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WOMAD Charlton Park 2017 Reveals First Artists

Bombino – Photo by Ron Wyman

WOMAD UK has announced some of the artists scheduled to perform at the 35th edition of the acclaimed world music festival. The event will take place at Charlton Park near Malmesbury in Wiltshire during July 27-30, 2017.

The first set of artists announced include South African vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Benjamin Zephaniah, the modern Balkan sounds of Serbian artist Emir Kusturica, Tuareg desert blues act Bombino, and Squarepusher side project Shobaleader One.

Other artists include Nubian pop band Alsarah & the Nubatones (Sudan/USA); Creole jazz, soul and rock music by Bokanté (USA/Guadeloupe); Chilean cumbia party masters Chico Trujillo; the Pacific Coast Afro-Colombian sounds of Grupo Canalón de Timbiquí; Welsh Celtic music maestro Jamie Smith’s Mabon (UK); Khmer Rouge Survivors (Cambodia); experimental folk artist Maarja Nuut (Estonia), The Nile Project (Egypt/Ethiopia and more); Nomade Orquestra (Brazil); Rajab Suleiman & Kithara (Zanzibar); Savina Yannatou (Greece); Spooky Men’s Chorale (Australia); Tom Middleton (UK); and Zhou Family Band (China).

Tickets and more details can be found at womad.co.uk


WOMAD Charlton Park 2008 Announces Partial Line-up

WOMAD-logoThe next edition of WOMAD Charlton Park will take place 25-27 July 2008. To acknowledge the tremendous loyalty and goodwill shown by all of the customers during the rain and mud of the 2007 festival, the festival organizers are offering 2008 tickets at just £100 to everyone who purchased a ticket for the 2007 event (for a limited period of two months from 12th November until the 31 December). Children under 14 still go free.

The organizers have announced improvement: “We’ll have a new festival layout that’s learnt the lessons of 2007.” Some of the artists for 2008 are: Michael Brook with Special Guests including Jivan Gasparyan (Canada/Armenia), AltaiKai (Altai Republic, Inner Mongolia), Bedouin Jerry Can Band (Egypt), Kid Creole and the Coconuts (USA/Haiti), David D’Or (Israel), Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan (India), Dulsori (South Korea), Ernest Ranglin (Jamaica), Toumani Diabate (Mali), and Andy Palacio and Garifuna Collective featuring Umalali (Belize).

Charlton Park is situated just outside the historic abbey town of Malmesbury in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside and the site is just seven miles from Junction 17 (Chippenham) of the M4 – one hundred miles due west of London.


* ‘2007 Ticket Purchasers Discount’ Weekend tickets – Weekend Tickets at a special price of £100 are available to all customers who purchased a 2007 weekend ticket. Available from 7th November until 31st December 2007.
* ‘Early Bird’ Weekend – Always a hot seller, Early Bird’ Weekend tickets are at a special price of £115 until a cut-off point of 28th February 2008.
* Weekend Ticket – £125. Weekend tickets give access to the campsite from 8am on FRIDAY 25 July through to Monday 30 July. If you wish to camp or enter the arena on Thursday 26 July, please order a ‘Thursday Camping’ ticket.
* Day Tickets – Following some complaints last year day tickets are back this year but are only available on the Sunday at £50 per ticket.
* Sunday ‘SN16 Resident’ Ticket – If you live locally to Charlton Park, and have a SN16 postcode, you qualify for a discounted Sunday Day ticket at £40, a 20% discount on the full day ticket price.
* ‘Thursday Camping’ Ticket – There is a £10 ‘Thursday Camping’ charge (per person) for Weekend ticket holders who prefer to arrive on Thursday rather than Friday. The Thursday evening will feature musical and visual surprises as twilight deepens. The campsite will be open at 8am on the Thursday (Arena from 2pm – subject to licensing conditions).
* ‘Campervan’ Ticket – Please obtain a ‘Campervan’ ticket for £25 if you are camping in a sleep-in vehicle rather than a tent, or are bringing a trailer-tent. This gives access to space in the ‘Campervan’ field. All other vehicles will be parked in the ‘car park’ areas of the campsite. Access to this area is limited. The distance from the campsite to the main stage is approximately 800m.
* Disabled ‘2 For 1’ Tickets – If you require a Personal Assistant or carer in order to attend the festival, you can buy two tickets for the price of one. These tickets are only available to people who are registered as disabled and proof of registration will be required prior to the dispatch of tickets.

