Peter Gabriel To Receive Festival Award

(Classic Rock) Peter Gabriel is to receive an award for his work co-founding the WOMAD festivals. He helped launch the World Of Music, Arts And Dance series in 1982, setting out with the aim of being "enthusiastic about a world that has no boundaries in its ability to communicate through music and movement."

The first festival pushed Gabriel close to financial ruin, leading to his one-off reunion with Genesis for the Six Of The Best show later that year. Since then WOMAD has continued to grow, with five events on its current schedule, including a return to Charlton Park, Wiltshire, on July 28-31.

Gabriel's efforts will be recognized when he's presented with the Outstanding Contribution To Festivals Award at the UK Festival Awards & Conference 2015, at London's Roundhouse on November 26. Read more here.

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