Goldie, Omar Souleyman and Gilles Peterson join WOMAD lineup

Drum and bass producer Goldie, Syrian vocalist Omar Souleyman and 6 Music DJ Gilles Peterson are among the latest crop of artists announced for WOMAD 2018.

A leading light in the rise of jungle from the underground to the mainstream over the past 25 years, Goldie will appear for his WOMAD debut following the release of his album ‘The Journey Man’ last year.

Unlikely dance music hero Omar Souleyman will be hitting the Open Air Stage; a wedding singer from Syria whose four-to-the-floor anthems, produced in collaboration with Four Tet, have won him acclaim across the world.

Gilles Peterson will make his WOMAD return with a DJ set in the Big Red Tent taking a fusion of soul, jazz, hip-hop and world rhythms to the turntables.

They will join the eclectic lineup including Leftfield, Django Django, Ken Boothe, Thievery Corporation, Amadou & Mariam and Tal National already announced for the festival, taking place from 26-29 July 2018 at Charlton Park, Wiltshire.

Also recently announced are British-Ghanaian spoken-word poet and multimedia artist Kojey Radical and The Herbaliser, who will bring their fusion of hip-hop and jazz alongside rapper Rodney P.

South African ‘afropsychedelic’ seven-piece BCUC, multinational Brooklyn-based trio House Of Waters, acoustic Chilean singers JM y Juanín & Los Crack del Puerto, Moroccan three-string bass lute player Maâlem Hamid El Kasri, folk-rock five-piece MarthaGunn, Haitian singer Mélissa Laveaux, groovy psych three-piece My Baby, Tunisian singer-songwriter Sabry Mosbah have also joined the bill for this year’s event, along with Seramic, Too Many Zooz, Wazimbo, and Yazz Ahmed’s Hafla Band.

Tickets are available via the WOMAD website.