Bringing together many forms of music, arts and dance from countries and cultures around the world on seven separate stage and workshop areas.
WOMAD stands for World of Music, Arts and Dance, and returns to the picturesque site at Charlton Park, near Malmesbury in Wiltshire from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th July 2015.
De La Soul, Tinariwen, Bellowhead, CW Stoneking, 47soul, AcholiMachon, Aurelio Martinez, Banda Magda, veteran Brazilian singer Dona Onete, Eska, Ester Rada, Kim Churchill, L'Hijaz'Car, Molotov Jukebox, Orange Blossom, Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp, Japanese funk from Osaka Monaurail, Sagapool, Sona Jobarteh, and Swindle.
Also confirmed are Cheikh Lo, Ngawang Lodup, Nazim Ziryab, Kakatsitsi, Olcay Bayir, Kapela Maliszow, Egyptian Project, Ezza, Laura Mvula, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Mahmoud Ahmed, Ghostpoet, Souad Massi, The Correspondents, Count Drachma, Delaney Davidson, Hossam Ramzy and his Egyptian Orchestra, Ibeyi, The Cat Empire, Kasse Mady Diabate, Atomic Bomb! Who Is William Onyeabor?, The Staves, Daddy G & MC Deemas J,Shy FX & Stamina, Mbongwana Star, Mahotella Queens, Toto La Momposina, Jambinai, King Naat Veliov's Original Kocani Orkestar, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Luke Vibert, Luzmila Carpio, Noura Mint Seymali, Orlando Julius and The Heliocentrics, Orquesta Tipica Fernandez Fíerro, Red Baraat, Lokkhi Terra & Shikor Bangladesh All Stars, Spiro, The Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Tigran, Tulegur, and The Very Best.
For early bird arrivals, Thursday night offers Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar, and the colourful Kala Chethena Kathakali Theatre Company, as well as the traditional curtain-raising local The Malmesbury Schools Project collaboration with this year's partners Tomorrow's Warriors.
The full line-up features around 100 artists from 40 countries performing over the festival weekend.
For the line-up details as available see the WOMAD line-up page.
The early bird offer has ended. Weekend tickets - which are valid from the Friday until Sunday are priced at £165 (Thursday arrivals will also need a Thursday camping ticket costing £30).
WOMAD will also be offering a family friendly 4 monthly payment plan so that WOMAD festival goers can spread their total payments over a longer period of time. Direct Debit Instalments Pay for your total (includes all ticket types and add ons.) in 4 easy direct debit instalments. Telephone 0118 960 6060 to arrange this.
Other ticket prices & options available will include:
Teenage Weekend Ticket (aged 14-17) £80
Disabled Weekend Ticket £165
SN16 Resident Weekend £115
A campervan ticket is priced at £65
Spa Ticket £120
Park & Camp £70
La-Di-Dah Loos £20
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.
WOMAD offers festie fodder from around the globe and a Real Ale Bar, a Cider Bar, and the 'Taste the World' tent where some of the artists will show off their cooking, and usually stage an impromptu gig.
Music Workshops for adults, will include participatory sessions with WOMAD artists. Festival goers will be able to immerse themselves in the stories behind the music, learn the origins of rare and unusual instruments, and more.
Woodland Gamelan are expected to return to this year's festival bringing their unique tools, tents and imaginations back to the arboretum, ready to convert the smallest piece of wood into the simplest instrument or create a full gamelan.
The festival is aimed at the whole family, and allows all children aged 13 years and under, in for free. WOMAD promises even more stuff for kids and young people than ever before. 'The World of Kids' will have the usual comprehensive programme of workshops, entertainment and activities. They are held throughout the weekend culminating in the Children's Parade which starts from the Children's area traditionally at 6pm on the Sunday and winds it's way through the main arena.
More information will be here when available.
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