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.
In 2019 there were over 300 performances and 500 workshops, talks and events at the most inclusive party on the planet. The crowd of 39,000 festival-goers were delighted by an array of artists from across the world; reggae sounds of superstar Ziggy Marley and entranced by Anna Calvi’s storming performance; the UK’s freshest afrobeat-jazz outfit Kokoroko, Ukranian folk aficionados turned protest punks DakhaBrakha, Palestinian rapper Maysa Daw and inspiring all-female desert punk revolutionaries Les Filles de Illighadad. Festival go-ers fell in love with Macy Gray’s R&B vocals all over again, and electronic legends Orbital and country-folk duo Saving Grace ft. Suzi Dian and Robert Plant brought the heady weekend to a close in true WOMAD style. WOMAD 2020 will return bigger and better than ever before in the glorious fields of Charlton Park.
And before WOMAD UK 2020 the world’s festival continues its global expansion, in the New Year WOMAD NZ and WOMADelaide return hosting an incredible array of musicians including Salif Keita, Aldous Harding, Mavis Staples and Sleafod Mods and for the first time WOMAD Mexico, will rock the magnificent central city of Morelia, a UNESCO world heritage site full of colonial architecture and one of Mexico’s best kept secrets. See you there…
Chris Smith, festival director, says “Amidst all the political turbulence in the World, WOMAD has bought together music and arts from across the world to provide a haven of tolerance and diversity, a festival with something for everyone. Reflecting on 2019, WOMAD UK bought together over 100 artists from over 50 nations. This year we are more excited than ever before to release our early bird tickets, expect even more music, talks and events. We can’t wait to welcome the world to WOMAD.
WOMAD 2020 will bring more discovery as it returns to the idyllic Charlton Park in Wiltshire from 23-26 July next year. First details of the line-up from around the world will be announced in the New Year, along with details of the usual educational and entertaining range of exhibitions, installations, talks, debates, science, poetry, art, food, pampering and activities for the whole family.
Don’t miss out, Tier One tickets are limited so grab yours now.
Published on 23 November 2019 by Ben Robinson