What's On: Global Beats Festival Wilton's Music Hall
Planetman is a musician who wants to unite the world with music. He is bringing a global music festival to Wilton's Music Hall, a historical venue that he feels is fitting and in east London "the place where it's all at".
The singer and guitarist wants to share his love of music across the world and founded the four-day Global Beats Festival, which will bring international artists to the stage from August 14-17.
Planetman said: "I was invited by Wilton's during the Olympics to come and put on an event. We brainstormed and every day we brought a different artist from a different country to perform, representing a huge array of cultures. And I wanted to throw a big party.
"We did it again in January and both sold out so we decided to take it to the next stage and do a bigger and better event with a festival vibe.
"I've got artists from Texas, Japan, Portugal, Venezuela, Africa and the UK - musicians representing all continents. Musicians include Rodney Branigan who plays two guitars at once or both guitar and piano simultaneously, Kasai Masai brings the traditional sound of the most remote equatorial villages with an urban twist and DJs include Kochi Japan who plays a smooth mix of soul, jazz, funk and reggae.
"I see London as a world hub for music."
Born in Israel, Planetman started to perform at the age of five, and now has an independent record label and recording studio. He performs with his Nu-World Reggae band The Internationalz all over the world.
Planetman has big visions - he wants to establish a higher identity, a planetary one. He said: "I'm a Planetman, a man of this planet, and all people are my people, and everywhere is my home land.
"I hope my music represents a new dawn for humanity. These are new realisations about how we as humans can come together to make the planet a better place for our children."
The musician is excited to be able to host his festival at the oldest standing music hall and working with a team who are passionate about saving the historic venue.
He said: "Wilton's is an amazing place - and the staff here are visionaries and have supported my ideas. I hope that people can continue to support Wilton's and help it continue to survive.
"We want to promote love among all people and celebrate what it is to be human. All the acts are headliners and there will be a lot of dancing too."
Go to wiltons.org.uk