Artists for the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett stage announced

From traditional Portuguese Fado songs from Ricardo Ribeiro to frantic, dance-inducing trikitixa playing from the Basque country with Korrontzi, to the concept band Hanba! who are reimagining punk music from a wartime 1930’s perspective; the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage continues to build on its reputation for welcoming fresh and eclectic artists from all over the world as it returns to WOMAD festival 2018.


Artists on the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage at WOMAD 2018


Savvy, contemporary Welsh folk



Punk, uprooted and transplanted to Poland in 1930.


Hashmat Sultana

Dueting Sufi sisters


House of Waters

New territory for the hammered dulcimer


JM and Juanin: Los Crack del Puerto

Chile’s own Buena Vista Social Club?



Expansive, intricate folk – rooted in Basque tradition



Pan-American musical hurricane


Lian Music Band with Mohsen Sharifian

Iran’s renowned folk traditionalists


Orchestre Les Mangelepa

East African big band legends


Renata Rosa

The folk sounds of north-east Brazil


Ricardo Ribeiro

Emotive and expressive Portuguese nostalgia


Seby Ntege & Band

Ugandan multi-instrumentalist explores new horizons



Thrilling Scottish folk three-piece



Absorbing hybridity from Senegal via Brussels


The Scorpios

Mesmerising, forward-looking fusion from Central Sudan



Thrilling Roots from French Canada



Venerable marrabenta vocalist


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