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 25th to Sunday 28th July 2019.
Along with the music there's the World of Words, World of Art, World of Children, World of Wellbeing, and Taste the World.
Acts include Ziggy Marley; Macy Gray; Orbital; Anna Calvi; Salif Keita; Saving Grace feat. Suzi Dian And Robert Plant ; Cymande; Afro-Cuban All Stars; Tshegue; Brushy One String; Delgres; Petite Noir; Les Filles de Illighadad; Dhafer Youssef; LTJ Bukem; Nadine Shah; DakhaBrakha; Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino; Liniker e os Carmelows; Ustad Saami; Meute; A Change is Gonna Come; Soothsayers; Orquesta Akokan; Channel One Sound System; and many more.
For the details as available including day 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: £95*
teenage 4 days: £130*
(*names of teenagers must be registered when purchasing tickets)
Park & Camp: £90
Children 13 and under FREE (but still need ticket)
Saturday and Sunday tickets also available.
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.
The festival is aimed at the whole family, and allows all children aged 13 years and under, in for free. 'The World of Children' will have the usual comprehensive programme of workshops, entertainment and activities, open from 9am-7pm with almost all activities free. 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 its way through the main arena.
The 2019 theme for World of Children is SPACE. Experience space unicorns, cosmic clowns, riotous robots, space oddities, moon watch, Ziggy Stardust, spiders from Mars, shadow puppets, a solar coconut shy, alien invasions and loads more.
More information will be here when available.
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