WOMAD Trading 2017

Tantalising smells and tastes jostle for space in the souk-like global market at WOMAD. At the various stalls there’s so much to discover and play with, for adults and children alike. And then there’s the food, a far cry from a burger van, you can travel across the globe with your taste buds and explore everything from South American fare to delicious morsels from across India, Africa and Asia, right the way through to the more English tea and cake.

The deadline for applicants has now passed. Please keep checking this page for details of Trading at WOMAD in 2018.


The dates for WOMAD 2017 are 27th – 30th July 2017


Trading Hours

Trading in the Campsite and Arboretum starts at 8am on Thursday 27th July and finishes at 12Noon on Monday 31st July

Trading in the arena starts at Approx. 3pm on Thursday 27th July and closes at 2am Sunday 30th July

Arrival and Departure Times

All traders need to arrive by 6pm Wednesday 26th July

All traders need to leave the site by 6pm Monday 31st July

Traders cannot leave the Arena until 5am Monday 31st July

Traders cannot leave the campsite or Arboretum until 2.30pm on Monday 31st July

Power and Water

All Power and Water must be purchased through the festival.  No generators will be allowed on site.  Power will be up and running between Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th 12 Noon

Plug in temporary power will be available for any caterers bringing in fridges on Monday 24th

1 x water connection will be included in the catering pitch fee, all other water connections to be purchased separately.

Sale of Alcohol

All sale of alcohol is prohibited, and unfortunately we are unable to take applications for running bars or selling alcohol of any sort.


Any Marketing/Sponsorship enquiries please email for more information.

Competition and Twitter

We will be running for the 3rd year a competition for traders.

‘People’s Choice’ includes both Caterers and General Merchandise this is run through Twitter, the WOMAD account is @WOMADfestival please use it and make sure your customers know your Twitter handle.

There is also a Best Main Dish and Best Snack category (chosen by our judges) The prize is £500.00 for each category

Do’s and Don’ts

There is a list of Do’s and Don’ts in the Rules and Regulations that you must sign to send in your application.  Please make sure you read it.

Insurance Documents

ALL Traders without exception must have public and employees liability insurance in order to trade at the WOMAD festival.  These must be uploaded onto the Eventhalo system, with your application and will not be accepted as an attachment to an e email.

Food Safety

There are other documents needed by caterers:  Gas Safe Certificate PAT Test, Risk Assessment, Food Safety Documents, we recommend that you use the NCASS web site, to upload these documents, otherwise please upload on to the Event Halo site.

Please tick box to let us know where you will be uploading the documents


Payment in FULL must be made by 17th April. There will be no exceptions.  If you decide to accept your offer, which will arrive by 10th March, your acceptance must reach us by 24th March.  Failure to accept will result in your pitch being allocated to another trader, if you are unable to make the payment by 17th April please do not apply or accept your offer.

If you need any further help please call us on 01373 461123 or Email

Click here for your application form.

Good Luck and Best Wishes