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5th June 2014

More acts added to Malmesbury's WOMAD

Chloé Bird, The Jolly Boys, Lucinda Belle, Septeto Santiaguero and more

New artists joining the WOMAD line-up have been announced today and include Spanish songstress Chloé Bird, who will perform on the Ecotricity Stage at 13:00 on Friday 25 July before Jamaican Mento legends The Jolly Boys – who will also treat fans to a special workshop on the World Rhythms Stage at 15:00 - showcase their own inimitable Jamaican Calypso on Ecotricity at 19:00.

The following day, London’s own Lucinda Belle - who fuses classical instrumentation with Gypsy, Southern Gospel and Jazz influences - will play the Siam stage at 16:00. Following her on the same stage at 23:00 is a contemporary twist on traditional South Asian Kathak dancing from the magnificent Sonia Sabri Company. Also on Saturday, Catalan ska-punks Muyayo Rif will take to the Open Air Stage at 17:00.

Also newly announced are the world’s foremost exponents of traditional Cuban folk music, Septeto Santiaguero, and Iberian percussion pioneers Coetus.

Joining these unique and innovative performers is a pantheon of musicians from all around the globe kicking off on Thursday 24July when Malian Maestro Bassekou Kouyate headlines the Open Air Stage at 21:00.

On Saturday at 20:15, New Zealand’s genre-transcending imprevistos Fat Freddy’s Drop will appear on Siam, while megastar of contemporary African music, Youssou N’Dour will close the Open Air Stage at 21:30.

At 14:00 on Sunday 27 July Ukrainian humanitarian punks Dakha Brakha will appear on the Siam Stage which will be closed by British electronic folksters Public Service Broadcasting,while African titans, Les Ambassadeurs, reunite after 10 years to unleash their amazing sound on the Open Air Stage before an incredible headline set from the legendary Bobby Womack at 21:30.

Acts already announced include: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba, Bobby Womack, Dakha Brakha, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Les Ambassadeurs, Youssou NDour et le Super Etoile de Dakar and Public Service Broadcasting

WOMAD 2014 continues to take shape with day tickets on sale, this year’s line-up now complete and stage times revealed for the summer’s  festival. Day tickets for WOMAD are priced at £70 with local SN16 tickets staying the same price as last year at £55.

World Music aficionados will now be able to plan their perfect day down to the minute as the complete line-up and details of stage times have also now been revealed on the Festival Website.

WOMAD takes place from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th July 2014 at Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

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