More artists announced for WOMAD Charlton Park

Public Service Broadcasting, who are appearing at WOMAD.

More artists announced for WOMAD Charlton Park

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FOLK rock hero Richard Thompson, rising star Kathryn Williams and Public Service Broadcasting are among the third wave of acts announced for WOMAD in July.

Fiddle hoedowns, African drums and dance, calypso, ska and psychedelic music from Peru all feature in an eclectic programme planned for the festival at Charlton Park.

Classic Indian music will be performed by sarod player Amjad Ali Khan and his sons while Mercury-nominated Dave Omuku and the Invisibles make their WOMAD debut.

Jungle pioneer Congo Natty, reggae legend Clinton Fearon old favourites Siyaya are also confirmed, along with the Hot 8 Brass Band from New Orleans, Geordie MacKeeman and his Rhythmn Boys from Canada and The Chair from Scotland.

Guitarist and lyricist Richard Thompson started as a teenager with Fairport Convention and has had a 30-year career as a solo artist. British act Public Service Broadcasting sample voices and footage from old public information films from the 1940s on and use them in their music.

Acts including soul star Bobby Womack, Youssou N’Dour, Fat Freddy’s Drop from New Zealand and Alice Russell have already been announced for the four day festival, which launched on July 24 with a performance from Malmesbury school children.

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