Womad – Charlton Park, Near Malmesbury
The world’s festival WOMAD UK is back for its thirty-fifth year as a vibrant, joyful and timely reminder that in a world where division and isolation are increasingly prominent, music can still bring people together from all around the globe, just as it did for 52,000 people at WOMAD Chile in March.
As well as musicians from every imaginable background WOMAD will play host to its usual dizzying mix of art, dance, food, wellbeing, discussion and family activities, all taking place in the spirit of fun, diversity and originality that has made it an institution among summer festivals.
There are brand new ways for festival-goers to chill out in style at the WOMAD Spa and a nature-tastic theme of Earth, Fire, Water and Air at this year’s World of Children, encouraging kids to get creative with everything from dance workshops to costume design to kids yoga. The buzzing hub of creativity that is World of Words is back and bigger than ever, brimming with poetry, talks, authors, debate and lots more to spark your imagination and The World of Art and Taste the World stage are also returning for 2017, giving festival-goers even more reason to head to the lush fields of Wiltshire this July.
WOMAD Charlton Park 2017 takes place at Charlton Park, near Malmesbury in Wiltshire, between Thursday 27 and Sunday 30 July.