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WOMAD to stay in Wiltshire until at least 2030

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WOMAD organisers say the festival will stay at Charlton Park in Wiltshire until at least 2030.

More than 30,000 people attended this year's music, art and food event over the weekend.

“This was one of our best programmes ever featuring a quite extraordinary melee of cultures, voices and musical styles, an incredible crowd who came in record numbers, and a very bright future for the festival, with our residence at Charlton Park extended until at least 2030.”

– Chris Smith, festival director
  • Chris Smith, WOMAD festival director

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A wet weekend at WOMAD in Wiltshire?

Music got underway under looming clouds at Charlton Park last night Credit: ITV News

More than 30,000 people are expected at Charlton Park near Malmesbury for this year's WOMAD. The festival, which has been running since 1982, celebrates music, arts and dance from around the world.

The weather hasn't been great so far but Bob Crampton will bring you the forecast from the site in Wiltshire, so we hope it won't be too wet.

You can watch - and hopefully hear some great music - on ITV West at 6pm.

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WOMAD mourns the recent death of headline act Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack Credit: WOMAD

Organisers of WOMAD, one of the region's largest festivals, are mourning the death of one of the headline acts, The legendary singer songwriter Bobby Womack died last month at the age of 70.

With three weeks to go before the event at Charlton Park in Wiltshire the team are deciding to replace him or do a tribute in his slot. Thousands of people are expected at the four day event which starts on the 24th of July.

PICTURES: Festival goers shelter from rain at Womad

Festival goers at the Womad festival in Wiltshire were forced to seek shelter from Saturday's downpour.

Festival goers try and keep try during the Womad Festival. Credit: Tim Goode/PA Wire
A woman keeps smiling despite the rain. Credit: Tim Goode/PA Wire
A small cover does little to offer shelter from the downpour. Credit: Tim Goode/PA Wire
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