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WOMAD UK Festival Announces full Line-Up

Pioneering world music festival WOMAD UK has announced the complete list of artists set to perform at the 2019 festival. WOMAD will take place at Charlton Park in in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England, during July 25 – July 28, 2019.

The program begins of Thursday with headliner Afro-Cuban All Stars. Saturday includes Grammy-Award winning singer Macy Gray, headlining Friday along with reggae legend and five-time Grammy award-winner Ziggy Marley. Following on Saturday, Anna Calvi and Malian star Salif Keita.

Headliners on Sunday are Robert Plant’s new Americana group Saving Grace with Suzi Dian and Robert Plant, followed by 1990’s electronic music pioneers Orbital.

Other artists set to perform include Calypso Rose, 1970’s funk stars Cymande, WOMAD favorites DakaBrakha, Dhafer Youssef, Orquesta Akokán and lots more.  

More information at womad.co.uk


WOMAD Gran Canaria 2017 Program Revealed

Acclaimed world music festival WOMAD Gran Canaria has announced its 2017 programming. WOMAD Gran Canaria will take place November 10-12 at Parque de Santa Catalina in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain).



The lineup this year includes:

101 Brass Band (Canary Islands, Spain), Beating Heart (UK), Bombino (Niger), Hindi Zahra (Morocco), Horace Andy (Jamaica), Kuarembó (Canary Islands, Spain), La Dame Blanche (Cuba), Miroca Paris (Cape Verde), Niño de Elche (mainland Spain), Orkesta Mendoza (USA), Papaya (Canary Islands, Spain), Profecía Crew (Canary Islands, Spain), Tu Otra Bonita (Spain), and The Brand New Heavies (UK).

WOMAD Gran Canaria also includes adult workshops led by Ripton Lindsay (Jamaica) and Ras Happa (Jamaica) as well as children’s workshops by Purple Moon (Canary Islands, Spain) and Urban Outdoors (UK).

The WOMAD Gran Canaria is supported by the City of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the Gran Canaria island government (Cabildo).

Headline photo: Bombino


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.


Special Guest Appearance by Peter Gabriel at WOMAD Charlton Park

WOMAD-logoWOMAD has announced that Peter Gabriel will be making a guest appearance at WOMAD Charlton Park in July of 2007 to celebrate 25 years of WOMAD in the UK. This performance on Friday 27 July by Peter Gabriel, WOMAD’s co-founder, will be one of only a few shows in the UK this summer.

Latest confirmations for the Charlton Park line-up which will feature over 70 world-class artists from 40 countries performing over the weekend include: Chambao (Spain) • Chota Divana (India) • Clube Do Balanço (Brazil) • Gnawa Diffusion (Morocco) •Humanature (Australia) • Mari Boine (Norway) • Seckou Keita Quartet (Senegal / Italy / Egypt / Gambia) • Taj Mahal (United States) • The Gloworms (United Kingdom) • Zawose Family (Tanzania)

The full line-up so far is as follows, with many more acts due to be announced over the coming months:

Baaba Maal (Senegal) • Balkan Beat Box (Israel / United States) • Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba (Mali) • Ben Taylor (United States) • Bill Cobham (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) • DJ Shantel (Germany) • El Tanbura (Egypt) • Gnawa Diffusion (Morocco) • Humanature (Australia) • 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 (Senegal / Italy / Egypt / Gambia) • Serta-Gesar Troupe (Tibet) • Sheila Chandra (United Kingdom) • Steel Pulse (United Kingdom) • Taj Mahal Trio (United States) • The Dhol Foundation (United Kingdom) • The Gloworms (United Kingdom) • The Imagined Village (United Kingdom) • Toots and the Maytals (Jamaica) • Toumast (Niger Republic) • Warsaw Village Band (Poland) • Zawose Family (Tanzania) •

line-up is subject to change.

WOMAD stands for World of Music, Arts and Dance, expressing the central aim of the WOMAD festival – to bring together and to celebrate many forms of music, arts and dance drawn from countries and cultures all over the world.

The festivals are often weekend-long, family-oriented, active and diverse musical events, featuring simultaneous performances on two or three stages, including participatory workshops and special events for children, as well as music and dance sessions hosted by many of the visiting artists.

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

Visit the website for information on tickets, line-up, site details, accommodation, location and more: www.womad.org/charltonpark.