Senegalese singer Cheikh Lô will headline the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett stage on the final night of WOMAD
With just over nine weeks to go until we return to Wiltshire, Cheikh Lô, Songlines Music Awards 2015 nominee Olcay Bayir and Tibetan singer Ngawang Lodup, a recent BBC Introducing discovery, will grace one of the festival’s most popular stages named in tribute to the late Charlie Gillett. They join hip-hop pioneers De La Soul who are celebrating 25 years since the release of their seminal debut 3 Feet High and Rising, and WOMAD veterans Tinariwen, at the premier world music blast.
If you’re not joining us this summer, then you can still get your fill. BBC 6Music’s very own Cerys Matthews will be broadcasting her Sunday morning show in a live simulcast with BBC Radio 3’s World on 3, presented by Mary Ann Kennedy and Lopa Kothari.
Full line-up so far:
De La Soul (USA)
Cheikh Lô (Senegal)
Dona Onete (Brazil)
Hossam Ramzy (Egypt)
Laura Mvula (UK)
Souad Massi (Algeria)
The Very Best (Malawi/UK)
Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar (Germany)
47Soul (Palestine/Jordan/Syria), Acholi Machon (South Sudan), Banda Magda (USA/Greece/Argentina), Count Drachma (UK), Delaney Davidson (New Zealand), Egyptian Project (Egypt/France), ESKA (UK/Zimbabwe), Ester Rada (Israel), Ezza (Niger/France), Jambinai (South Korea), Kakatsitsi (Ghana), Kala Chethena Kathakali Company (India), Kapela Maliszów (Poland), Kim Churchill (Australia), Koçani Orkestar (Macedonia), L’Hijâz’Car (France), Lee Fields & The Expressions (USA), Lokkhi Terra & Shikor Bangladesh All Stars (Bangladesh/Cuba/UK/Cyprus), Luke Vibert (UK), Luzmila Carpio (Bolivia), Mahmoud Ahmed & Badume’s Band (Ethiopia/France), Molotov Jukebox (UK), Nazim Ziryab (Algeria/UK), Ngawang Lodup (Tibet), Noura Mint Seymali (Mauritania), Olcay Bayir (Turkey), Orange Blossom (France), Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp (Switzerland), Osaka Monaurail (Japan), Orquesta Típica Fernández Fierro (Argentina), Red Baraat (USA), Sagapool (Canada), Sona Jobarteh (The Gambia/UK), Tashi Lhunpo Monks (Tibet), The Correspondents (UK), Tigran (Armenia), Tiken Jah Fakoly (Côte d’Ivoire), Tulegur (China)
For tickets and more information visit womad.co.uk.