2013 Reviews

See what the press thought of WOMAD UK 2013.

Digital Spy, 30 July 2013


"WOMAD is without a doubt one of the most fascinating and important festivals the UK has to offer, and shouldn't be missed by anyone who is ready to learn and looking for something a little different to the usual commercial pop-rock of other festivals. Here's hoping 2014 will live up to the 5-star experience of this weekend."
- Digital Spy, Kez Hay, 30 July 2013

The Guardian, 29 July 2013


"…This wasn't quite the perfect Womad, thanks to the weather – rain fell on the site throughout Saturday evening, while Sunday saw intermittent sun and showers – but the music was impressive, with a strong blend of established artists and experimental newcomers, and sounds from right across the planet."
- The Guardian, Robin Denselow, 29 July 2013

The Times, four star review, 30 July 2013


"…If WOMAD were a country it would be pretty close to an earthly paradise... an overwhelmingly pleasant and Utopian experience, throwing in to sharp relief the shortfalls of other major outdoor events. Accessible, clean, child-friendly and inclusive, this pan-generational carnival even had people on the main stage spelling out the lyrics in sign language for the hearing-impaired"
- The Times, Stephen Dalton, 30 July 2013

The Daily Telegraph, 29 July 2013


"…It remains an imaginative, exciting focus for music mostly unheard in the UK and in 2013 it proved that a little rain – well rather a lots really – cannot dampen its revelry."
- The Daily Telegraph, Thomas H. Green, 29 July 2013

The Financial Times, David Honigman, 29 July 2013