• “In the warm blur of the summer festival season, this hardy celebration of music marginalised by the western pop machine still manages to stand out” The Times 4*
  • “An impressively broad lineup.” The Guardian 4*
  • “Annual unearthing of global gems that sets WOMAD apart.” Daily Telegraph 4*
  • “Unforgettable moments and superb musical discoveries.” The Evening Standard 4*

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MORE ARTISTS JOINING WOMAD’S 35TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Thirty-five years on from the first WOMAD that introduced the world’s music to keen-eared and curious music fans, the festival remains the best on the planet.  Today WOMAD announces even more artists for its annual celebration of musical delights from every corner of the globe. The most enduring band from reggae’s heyday TOOTS AND THE … Continue reading MORE ARTISTS JOINING WOMAD’S 35TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

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Molly’s Bar artists announced for 2017!

We’re excited to announce artists for Molly’s Bar at WOMAD 2017! With a whole host of artists bringing you Electric Swing, to contemporary classical and Dubstep, to Ska, look no further than Molly’s for a diverse range of sounds you’ll be dancing around to in no time! Click on the Molly’s Bar page here for full details … Continue reading Molly’s Bar artists announced for 2017!

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Inspire, Discover, Explore at the Physics Pavilion WOMAD 2017

In association with CERN, University of Lancaster, the Institute of Physics and Science & Technology Facilities Council Bigger and better than ever for 2017 with brand new interactive hub The Lab, allowing festival-goers to get hands-on with cool experiments A plethora of workshops, talks and lively discussions about everything from the science of rock guitar … Continue reading Inspire, Discover, Explore at the Physics Pavilion WOMAD 2017

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