WOMAD is about so much more than incredible music; as well as these brilliant artists it has; live literary events and conversation at the World of Words; mind-expanding talks, experiments and performance at the Physics Pavilion, pampering and relaxation at the World of Wellbeing and WOMAD Spa, an exclusive installation in World of Art, Fantastical activities and interactive workshops in The World of Children and the only stage in the world where artist perform and cook for the audience, the legendary Taste the World.




  • Womad Uk 2020 Early Bird Tickets Now on Sale

    WOMAD festival organisers are delighted to announce that Tier One Tickets are now on sale for the UK’s 39th edition of the World’s Festival, with tickets priced from £155.

  • Ziggy Marley, Orbital Amongst First Acts Set for Womad 2019

    WOMAD, the global party that brings together music, culture and people from all over the world, today announces its first wave of artists taking to the stage at Charlton Park near Malmesbury in Wiltshire, 25-28 July 2019.

  • Bowers & Wilkins announces WOMAD 2017 Line-Up

    The world’s finest Sound System, created by British audio brand Bowers & Wilkins, once again sets its sights on UK-based festival WOMAD from 27th to 30th July.

  • Womad 2017 First Artist Announcement

    The world’s festival WOMAD UK is back for its thirty-fifth year as a vibrant, joyful and timely reminder that in a world where division and isolation are increasingly prominent.

  • WOMAD 2016, now just one month away

    WOMAD, the festival of discovery which opens minds and ears to some of the world’s very best music, art, dance, discussion, activity, food and drink, is now just one month away from its annual UK pilgrimage to Wiltshire’s idyllic Charlton Park.

  • WOMAD 2016 more artists added to the line-up

    Not content with already announcing an extraordinarily line-up for this July’s festival, WOMAD have added more musical excellence to the bill for 2016.

  • Exciting Additions to the WOMAD 2016 Line Up Announced Today


  • WOMAD 2016 Announces first exciting line-up

    This July, WOMAD Festival will be hosting its global party at Charlton Park, and now it’s time to announce the first wave of artists who’ll be heading for this particular corner of paradise this summer.

  • WOMAD Early Bird Tickets Now On Sale

    Hotly anticipated WOMAD 2016 early bird tickets go on sale Now! Grab your tickets now for The World’s Festival, taking place in Charlton Park 28th-31st July 2016.

  • WOMAD 2015 First Artist Line-up Announcement

    The speculation can be silenced, the murmurs muted. Because the wraps are now off and the line-up for this summer's WOMAD Charlton Park, the festival's ninth gathering in the glorious Wiltshire countryside and thirty-third festival in the UK. And wh

  • Sinead O'Connor To Headline WOMAD Chile 2015

    WOMAD, the premier world music festival, will take place in Chile for the first time in 2015. Sinead O’Connor will headline the three-day open-air world music festival taking place in the Recoleta District of Santiago in Plaza La Paz on February 13-

  • WOMAD 2014 Announce Sinéad O’Connor

    Just when you thought that no more remarkable names could be squeezed onto this year’s cracking line up at of WOMAD Charlton Park 2014, another one comes along, the compulsive and uncompromising performer, Sinéad O’Connor who will close the Open Air

  • WOMAD 2014 First Wave Of Acts

    The wraps are off, the news is out. WOMAD Charlton Park 2014 is primed and ready for action – and these are the first artists heading to a country estate in deepest Wiltshire come late July.

  • WOMAD 2013 Announce Final Artists

    Scores of great artists have already been announced (from Toots & The Maytals, Gilberto Gil, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 to Alice Russell Rokia Traoré and David Rodigan MBE) but now the wraps can completely come off the bill for WOMAD Charlton Park 25-28 Ju

  • WOMAD 2013 Reveal First Acts To Include Gilberto Gil

    ..with the first announcement of performers for this summer’s bash – WOMAD proves itself to still be firmly in the vanguard of the festival scene, presenting the most vital music from the planet’s four corners.

  • WOMAD Adds Hugh Masekela and Jimmy Cliff

    Jimmy Cliff holds a similar position back home in Jamaica, a totemic figure seemingly above the day-to-day lives of mere mortals, a man whose most profound musical moments.

  • Robert Plant & Buena Vista Social Club Confirmed For WOMAD

    Meanwhile, in a field in deepest Somerset, something else was afoot – the first-ever WOMAD Festival. And, like Madonna, Abba and Michael Jackson, the WOMAD name is somewhat culturally iconic.

  • WOMAD saw ticket sales rise

    Bucking the trend, WOMAD saw ticket sales rise some 29% this year, attracting 35,000 fans to the historic Charlton Park

  • WOMAD festival complete their superb line up

    Vieux Farka Touré, Creole Choir Of Cuba And Oi Va Voi have been added to the 2011 line-up

  • Groundbreaking Animation at Womad Festival

    Seven giant sea containers lie marooned in the Wiltshire landscape. The mysterious remains of an ancient civilisation or the shape of things to come?

  • WOMAD seeks signed and unsigned bands to play at this years festival

    WOMAD festival is giving new bands and artist's the chance to play on a stage at this years festival.

  • Bellowhead Added To An Already Formidable WOMAD

    Six out of seven isn’t bad. When it comes to representing the music of the entire planet, no festival can keep up with WOMAD. This is proved by the latest wave of artists confirmed for its Charlton Park bash later this summer.

  • Soul Legends and Gypsy Punks gather for Womad festival

    The growing suspicion that this summer’s WOMAD Festival is going to be a classic is further strengthened by the announcement of the latest additions to July’s bill.

  • 1st Artists Announced for this Summers Womad

    The first artists confirmed to be performing at this summer’s Womad Charlton Park festival can now be unveiled.

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