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Grammy nominations for Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman

Category 84 Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media Down To Earth (From Wall-E) Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman, songwriters (Peter Gabriel) Track from: Wall-E Category 86 Best Instrumental Arrangement Define...
4th Dec 2008

Early Bird tickets for WOMAD Charlton Park 2009

There are a limited number of these discounted tickets available, so if the myriad pleasures of a weekend at WOMAD Charlton Park next July figure in your plans, don't miss out on these discounted tickets. The offer ends December 16th 2008 or...
4th Nov 2008

WOMAD - UK Festival Awards nominations part II

WOMAD is through to the next round! Thanks to your brilliant support we've reached final leg of the UK Festival Awards. WOMAD Charlton Park 2008 has been shortlisted for the Best Grass Roots Festival award! Again we call on all of you to...
14th Oct 2008

Peter's October update

Peter talks about his performance at the Peace One Day event in London, receiving the Quadriga award "United We Care" in Germany, the soundtrack award for Walle, our Dub Colossus competition at and current work on both...
14th Oct 2008

Sima Edy - Competition Result

The Dub Colossus remix competition is over, the results are in and we want to offer a big thank you to everyone who has taken part.
9th Oct 2008

Hector Zazou 1948-2008

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Hector Zazou. The innovative French composer and producer was a regular visitor to Real World Studios and delighted us all with his unique charm. His international reputation came...
16th Sep 2008

Peter Gabriel to perform at Peace One Day

Join Jude Law and Peace One Day founder and filmmaker Jeremy Gilley for a Gala Screening of the new acclaimed documentary The Day After Peace, together with musical performances from Peter Gabriel, Annie Lennox, Bryan Adams, John Legend and...
15th Sep 2008

Peter Gabriel's September video update

Peter's back from his summer in Sardinia with tales of an award from Amnesty International and promotion for their Small Places Tour. There's news of his appearance on September 21st at the Peace One Day concert in The Royal Albert Hall, our Dub...
15th Sep 2008

Peter Gabriel to cover Vampire Weekend with Hot Chip

"It's all well and good that Peter Gabriel just won a prize for his human rights work, but we are much more interested in his Vampire Weekend cover with Hot Chip."
11th Sep 2008

Digital downloads go live with Big Blue Ball

We've just turned on our new digital download facility on the site. We are still in a pseudo 'soft launch' phase, only one product available so far as we want to deal with any teething problems and get some customer feedback before...
11th Sep 2008

Peter Gabriel to Receive Ambassador of Conscience Award

Art for Amnesty today announced that Peter Gabriel is the recipient of the Amnesty International 'Ambassador of Conscience Award' 2008. The presentation to Peter Gabriel will take place during a ceremony at the Hard Rock Cafe in London, on...
3rd Sep 2008

Shining LAMP developers wanted

Real World Multimedia is currently recruiting - if LAMP is your thing, or PHP your cup of tea, you may be just who we are looking for.
1st Sep 2008

Peter Gabriel's August video update

Peter's beamed a Full Moon Club video update our way from his summer base in Sardinia. Peter talks about his new son Luc, Nelson Mandela's 46664 concert and birthday dinner party in London, a meeting of The Elders in South Africa, Big Blue Ball...
16th Aug 2008

Peter Gabriel talks to Robin Denselow

"did he really have to make the choice between meetings with Mandela, Tutu and co and singing The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway?"
16th Aug 2008

Dub Colossus remix competition

There are some great mixes of the Dub Colossus track Shima Edy beginning to flow in to the site, and we've had a few requests asking us to explain how the competition voting works, so here goes.... To vote in the competition you need to log-in...
12th Aug 2008

Peter Gabriel's Writing Room

Take a look behind the scenes of Peter's Writing Room with Richard Chappell at
10th Aug 2008

Tina's update

Visitors to the Fan Attic will be relieved to find that Tina's update is at last in place (apologies from The Web Team) , bringing with it many answers, more questions and the chance to win a host of Big Blue BAll related items.
4th Aug 2008

Dub Colossus - Bowers & Wilkins 'Zeppelin'

Remix Sima Edy by Dub Colossus and you could win one of two Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin iPod Speaker systems. Dub Colossus in A Town Called Addis is An extraordinary collaboration between contemporary Ethiopian artists and Dubulah, bringing...
1st Aug 2008

Children Of The Khmer

Take a look at the film on the Children Of The Khmer artist page for a look at the world behind some of the entertainment at this weeks WOMAD Charlton Park. The film was shot by Peter Gabriel's engineer Richard Chappell on his visits to Cambodian...
23rd Jul 2008

