Peter Gabriel confirmed for WOMAD 2009
Singer to play only European show at world music festival
Photographer: Michael Cox15 June 2009
The singer-songwriter is set to play on the Saturday (25 July), on the back of a successful South American
tour and in aid of his human rights organisation Witness.
He had this to say about the upcoming appearance:
"This will be my only show in Europe this year, and I am delighted it will be for Witness.org. I had no plans to
play in the UK but when Festival Director, Chris Smith, heard I was looking for a suitable event, he generously offered the
Saturday at WOMAD. We are trying to raise £100,000 for Witness."
Witness was set up in 1992 to establish and promote the use of video in courts, in front of commissions and as a tool to raise awareness in the fight against human rights violations in countries around the globe.
Gabriel, who helps fill the gab left by Fat Freddy's Drop's cancelled headline appearance,
will join a wealth of global talent that includes the likes of Nneka, Dub Collossus, Solomon Burke, Caravan Palace
and many more.
WOMAD 2009 will take place at Charlton
Park, Wiltshire from 25-27 July.
Passes are on sale now priced at £132.50 (incl. booking fee) with plenty of other ticket options available.
Click here to buy WOMAD tickets.