Womad Festival, the finest showcase of world music in the UK, is approaching this weekend and its organizers are now offering two day tickets for the special offer price of £100. And for families there's an even better offer: £175 for two adults with children.
The festival – co-founded by Peter Gabriel – is held at Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire and has now been going for 26 years. Over 70 artists from more than 35 countries will be playing across eight stages this year. You'll find everything from Cuban rumba, drum 'n' bass, sub-Saharan blues, American soul to British pop and Cambodian rock
"I challenge anyone not to find something on the bill that inspires and moves them," says Gabriel. "Musically, this is one of the best festivals we've ever had, and I don't always say that."
So who's playing? Take a deep breath, the line-up includes: Rachid Taha, Chic, Speed Caravan, Toumani Diabaté, Sharon Shannon Big Band, Martha Wainwright, Eddy Grant, The Frontline Orchestra, Little Feat, Bassekou Kouyate, Ernest Ranglin, Show Of Hands, Monobloco, Squeeze, Shantel Bucovina Club Orkestar, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Mor Karbasi, Mavis Staples, Dengue Fever, Adrian Sherwood, Roni Size Reprazent, Orchestra Baobab, Sa Dingding, Seun, Kuti Egypt 80, plus many, many more.
It's not just music either – there will be dance workshops, cookery sessions and activities for children too. There's even a quiet campsite for families to get some peace after a long day's enjoyment.
For more info and to buy tickets visit: the Womad site