With a bevy of great festival announcements in the past week from Woodford, MOFO and Womadelaide, it can be hard to wade through all the names to find the hidden gems – but I’ve got you covered.

From a Japanese loop pedal ninja to the Tunisian Björk, there’s a wealth of global music talent on this summer’s festival lineups. Head to Double J for my full list of what not to miss this festival season, and check out videos from Egypt’s Ramy Essam (whose protest song ‘Irhal’ remarkably outstripped John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ in a vote for most world changing song of all time), Tunisia’s Emel Mathlouthi and psych-blues artist Noura Mint Seymalfrom Mauritania (pictured above).

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