The day splits have been revealed for WOMAD - World of Music, Arts and Dance - held at Charlton Park, near Malmesbury, in Wiltshire from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th July 2018.
Friday will welcome:- Leftfield, Omar Souleyman, Goldie, Hashmat Sultana, Kojey Radical, The Herbaliser, Rodney P, K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade, Age Of Glass, Henge, Hombrelobo, Jack Baldus, Rodney Branigan, Sacha Dieu, Hanba!, JM y Juanin & Los Crack del Puerto, LADAMA, Orchestre Les Mangelepa, Ricardo Ribeiro, Scorpios, Wazimbo, Afro Cluster, Colectivo Danza Region & Camara de Danza Comunidad, Daara J Family, Gasper Nali, Hanggai, LA DAME BLANCHE, Mari Kalkun, My Baby, Sharon Shannon, Tal National, and The Original Gypsies of Carmargue.
Saturday sees performances from:- Amadou & Mariam, Camille, Ezra Collective, Aeham Ahmad, Bollywood Brass Band & Jyotsna Srikanth, Awesome Wells, Clan Dextine, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, The Undercover Hippy, The Well Oiled Sisters, House Of Waters, Lian Music Band with Mohsen Sharifian, Seby Ntege, Talisk, Tamala, Daniel Haaksman, Dobet Gnahore, Edmar Castaneda & Andrea Tierra, El Pelujancanu, Electric Fields, Gaye Su Akyol, Havana Meets Kingston, Jack Baldus, KermesZ a l'Est, Maalem Hamid El Kasri, Macka B, MarthaGunn, Mr Jukes, Orchestre Les Mangelepa, Rafiki Jazz, Selamnesh Zemene & Badume Band, Tuuletar, and Whiskey Shivers.
Sunday will feature:- Django Django (pictured above), Amparanoia, Bcuc, Gilles Peterson, Kokoko!, Thievery Corporation, Too Many Zooz, Abatwa, Calan, Evie Ladin & Keith Terry, Federspiel, Flo Lacy, Hashmat Sultana, Indian Man, Jiggy, JM y Juanin & Los Crack del Puerto, Korrontzi, Maalem Hamid El Kasri, Melissa Laveaux, Meklit, Papaya, Pixvae, Renata Rosa, Sabry Mosbah, Seramic, The Dirty Bourbon River Show, The Rin Tins, Vishten, andYazz Ahmed's Hafla Band.
The festival is aimed at the whole family, and allows all children aged 13 years and under, in for free. WOMAD promises even more stuff for kids and young people than ever before. 'The World of Children' will have the usual comprehensive programme of workshops, entertainment and activities. They are held throughout the weekend culminating in the Children's Parade which starts from the Children's area traditionally at 6pm on the Sunday and winds it's way through the main arena. This year will have an elemental theme, "celebrating the power of Earth, Fire, Water and Air".
Tickets are on sale, priced as follows:-
adult 3 days: £185
adult 4 days: £225
teenage 3 days: £90*
teenage 4 days: £125*
(*names of teenagers must be registered when purchasing tickets)
Park & Camp: £85
Camp WOMAD x 2-man tent £150
Camp WOMAD x 4-man tent £250
spa weekend: £135
La Di Da Loo: £35
Some tickets can be bought by four instalments (please note there is no refund policy).
Children 13 and under FREE (but still need ticket)
Day tickets are now available for Saturday and Sunday, priced at £95 for adults, £75 for residents, or £55 for teenagers.
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