Bringing together many forms of music, arts, and dance from countries and cultures around the world, on six separate music stages and many workshop areas, the 41st edition of WOMAD returns to the picturesque site at Charlton Park, near Malmesbury in Wiltshire from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July 2023.
WOMAD stands for World of Music, Arts and Dance. However, it goes beyond that, offering various workshops, culinary experiences, poetry, science, and a raft of cultural experiences and enlightenment or just can't experience anywhere else.
Some of the artists featuring this year are: Kate Rusby, Jungle Brothers, Bombay Bicycle Club, Emicida, The Cinematic Orchestra, Mariza, Femi Kuti And The Positive Force, Soul II Soul, and a lot more!
For the full line-up, please see the line-up page.
4-Day Ticket - £260
3-Day Ticket - £210
Saturday and Sunday day tickets - £125 each
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.
When you purchase a 4 or 3 day ticket, camping and parking is free and included.
Sleeping in vehicles is not permitted under any circumstances apart from in the designated live-in vehicle areas. Live-In Vehicle tickets can be purchased separately but sell quickly. Please note: generators are not permitted.
Please note barbecues or fires are not permitted in any of the campsites.
Traders and bars at WOMAD 2023 will be accepting cards as the main method payment. However, we there are ATMs on site, and we recommend bringing some cash with you on to site in case you need it.
No animals are allowed on site with the only exception of registered assistance dogs.
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