This past weekend the wonderful festival that is WOMAD rolled into the sunny island of Gran Canaria, bringing with it an explosion of colour, culture and the best in world music to the capital Las Palmas with the likes of The Brand New Heavies, Bombino, La Dame Blanche and Orkesta Mendoza and so many more attracting 45,000 people.
But back to the UK, and as the nights draw in and the days get chillier, thoughts are already turning to summer, nostalgic memories of WOMAD 2017 and people are looking forward to dancing along to the very best live music in the green fields of Wiltshire at WOMAD 2018.
WOMAD 2017 featured a quite extraordinary programme and mix of cultures, voices and musical styles, some unforgettable performances, an incredible crowd who came in record numbers and secured its future with the residence at Charlton Park extended until at least 2030.
WOMAD 2018 will bring more discovery as it returns to the idyllic Charlton Park in Wiltshire from 26-29 July. First details of the line-up from around the world will be announced in the New Year, along with details of the usual enlightening range of exhibitions, installations, talks, debates, science, poetry, world food, pampering and fun activities for the whole family.
Get your early bird tickets now
Early Bird Tickets from £150 go on sale for the UK’s 36th edition of the World’s Festival – WOMAD 2018 on Wednesday, 15 November at 9am.
What the Press Said:
“..a knock-out celebration of global sounds” The Guardian
“music from this world and far out galaxies…there was as much cutting-edge electronica on the bill as . there was as much cutting-edge electronica on the bill as traditional music, with the most exciting acts borrowing from both” The i
“…a festival of eclectic delights” The Daily Telegraph