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Perfect first festival for families

I picked WOMAD 2016 as the first festival to bring my children to, and I am so glad I did! From... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016

a delight of incredible world music you have never heard of but fall in love with. Great food... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Frome, United Kingdom
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16 Oct 2018
“2018 At the flea market! Dont forget your wallet.”
22 Aug 2018
The WOMAD festival (World of Music Arts and Dance) is a World music festival that takes place every year on the last week of July. This festival is very family friendly and as such all children under the age of 13 can attend for free. There is also...more
| Charlton Park, Malmesbury SN16 9DG, England
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

Womad is sort of like being charged a whopping fee to go to a Womens Institute flea market, with the occasional bit of music through a pretty crappy sound system thrown in. One of the tents was like listening to a radio with an upturned...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

a delight of incredible world music you have never heard of but fall in love with. Great food, friendly relaxed atmosphere

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Womad curates top quality live music, djs, food and treatment stalls that appeal to a diverse and good-natured audience. I ended up in the Lizard tent every night dancing to great music with a great crowd.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank ArunJolly
Reviewed 30 July 2018

WOMAD is just simply awful, terrible music, it’s more like a Karaoke Festival for unknown people, the singing standard is dire, highlighted by Ken Boothe who was so out of tune it was simply embarrassing. The Food is too expensive, probably because the organisation who...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank johnwilliams650
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic event brilliant music super food and most of all great people (circa 30,000) who share the same love of music and each and everyone will chat and talk to you like you were long lost friends. 2017 was wet and muddy but WOMAD still...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank SLAHNorthWestUK
Reviewed 23 April 2017

My wife and I go to WOMAD every year and it is a highlight of the year for us. We are always amazed by the extraordinary amount of excellent and very diverse music from so many cultures. The food is also very good, often delicious,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank db832017
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We ve been going for a number of years to hear great, varied music. Though not enamoured with the fast food and expensive camper van field, previously the musical experience has put these reservations in the shade. Not this year though. The music wasn't so...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent festival, eclectic, esoteric, tons to do. Very relaxing and great for families. Music can be hit and miss. Some well weird, other stuff mainstream but you will certainly discover something you haven’t heard before (and may never want to again!!)

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Margaret F
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Have been going for many years and it always delivers....great music, fabulous food from all over the world, recommend Madras Cafe, fabulous shopping opportunites! Great relaxed atmosphere, now particularly in the arboritum with tents and yurts among magnificent trees offering healing of every kind....not to...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank globalheritagr
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I picked WOMAD 2016 as the first festival to bring my children to, and I am so glad I did! From the minute we arrived the volunteer staff we met were all fabulous, every person we came into contact with over the weekend was fun,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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17 November 2016|
Response from Margaret F | Reviewed this property |
If you are camping there you can of course cook. However, there are no electricity points, even for camper vans, so a fridge might be an issue. There's so much choice in food I am sure you will find something to suit.