Richard Thompson, Les Ambassadeurs, Amjad Ali Khan, and Public Service Broadcasting lead the latest 27 acts to be announced for WOMAD - World of Music, Arts and Dance held at Charlton Park, near Malmesbury, in Wiltshire.
Also confirmed today are The Invisible, Congo Natty aka Rebel MC, Shingai Shoniwa, Kathryn Williams, Clinton Fearon, Hot 8 Brass Band, Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Sondorgo, Chicha Libra, Linnea Olsson, Melt Yourself Down, Hazmat Modine, Afrikan Boy, Sans, Soema Montenegro, Brushy One String, Batch Gueye, Siyaya, Cigdem Aslan, Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys, Monsieur Doumani, The Chair, and Caci Vorba.
They join Youssou N'Dour, Bobby Womack, Manu Dibango (presenting his 8 Decades show), Alice Russell, Nitin Sawhney ONEZERO, Mulatu Astatke, Fat Freddy's Drop, Bassekou Kouyate, Goran Bregovic Wedding And Funeral Band, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, Mulatu Astatke, Oliver Mtukudzi & The Black Spirits, Trombone Shorty, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, Tunng, Justin Vali & Ny Malagasy Orkestra, 9 Bach, Snarky Puppy, Debademba, Aar Maanta, Jus Now, Chloe Charles, Orange Hill, South Korean duo [su:m], Vinicio Capossela presenta Banda Della Posta, Imed Alibi, DakhaBrakha, Ethno Trio Troitsa, Madeeh, Mari Boine, The Gloaming, Roberto Fonseca, Fatoumata Diawara, Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons, Kobo Town, Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat, Anna Cinzia Villani & Macuran Orchestra, Ibibio Sound Machine, Magic Drum Orchestra, Nuru Kane, The Good Ones, and Salim-Sulaiman with Karsh Kale.
There are still more to be announced for WOMAD's six main stages, attendees can expect the most eclectic line-up anywhere in the UK at the picturesque site from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th July 2014, with early entry available on Thursday.
The early bird offer has ended. Weekend tickets - which are valid from the Friday until Sunday are priced at £160 (Thursday arrivals will also need a Thursday camping ticket costing £30).
WOMAD park and camp tickets have already sold out.
Other ticket prices & options available include:
Teenage Weekend Ticket (aged 14-17) - £80
Disabled Weekend Ticket - £160
A campervan ticket is priced at £55
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 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. Thursday tickets do not need to be purchased for children aged 13 and under.
latest on this festival
festival home page
WOMAD 2017 review