WOMAD 2017

WOMAD 2017 - around the festival site
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WOMAD 2017

Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July 2017
Charlton Park , Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9DG, England MAP
£210 for four days
Daily capacity: 40,000
Last updated: Thu 20th Jul 2017

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 27th to Sunday 30th July 2017.


Confirmed acts include Toots And The Maytals, Roy Ayers with Seun Kuti And Egypt 80, La Dame Blanche, !!! (chk chk chk), Nick Mulvey, Goat, Oumou Sangare, Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Benjamin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds, Afro Celt Sound System, Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra, Shobaleader One, Alsarah & the Nubatones, Bixiga 70, Inna De Yard All-Stars, Khmer Rouge Survivors, Bokante, and many more. 

Please see the line-up page for the details so far including day and stage splits.

The full line-up will feature around 100 artists from 40 countries performing over the festival weekend.


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Weekend tickets - which are valid from the Friday until Sunday are priced at £175, or a four day ticket for Thursday arrivals is £210.

Other ticket prices & options available include:
Teenage Weekend Ticket (aged 14-17)  £85
Disabled Weekend Ticket  £175 (£210 for 4 days)
SN16 Resident Weekend £140
A campervan ticket £70
Spa Ticket £105
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.

An adult day ticket is priced at £90, a teenage day ticket is £50, and an SN16 resident day ticket is priced at £70.

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.

Global village

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 Children' 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. This year will have an elemental theme, "celebrating the power of Earth, Fire, Water and Air".

Also new to WOMAD 2017, is the Aveling Adventure, an activity park containing a climbing wall, boulder hut, cargo net climb, jacob's ladder, leap of faith and crate-stacking.

More information will be here when available.

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