final acts announced for WOMAD 2011

Amparo Sanchez, Faiz Ali Faiz, Vieux Farka Toure, Oi Va Voi, and more

published: Thu 7th Jul 2011

Amparo Sanchez

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July 2011
Charlton Park, Upper Minety, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England MAP
£135 for three days, teenagers (14-17) £70, under 13s free
daily capacity: 22500
last updated: Mon 25th Jul 2011

WOMAD - World of Music, Arts and Dance, has announced the latest and final additions to the line-up appearing at Charlton Park, near Malmesbury, in Wiltshire from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July 2011.

Amparo Sanchez
The latest acts include Spanish singer/guitarist Amparo Sanchez (Amparanoia), Pakistani qawwali singer Faiz Ali Faiz, Malian singer and guitarist Vieux Farka Toure, and Londoners Oi Va Voi.

Joining them will be the original singer from Orchestre National de Barbes and former sideman of Joe Zawinul aka Aziz Sahmaoui & The University of Gnawa, Spanish progressive Klezmer folk group Barrunto Bellota Band, Ghanaian-American hip-hopper Blitz The Ambassador, and our own DJ Gaz Mayall.

Also confirmed is Irish singer and producer well known for his involvement with the Afro Celt Sound System arla Ó Lionáird, 26 year-old singer/songwriter Lail Arad, East European upbeat female dubstep mash-up trio Las Balkanieras, The Creole Choir of Cuba, the USA's The Savoy Family Cajun Band, and unique Korea meets New York Jazz fusionists Tori Ensemble.

Also confirmed is the line-up appearing in the Sanfran Disco Bar, and playing tunes from 8pm to 2am Friday and Saturday and until 1am Sunday will be Souls Liberation, Don Hendicutz, Queen Bee, Steve Rice, John Stapleton, Mr Benn, Generals HiFi, Hanuman, and Smerinoff.

They join the acts previously confirmed who include Afrocubism, Gogol bordello, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Baaba Maal, Aurelio & The Garifuna Soul Band, I Am Kloot, Lau, Alpha Blondy, Alabama 3, Easy Star All Stars, Bellowhead, Jamie Smith's Mabon, Dub Colossus, Dub Pistols, Hassan Erraji, Bajah & The Dry Eye Crew, Submotion Orchestra, Axel Krygier, CW Stoneking, Dhol Foundation, Dhols of Jaipur, Nathalie Natiembe, Mungos Hi fi, The Boxettes, Alejandro Toledo and The Magic Tombolinos, Brassroots, Shunsuke Kimura & Etsuro Ono, Ebo Taylor, Samuel Yirga, Booker T. Jones, Donso, Khaira Arby, Le Trio Joubran, Ballake Cissokho & Vincent Segal, Nomfusi & The Lucky Charms, Danyel Waro, Nidi D'Arac, Pacific Curls, Susheela Raman, The Gotipuas, Taraf de Haidouks, Mahala Rai Banda, Majorstuen, 9 Bach, and Bomba Estereo.

For the line-up details, stage and day splits, as available please click here.
The full line-up features over 100 artists from 40 countries performing over the festival weekend. There's also a full programme of adult and childrens workshops (limited spaces available - turn up early!), a cabaret tent, fun fair, comedy, DJ sessions, as well the normal festie fodder, and a huge market of world crafts.

On Thursday for 'early bird' ticket holders The Open Air Stage is expected to once again offer live music from 7-11pm.

The weekend tickets - which are valid from the Friday until Sunday are priced at £135 (Thursday arrivals will also need a Thursday camping ticket costing £25).

Children 13 and under can come free with each adult ticket holder, but need a free child ticket. All children must hold their own ticket and must be accompanied by an adult. Thursday tickets do not need to be purchased for children aged 13 and under.

Other ticket prices & options:-
Teenage Weekend Ticket (aged 14-17) - £70
Disabled Weekend Ticket - £135
Thursday Ticket (for those arriving on Thursday) - £25
SN16 Resident Ticket - £85
Campervan Ticket - £40
WOMAD Park and Camp - £50 - SOLD OUT

Weekend ticket for children age 13 and under are free. They must hold their own ticket and be accompanied by a ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21. One ticket holding parent or guardian can only accompany up to 4 people under the age of 18.

To buy tickets, click here.

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July 2011
Charlton Park, Upper Minety, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England MAP
£135 for three days, teenagers (14-17) £70, under 13s free
daily capacity: 22500
last updated: Mon 25th Jul 2011


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