2014 Reviews

See what the press thought of WOMAD UK 2014.

The Guardian, 28 July 2014

*****

"From Sinéad O'Connor and Salif Keita, the Gloaming and 9Bach, to emotional reunions, supergroups and furry stovepipe hats: this was a vintage WOMAD"
- The Guardian, Robin Denselow, 28 July 2014

The Independent, 28 July 2014

****

"Musical magic lingered long with the weather"
- The Independent, Tim Cumming, 28 July 2014

The Telegraph, 28 July 2014

****

"Sinéad O'Connor stepped up with power and candour to fill the late Bobby Womack's slot at WOMAD."
- The Telegraph, Bernadette McNulty, 28 July 2014

The Times, 28 July 2014

****

"Roasting under tropical sunshine, Womad’s annual outdoor jamboree offered the rare spectacle of visiting artists from India, Africa and the Caribbean desperately searching for shade in the leafy English countryside."
- The Times, Stephen Dalton, 28 July 2014

Culture Fly, 29 July 2014

*****

"There is no festival quite like WOMAD. It attracts a varied audience, is dedicated to bringing the best in world music and it’s a relatively large festival that never feels overcrowded. There’s also something for every kind of festivalgoer. Dance classes, all manner of meditation workshops, talks, awesome food and of course great music. WOMAD’’s big appeal for me is just how relaxing it is; the atmosphere is always chilled out and the site is well organised without feeling restrictive."
- Culture Fly, Clare Lowe, 29 July 2014