WOMAD Festival

Around 35,000 people are expected to attend the WOMAD festival at Charlton Park in Malmesbury this weekend.

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Day 2 of WOMAD festival

It's the second day of the WOMAD festival in Wiltshire today. Credit: ITV West

It's the second day of the WOMAD festival in Wiltshire today [Saturday].

The three-day, world music event is celebrating its 30th anniversary. I

t features headline performances from Robert Plant and Jimmy Cliff. Licensing arrangements had been queried by police but the event is expected to attract more than 45,000 people.

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Thousands soak up the atmosphere at Womad 2012

The Womad festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The three-day world music spectacle in Wiltshire features headline performances from Robert Plant and Jimmy Cliff.

A last minute agreement on policing was reached earlier this week for the event, which is expected to attract more than 45 thousand people. Carrie Garrad reports.

WOMAD Festival is underway

People are arriving for the 30th Womad festival in Malmesbury in Wiltshire.

Around 35000 people are expected over the 3 day event at Charlton Park.

It's the 30th anniversary of WOMAD in the UK. Credit: ITV West

WOMAD - World of Music, Arts and Dance - brings together artists from all over the globe.

The central aim of the WOMAD festival is to celebrate the world's many forms of music, arts and dance.

The sun is shining and there's not a pair of Wellies in sight! Credit: ITV West

Since the first festival in the UK in 1982, WOMAD has held more than 160 festivals, creating events in 27 countries and islands all over the world.

The festival at Charlton Park is a 3 day event from Friday to Monday. Credit: ITV West
There's even a spa! Offering all sorts of treatments. Swimming costumes are essential this year after some took relaxing too far in 2011. Credit: ITV West
Still room for a few more tents! Credit: ITV West

World music fans gather at Bristol Zoo

World music fans gathered at Bristol Zoo last night.

For the second year running WOMAD organisers held a mini concert, ahead of the main festivaL in Wiltshire in July. People of all ages enjoyed music from across the globe.

All the profits from the event are being donated to the zoo's Gorilla Conservation projects. Organisers said the evening was a huge success.

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