WOMAD 2013 festival to headline Gilberto Gil, Rokia Traoré, David Rodigan and Alice Russell


Click to follow
The Independent Culture

The WOMAD festival 2013 lineup will include Brazilian protest musician Gilberto Gil, Malian troubadour Rokia Traoré, reggae and dancehall DJ David Rodigan and British singer-song writer Alice Russell.

Other confirmed acts include Congolese Afro-soul artist Fredy Massamba, Japanese 11-piece taiko drum ensemble Gocoo, “Bavarian bassheads” Schlachthofbronx from Germany and Quebec folk band Le Vent du Nord.

WOMAD 2013 will also offer boutique camping, a spa and children’s workshops. For an extra £12 guests can pay for the luxury of using porcelain toilets with glittering chandeliers, satin tablecloths, gleaming mirrors, hairspray and hairdryers.

Artists performing at the festival will also take to the “cookery” stage to prepare and cook a traditional dish from their country of origin.

Now into its fourth decade, the WOMAD (World of Music, Art and Dance) festival will be held in the grounds of Charlton Park, Wiltshire from 25-28 July.