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Tantalising smells and tastes jostle for space in the souk-like global market at WOMAD. At the many stalls there’s so much to discover and play with, for all ages.

Then there’s the food, a far cry from the average 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.


Trading at WOMAD 

The deadline for trader applications for WOMAD 2017 has now passed. Please keep checking this page for updates on the 2018 Festival.


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 July.

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.

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.

Payment in FULL must be made by 17th April. 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.