WOMAD’s UK home is in Charlton Park, near Malmesbury, where every year, during the last weekend of July, you’ll discover a world without borders, a global fiesta of music, food, dance and art, and a place where everyone is welcome. The first WOMAD festival took place in 1982.
The 2012 festival took place on the weekend of 27-29 July. It was the sixth year that WOMAD held its principal festival at Charlton Park and it was the 30th anniversary year of the festival worldwide.
Artists included… Alaev Family (Tajikstan/Israel); Ane Brun (Norway); Boubacar Traore (Mali); Buena Vista Social Club (Cuba); Dizraeli and the Small Gods (UK); Grupo Fantasma (USA); Lo’Jo (France/Algeria); Joe Driscoll & Seckou Kouyate (USA/Guinea); Narasirato (Solomon Islands); Peatbog Faeries (UK); Raghu Dixit (India); Sensational Space Shifters (UK/USA/Gambia); Spiro (UK); Terem Quartet (Russia); Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (Japan).