Worldwide Awards // Tickets On Sale
September 22, 2016
Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards Saturday 21st January 2017
The Worldwide Awards are back for another year. Returning to London’s KOKO once again, it’s an evening dedicated to championing the best in underground music. As ever, it’s about celebrating the best of 2016 while shining a light on the acts coming through for the year ahead.
A reflection of Gilles Peterson’s breadth as a tastemaker, the Worldwide Awards are about showcasing esoteric displays, beefed up DJ sets and everything in between. As an event, it’s a one off: running for eight hours, it’s a musical marathon hosted and curated by Gilles himself, showing the same reverence for club bangers as for jazz opuses.
Last year’s winners included Kamasi Washington and Anderson .Paak (who performed on the night), while it was the debut year for the super band – led by ascendent drummer and beatmaker Moses Boyd – who provided the backdrop for acts through the night like Eska and Lil Simz. 2017 sees the super band back in the mix, along with a live stream for the people at home.
The first lineup announcement is coming soon, with Early Bird tickets on sale now in limited numbers.
Album of the Year : Kamasi Washington – The Epic
Track of the Year : DJ Khalab + Baba Sissoko – ‘Tata’
Label of the Year : Ninja Tune
Session of the Year : Ibeyi
Lifetime achievement : Goldie
Breakthrough Act of the Year : Anderson .Paak
John Peel Play More Jazz Award : Moses Boyd