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With less than a fortnight to go until this year's WOMAD Festival, here's a reminder of the Real World Records artists and music that you'll be able to experience live over the weekend (28 - 31 July 2016):
The Grit Orchestra
The late Scottish musician Martyn Bennett's fifth album, Grit, brilliantly fuses together traditional Celtic and modern music. Over 10 years on since it's release, The Grit Orchestra will be performing a full orchestral version of the album at WOMAD on Friday afternoon, an extraordinary show from the opening ceremony of the 2015 Celtic Connections Festival.
Currently touring the UK this summer, Sidestepper will be bringing a slice of Colombian sunshine to WOMAD this year, with their rootsy Latin beats and tracks from the new album Supernatural Love.
This is the latest signing to Real World Records, consisting of Stuart McCallum (former guitarist of The Cinematic Orchestra), Irish singer Rioghnach Connolly and McCallum's fellow Cinematic alumni, pianist John Ellis and drummer Luke Flowers. This is a great opportunity to see the band perform songs from their brand new album, Carry Your Kin. Stuart McCallum will also be performing solo at the Bowers & Wilkins Sound System 2016.
Bowers & Wilkins Sound System 2016
To add to the excitement for this year's festival, Sound System, the 4-way, 135,000 Watt speaker system from Bowers & Wilkins will be making an exclusive UK appearance at WOMAD. Each day features special live performances, electronic live sessions and a closing DJ set. View the full line up here.