WOMAD festival days away from kicking off 40th year celebrations

Photo: Suzie Blake
Photo: Suzie Blake

WOMAD will mark its 40th year with another glorious melting pot of music from across the world.

The festival near Malmesbury is returning at the end of July to mark the anniversary of four decades which have seen it showcase around 10,000 artists from more than 100 nations across six continents.

Lianne La Havas, Kae Tempest, The Flaming Lips, Nitin Sawhney and the Sugar Hill Gang are among some of the global musical acts that will be performing at the event this year.

Swindon Advertiser: A reveller enjoying WOMAD festival
Swindon Advertiser: A reveller enjoying WOMAD festival

A reveller enjoying WOMAD festival

Festival director Chris Smith said: “We are so excited to now be on-site setting up for the biggest celebration of music and culture from across the world to date.

"WOMAD 2022 will as always demonstrate that our communal love of music, arts and discovery of new cultures is more powerful than what divides us”.

In addition to the live performances, acts at WOMAD will get to show off their cooking skills in front of a live crowd. There is also a spoken word area, a world for children, a spa and a workshop programme.

WOMAD will take place at Charlton Park, Malmesbury from July 28-31. Tickets can be purchased at