pressure drops at WOMAD with Toots, Seun Kuti, & Parov Stellar

plus Jesca Hoop, Riot Jazz, Adjagas, Fimber Bravo, & more added

published: Thu 11th Apr 2013

Toots and the Maytals

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

Afrobeat star Seun Kuti and Fela's Egypt 80, 'Monkey Man', 'Funky Kingston', and 'Pressure Drop' singer Toots and the Maytals, and Austrian feel-good electro-swinger Parov Stelar lead the latest names for this summer's WOMAD - World of Music, Arts and Dance held at Charlton Park, near Malmesbury, in Wiltshire.

Toots and the Maytals
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.

The other acts announced today are soul-funk-rocker The Heavy, Norway's Adjagas, The Bombay Royale, Portugal's Carminho, maloya player from Réunion Christine Salem, South Africa's Dizu Plaatjies and Ibuyambo Ensemble, Trinidadian steel-pan player Fimber Bravo, Flavia Coelho's Brazilian samba, Hidden Orchestra, Georgia's Iadoni, Jesca Hoop, Katy Carr & The Aviators, Malouma, Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, Riot Jazz, Spoek Mathambo, Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys, and Yes King.

They join Rokia Traore, Gilberto Gil, Alice Russell, David Rodigan, 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.

2013's festival also welcomes back the Taste The World stage, where artists performing are invited to present and prepare native dishes for audiences, occasionally using techniques not familiar to these shores. 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, WOMAD Spa, 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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