This August We Out Here Festival ran as a digital festival, online & on-air, bringing the best of the festival to people's homes.
Across the weekend, our website hosted 8 different stages featuring over 50 artists, with over 35,000 online festival-goers having the choice to pick and choose experiences from musical offerings, films, panels, workshops, kids activities and more.
All proceeds raised over the weekend were donated to support the resurgent Black Lives Matter movement - a selection of charities chosen by We Out Here’s partners and contributors that fight racial injustice and support Black culture. We raised a total of £7,508 over the festival, with donations being split between People Dem, Tomorrow's Warriors, Black Cultural Archives, Black Minds Matter, Abram Wilson Foundation and The Black Curriculum.
We have just uploaded some of our highlights from the weekend for you to replay!
Enjoy DJ sets from some of London’s top selectors, special live sessions from UK emerging talents, sessions transmitted from Manchester, Detroit, Melbourne, Philadelphia as well as a selection of our talk programmes which explore important social issues.
We must give huge thanks to our amazing partners and artists who made this weekend possible. They went above and beyond to deliver content for you to enjoy, under some very extraordinary circumstances.
One of our highlights was connecting with everyone in the chatrooms and seeing how many of you came across new favourite artists, asking how you could follow & support them. To make things easier and to continue all the discoveries, we’ve put together a doc with all the artists & contributors, and links to support/follow them.
Please find it here, and if you’re able, please consider supporting them through buying music, merchandise or sharing their releases. They deserve all the recognition & support to ensure that they can continue sharing life-affirming music with us in the future.
We look forward to developing our digital events and seeing you online again soon........ Until then, enjoy all this fantastic music