WOMAD is a UK-based festival that allows you to travel the world in four days, with a lineup of artists from around the world.
Take the opportunity to explore new genres of music and art at this family-friendly event. Try out the glamping option to make your WOMAD experience one of a kind.
The WOMAD lineup is specially curated and you never know if you would find a new favourite artist at the festival.
In the beginning… there were three men – Peter Gabriel, Thomas Brooman and Bob Hooton who put their innovative musical heads together and founded The WOMAD Festival. This was 1980. It took two years to actually realise their dream and bring WOMAD Festival to Shepton Mallet. And this was July 1982. The crowds came in their droves and encountered a feat of extraordinary musicians and artists, workshops for all. Don Cherry, Simple Minds, Imrat Khan, The Drummers of Burundi, Echo and The Bunnymen and Peter Gabriel (to name but a few). WOMAD was perhaps the first truly international music festival to emerge at this time. (©womad.org).