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This year's World of Music, Arts, and Dance (WOMAD) U.S. Festival will feature appearances by Robert Plant, the Neville Brothers, Steel Pulse, and festival co-founder Peter Gabriel. Set for July 27-29This year's World of Music, Arts, and Dance (WOMAD) U.S. Festival will feature appearances by Robert Plant, the Neville Brothers, Steel Pulse, and festival co-founder Peter Gabriel. Set for July 27-29, the festival will return to King County's Marymoor Park in Redmond, Wash., near Seattle, for a fourth straight year.
In total, the lineup will feature 40 acts from 22 countries. International artists will include France's Lo'Jo, Tibet's Yungchen Llamo, and Senegal's Youssou N'Dour. Gabriel will appear as a guest vocalist with Afro Celt Sound System.
Along with taking in the international mainstage talent, WOMAD attendees will have the chance to take part in various music, arts, and dance sessions, master classes, artist dialogues, and open workshops.
Founded in 1982, WOMAD festivals have been staged around the world, and have featured more than 1,000 artists. "WOMAD USA has become a truly outstanding experience to rival any other festival worldwide," co-founder and artistic director Thomas Brooman said in a statement. "Everyone involved in WOMAD is driven by a passion for music and a belief in its transformational power."
Tickets go on sale Friday (May 4), priced at $65 for the entire festival or $25 per day.