This festival has been cancelled, and will return next year. Organiser's statement.
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 2020.
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 The Flaming Lips, Angelique Kidjo, Fatoumata Diawara, Kate Tempest, Mariza, A Certain Ratio, Asgeir, Fantastic Negrito, Les Amazones D'Afrique, Mokoomba, Seed Ensemble, The Selecter, and more, with more to be announced.
For the details as available please see the line-up page.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult 3 days: £185 (full price £200)
adult 4 days: £225 (full price £240)
teenage 3 days: £95 (ful price £105)*
teenage 4 days: £130 (full price £145)*
(*names of teenagers must be registered when purchasing tickets)
Park & Camp: £90
Children 13 and under FREE (but still need ticket)
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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