Glass previews WOMAD Festival

WORLD of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) Festival will return to the UK for its 35th year of celebrating diverse culture and music. The weekend will take place on July 27-30 in Charlton Park in Wiltshire’s beautiful countryside.

Womad activitesDrummers at WOMAD

The theme for this year’s WOMAD is “building bridges not walls” which is a big ethos at the festival which prides itself in celebrating vibrancy and joy through music form. WOMAD takes place in seven different locations internationally and recently celebrated its festival in Chile bringing together 52,000 in February.

WOMAD’s Global festival director Chris Smith said “in the age of Brexit and Donald Trump, we feel responsibility to champion those who are willing to share their culture with others, celebrate variety and build bridges not walls”.

With a vast international lineup representing almost all of the continents in the world, WOMAD will celebrate an eclectic mix of art, dance, food, well-being, discussions and family activities making it one of the summer festivals that you don’t want to miss in the UK this year.

Nick Mulvey Press ShotNick Mulvey

Some great names will be playing this year such as Goat, Toots & The Maytals, Roy Ayers, Sean Kuti and our festival favourite Nick Mulvey amongst many others.

In addition to all the entertainment it’s important not to forget the culinary wonders that WOMAD has to offer with its wide selection of global street food that’s far from the usual greasy festival grub. Travel the world with your tastebuds and enjoy cuisine from South America, India, Africa and of course England! All dietary options are carefully catered for at WOMAD meaning vegans and vegetarians will be fully considered.

by Katrina Mirpuri

For more information about the festival and prices please visit the WOMAD website.

 

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Katrina Mirpuri

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