Treat in store for 30th anniversary Womad festival goers as Robert Plant unveils new band: the Sensational Space Shifters

It has been announced that Robert Plant and his new band the Sensational Space Shifters will be making their live debut as headliners of this year’s Womad festival (World of Music, Arts and Dance), which was setup by Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel in 1982 and celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

The group comprises of former Led Zeppelin frontman, Robert Plant, members of his former backing band Strange Sensation and Robert’s regular guitar-slinging sideman, Justin Adams. The group draw inspiration “from the roots music of Mississippi, Appalachia, Gambia, Bristol and the foothills of Wolverhampton”.

This years Womad lineup will also include Indian breakthrough star Raghu Dixit, the Buena Vista Social Club, French collective Lo’Jo, “funk orchestra” Grupo Fantasma and the Alaev Family from Tajikistan.

Womad will be taking place at Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, 27–29 July. For more information and tickets visit: http://womad.co.uk/

Check out Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara with Robert Plant at WOMAD Abu Dhabi  in 2009:

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About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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One Response to Treat in store for 30th anniversary Womad festival goers as Robert Plant unveils new band: the Sensational Space Shifters

  1. Sasa says:

    Justin Adams and his 4-piece band JUJU are going to be touring the UK and Europe throughout the summer.

    Full details are up on their FBook page: http://www.facebook.com/jujuband

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