‘Thursday Camping’, ‘Campervan, ‘Free Child’ & ‘Additional Child’ Tickets These tickets may be purchased separately from Weekend tickets (eg if you want to decide later whether to order them or not), but please note that the standard booking fee applies per transaction.

Book by phone Tel: 0845 146 1735 Lines open Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm for credit/debit card bookings. Book online www.womadshop.com/tickets

For all festival information www.womad.org.


WOMAD Charlton Park UK in July 2007

There are new confirmations this week for WOMAD Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK, to be held 27-29 of July 2007. The artists added to the line-up are soul legend Isaac Hayes and a special Thursday night welcome performance from The Blind Boys of Alabama.

In addition, a further eight artists have been added to the bill, including: Tinariwen (Mali), Seth Lakeman (UK), Calexico (USA), David D’Or (Israel), Young Zulu Warriors (South Africa), Afrodisiac Sound System (USA), Dream Engine’s ‘Heliosphere’ (UK) and Hocus Pocus (France). Over 80 world-class artists from 40 countries will perform over the festival weekend.

The full line-up now looks like this:

Afrodisiac Sound System (United States) • Baaba Maal (Senegal) • Balkan Beat Box (Israel / United States) • Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba (Mali) • Ben Taylor (United States) • Bill Cobham (United States) • Calexico (United States) • Candi Staton (United States) • Cesaria Evora (Cape Verde) • Chambao (Spain) • Chota Divana (India) • CJ Chenier (United States) • Clube Do Balanço (Brazil) • Daara J (Senegal) • David D’Or (Israel) • DJ Shantel (Germany) • Dream Engine’s ‘Heliosphere’ (United Kingdom) • El Tanbura (Egypt) • Gnawa Diffusion (France) • Hocus Pocus (France) • Humanature (Australia) • Isaac Hayes (United States) • Kong Nay & Ouch Savy (Cambodia) • Kronos Quartet (United States) • Lila Downs (Mexico) • Mari Boine (Norway) • Mariza (Portugal / Mozambique) • Marzoug (Algeria) • Peter Gabriel (United Kingdom) • Sam Tshabalala (South Africa) • Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga (Kenya / Congo Dem. Rep.) • Seckou Keita Quartet (United Kingdom / Senegal) • Serta-Gesar Troupe (Tibet) • Seth Lakeman (United Kingdom) • Sheila Chandra (United Kingdom) • Steel Pulse (United Kingdom) • Taj Mahal Trio (United States) • The Blind Boys Of Alabama (United States) • The Dhol Foundation (United Kingdom) • The Gloworms (United Kingdom) • The Imagined Village (United Kingdom) • Tinariwen (Mali) • Toots & The Maytals (Jamaica) • Toumast (Niger Republic) • Warsaw Village Band (Poland) • Young Zulu Warriors (South Africa) • Zawose Family (Tanzania) • And many many more!

Tickets are now on sale on-line at www.womadshop.com
By phone on +44 (0)845 146 1735.
(Telephone orders incur a higher booking fee)

More at: www.womad.org/charltonpark.


WOMAD Charlton Park Most Recent Line-up Announced

WOMAD-logoThe 2007 edition of WOMAD in the UK announced today the latest line-up for the festival.

Baaba Maal (Senegal); Balkan Beat Box (Israel/USA); Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba (Mali); Ben Taylor (USA); Bill Cobham (USA); Candi Staton (USA); Cesaria Evora (Cape Verde); CJ Chenier (USA); Daara J (Senegal); El Tanbura (Egypt); Kronos Quartet (USA); Kung Nai & Ouch Savy (Cambodia); Lila Downs (Mexico); Mariza (Portugal); Marzoug (Algeria); Sam Tshabalala (South Africa); Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga (Kenya/Democratic Republic of Congo); Serta-Gesar Troupe (Tibet); Sheila Chandra (UK); Steel Pulse (UK); The Dhol Foundation (UK) The Imagined Village (UK); Toots & The Maytals (Jamaica); Toumast (Niger Republic); Warsaw Village Band (Poland) – line-up is subject to change.

The event will be held at Malmesbury, Wiltshire, in the UK, 27 – 29 of July, 2007.

Tickets are available:  On-line at www.womadshop.com. By phone on +44 (0)845 146 1735.