The Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards returns to Cargo for its annual celebration of the best music championed by Gilles Peterson on his Worldwide and Radio 1 show. The awards, hosted by Gilles Peterson, are an annual celebration of all the best new music that has come through this year on his show, with some of the best new acts performing on the night. This year it will be a very special celebration as it marks the start of the 10th Anniversary of the Worldwide Radio show.
The final line-up for the awards will be announced over the next few weeks and as usual there will be some great live bands plus a host of top DJ's with some very special guests dropping in to help Gilles celebrate. First acts to be confirmed are:
LIVE: Jazzanova (first ever UK live show), Robert Mitchell 3io, Dorian Concept, Quiet Village, Mama Milk, Stacy Epps, Jonathan Jeremiah.
DJ's: Gilles Peterson, bpm, Truth & Soul, Red Rack Em.
Listen out for further announcements on the line-up.
For the awards, a panel of judges selected from the Brownswood message board decide on the winners of each category which will be announced on the night and includes:
Best Jazz album
Best live session
Gilles Peterson BBC Introducing Award for best new act
Lifetime Achievement Award
The night is always a highly anticipated part of the annual calendar. In Gilles's own words: "Heres hoping that this year touches last year in terms of excitement. The stakes are high to kick the year off in some style!"
For further information on the event and the acts performing, go to www.worldwideawards.co.uk
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