WOMAD unveils Charlie Gillett stage line-up

Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Otava Yo, Kel Assouf, Le Vent du Nord, & more

By Scott Williams | Published: Mon 13th Jun 2016

WOMAD 2016 - The Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
Photo credit: Eve Mathews

WOMAD 2016

Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st July 2016
Charlton Park , Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9DG, England MAP
£175 for three days
Daily capacity: 40,000

The BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett stage line-up has been announced for this year's WOMAD - World of Music, Arts and Dance held at Charlton Park, near Malmesbury, in Wiltshire from Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st July 2016.

Radio presenters Lopa Kothari, Mary-Ann Kennedy, and Cerys Matthews will bring Radio 3 and 6Music coverage from WOMAD across the weekend together with folk performer Kathryn Tickell.

With selected highlights from featured artists including Dom La Nena, and Bafula, who were discovered by BBC Radio 3 as part of BBC Introducing World Music 2016. The BBC Radio 3 line up on the Charlie Gillett Stage will also include Alash, Amaraterra, Diabel Cissokho, Kel Assouf, Le Vent du Nord, Ngawang Lodup with The Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Otava Yo, and Volosi.

They join George Clinton And Funkadelic/Parliament, Baaba Maal, John Grant, Roots Manuva, Charles Bradley, St. Germain, Anoushka Shankar, Buika, Ibrahim Maalouf, Grit Orchestra, Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band, Sidestepper, Baloji, Desert Slide, Hot 8 Brass Band, Aziza Brahim, This Is The Kit, Auntie Flo, Aynur, The Breath, Cabruera, Dubioza Kolektiv, Federico Albanese, Florian Keller, Kefaya, Kim Juhong's Ensemble Noreum Machi, Meta and The Cornerstones, Pierce Brothers, Selda Bagcan & Boom Pam, Zmei 3, Muzykanci, Afriquoi, Ethno Trio Troitsa, Tetish, The East Pointers, Blick Bassy, Dom La Nena, Moh! Kouyate, Lula Pena, Ana Tijoux, Asiq Nargile, Broadway Sounds, Chouk Bwa Libete, Cuncordu e Tenore de Orosei, Hanoi Masters, Heartbeat, Hindi Zahra, La Mambanegra, Lura, Mercedes Peon, N'Diale, Sons of Kemet, MC Soom T, Wiyaala, Xaos, and all-woman supergroup Les Amazones D'Afrique featuring the voices of Oumou Sangare, Mariam Doumbia, Kandia Kouyaté , Rokia Koné, and Mamani Keita

Those arriving early have the added bonus of music on Thursday night with Asian Dub Foundation, and Imarhan.

The full line-up features around 100 artists from 40 countries performing over the festival weekend.

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Early bird tickets sold out in record time in December. Weekend tickets - which are valid from the Friday until Sunday are priced at £175 (Thursday arrivals will also need a Thursday camping ticket costing £35).

Other ticket prices & options available include:
Teenage Weekend Ticket (aged 14-17)  £85
Disabled Weekend Ticket  £145
SN16 Resident Weekend £120
A campervan ticket £70
Spa Ticket £105 (sold out)
Park & Camp £75
La-Di-Dah Loos £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 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. Names of teenagers must be registered when purchasing tickets. Thursday tickets do not need to be purchased for children aged 13 and under.

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