They've already announced Dragon and Kamasi Washington as headliners.

Now, Womad has confirmed the rest of the bill backing up the big names at the New Plymouth-based music festival.

Other names joining them on the line-up include Thievery Corporation, Adrian Sherwood, Anoushka Shankar and Rodrigo y Gabriela.

They'll be joined by artists that, in true Womad fashion, span the globe, from Brazil's Bixiga 70 to Chile's Chico Trujillo, Ghana's Jojo Abot, Canada's Constantinople, Lebanon's Ghada Shbeir, Jamaica's Havana Meets Kingston, Australia's Jamie McDowell and Mali's Tinariwen.

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Kiwi acts on the bill include Aldous Harding, The Miltones, The Slacks and Hopetoun Brown.

Womad takes place at Brooklands Park in New Plymouth from March 16-18.

For the full line-up and tickets, visit www.womad.co.nz.