Mr Wendal's coming to WOMAD with Arrested Development

final additions include Craig Charles, Joseph Arthur, Ed Harcourt, & more

published: Thu 6th Jun 2013

Arrested Development

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

Afrocentric hip-hoppers Arrested Development, best known for their hits 'People Everyday' and 'Mr Wendal', lead the final acts announced for this summer's WOMAD - World of Music, Arts and Dance held at Charlton Park, near Malmesbury, in Wiltshire.

The other familiar acts announced today are funk DJ Craig Charles, Joseph Arthur, Ed Harcourt, and Babylon Circus.

They're joined by a mix of global acts including Spain's Amesmalua, Dutch fado singer Nynke, Colombians via Brussels funksters La Chiva Gantiva, Swiss modern Ethiopian groove mixers Imperial Tiger Orchestra, and the UK's own folky trio The Bookshop Band. BBC Radio 3 will again be hosting their own dedicated stage at Charlton Park with a bill of world music sounds including Barrule (Isle of Man), Capercaillie (Scotland), Dawanggang (China), Desmali & D'Ambo de la Costa (Equatorial Guinea), DJ Tudo e Sua Gente de Todo Lugar (Brazil), Dogan Mehmet and the Boombox Karavan (UK), Family Atlantica (UK/Venezuela), Guy Schalom & The Baladi Blues Ensemble (Egypt/UK), KonKoma (Ghana/UK), La Pegatina (Spain), Mavrika (UK/Greece), Nefes with Fidan Hajiyeva (Turkey- Azerbaijan), The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band (USA), Roopa Panesar (UK), and Zykopops (Croatia).

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

These latest additions join Rokia Traore, Gilberto Gil, Alice Russell, David Rodigan, Seun Kuti and Fela's Egypt 80, Toots and the Maytals, Parov Stellar, The Heavy, Adjagas, The Bombay Royale, Carminho, Christine Salem, Dizu Plaatjies and Ibuyambo Ensemble, Fimber Bravo, Flavia Coelho, Hidden Orchestra, Iadoni, Jesca Hoop, Katy Carr & The Aviators, Malouma, Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, Riot Jazz, Spoek Mathambo, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, YesKing, 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.

From tomorrow, Friday 7th June, day tickets will be available with prices kept the same as last year. A Saturday or Sunday ticket is priced at £66 (£55 for SN16 purchasers).

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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