Peter Gabriel talks at the 46664 concert

Today on Mercedes-Benz TV? Yes, the car people.
21st Jul 2008

The world descends on Wiltshire

This year's Womad will have the most eclectic line-up in its history, reports Tim Cumming...Womad 2008 has a lot to live up to as it enters its second quarter-century. In 2007, it moved to its current site at Charlton Park, a 17th-century pile in...
18th Jul 2008

WOMAD Festival In Gabriel's Words

This will be the second year at our new home in Wiltshire's Charlton Park. It's a fantastic venue in a beautiful location. This year they have very kindly let us have more land and we've put measures in place to improve and enhance the site....
17th Jul 2008

Peter Gabriel and Karl Wallinger - In Conversation at Charlton Park

WOMAD is thrilled to announce that Peter Gabriel and Karl Wallinger will be taking part in the In Conversation sessions at this year's WOMAD Charlton Park. They will be playing tracks from upcoming Real World release, Big Blue Ball, and...
14th Jul 2008

Francis Bebey

If you've been intrigued by Peter Gabriel and Karl Wallinger's descriptions of Francis Bebey in the Big Blue Ball video and podcasts available on the site, this charming clip is for you. Peter said of Francis Bebey, "We were hypnotised...he...
11th Jul 2008

Big Blue Ball Podcast

Now available to download - over 23 minutes of music and conversation with Peter Gabriel and Karl Wallinger - featuring excerpts from all the tracks on Big Blue Ball.
9th Jul 2008

Father and sons

We're happy to report that Peter and Meabh are proud parents of a second son. Luc was born on Saturday 5th July, a bouncing 7lbs 2 oz. Big brother Isaac reports that mother, father and baby brother are all doing well, and requests that any...
8th Jul 2008

Down To Earth

The Peter Gabriel/Thomas Newman track 'Down To Earth' from the Wall • e soundtrack is now availably on iTunes USA.
30th Jun 2008

Big Blue Ball on NPR

You can hear Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger and Stephen Hague talking about Big Blue Ball on NPR's 'Weekend Edition Sunday' from the Sunday June 22 show. "It was just like a musical health farm, really," Wallinger says. "There wasn't any...
21st Jun 2008

Peter talks about WOMAD

Peter Gabriel has given has given an exclusive interview to BBC Points West's Amanda Parr.
20th Jun 2008

Thomas Brooman CBE

We'd like to offer our warmest congratulation to Thomas Brooman - co-founder and for 28 years, from 1980 to 2008, Artistic Director of WOMAD, who was awarded the CBE (Commander of The British Empire) in The Queen's Birthday Honors List, "for...
15th Jun 2008

Burn You Up, Burn You Down

A free download of 'Burn You Up, Burn You Down' from Big Blue Ball, is now available as a free download from
4th Jun 2008

Read the latest WOMAD newsletter!

Click on the link below for the latest info about Charlton Park from WOMAD HQ...
28th May 2008

The Future Of Music

Peter Gabriel talks about the future of music in two interview with The Daily Telegraph today.
22nd May 2008

Peter's May video update

Peter talks about the mystery of our disappearing servers, the final edit of Pixar's Wall e, music from the Bowers and Wilkins Music Club, new Real World signings Dengue Fever, Big Blue Ball and additions to Real World Remixed.
20th May 2008

Big Blue Ball - video and remix pack

As our sites begin to re-emerge on the web it's a joy to be able to add some new content, with some initial information on Big Blue Ball - including an interview with Peter Gabriel and Karl Wallinger and a remix pack from the album at Real World...
14th May 2008

The 2008 TIME 100

Peter has been included in top 100 in Time magazine's fifth annual list of the world's most influential people: leaders, thinkers, heroes, artists, scientists and more
8th May 2008, 6:41pm

Server Update

Systems are gradually coming back to life following the theft of our servers last weekend - we now have,, and at least partially back to life. Real World Records and WOMAD area...
8th May 2008

We'll be back soon - apologies for the lack of service

The majority of Real World, Peter Gabriel and WOMAD web services are currently off-line. Our servers were stolen from our ISP's data centre on Sunday night - Monday morning. We are working to restore normal service as soon as possible. Our first...
6th May 2008

I Can End Deportation - ICED

Through contacts at Witness we've been asked to point peple at ICED. ICED is a free 3D downloadable game about U.S. immigration law - step inside the shoes of one of five immigrant youth to the USA and try and become a citizen.
30th Apr 2008, 12:31pm

Peter's April Update.

Peter's back in the studio after some electric times in Sardinia and an eventful trip to California which included Global Philanthropy, Google's Larry Brilliant, The Filter, an encounter with a Lightsabre at Skywalker Ranch, and inspired...
20th Apr 2008, 3:07pm