• 9Bach
    WalesThe missing link between Pentangle and Portishead"I don't do heartbreak and…
  • 9Bach Talk the Language, Quarries…
    Wales9Bach will perform an acoustic set and talk about songs from their album…
  • Aar Maanta
    SomaliaThe voice of young British-Somalians"I was alone, in a new place, a new…
  • Adrian Sherwood - My Life in Dub…
    United KingdomAdrian recounts his history in Dub, followed by a DJ set bulldozing boundaries…
  • Afrikan Boy
    NigeriaWest Africa-facing grime MCThere's no identity crisis in the music of Olushola…
  • Alice Russell
    United KingdomBlighty's greatest soul singerWe've all heard about taking coals to Newcastle…
  • Amira Kheir
    Italy, SudanSoulful Sudanese jazzIf everyone kept to within their own borders, culturally…
  • Amjad Ali Khan with Ayaan & Amaan…
    IndiaThe undisputed sarod champ"Since my childhood, I always wanted my instrument,…
  • AMJ Collective and the Malmesbury…
    Jamaica, United KingdomSince 2007 WOMAD has been cooking up an annual festival project with…
  • Anna Cinzia Villani & Macuran…
    ItalySinging protector of the riches of Salento"A major voice in European folk,…
  • Arreola + Carballo
    MexicoWhere poetry and prog collideHere's an interesting one. Take two musical…
  • Ashley Beedle
    United KingdomYou can't talk about UK dance culture without mentioning Ashley Beedle. He's…
  • Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba
    MaliBassekou Kouyate's extraordinary musical journey shows that he is…
  • Batch Gueye Band
    Senegal, United KingdomHoney-voiced singer leads exquisite bandBatch Gueye started out performing as a…
  • Beardyman - One Album Per Hour.
    United KingdomWorld-famous beatboxer/musician Beardyman will be premiering the newly…
  • Ben Watt
    United KingdomAfter twenty years as joint singer-songwriter and primary instrumentalist in…
  • Bernie Krause - The Great Animal…
    United StatesThe world's leading expert in natural sound, who has been recording soundscapes…
  • Bobby Womack
    United StatesR.I.P Bobby Womack 4.3.1944 - 27.6.2014We at WOMAD are very sad that Bobby…
  • Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita
    Senegal, WalesWinning formula of harp meeting koraThe trophy cabinet does not lie. fRoots'…
  • Chicha Libre
    France, United States, VenezuelaTropical psychedelia from New York CityWhile in recent years Brooklyn has been…
  • Chloe Charles
    CanadaSinger-songwriter with strong sense of adventureIf you're a female…
  • Chloé Bird
    SpainPrecocious young troubadourYou can scarcely believe that Chloé Bird is only…
  • Clinton Fearon
    JamaicaSoul-deep reggae titan"I write from my heart. The world is full of inspirations…
  • Clinton Fearon Solo
    JamaicaSoul-deep reggae titan"I write from my heart. The world is full of inspirations…
  • Coetus
    Spain14-strong percussion orchestraBy this stage of this World Cup summer of ours,…
  • Congo Natty
    United KingdomPioneering jungle revolutionaryCongo Natty is almost certainly the only artist…
  • Čači Vorba
    PolandPan-East European gypsy tunesmithsIt's a romantic tale. Fifteen-year-old female…
  • Çiğdem Aslan
    TurkeyPraise-strewn Rembetika revivalist "Istanbul is very cosmopolitan," Cigdem…
  • Dakha Brakha
    UkraineDizzy, dazzling "ethno-chaos"Before you even get to their music, there are two…
  • Dave Okumu & The Invisible
    United KingdomFascinating in-demand producer and The InvisibleDave Okumu's ears are - and…
  • David Holmes - Rare DJ set
    United Kingdom"When I DJ, I like to venture into a world of music that interests me as a…
  • Debademba
    Burkina Faso, MaliMali's bright hopes show a firm grasp of historyWere an African music…
  • Dr John Dibb - The Art of Listening
    United KingdomBowers & Wilkins Senior Development engineer guides you through the art and…
  • Elemotho
    NamibiaGuitar-toting troubadour from Africa's south-western corner"I realised I was…
  • Fat Freddy's Drop
    New ZealandThe 14-legged reggae-soul groove machine"We're a motley bunch of dudes, really.…
  • Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca
    Cuba, MaliBrilliant transatlantic musical unionThe Buena Vista Social Club took a…
  • Francois & The Atlas Mountains
    FranceCharming and tunesome Anglo-French accordFor years, many of us have believed…
  • Goran Bregović and His Wedding &…
    Bulgaria, SerbiaThe Balkans' great maverick bandleaderGoran Bregovic's watch must run slower…
  • Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys
    CanadaFast and furious fiddle funMost people would struggle to even get a single note…
  • Greg Wilson
    United KingdomThe DJ who taught Fatboy Slim how to scratchThey say you should never go back,…
  • Gruff Rhys
    WalesIn an age where rock'n'roll is increasingly the preserve of worthy men setting…
  • Hazmat Modine
    United StatesTrue New York eclecticismAny band that includes harmonica and sousaphone…
  • Iarla Ó Lionáird's Sound-World…
    Ireland (Irish Republic)Iarla is the most renowned living vocalist working in the Irish music…
  • Ibibio Sound Machine
    Nigeria, United KingdomAfrobeat goes electroWhen it comes to deciding what records should be on their…
  • Imed Alibi
    France, TunisiaPercussionist with the bulging contacts bookSometimes, the supporting cast move…
  • In The Dark presents 'Welcome to…
    United KingdomIn The Dark is the world's first audio cinema: a place where listeners are…
  • In The Dark presents 'Welcome to…
    United KingdomIn The Dark is the world's first audio cinema: a place where listeners are…
  • Jonathan Allen - Recording live at…
    United KingdomThe BAFTA award-winning Abbey Road engineer reveals the secrets behind…
  • Jus Now
    Trinidad & Tobago, United KingdomBass-heavy soca mash-upAs they themselves explain, Jus Now represents "the…
  • Justin Vali & Ny Malagasy Orkestra
    MadagascarThe world's premier valiha playerThere are some instruments forever associated…
  • Kathryn Williams
    United KingdomTen albums down for the evergreen singer-songwriterAlthough hers doesn't quite…
  • Kobo Town
    Canada, Trinidad & TobagoGate-keepers of calypso - much more besides…"Dub and calypso both come from a…
  • Leandro and Jose Batchata Dance…
    CubaBatchata is a very popular, beautiful and sensual dance from the Dominican…
  • Les Ambassadeurs
    MaliLes Ambassadeurs - Feat. Salif Keita & Cheick Tidiane SeckRecharged West…
  • Linnea Olsson
    SwedenDelightful cello-playing singer-songwriterOther than some spirited soloing…
  • Lucinda Belle
    United KingdomLanguid, harp-plucking jazz chanteuseLucinda Belle has a back-story that's not…
  • Madeeh
    MalaysiaHypnotic rainforest rhythmsWhile the world's rainforests continue to diminish,…
  • Magic Drum Orchestra
    United Kingdom20 drummers drumming…Rarely - if ever, in fact - has Dorset been mistaken for…
  • Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat
    IranSoothing-voiced sister actIn Iran, female singers are denied the right to…
  • Manu Dibango
    CameroonThe hard-blowing funk-soul brotherSome people refuse to be defined by age.…
  • Mari Boine
    NorwayBeguiling performer with the otherworldly voiceThere are those singers who are…
  • Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons
    United Kingdom, United StatesGuitar guru meets banjo balladeerYou can hear the aficionados purring from…
  • Martyn Ware - My life in twenty…
    United KingdomSynth legend and Heaven 17 founder exposes his love of all things electronic:…
  • Maz O'Connor
    United KingdomYoung folkie in for the long haulThere's always room for another female folkie,…
  • Melt Yourself Down
    United KingdomHorn-heavy free-jazz tribal funkThe word 'supergroup' has rarely been greeted…
  • Monsieur Doumani
    CyprusMelodic, meaningful and modern take on Cypriot folk rootsThese three men claim…
  • Mulatu Astatke
    EthiopiaThe architect of Ethio-jazz"I think of music as a science. There is no…
  • Muyayo Rif
    SpainRoof-raising Latino skaLike many port cities, the cultural complexion of…
  • Nitin Sawhney ONEZERO
