WOMAD 2008

25 Jul 2008 - 27 Jul 2008

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WOMAD stands for World of Music, Arts and Dance and was set up in 1982 by Genesis' lead singer Peter Gabriel. The event brings together many forms of the arts from different countries and cultures from over the globe. WOMAD has around 20 festivals worldwide and it allows audiences to gain an insight into other cultures through the enjoyment of music.

The festival returns to Charlton Park where the event was relocated in 2007. Revellers will experience around 70 acts from around the world on both indoor and outdoor stages. The event has a family-safe atmosphere with a range of music including jazz, funk, reggae, ambient and hip hop.

There is also a full programme of adult and children's workshops, a cabaret tent, as well as DJ sessions and live performance in the late night 'Club WOMAD' over the weekend.

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Voting is now open for the UK Festival Awards 2008, giving you the definitive say on another amazing festival year.

WOMAD acts fail to get visas

Three acts have been forced to cancel their appearances at this weekend's WOMAD festival after failing to get visas into the UK.

OXFAM seeking volunteers for festivals

OXFAM are recruiting for volunteers to work at UK festival up and down the country

New drum 'n' bass event for WOMAD

A brand new drum 'n' bass arena has been announced for the Saturday night at WOMAD, called Beat Bristol.

WOMAD tickets on sale, Boy George playing

Tickets for WOMAD have gone on sale with several acts confirmed for the world music festival.

First acts for WOMAD 2008

The first acts have been announced for world music festival WOMAD, which takes place at Charlton Park, near Malmesbury in Wiltshire, from 25-27 July.

WOMAD 2008

It takes a lot to keep kids happy these days but the people at WOMAD are definitely onto something.

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