Details of a new stage 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.
The d&b Soundscape stage is named after industry moguls d&b audiotechnik, taking sound back to its basic, primal roots. The acts announced for the stage, by day, are:-
Friday:- Owiny Sigoma Soundsystem, Muzi (DJ set), Deep Deep Water, Low Island (pictured above), Yes! Come Parade With Us with Leafcutter John, Jennie Abrahamson
Saturday:- Strutt Records (DJ set), Jameszoo (DJ set), Noga Erez, Mammal Hands, Solan Goose Live - Erland Cooper - in conversation and performance, Looping Cells - Rob Lewis
Sunday:- Mitu, Benjamin Moonlight, Richard Spaven, Riding The Silver Tide - Chris Watson, Caoimhín O Raghallaigh.
These join previously announced acts who include Amadou & Mariam, Leftfield performing 'Leftism' live, Mr Jukes, Camille, Django Django, Sharon Shannon, LA DAME BLANCHE, Ken Boothe, Thievery Corporation, Funke & The Two Tane Baby, Gilles Peterson, Omar Souleyman, Jazzanova Live featuring Paul Randolph, Aeham Ahmad, Afro Cluster, Dobet Gnahore, Kojey Radical, Electric Fields, Ezra Collective, and many more, with more still to be announced. For all of the details so far please see the line-up page.
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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