Since its beginnings in Sete(South of France) in 2006, Worldwide Festival has had one simple goal: to create a different festival, offering a unique artistic selection inspired by twenty years of Gilles Peterson’s legendary radio show ‘Worldwide’.
Nine years on, the festival has grown into a seven day expression of culture that brings together thousands of festival goers every year from far flung corners of the globe and fuses together acoustic performances, beach parties and open air club sets for one unforgettable experience.
‘My main aim with this festival was to invite my friends to play to the finest crowd on the finest sound system…’’ Gilles explains.
This year’s event is no exception; from 30th June til 6th July, Gilles and the Worldwide Festival team will once again be invading Sete (dubbed the île singulière by Paul Valery) and its unique venues. Following an opening party at the Paul Valery Museum (Monday) and a Street Party on the cobbled quayside just in front of the CRAC (Regional Modern Art Museum), for the first three days (Monday thru Wednesday) the Théâtre de la Mer will be transformed into an open air clubbing paradise, while the St Christ venue (clubbing area) will once again be covered head to toe in lights from Thursday to Sunday.
2014's line up includes FOUR TET, FLOATING POINTS, MICHAEL KIWANUKA, ANDREW ASHONG, OSUNLADE, SHIGETO, SADAR BAHAR, JONWAYNE, WERKHA, JOHN WIZARDS with many more to be announced in the next few weeks.
Tickets are available from http://www.worldwidefestival.com/sete-tickets/