Cerys Matthews and Orchestre National added to WOMAD

plus more festival favourites

published: Wed 30th Jun 2010

around the festival site (1)

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th July 2010
Charlton Park, Upper Minety, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England MAP
early bird £120 for three days
daily capacity: 22500
last updated: Wed 24th Nov 2010

Welsh songstress Cerys Matthews, and Paris-based Arabic supergroup Orchestre National de Barbes are amongst the latest names heading for WOMAD, the World of Music, Arts and Dance festival which happens at Charlton Park, near Malmesbury, in Wiltshire from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th July 2010.

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Orchestre National de Barbes last appeared in 2001 and nine years on, they're returning to fill the air with North African groove. Another mighty performance surely awaits. The Toubab All Stars hail from the same Barbes district of Paris and give a first WOMAD outing to their French-language take on ska, dancehall and soukous. Barcelona's Planeta Lem are also added to the mix of musical styles offering festival goers a fusion of rock, funk and reggae.

Also added to the bill are Norwegian jazzers Farmers Market, fast-fingered flamenco guitarist Javier Conde, the old-school mento sound of Gilzene and the Blue Light Mento Band from Jamaica, Ethiopian trio Geata Krar Collective, Cameroonian troubadour Muntu Valdo, Congolese guitar wizard Safroman, and Sofrito Soundsystem with their magic box of impeccable records.

Headlining this year's festival is Malian afro-pop star Salif Keita, the world-famous Drummers of Burundi, and indigenous Australian superstar Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, plus the legendary Gil Scott-Heron. Also performing are Congolese street musicians Staff Benda Bilili, Jamaican star (and Massive Attack collaborator) Horace Andy with reggae group Dub Asante, Australian/Anglo institution Rolf Harris and his band, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, and many more.

Full price tickets are priced at £125 for an adult weekend ticket. To buy tickets, click here.
Other ticket prices & options:-
Teenage Weekend Ticket - £60
Thursday Ticket (for those arriving on Thursday) - £25
Campervan Ticket - £40

Weekend tickets include access to the campsite and festival arena from 8am on Friday through to Monday. Free camping in the festival disabled campsite from 8am Friday until Monday for up to a maximum of 3 people per disabled customer (including your personal assistant/carer). Disabled tickets bought now include a free ticket for your personal assistant. However, tickets will not be sent out until the registration form has been filled in and sent with the necessary documentation.

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 children's workshops, a cabaret tent, fun fair, comedy, DJ sessions, and a market of world crafts.

around the festival site (panoramas)
Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th July 2010
Charlton Park, Upper Minety, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England MAP
early bird £120 for three days
daily capacity: 22500
last updated: Wed 24th Nov 2010


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