Jessie Ware on her festival experiences

Jessie Ware

Photo: Roman Gokhman

After I finished chatting with Jessie Ware at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco two weeks ago, I walked out of her trailer only to have her chase me down and tell me that she would be returning to city for a show at The Fillmore on Nov. 18. The interview will preview the future show. This piece doesn’t work in such a story.

Did you see any of the opening bands so far?
I just heard a bit of the Smith-Westerns. I heard a bit of Foy Vance. We were just doing hair and make-up, and he was on our stage, and that was, ah, he’s got the most beautiful voice. I didn’t know about him, and one of my band members was like, ‘you should check him out.’ I never can check anybody out because I’m always doing something, but I heard him, and it was so perfect.

You have been playing many festivals this summer.
Lollapalooza was this time last week, and then we went to Oseaga in Montreal, which has got the best food I’ve ever had in my life.

Did you have some poutine?
Of course I did! Then we’ve been to Boston and then I kind of jumped on Disclosure’s set in Central Park, and now we’re here.

Do you have a favorite festival experience?
I think Coachella. The fact that my tent was really busy, and my album hadn’t come out yet. To have people there, both weekends full, I was really happy and quite chuffed. And Jurassic 5 watching me, that was wicked.

How soon until fans hear a follow-up album?
It’s going to come next year, hopefully.

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