Toots and the Maytals, Roy Ayers with Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, & many more for WOMAD 2017

By Neil Greenway | Published: Thu 25th May 2017

Toots and the Maytals

Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July 2017
Charlton Park , Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9DG, England MAP
£210 for four days
Daily capacity: 40,000
Last updated: Thu 20th Jul 2017

WOMAD - World of Music, Arts and Dance - held at Charlton Park, near Malmesbury, in Wiltshire from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July 2017 has announced more acts to perform across the weekend.

Leading the names are Jamaica's legendary Toots and the Maytals who's soulful reggae needs no introduction. Jazz-funk legend Roy Ayers made the brilliant 'Music Of Many Colors' album with Fela Kuti back in 1980, while Seun – Fela’s youngest son – is the greatest protector of Kuti Sr’s legacy, and at Womad they perform as Roy Ayers, Seun Kuti And Egypt 80. Cuban singer, flautist and percussionist Yaite Ramos Rodriguez brings her mix of mix of hip hop, cumbia, dancehall and reggae as La Dame Blanche will make her WOMAD debut, as do the 'chk chk chk' pronounced !!!

Also newly added for the weekend are Nick Mulvey, Amsterdam Klezmer Band (The Netherlands), Ariwo (Cuba/Iran), Clap! Clap! (Italy), Dayme Arocena (Cuba), Hannah Peel & Tubular Brass (UK), House Gospel Choir (UK), Ifriqiyya Electrique (Tunisia/France/Italy), Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra (US/UK), Lamomali (France/Mali), Mamadou Diabate & Percussion Mania (Burkina Faso), Maya Youssef (Syria), (members of) The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians (Syria), Trembling Bells (UK), and Noureddine Khourchid & the Whirling Dervishes of Damascus (Syria).

These join the acts previously confirmed, who include Goat, Oumou Sangare, Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Benjamin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds, Afro Celt Sound System, Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra, Shobaleader One, Alsarah & the Nubatones, Bixiga 70, Inna De Yard All-Stars, Khmer Rouge Survivors, Bokante, and many more. Please see the line-up page for the details so far.

The full line-up will feature around 100 artists from 40 countries performing over the festival weekend. Many more acts are still to be confirmed - expect the most eclectic line-up anywhere in the UK.

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Weekend tickets - which are valid from the Friday until Sunday are priced at £175, or a four day ticket for Thursday arrivals is £210.

Other ticket prices & options available include:
Teenage Weekend Ticket (aged 14-17)  £85
Disabled Weekend Ticket  £175 (£210 for 4 days)
SN16 Resident Weekend £140
A campervan ticket £70
Spa Ticket £105 
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.

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