Jul 2020

Charlton Park

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The basics

WOMAD presents the best of world music alongside a whole range of fun activities for kids and adults.

The festival

World of Music, Art and Dance (or WOMAD) festivals have been running since in 1982 and were the brainchild of Peter Gabriel no less, who aimed to bring people together to learn about different cultures through the mediums of music, art and dance. To this day WOMAD is still the biggest world music festival out there - it’s hosted festivals in 27 countries. But the original (and we say, the best) is held in Charlton Park, Wiltshire this year.

There’s so much to do at WOMAD, from singing, dancing, crafting or music workshops for adults and kids (it’s a very family friendly few days) to global markets, cooking stages, holistic areas, poetry corners - this really is a chilled out festival where you can explore the whole world in a few days in a field. And as per expected nowadays you don’t have to rough it with a variety of glamping options.

Our tip

Add a WOMAD Spa ticket to your booking to access open air Jacuzzis, luxury showers, chilled out glades and a backstage bar.



Getting there

How do I get there?

Travelling by car: Charlton Park is situated just off the A429 between Cirencester and Chippenham, close to Malmesbury. The site is 7 miles from Junction 17 off the M4, approximately 100 miles from London, 80 miles from Birmingham, and less than 30 miles away from Bath, Bristol and Swindon. Please follow the yellow AA signs for WOMAD. For more detailed directions visit here

Carshare: GoCarShare

Cycling: Anyone cycling to the festival can leave their bicycle securely in the Campers Lock-Up in the campsite. There is a charge of £1 per item for this service. Please bring your own bike locks.

Taxi: There is a specific pick and drop off point that taxis will collect you from close to the onsite WOMAD Box Office. 




Adult Weekend Ticket: £160

SN16 Resident Weekend: £115

Teenage Weekend: £80

Thursday Ticket: £30 Allows Thursday 24 July 2014 access to the festival and campsite for weekend ticket holders only. Children go free!

When can I get them?

Tickets on sale now

Where can I get them?

Visit the WOMAD

 Box Office for tickets and information.

More info

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