Gil Scott-Heron announces UK festival appearance

More acts announced for 2010's Womad

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Gil Scott-Heron is set to play this summer's WOMAD festival.

The American political poet will close this year's event, performing on the Sunday night (July 25). he released his latest album, 'I'm New Here', on XL Recordings earlier this year.

"The main stage at WOMAD is the natural home for a musical legend, the godfather of rap music who unlike so many of today's artists embeds powerful messages in exceptional music," said festival director Chris Smith. "It will be a highlight of this year’s festival for me."

Scott-Heron joins the fillowing acts already playing the July 12-15 event, which takes place at Charlton Park in Malmesbury, Wiltshire

The line-up so far is:

Afro Celt Sound System
Alim Qasimov Ensemble
The Bays & The Heritage Orchestra with Simon Hale & John Metcalf
Bibi Tanga & The Selenites
La BrassBanda
Calypso Rose
Dan Sultan
Dobet Gnahore
Don Letts
Imelda May
Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara
The Kamkars
Lepisto & Lehti
Little Axe
Mayra Andrade
Nouvelle Vague
Orchestra Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou
Poirier feat. Face T
Sentimento Gypsy Paganini
Steven Sogo
Tanya Tagaq

To check the availability of Womad Festival tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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