WOMAD announces more acts for Charlton Park

Mongrel, Snowboy, Rachel Unthank, Sarah Savoy & the Francadians, + more

published: Tue 16th Jun 2009

Reverend And The Makers

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July 2009
Charlton Park, Upper Minety, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England MAP
£122.34 for three days
daily capacity: 22500
last updated: Tue 30th Jun 2009

Supergroup Mongrel lead the latest acts announced for world music festival WOMAD.

Reverend And The Makers
Mongrel were formed by ex-Arctic Monkeys bassist Andy Nicholson. The band also consist of Jon McClure and Joe Moskow, both of Reverend and the Makers, Babyshambles bassist Drew McConnell and Matt Helders from Arctic Monkeys as well as London rapper Lowkey from the Poisonous Poets.

Joining them on the line-up are UK based acts Keb Darge, Snowboy, Rachel Unthank & the Winterset, and Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra.

Also newly confirmed are Kamel El Harrachi/Chaabi Music (France/Algeria), Sarah Savoy and the Francadians (USA), The Creole Choir of Cuba (Cuba), The Sweet Vandals (Spain), Cimarrón (Colombia), Kamal Mussalam Group with Sokoor & Abri (United Arab Emirates), Radiokijada (/France/Peru), Styl'O'Styl (France), Zambezi Express (Zimbabwe), and Cool Crooners (Zimbabwe).

Acts already confirmed for the festival, which happens at Charlton Park, near Malmesbury in Wiltshire from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July, includes Ethiopiques, Solomon Burke joined by his band, Nneka, Dub Colossus, Oumou Sangare, Rokia Traoré, A Filletta, Acetre, Andy White, Ba Cissoko, Besh o droM, The Black Arm Band, Caravan Palace, Darbar Morchang Party, Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan, Enkh Jargal, Etran Finatawa, Hindi Zahra, Mad Professor, Mariem Hassan, Portico Quartet, RSD featuring Joe Peng, Spiro, Victor Démé, and Wang Li. For the line-up details, day and stage splits as available please click here.

WOMAD is aimed at the whole family, and allows all children aged 13 years and under in for free, while promising even more stuff for kids and young people than ever before. 'The World of Kids' will have the usual comprehensive programme of workshops, entertainment and activities being held throughout the weekend culminating in the Children's Parade through the arena.

Tickets are priced as follows:
Adult weekend ticket is priced at £122.34.
Disabled weekend ticket is priced at £122.34 (a free 2nd ticket for assistant or carer).
Saturday or Sunday day tickets £60.
Teenagers (aged 14-17) weekend ticket is priced at £58.70.
All those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday camping ticket is priced at £24.46.
This gives entry to the festival campsite from 8am and the arena from 2pm on Thursday 23 July.
Children 13 and under can come free with each adult ticket holder, but need a free child ticket.
All children must hold their own ticket and must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday tickets do not need to be purchased for children aged 13 and under.
Campervan ticket £39.13.

To buy tickets, click here.

WOMAD brings together many forms of music, arts and dance from countries and cultures around the world on seven separate stage and workshop areas. The full line-up will feature around 100 artists from 40 countries performing over the festival weekend. There's also a full programme of adult and childrens workshops, a cabaret tent, fun fair, comedy, DJ sessions and live performance in the late night 'CLUB WOMAD', and a huge market of world crafts.

WOMAD's famous Global Village offers a dizzying choice of over 40 types of food from all over the globe and the Real Ale Bar is expected to return.

Flags & Stages

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July 2009
Charlton Park, Upper Minety, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England MAP
£122.34 for three days
daily capacity: 22500
last updated: Tue 30th Jun 2009


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