Orchestra Baobab, Oumou Sangaré and Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band are among the second wave of acts announced for this year’s WOMAD Charlton Park Festival from July 27-30.
Following February’s announcement of the first wave of acts heading to Wiltshire this year, WOMAD have revealed the latest surge of artists who will appear this coming July.
Iconic Senegalese band Orchestra Baobab take to the stage following the release of their new album Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng, the Malian vocal superstar and figure of African female emancipation Oumou Sangaré returns to the WOMAD stage for a much-awaited comeback, and folk powerhouse Eliza Carthy and her Wayward Band stop off in Wiltshire on a busy year of touring.
Other confirmed acts include:
Bixiga 70 (Brasil)
Malmesbury School Project (UK)
Orkestra Mendoza (US)
Bill Laurance (UK)
Tanzania Albinism Society (Tanzania)
King Gurcharan Mall and the Dhol Blasters (UK)
Ska Vengers (India)
Taiko Meantime (UK)
Inna de Yard (Jamaica)
Officina Zoé (Italy)
Meté Meté (Brazil)
Kuenta i Tambu (The Netherlands)
Beating Heart (UK)
Kakatsitsi, Gubi! Family and Bwiti (Namibia)
For tickets and more information visit www.womad.co.uk.