM

For over 15 years, Neal aka Dj Suncut has been a familiar face in London’s independent music scene. Whether behind the counter at Sounds of the Universe/SoulJazz, working in studios, cutting dub-plates, or meticulously restoring rare records and catalogues in his living room, his openness and positivity have left it’s mark.
As a DJ, his NTS residency – now in it’s 11th year – boasts a timeless selection of heartfelt soulful jams. With each set, Suncut brings a feel-good approach, embodying the old-school ethos where… « it’s about the party, the people, the sound.”

SY dj

SY djFrance

Jeudi 4 Juillet @ La Ola

Co-founder of the Jazz On Top parties with his mate Hadrien, Sy is responsible for the vinyl selection at the Discopathe record shop, a fine connoisseur and passionate, like Zaf, Sy is back again at WF this year to make us discover his latest favorites.

THE MIGHTY ZAF dj

THE MIGHTY ZAF djUK / ANGLETERRE

Samedi 6 Juillet @ WFBEACH

Everyone who was able to attend & enjoy Zaf’s memorable performance last year on the WF Beach will understand why Gilles got so caught up in it and why we decided to give him the same slot … to make us melt in the sun by dancing like crazy

TROPICAZA dj

TROPICAZA djMEXIQUE

MERCREDI 3rd July @ TDM

Tropicaza is an enthusiastic energy in human form. As he travels this world sharing music, he does so with a wide smile and contagious passion and love through his dj sets ! Welcome to Sete Carlos

V/Z live

V/Z liveITALIE / JAPON

Vendredi 5 Juillet @ TDM

It’s hard to fit V/Z into a specific box, listening to their « hit » « candles » one will think of Krautrock music drenched in a racy and versatile cold wave ;but Valentina Magaletti and ZONGAMIN, the two artists behind V/Z, don’t bother with any limits and their music sometimes flies toward the Jamaican coasts bringing powerful dub sounds and effects into the mix !!!.

WHEELUP dj

WHEELUP djUK / ANGLETERRE

Lundi 1 Juillet @ Paul Valery

Danny Wheeler is a jack-of-all-trades a bit like Swindle, with a well-marked Drum’n’Bass/Jungle and Breakbeat musical background, he produces very special House music – WheelUP has an extraordinary pedigree since he’s been spotted at a very young age by J Majick, he’s been A&R for INfraRed rec, then he will have a long serie of releases on labels as varied as V Recordings, Tru Thoughts on which he’s released two albums; one in 2021 and the other in 2023 – two albums to be discovered urgently waiting for the next one – whose titles Danny will surely test in Sète this Monday July 1st

Plan

That’s right ! That’s right ! That’s right !

Thank you so much !

Merci infiniment.

On a vraiment pas de mots pour décrire combien nous sommes fiers et excités, les pass ne se sont jamais envolés aussi vite et ce sans que l’on ait annoncé un line up ou même un seul artiste – difficile de vous exprimer notre gratitude tant nous sommes touchés par votre confiance « aveugle » en ce que nous faisons avec Gilles. Pour cela vous êtes géniaux !

Lundi 27 février à midi nous mettons en vente les tickets à l’unité – inutile de vous dire qu’ils vont partir à la vitesse de la lumière. Tenez vous prêts.

Ces tickets ne concernent que les soirées au Théâtre de la mer. Les évènements à la plage et à La Ola restent gratuits.

Les billets seront disponibles via DICE et sur le site de l’Office de Tourisme de Sète.

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