What is WOMAD Festival?

WOMAD - which stands for World of Music, Arts and Dance - is an international arts festival.

The central aim of this festival is to celebrate the world's many forms of music, arts and dance.

It is an annual festival which takes place in Charlton Park in Malmesbury.

This year the four-day festival will take place between Thursday, July 27 and Sunday, July 30.

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Who will be performing at WOMAD this week?

A vast range of performers from around the world will be gracing the stage at WOMAD festival this week.

Indie band Bombay Bicycle Club will be headlining on Friday.

The Cinematic Orchestra, known for their distinctive fusion of nu-jazz, downtempo and film music will also be performing.

Grammy award-winning group Soul II Soul will also be returning to the Charlton Park based festival.

Making their WOMAD debut is Rapper, MC and singer Emicida from Sao Paulo who have won numerous accolades. 

London rapper ENNY will also be present.

See full line-up here www.womad.co.uk/lineup-by-day

Are there any tickets left?

There are still tickets available on the WOMAD Festival website.

Adult ticket prices are £210 for three days and £260 for the full days. 

Ticket prices for teenagers for three days are £100 and children under 13 can go free but still need a ticket. 

How do I get there?

Organisers have encouraged visitors consider using a range of transport to get to the festival site including cycling, public transport or car sharing.

The festival is situated in Charlton Park, Malmesbury and once you are near the site you can follow the AA signs to the red or purple gate.

Drivers using SatNavs have been advised to use the postcode SN16 9LL.

Anyone interested in car sharing can register their interest on a carpooling websites such as Liftshare.com or BlaBlacar.co.uk.

Festival goers who are planning on cycling to the festival are encouraged to bring their own bike locks and can leave their bicycles securely in the lockup at the Customer Care Centre in Charlton Park - which will cost £1 per item.

Shuttle buses will be going from Chippenham train station to the festival - excluding Saturday, July 29 where a rail strike is planned.

The drop-off point for the buses is close to red gate - more information about times and prices can be found on www.womad.co.uk/shuttle-bus.

WOMAD organisers have recommended Cross Street Cars on 01793 23 23 23 if anyone wants to get a taxi to or from the festival.