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WOMAD Charlton Park 2016: Artist signings with Songlines

Posted on July 25th, 2016 in News, Recent posts by .

Photography by Suzie Blake

George Clinton Parliament-Funkadelic, Buika, Baaba Maal, Anoushka Shankar and many more perform at WOMAD Charlton Park this weekend

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 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.

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Songlines at WOMAD Charlton Park 2015

Posted on October 27th, 2015 in Features, Live, Recent posts by .


Photo by Suzie Blake

We spoke with some of the great performers at WOMAD Charlton Park. 

In partnership with Recording Earth, we caught up with a few of the many artists on show.

Cheikh Lô

Following his performances across the weekend, Senegalese singer Cheikh Lô dropped by the Songlines stand to meet and greet his fans and the team.

Kapela Maliszów

The family trio Kapela Maliszów are currently taking Poland by storm. Despite the rain, the Malisz clan wowed the WOMAD crowd and dropped by to have a chat after their set.

Alhousseini Anivolla & Maarja Nuut

Estonian folk musician Maarja Nuut and guitarist Alhousseini Anivolla (of Etran Finatawa) joined together for an absorbing collaboration on the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett stage.

Ngawang Lodup

Ngawang Lodup, a former Buddhist monk, has been on a fascinating journey since leaving his homeland of Tibet. Lodup was the first world music act to be included in the BBC Introducing scheme, and we couldn’t wait to catch up with him at WOMAD where he treated us to an exclusive live performance.

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Songlines’ recommended festival list for 2013 announced…

Posted on March 7th, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

Our definitive guide to music festivals around the world

The June issue of Songlines (#92) – on sale April 26 – includes this year’s definitive festival guide featuring Songlines Top 10 UK Summer Festivals and Songlines 25 of the Best International Festivals. 

Hearing great music in the comfort of your home is one thing, but nothing beats pulling on your mud-caked wellies, slapping on a generous helping of factor 50 and heading out into a field to really experience the music. Therefore we have handpicked the top festivals you should visit to experience the best the world and folk music scenes have to offer.

Here are the Songlines recommendations:

Africa Oyé
Cambridge Folk Festival
Hay Festival
HebCelt Festival
Glastonbury Festival
Larmer Tree Festival
Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Shrewsbury Folk Festival
Towersey Festival
WOMAD Charlton Park

Africa Festival, Germany
Afrikafestival Hertme, The Netherlands
Afro-Pfingsten Festival, Switzerland
Druga Godba, Slovenia
Essaouira Gnawa & World Music Festival, Morocco
Ethno Port, Poland
Fes Festival of Sacred Music, Morocco
FMM Sines, Portugal
Førde Traditional and World Music Folk Festival, Norway
Guca Trumpet Festival, Serbia
Jeonju INT’L Sori Festival, South Korea
Jodhpur RIFF (Rajasthan International Folk Festival), India
Kriol Jazz Festival, Cape Verde
La Grande Rencontre, Canada
Music Meeting, The Netherlands
Musiques Metisses, France
Oslo World Music Festival, Norway
Rainforest World Music Festival, Borneo
Sauti za Busara, Zanzibar
Savannah Music Festival, USA
Sommelo Festival, Finland
Sziget, Hungary
Ulsan World Music Festival, South Korea
Warsaw Cross Culture Festival, Poland
WOMADelaide, Australia

For full profiles of each festival, pick up a copy of the June 2013 (#92), on sale April 26.

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Songlines Reader Survey

Posted on August 8th, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

If you haven’t already heard, we’ve recently released a Songlines Reader Survey and would like to ask you to take a moment to help us get to know you a little better and make Songlines more of the magazine you’d like it to be. By answering our reader survey you can help us to ensure that we give you more of what you want, and less of what you don’t.

As a thank you, we will enter you into a draw for the chance to win one of three pairs of tickets to WOMAD Charlton Park 2013 and one of ten runners-up prizes of a one-year subscription or renewal to Songlines Digital.

To participate in the survey, please visit:
Survey deadline: August 31 2012

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