The festival season is upon us and I am always very excited around this time. I try to make it to at least one festival every year, although having been a poor student until recently seriously affected this mission. This year, like last year & the year before we shall be at WOMAD.
WOMAD Festival returns this summer to the UK with a variety of events and happenings for the whole family. As well as an exciting line-up of first class world music, festival goers will have the chance to experience a huge range of workshops and activities. Since the very first WOMAD families and children have played an integral part in the development of the festival, both in the UK and around the world.
The work of the WOMAD Foundation has always been about moving boundaries and devising opportunities for intercultural experiences. Taste the World, sponsored by Riverford Organics, returns to the arboretum with a terrific line-up of WOMAD artists, bringing their culture and cuisine to the stage, cooking and sharing dishes from their countries of origin with everyone. Sessions are hosted and discussions ranging from travel and music to history and religion crop up, whilst spontaneous musical interludes have been known to get the audience on their feet for an impromptu dance whilst the rice boils.
Festival goers will be able to immerse themselves in the stories behind the music, learn the origins of rare and unusual instruments and discover the inspirations and collaborations that drive some of the spectacular sounds from across the globe.
For more information about the work of the WOMAD Foundation both in the UK and around the world, festival goers will be able to visit the Friends of WOMAD stall onsite over the weekend.
LISTINGS AND TICKET INFORMATION:
WOMAD FESTIVAL 2009 – Charlton Park, Malmesbury,
Wiltshire, SN16 9DG
24 – 26 July 2015
Adult Weekend Ticket: £165
Teenager (14-17 Year Olds) Weekend Ticket: ££80
Disabled Weekend Ticket: £165
Day Ticket: £75
All Children (13 and under): FREE