The U.K.'s World Of Music And Dance (WOMAD) festival has added a further 37 acts to its 2007 line-up and plans to release a lavish three-CD box set to celebrate its 25th birthday on July 23.

WOMAD founding director and former Genesis vocalist Peter Gabriel is headlining the first night of the festival, which runs from July 27-29 at the new site of Charlton Park, near Bath in the West of England. Over the past 17 years it had taken place at the Reading Festival site, the Rivermead Leisure Complex in Caversham, near the town of Reading, west of London.

U.S. gospel act Blind Boys Of Alabama (signed to Gabriel's Real World label) is among the latest additions to the bill, along with U.K. alternative/electronica band Asian Dub Foundation, traditional Iranian musicians Ensemble Shanbehzadeh and Malian singer-guitarist Vieux Farka Toure.

The CD set, "Music And Rhythm - WOMAD 1982-2007," will be available at the festival site and via www.womadshop.com. A WOMAD spokesperson says discussions about wider distribution are taking place with various labels. The set will highlight licensed-in tracks from artists who have played the festival since it began. A final track-listing is not yet available. The CDs will be packaged with a 98-page hard-back book featuring images from the festival and text contributions from acts, WOMAD staffers and associates.

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