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Those beloved furry folk from Wimbledon, The Wombles, have reunited to release an album of hits and top play the legendary Glastonbury Festival this summer. The album is out June 20th and they will play Glastonbury on June 26th. The original furry eco-warriors will see all four of their gold-achieving albums plus the soundtrack to the 1977 film ‘Wombling Free’ will be released by Dramatico Records the week before their performance on the Avalon Stage. These include
‘Wombling Songs’, ‘Remember You’re A Womble’, ‘Keep On Wombling’, ‘Super Wombling’ and ‘Wombling Free’. A spokesman for The Wombles said: “Be prepared to (re)capture the innocence of youth with this unparalleled collection of immaculate pop on which The Wombles’ perform an eclectic range of music including blues, country, folk, barbershop harmonies, glam rock, military brass and classical.” Starting from a single song, ‘The Wombling Song’ written by Mike Batt for the TV series, The Wombles pop group became a phenomenon in pop history. In 1975 The Wombles received the Music Week magazine award for the “best selling singles group” beating Slade, The Bay City Rollers and many other chart favourites of the time. In total, The Wombles have had 8 Top 30 hits in the UK and 1 top 50 hit in the USA. The band, who regularly appeared on Top of the Pops wearing costumes made by Batt’s mother Elaine, now reunite for what promises to be a highlight of this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Band members are Orinoco (lead vocals and sax) Wellington (lead guitar) Madame Cholet (bass guitar) Bungo (drums) and Great Uncle Bulgaria (violin & percussion).

…guess Glastonbury Festival won’t be needing any litter pickers this year then?! ;)