WOMADness Returns to Singapore

WOMAD-logoSingapore – The world of WOMAD returns to Singapore as the passion and color of musicians
from around the globe explodes in the historical Fort Canning Park for a 3-day weekend from August 26 – 28.

Winner of the “Best Event Experience” of the Tourism Awards last year, WOMAD is a household name for music lovers – a festival that has grown roots as it enters its 8th year in the beautiful island city-state that is Singapore. True to its commitment to diversity, WOMAD Singapore 2005 will continue to tap into the incredible range of a global music experiences; from centuries old traditions to the pulse of contemporary music. There will be 6 to 8 performances each night that take place multiple stages. These are complemented by the ever-popular workshops and master classes conducted by WOMAD artists, designed to stimulate and entertain both adults and kids. Further engaging the senses, WOMAD’s Global Village offers up a delectable range of food, craft and holistic treatments that are as rich and diverse as the music on offer.

And if all of this isn’t enough, WOMAD Club presents another pulsating, World Music DJ set.

Founded by rock legend Peter Gabriel, the WOMAD festival has been entertaining audiences in over 20 different countries, presenting an estimated 2,000 international artists in over 140 events for 22 years.

WOMAD Singapore 2005 Details

Dates: Friday 26th to Sunday 28th August 2005

Venue: Fort Canning Park

Time: Gates Open at 5.30 daily. “Live” performances on Friday begin
at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday, 6pm.

Tickets prices:

Adult 1 Day $33
Adult 2 Day $55
Adult 3 Day $82
Students / Senior Citizens $24
Family Pass $80
Kids Under 7 Free
Groups: 10% off purchase of min 10 Adult single day tickets
10% off purchase of concession tickets for groups of 5.

Ticket prices not inclusive of $2 handling & administrative charges.
SISTIC, Mobile ticketing wap.sistic.com.sg,
SISTIC Hotline 65 6348 5555

For information on special WOMAD Ticket & Travel packages, with some of Singapore’s attractions included, go to womadsingapore.com.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.