Photography by Susie Blake
We prepare and pack for WOMAD Charlton Park, one of the most far-reaching festival programmes the UK has to offer
With over 50 artist CD signing sessions confirmed (yes, over 50!), this year’s premier world music blast is set to be our biggest yet. If you’re not able to make it to Charlton Park, then you can keep up-to-date with all the latest goings-on by following the team on Twitter and Facebook.
We’ve put together a list of our artist recommendations for this weekend. To view the full line-up visit womad.co.uk.
In partnership with independent record store Rise, we will be hosting artist signings for the Open Air and Siam stages this year. Artists confirmed include Brazilian MC Criolo, Algerian singer-songwriter Souad Massi, and legendary Touareg group Tinariwen.
If you’re heading to the festival this weekend, then be sure to visit our main stand next to the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage. As well as joining in with a spot of festive fun with the Songlines team, you’ll be able to watch all of the acts live and meet them afterwards. Artists performing on this stage include French-Cuban twins Ibeyi, Bolivian singer Luzmilla Carpio and Senegalese star Cheikh Lô.