The 30th WOMAD festival in Wiltshire has been hailed a huge success. Sunday's rain failing to dampen spirits
From world artists to DJs, family drum workshops to fine cuisine, WOMAD kicks off for its 30th festival
The Womad festival will go ahead this year following an agreement on policing.
It's been confirmed that two people died at the WOMAD festival.
A man in his 50s was taken to hospital from the site at Charlton Park in Wiltshire over the weekend but later died.
On Saturday morning a woman in her 50s collapsed, stopped breathing and couldn't be revived.
Neither deaths are being treated as suspicious.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The licence that allows the Womad Festival to be staged has been challenged by Wiltshire police.
The music festival has been held on the Charlton Park Estate near Malmesbury since 2007.
But the council's been asked to review the licence following a disagreement with the organisers.