WOMAD adds Arrested Development, Craig Charles, Joseph Arthur and more to final line-up


Arrested Development

WOMAD have just announced that Afrocentric hip-hoppers – Arrested Development  will be spreading the timeless one-love vibes of hip-hop’s classic daisy age at Charlton Park this summer from the 25 to 28 July 2013.

Also announced today are actor/comedian/performance poet Craig Charles, singer-songwriter from Akron, Ohio Joseph Arthurpiano-tinkling, former Mercury Prize nominee Ed Harcourt and ska, punk, jazz, swing and chanson combo from Lyon Babylon Circus.

But, this being WOMAD, alongside these more familiar names comes music that you don’t yet know. They include…

Amesmalúa (Spain), Nynke (Netherlands), La Chiva Gantiva (Colombia/Belgium), Imperial Tiger Orchestra and The Bookshop Band (UK)

Festival partners  BBC Radio 3 will again be hosting their own dedicated stage at Charlton Park featuring Barrule (Isle of Man), Capercaillie (Scotland), Dawanggang (China), Desmali & D’Ambô de la Costa (Equatorial Guinea), DJ Tudo e Sua Gente de Todo Lugar (Brazil), Dogan Mehmet & the Boombox Karavan (UK), Family Atlantica (UK/Venezuela), Guy Schalom & The Baladi Blues Ensemble (Egypt/UK), KonKoma (Ghana/UK), La Pegatina (Spain), Mavrika (UK/Greece), Nefes with Fidan Hajiyeva (Turkey- Azerbaijan), Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band (USA), Roopa Panesar (UK) and Zykopops (Croatia). A world of music brought to a single stage.

Those who want to make a really long weekend of it can buy a separate Thursday ticket which allows them to catch both Algerian rai-rock Rachid Taha and the extraordinary spectacle of Italy’s Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio. There will also be the traditional Thursday night Malmesbury School Project, a collaboration between local school kids and, this year, Middle Eastern musicians and dancers.

As well as these special Thursday tickets, due to overwhelming demand DAY TICKETS will be available from JUNE 7 onwards.

Already announced as playing are…

Toots & the Maytals, Gilberto Gil, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Alice Russell, David Rodigan MBE, Rokia Traoré, Adjágas, Asif Ali Khan, The Bombay Royale, Bwani Junction, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Carminho, Christine Salem, David Wax Museum, Debrapriya & Samanwaya, Dizu Plaatjies & Ibuyambo Ensemble, Dub Inc, Emel Mathouthi, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Fimber Bravo, Flavia Coelho, Fredy Massamba, Gocoo, The Heavy, Hidden Orchestra, Huun Huur Tu, Iadoni, Jagwa Music, Jesca Hoop, Katy Carr, Kissmet, Le Vent Du Nord, Lévon Minassian, Mala In Cuba, Malawi Mouse Boys, Malouma, Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, Mokooma, Nano Stern, Ondatrópica, Osibisa, Parov Stelar Band, Riot Jazz Brass Band, Sam Lee & Friends, Schlachthofbronx, Spoek, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Syd Arthur, Tamikrest, Urna & Kroke and Yesking.

For more information and tickets click here.