Bellowhead, and Easy Star All-Stars for WOMAD 2011

plus Alpha Blondy, Dub Colossus, CW Stoneking, & many more

published: Thu 19th May 2011

Bellowhead

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July 2011
Charlton Park, Upper Minety, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England MAP
£135 for three days, teenagers (14-17) £70, under 13s free
daily capacity: 22500
last updated: Mon 25th Jul 2011

The 11-strong folk big band Bellowhead, and New York dubwise collective Easy Star All Stars are amongst the second wave of acts confirmed for this summer's WOMAD - World of Music, Arts and Dance, which returns to Charlton Park, near Malmesbury, in Wiltshire from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July 2011.

Bellowhead
Joining them on the bill are African reggae acts Alpha Blondy, and Dub Colossus, Moroccan master-musician Hassan Erraji, Sierra Leonean rappers Bajah & The Dry Eye Crew, and Leeds' Submotion Orchestra.

Also confirmed today is Argentinean producer/multi-instrumentalist Axel Krygier, American banjo player and singer Abigail Washburn, Australian bluesman CW Stoneking, the Mercury Prize nominated Susheela Raman, the brightly clad young dancers and acrobats of The Gotipuas, Romanian gypsy stars Taraf De Haidouks, fellow Romanians Mahala Rai Banda, and Norwegian five-piece fiddle super group Majorstuen.

Other acts announced include Jamie Smith's Mabon, 9 Bach, Penguin Cafe, and WOMAD favourites Dhol Foundation.

They join the acts previously confirmed who include Afrocubism, Gogol bordello, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Baaba Maal, Aurelio & The Garifuna Soul Band, I Am Kloot, Lau, Dhols of Jaipur, Nathalie Natiembe, Mungos Hi fi, The Boxettes, Alejandro Toledo and The Magic Tombolinos, Brassroots, Shunsuke Kimura & Etsuro Ono, Ebo Taylor, Samuel Yirga, Booker T. Jones, Donso, Khaira Arby, Le Trio Joubran, Ballake Cissokho & Vincent Segal, Nomfusi & The Lucky Charms, Danyel Waro, Nidi D'Arac, Pacific Curls, and Bomba Estereo. For the line-up details, and rumours as available please click here.
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The full line-up features around 100 artists from 40 countries performing over the festival weekend. There's also a full programme of adult and childrens workshops (limited spaces available - turn up early!), a cabaret tent, fun fair, comedy, DJ sessions, as well the normal festie fodder, and a huge market of world crafts.

On Thursday for 'early bird' ticket holders The Open Air Stage is expected to once again offer live music from 7-11pm.

The weekend tickets - which are valid from the Friday until Sunday are priced at £135 (Thursday arrivals will also need a Thursday camping ticket costing £25).

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.

Other ticket prices & options:-
Teenage Weekend Ticket (aged 14-17) - £70
Disabled Weekend Ticket - £135
Thursday Ticket (for those arriving on Thursday) - £25
SN16 Resident Ticket - £85
Campervan Ticket - £40
WOMAD Park and Camp - £50 - SOLD OUT

Weekend ticket for children age 13 and under are free. They must hold their own ticket and be accompanied by a ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21. One ticket holding parent or guardian can only accompany up to 4 people under the age of 18.

To buy tickets, click here.

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July 2011
Charlton Park, Upper Minety, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England MAP
£135 for three days, teenagers (14-17) £70, under 13s free
daily capacity: 22500
last updated: Mon 25th Jul 2011


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