Roy Ayers and more for WOMAD 2009

Neo-soul legend Roy Ayers heads up the latest names confirmed for this year's WOMAD Festival.

Israel’s funk-dance troupe The Apples, Latin American punks Che Sudaka and British singer-songwriter Charlie Winston will join the singer, famed for tracks like ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’, at the Charlton Park event.

China’s Mamer, Chicago jazz and hip hop septet Hypnotic Brass Ensemble have also been confirmed along with CirKus, Los Desterrados and Berlin folk rockers 17 Hippies.

Other names announced today include Shellie Morris, Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter and Melingo as well Cuban rappers Orishas, Eliades Ochoa and beatboxer Schlomo who will play with his vocal orchestra.

These additions join Dub Colossus, Ethiopiques, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Nneka and many more.

Click here for the latest WOMAD line-up.

The festival’s Taste The World tent is set to return which gives artists the chance to show off their cooking skills and which often turns into an impromptu gig.

The drum n bass tent is set to return for 2009 with yoga classes and salsa lessons as well as big names in the dance genre.

The World of Kids will have the usual comprehensive programme of workshops, entertainment and activities being held throughout the weekend and the magnificent Children’s Parade.

WOMAD 2009 will take place at Charlton Park, Wiltshire from 25-27 July.

Passes are on sale now priced at £122.34 with plenty of other ticket options available.

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