George Clinton And Funkadelic/Parliament, Baaba Maal, and Ibrahim Maalouf top the first acts announced for this year's WOMAD - World of Music, Arts and Dance held at Charlton Park, near Malmesbury, in Wiltshire.
Baaba said, "I’m so excited that my new band will finally experience the incredibly diverse and inspirational festival that is WOMAD. It’s always such an incredible weekend."
Also confirmed are Grit Orchestra, Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band, Sidestepper, Baloji, Desert Slide, Hot 8 Brass Band, Aziza Brahim, This Is The Kit, Muzykanci, Afriquoi, Ethno Trio Troitsa, Tetish, The East Pointers, Blick Bassy, Dom La Nena, Moh! Kouyate, and Lula Pena. WOMAD attendees can expect the most eclectic line-up anywhere in the UK next summer at the picturesque site from m Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st July 2016, with early entry available on Thursday.
Early bird tickets sold out in record time in December. Weekend tickets - which are valid from the Friday until Sunday are priced at £175 (Thursday arrivals will also need a Thursday camping ticket costing £35).
Other ticket prices & options available include:
Teenage Weekend Ticket (aged 14-17) £85
Disabled Weekend Ticket £145
SN16 Resident Weekend £120
A campervan ticket £70
Spa Ticket £105 (sold out)
Park & Camp £75
La-Di-Dah Loos £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 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. Names of teenagers must be registered when purchasing tickets. Thursday tickets do not need to be purchased for children aged 13 and under.
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