Worldwide Festivalrn
14th AND 15th OF JULY 2006
@ THE THEATRE DE LA MER, SETE (NEAR MONTPELLIER) Francern
Gilles Peterson and Freshly Cut present the first edition of the Worldwide Festival on the 14th and 15th of July 2006 at the Théatre de la Mer; a venue built on the cliffs of the fishermen village of Sète, situated near Montpellier and overlooking the Mediterranean sea.

A rich and eclectic line up representing a spectrum of music from across the world in a magical venue.

Concerts, live performances and DJ sets from midday till morning.

GILLES PETERSON – EARL ZINGERrnSEBASTIEN TELLIERrnJAZZANOVA
GONZALES pianovision & Dj setrnBEN WESTBEECH livernONE SELF livernMAXENCE CYRIN livernSOIL & PIMP SESSIONS livernBUGZ IN THE ATTIC
SIMBAD AKA MARATHON MENrnDOUBLE U LivernSUNDAErnGARFLD

Afternoon and evening clubbing on the 14th and 15th at Les Frêres POURCEL’s Amerikclub, and Live concerts on the 15th in the Théatre de la Mer live stage.

Gilles Peterson is a perfect example of what the marketing men call ‘a leader of opinion’. For several years now he has been setting the standards for musical good taste across the world from his label and his studio at the BBC via his selection of music from yesterday, today and tomorrow. Representing the full spectrum of styles from jazz to hip hop to funk to soul and from world to drum and bass, Gilles has become the architipal music lover’s music lover.

For the nine years since Freshly Cut organised their first event an idea has been in the pipeline, gradually taking form but never reaching completion: A festival involving a range of innovative music but involving something more than just line up….Given the standards involved and the aspirations of Freshly Cut for a truly Worldwide event, Gilles Peterson was a naturally top of the wish list for musical director.

It wasn’t untill Gilles accepted an invitation to play at a Freshly Cut event three years ago that the concepts came together as Freshly discovered that Gilles too was interested in creating a festival that would showcase some of the best in emerging music, whilst upholding the values of Worldwide.

And when Freshly discovered the Théatre de la Mer in Sète, 15 miles from their base in Montpellier the final card had been dealt, and the Worldwide Festival was born.

AMERIKCLUBrnLIVE, Afternoons

Recently acquired by Les Freres Pourcels, L’AmeriKclub is already considered as one of the hottest place to be in terms of clubbing and gastronomy by the local connaisseurs. With a fresh Carte des Menus inspired by the Mediterranean cuisines from southern Italy to the spanish Costa Brava, you will experience J&L Pourcel unique take on traditional recipes. During this groovy week end , you will also get to taste a worldwide menu, and tune all your senses to Gilles’ musical picks at the Restaurant and the Cocktail bar, with artists like Maxence Cyrin and Sébastien Tellier playing live, in the afternoons on the 14th and 15th.

AMERIKCLUBrnDJ SET / Clubbing Area

Right above the AmriKclub private beach we have set up the WW clubbing area. With Gilles Peterson and Earl Zinger, as maîtres de cérémonie, you will have the opportunity to dance to exclusives DJ sets by the Bugz in the Attic (with MG on vocals), Jazzanova, Simbad and local afrofuturists Sundae & Garfld.

An explosion of cutting edge grooves by the best of today’s broken beats and jazz inspired artists … which is the least you could expect on a 14th of july !

THEATRE DE LA MERrnLIVE STAGErn15 JUILLET 2006

This world famous amphiteatre has seen some of the greatest musicains in the world perfom within its walls from Roy Hargrove to Willie DeVille and Femi Kuti. Today, facing the sea and your back to Marine Cemetary you will be able to enjoy the soulful One Self feat DJ Vadim live (complete with Bongo Pete and DJ Woody), you will also experience the umbelievable Japanese wonderboys Soil & Pimp Sessions, and none other than Gonzales with his piano vision project . An exceptional line-up in a unique environement . Worldwide baby !!!