Womad Charlton Park

MOKOOMBA, photography by SOFAM Milena Strange HR
Click on any image to zoom in
Summary Info Festival Story Not AvailableFestival EventsOther SourcesPractical Info

Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England UK
Festival Contact Information

Email: info@WOMAD.org

Festival Description

WOMAD stands for World of Music, Arts and Dance, expressing the central aim of the WOMAD festival—to bring together and to celebrate many forms of music, arts and dance drawn from countries and cultures throughout the world. Since 1982, the festival has always been a wonderful and unique occasion to introduce an international audience to many talented artists. As an organisation, WOMAD now works in many different ways, but their aims are always the same—at festivals, performance events, through recorded releases and through educational projects, they seek to excite, to inform, and to create awareness of the worth and potential of a multicultural society. WOMAD has moved from its long-term home in Reading to a larger venue at Charlton Park in Wiltshire.

To raise awareness about renewable energy sources WOMAD festival as part of its greening initiative will arrange for festival-goers to recharge their mobile phones using wind power. The wind-powered turbine will be installed at the festival site.

Festival Dates July 24 - 27, 2014
Festival Links


Festival Events:

Lineup 2014:
  • Goran Bregović and his Wedding & Funeral Orchestra
  • Fat Freddy’s Drop
  • Anna Cinzia Villani & Macuran…
  • Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba
  • Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca
  • Alice Russell
  • Nitin Sawhney
  • Ecotricity
  • Kobo Town
  • Ibibio Sound Machine
  • Magic Drum Orchestra
  • Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat
  • Mari Boine
  • Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons
  • Mulatu Astatke
  • Nuru Kane
  • Nitin Sawhney ONEZERO
  • Oliver Mutukudzi & The Black…
  • Salim - Sulaiman
  • Salim - Sulaiman with Karsh Kale
  • The Gloaming
  • The Good Ones


Other Sources:

Want more? Click on a color — travel and explore.  

Podcast Interviews:
Social networks:


Practical Info:

WOMAD around the globe:


Do you have an update or more information about this festival? Email us at updates@kadmusarts.com
Start or join a conversation about this festival in the Forum.