Rokia Traore, Gilberto Gil, and more for WOMAD

plus Bwani Junction, Dub Inc, Tamikrest, Schlachthofbronx, & more

published: Wed 27th Feb 2013

Rokia Traore

Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th July 2013
Charlton Park , Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9DG, England MAP
£145 for three days
daily capacity: 40000
last updated: Thu 18th Jul 2013

Rokia Traore, Gilberto Gil, Alice Russell, and David Rodigan are among the first names for next year's WOMAD - World of Music, Arts and Dance held at Charlton Park, near Malmesbury, in Wiltshire.

Rokia Traore
Bringing together many forms of music, arts and dance from countries and cultures around the world on seven separate stage and workshop areas, WOMAD returns to the picturesque site at Charlton Park, near Malmesbury in Wiltshire from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th July 2013.

Brazil's Gilberto Gil is a key figure of the tropicália movement in the late 1960s when his songs of protest and dissent were aimed squarely at the military junta then controlling the country. Malian troubadour Rokia Traore is another who refuses to bite her tongue, her elegant, eloquent songs speaking against the plight of women worldwide, as well as lamenting the depressing situation currently experienced by her homeland.

The other first acts announced are Asif Ali Khan, Bwani Junction, Canzoniere Grencanico Salentino, David Wax Museum, Debapriya and Samanwaya, Dub Inc., Emel Mathlouthi, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Fredy Massamba, Gocoo, Huun Huur Tu, Jagwa Music, Kissmet, Le Vent du Nord, Levon Minassian, Mala In Cuba, Malawi Mouse Boys, Mokoomba, Nano Stern, Ondatropica, Osibisa, Sam Lee, Schlachthofbronx, Syd Arthur, Tamikrest, and Urna & Kroke.

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.

A weekend ticket - which are valid from the Friday until Sunday are priced at £145 (Thursday arrivals will also need a Thursday camping ticket costing £25).

Other ticket prices & options available will include:
Teenage Weekend Ticket (aged 14-17) - £75
Early Bird Disabled Weekend Ticket - £125
A campervan ticket is priced at £45
SN16 Resident Ticket is priced at £90

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 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. Thursday tickets do not need to be purchased for children aged 13 and under.

To buy tickets, click here.

Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th July 2013
Charlton Park , Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9DG, England MAP
£145 for three days
daily capacity: 40000
last updated: Thu 18th Jul 2013


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