Charlton Park, Malmesbury, United Kingdom, SN16 9DG
27th JULY – 30th JULY Hear the best music you’ve never heard before, join in with over 200 free workshops led by musicians and dancers from around the world, taste delicious and exotic food cooked by artists, listen to talks, relax in the arboretum, and discover so much more.
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WOMAD, which stands for World of Music, Arts, and Dance, is an internationally-renowned festival that celebrates global culture through music, arts, and dance. The festival was founded by Peter Gabriel in 1982 and has been held annually in the United Kingdom since then.
WOMAD UK takes place in Charlton Park, Wiltshire, and typically occurs over a weekend in July. It is known for its diverse and eclectic lineup, featuring musicians from a wide range of genres and global backgrounds. The festival showcases artists from all corners of the world, highlighting both established acts and emerging talents.
Aside from music performances, WOMAD also offers a varied program of workshops, discussions, and art installations. These activities aim to provide a holistic experience, allowing festival-goers to actively engage with different cultures and art forms. The festival’s emphasis on inclusivity and cultural exchange creates a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere.
WOMAD places great importance on sustainability, implementing eco-friendly practices throughout the event. This commitment to the environment includes measures such as recycling initiatives, renewable energy sources, and promoting public transportation to reduce carbon emissions.
The festival has become a staple in the UK’s summer festival calendar, attracting attendees from all walks of life who appreciate the multi-cultural atmosphere and the opportunity to discover new music and artistic expressions from around the world.
Here is a list of reggae artists who have played over the past 41 years at the Womad festival in the UK:
1. The Wailers
2. Burning Spear
3. Alpha Blondy
4. Jimmy Cliff
5. Toots & The Maytals
6. Steel Pulse
7. Lee “Scratch” Perry
8. Third World
9. The Skatalites
11. Ziggy Marley
12. Buju Banton
14. Israel Vibration
15. Inner Circle
16. Julian Marley
17. Johnny Clarke
18. Gentleman’s Dub Club
19. The Congos
21. Jah Shaka
Please note that this list may not be exhaustive and some artists’ participation might vary from year to year.
This year all road lead to Sunday with Horace Andy with the Dub Asante band featuring Matic Horns
Horace Andy, born on February 19, 1951, is a Jamaican singer and songwriter. He is widely regarded as one of the most distinctive voices in reggae music. Andy gained prominence in the 1970s with hits like “Skylarking” and “You Are My Angel.” His smooth vocal style and his ability to hit high notes made him stand out in the reggae scene.
Horace Andy’s career spans over several decades, and he has collaborated with various renowned artists, including Massive Attack. In the 1990s, he worked closely with the British trip-hop group, lending his vocals to songs like “One Love” and “Angel.” These collaborations introduced Horace Andy to a wider audience and brought his unique sound into the mainstream.
Throughout his career, Horace Andy has released numerous albums, showcasing his versatility as an artist. His music often combines elements of reggae, roots, and dub, with introspective and socially conscious lyrics.
Horace Andy continues to perform and record music, maintaining a dedicated fanbase around the world. His contributions to reggae music, particularly his unmistakable voice and soulful delivery, have made him an influential figure in the genre.
Also cant wait to catch Cinematic Orchestra – The Cinematic Orchestra is a British musical group that was formed in 1999. Their music blends genres such as jazz, electronic, and classical, creating a unique and cinematic sound. The founding members of the orchestra are Jason Swinscoe and Dominic Smith, and they have collaborated with various musicians and vocalists over the years. The Cinematic Orchestra is well-known for their atmospheric and emotive compositions, and some of their popular songs include “To Build a Home” and “Arrival of The Birds & Transformation.”
along with all of the acts that you can discover at this magical festival.