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A month to go! Featured

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With only just over a month to go, things are shaping up nicely for #WOMAD2016. Today we bring you news of words, wine, wending your way here and wee-wees!


The wonder of words

This year's World of Words is bigger and better than ever. We're just going to throw some words at you to give you a flavour; love letters, song writing, political activism, art library, masterclasses, Taiwan, poetry, books (human and otherwise). Check the full programme on our website.

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Taste the wine

Find out more about the story of a 37 year old man from Dorset setting sail for Australia in 1847 and how that relates to this year's Taste the World stage. Spoiler alert - there's wine involved!

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All roads lead to WOMAD

If you're coming by train to WOMAD, we are running shuttle buses from both Chippenham and Kemble train stations, plus a regular shuttle bus runs between Malmesbury town centre and the festival site. Timetables are all available on our website. Or you could consider lift sharing with Go Car Share. 

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Posh wees

If you want a little bit more luxury for your festival toilet experience, then look no further than our La Di Da Loos. You can also use them to pamper yourself, we've all sorts of lotions and potions, mirrors and even hairdryers!

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These are just a few of the artists announced so far:
George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic (USA) • Les Amazones d'Afrique (MALI)  • Charles Bradley (USA) •  Roots Manuva (UK) • Baaba Maal (SENEGAL) •  Ibrahim Maalouf (LEBANON/FRANCE) • John Grant (USA) • St Germain (FRANCE) • Anoushka Shankar (INDIA) • Buika (SPAIN) • Asian Dub Foundation (UK)  • Konono No 1 (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO) • Songhai by Toumani Diabate, Juan & Josemi Carmona & Javier Colina (MALI / SPAIN) • King Creosote • (UK) Ana Tijoux  (CHILE)  •  Soom T (UK) • Hindi Zahra  (MOROCCO) • Hanoi Masters  (VIETNAM)  •  Lura  (PORTUGAL) •  Sons of Kemet (UK) • Grit Orchestra (UK) •  Heartbeat (PALESTINE/ISRAEL)・Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band (GHANA)・Sidestepper (COLOMBIA)・Baloji & L'Orchestre de la Katuba (BELGIUM)・Desert Slide (INDIA)・Hot 8 Brass Band (USA)・Aziza Brahim (WESTERN SAHARA/SPAIN)・This Is The Kit (UK)・ Muzykanci (POLAND) • Afriquoi (UK)・Blick Bassy (CAMEROON)・Dom La Nena (BRAZIL) • Inna Modja (MALI)

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