Solomon Burke, the Grammy award-winning soul veteran, tops the list of acts set to appear at this year's WOMAD festival which takes place July 24-26 in Wiltshire, England.

Other confirmed headline artists for the world music event, now in its 27th year, include Ethiopia's biggest music stars, the Ethiopiques, New Zealand septet Fat Freddy's Drop, Nigeria's Afro-beat singer/songwriter Nneka, Dub Colossus (Ethiopia) and Oumou Sangare and Rokia Traoré (France/Mali).

The event takes place in Charlton Park, Wiltshire. Tickets are on sale now, including a new reduced price "teenager ticket" for 14 to 17-year olds. Children aged 13 and under have free access to the festival if accompanied by a paying adult. A standard weekend ticket costs £125 ($181), including camping; the "teenager ticket costs £51.04 ($73.92).

The other artists already confirmed for this year's event are: A Filletta (Corsica), Acetre (Spain), Andy White (Northern Ireland), Ba Cissoko (Guinea/Conakry), Besh o droM (Hungary), The Black Arm Band (Australia), Caravan Palace (France), Darbar Morchang Party (India), Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan (India), Enkh Jargal (Mongolia), Etran Finatawa (Niger), Hindi Zahra (France), Mad Professor, Dub Show (UK), Mariem Hassan (Western Sahara), Portico Quartet (U.K.), RSD featuring Joe Peng (U.K.), Spiro (U.K.), Victor Démé (Burkina Faso) and Wang Li (China).

Festival director Chris Smith says further acts will be confirmed in the coming weeks and months.