    United KingdomPioneer turns back the clockYou could never accuse Nitin Sawhney of taking the…
  • Norman 'Rubba' Stephenson Dance…
    JamaicaRubba has specialised in African dance since 1977 and was the principal dancer…
  • Nuru Kane
    SenegalWest meets North. Total groove ensuesThis is surely the only act on this year's…
  • Oliver Mutukudzi & The Black…
    ZimbabweReturn of the Zimbabwean legendNot many musicians can claim that the amount of…
  • Perch Creek Family Jugband
    AustraliaThe Perch Creek Family Jugband are a dynamic band consisting of five energetic…
  • Public Service Broadcasting
    United KingdomOld words, new soundsIt's a project surely born out of a cheese-fuelled dream,…
  • Radiophonic Workshop - a talk from…
    United KingdomThe members of the Workshop will be exploring some of the techniques,…
  • Radiophonic Workshop - live…
    United KingdomIn a rare public performance the legendary Radiophonic Workshop - influential…
  • Richard Blair - Joyful set from…
    United KingdomRichard Blair is a musician and producer, the founder of the group Sidestepper,…
  • Richard Thompson
    United KingdomReturn of the folk-rock kingRichard Thompson is many things to many people.…
  • Salim - Sulaiman
    IndiaToday Salim and Sulaiman merchant are among India's most respected composers,…
  • Salim - Sulaiman with Karsh Kale
    IndiaThe now - and future - sound of IndiaThe word 'prolific' could well have been…
  • Samantha Crain
    United StatesSmoky-voiced Oklahoma troubadour"I think of my music as moving music,…
  • Sans
    Armenia, Finland, United KingdomBeguiling and unnerving soundscapesAside from being a long-serving…
  • Septeto Santiaguero
    CubaLively keepers of the Cuban flameAny fears that the traditional acoustic music…
  • Sinéad O'Connor - I'm Not Bossy…
    Ireland (Irish Republic)Sinéad O'Connor 'I'm Not Bossy I'm The Boss' will be closing the Open Air…
  • Siyaya
    ZimbabweEvergreen drums and dance, now with First World War focusSiyaya are no…
  • Snarky Puppy
    United StatesDeep grooves from the Brooklyn big bandThe University of North Texas Music…
  • Songhoy Blues
    MaliTimbuktu indie kids and stars of the Africa Express albumAs well as acquainting…
  • Sonia Sabri Company
    India, United KingdomSonia Sabri Company present a kaleidoscope of exhilarating dance and powerful…
  • Stylo G
    JamaicaJamaican native and South London resident Stylo G (aka Jason McDermott) has had…
  • Söndörgő
    HungaryOpen your ears to tamburitzaAsk your head to play you some Eastern European…
  • The Chair
    ScotlandBoisterous stomp music from OrkneyThere's high energy and then there's the high…
  • The Gloaming
    Ireland (Irish Republic), United StatesTransatlantic Irish folk supergroupThe music of The Gloaming is beautifully…
  • The Good Ones
    RwandaDelightful acoustic trio born out of horrorIn an industry that, even on its…
  • The Good Ones
    RwandaDelightful acoustic trio born out of horrorIn an industry that, even on its…
  • The Jolly Boys
    JamaicaMento's venerable eldersNot many groups can boast that they're named by a true…
  • The Magnolia Sisters
    United StatesUtterly divine Cajun trioThings don't move fast in southern Louisiana and the…
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
    United StatesBrass band heat meets rock and funkNew Orleans' venerable brass band tradition…
  • Tunng
    United KingdomFolk's tech-savvy experimentalistsThe best part of a decade ago, the…
  • Vinicio Capossela & The Post…
    ItalyThey say he's the Italian Tom Waits In the increasingly buttoned-down,…
  • Yaaba Funk
    United Kingdom21st-century Afrobeat and highlife. Some artists are somewhat slippery when it…
  • Yoga Tree
    United KingdomEach morning in the All Singing All Dancing tent Yoga Tree will be running a 90…
  • Youssou NDOUR et le Super Etoile…
    SenegalDo you really need an introduction?It was almost 30 years ago that a young…
  • 숨[su:m]
    Korea (Republic of)New ancient stringsPedants of punctuation might sigh deeply at their curious…