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Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards // Saturday 16th January 2016

September 29, 2015

Gilles Peterson’s annual celebration of the finest talent emerging from the Worldwide underground will be returning on Saturday 16of January 2016.The Worldwide Awards are named after Gilles’ flagship radio show on BBC6 music and are a reflection of the vast array of music he showcases from across the globe, on air.

Once again, the awards will house a string of very special live performances, DJ sets and one-off collaborations from both new and heritage artists championed by Gilles throughout the year. Hosted and curated by Gilles himself, the event is an 8-hour music extravaganza, taking place in the perfect venue for it, KOKO Camden; without doubt one of London’s most atmospheric spots to enjoy a show. Heralded by the Times as, “the patron saint of alternative music with an authority which now rivals that of the late John Peel”,and with the exciting musical blessings that 2015 has so far offered to play with, Gilles’ 2016 Worldwide Awards is set to come back with a line-up as impressive as ever.

Winners from the 2015 Worldwide Awards represented a marvellous mix of styles and spanned proven greats and exciting new music promises, reflecting the very essence of the Worldwide Awards. As Gilles puts it; “They were set up to celebrate a side of the music scene that often gets ignored.”

Winners last year included Flying Lotus for Track of the Year, Fatima [Eglo], Strut Records, Little Simz and the legendary Marshall Allen.

Last year’s show was streamed live across the world via Gilles Peterson Worldwide homepage, ensuring those who weren’t able to get tickets could enjoy the unmissable eclectic variety of DJ sets and live onstage collaborations from home.

First release early bird tickets are on sale as of today TUESDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER here: £30 [no booking fee] limited to an allocation of 200. Art direction this year comes from professional doodler Hattie Stewart aka Hattie Doodles and Eve Lloyd Knight who have whipped up a fun Worldwide Awards visual for 2016’s event.

We set the line-up announcement rolling with a wonderful mix in true Worldwide style:

79rs Gang:
Bringing their fresh electric spin on the Mardi Gras Indian Music to the stage at KOKO, expect horns, snares and big bass drums.79rs Gang play London for the very first time and New Orleans is coming to Camden.

Little Simz:
She was the winner of “Breakthrough Act of the Year” at last year’s awards, and now this young wordsmith is back to deliver some North London hip-hop grit live on stage.

Henry Wu presents: Yussef Kamaal:
The man like Henry Wu representing for the 22a family out of Peckham presents his exciting live trio show, “Yussef Kamaal”, some live Rhodes and drums shedding new light on that Henry Wu sound.

Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards // Saturday 16th January 2016 // KOKO, 1a Camden High Street, London NW1 7JE.
1st Release Tickets £30 //