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World of Music, Arts & Dance (WOMAD) Festival have announced the first artists that will play this year’s UK event in Wiltshire in July.

Squeeze, who have just finished a sell-out UK Arena tour head the bill for artists from the UK, alongside Roni Size & Reprazent, Finley Quaye and Boy George.

The festival, which takes place at Charlton Park, Marmesbury from July 25-27 will also see hundreds of artists from around the world play.

Eddy Grant who is also playing the festival for the first time in years said this: “I’m delighted to be playing WOMAD, [it] is still about real people from all over the world coming together to play real music. I’m thrilled, it’s going to be a great event, to be going back on the road after 25 years and play WOMAD is something very special for me.”

Grammyaward-winning reggae legend Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry will be appearing on the pre-opening night (Thursday July 24), as part of veteran producer Adrian Sherwood’s On-U-Sound Showcase.

More information about tickets and line-up are available from: http://www.WOMADshop.com and by telephone:
0845 146 1735 (Lines open Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm for credit/debit card bookings).

Artists confirmed for WOMAD so far are:

Adrian Sherwood &
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry &
Little Axe (UK)
Agricantus (Sicily)
Altai Kai (Mongolia)
Asif Ali Khan (Pakistan)
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba (Mali)
Beat Bristol (UK / Brazil)
Bedouin Jerry Can Band (Egypt)
Bill Cobham (USA)
Boy George (UK)
Buckwheat Zydeco (USA)
Cara Dillon (Ireland )
Chic (USA)
David D’Or (Israel)
Dengue Fever (USA / Cambodia)
Devon Sproule (USA)
Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan (India)
Dulsori (Korea (Republic of))
Eddy Grant (Guyana)
Ernest Ranglin (Jamaica)
Finley Quaye (UK)
Gocoo + GoRo (Japan)
Hossam Ramzy and his Egyptian Orchestra (Egypt)
Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara (UK / Gambia)
Kasai All Stars (Congo)
Kenge Kenge Orutu Systems (Kenya)
Kora (New Zealand)
Lo Cor de La Plana (Corsica)
Malam Mamane Barka (Niger Republic)
Mamani Keita and Nicolas Repac (Mali / France)
Michael Brook & Djivan Gasparyan (USA)
Mista Savona (Australia)
Monajat Yulchieva (Uzbekistan)
Mono Bloco (Brazil)
Roni Size & Reprazent (UK)
Rumberos de Cuba (Cuba)
Sa Ding Ding (China (Peoples Republic))
Sarah Savoy & The Francadians (USA / France)
Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkester (Germany)
Sheikh Taha (Egypt)
Simone White (USA)
Squeeze (UK)
Terakaft (Mali)
Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery (Tibet)
Toumani Diabate (Mali)
Trans-Global Underground (UK)


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