Co-founder of the festival will play a European exclusive gig

Peter Gabriel has been announced he is to play a one-off show this year, at next months World of Music and Dance (WOMAD) festival.

The performance on Saturday July 25 will be Gabriels only show in Europe in 2009 and all profits from the day will be donated to the human rights organistion which works in more than 70 countries, Witness.

Gabriel explains: “I had no immediate plans to play in the UK. But when Festival Director Chris Smith heard I was looking for a suitable event for Witness.org, he generously offered me the Saturday at WOMAD. I’m delighted that my only show in Europe this year will be for a cause so close to my heart.”

Latest additions for WOMAD – which takes place in Charlton Park, Wiltshire from July 24 – 26 – include indie supergroup Mongrel and Mercury music prize nominated folk quartet Rachel Unthank and the Winterset.

A full line-up for the festival and ticket information is available here: www.womad.org

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