This year’s WOMAD is shaping up to be one of the best editions yet, hosting a multitude of the biggest artists from around the globe for four days of festivity at Charlton Park in Wiltshire. Among the fantastic line-up are P-Funk pioneer George Clinton and his legendary band Parliament-Funkadelic, Cape Verdean singer Lura, Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux and flamenco fusion queen Buika. An event for all ages, the festival will also offer a range of family-friendly activities including a Brazilian carnival, tree climbing lessons and the new addition of The Physics Pavilion.
If you’re not able to make it, you can keep up-to-date with the latest news and events by following the Songlines team on Twitter and Facebook. To view the full line-up, visit womad.co.uk or download the free WOMAD mobile app.
Once again we’ve partnered with independent record store Rise and will be hosting artists signings for the Siam and Open Air stages. Artists confirmed include Colombian electro-cumbia pioneers Sidestepper, Indian sitar star Anoushka Shankar, and Saharawi singer Aziza Brahim. You can download your own artist CD signing timetable here.
Also be sure to visit the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage, where we will be hosting additional signings. Artists performing here include French-Canadian folk group Le Vent du Nord, Touareg rock group Kel Assouf, and Galician powerhouse Mercedes Peón. You can download your own artist CD signing timetable here.
And don’t forget that we’ll be selling copies of The Guardian and Observer throughout the festival (Fri-Sun incl.) from both Songlines stands (next to the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage and inside the Rise Records shop), so be sure to drop by for a morning chat with the team!
Below are some of the acts we are looking forward to the most, and an exclusive Apple Music playlist to give you a taste of what’s to come.