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 26th to Sunday 29th July 2018.
Confirmed acts include Amadou & Mariam, Leftfield performing Leftism live, Mr Jukes, Camille, Django Django, Sharon Shannon, LA DAME BLANCHE, Ken Boothe, Thievery Corporation, Jazzanova Live featuring Paul Randolph, Aeham Ahmad, Afro Cluster, Dobet Gnahore, Electric Fields, Ezra Collective, and many more.
For the full details including full day and stage splits please see the line-up page.
Tickets are on sale, priced as follows:-
adult 3 days: £185
adult 4 days: £225
teenage 3 days: £90*
teenage 4 days: £125*
(*names of teenagers must be registered when purchasing tickets)
Park & Camp: £85
Camp WOMAD x 2-man tent £150
Camp WOMAD x 4-man tent £250
spa weekend: £135
La Di Da Loo: £35
Some tickets can be bought by four instalments (please note there is no refund policy).
Children 13 and under FREE (but still need ticket)
Day tickets are now available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, priced at £95 for adults, £75 for residents, or £55 for teenagers.
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".
More information will be here when available.
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