I spent last weekend at the WOMAD festival in Charlton Park, and what an amazing weekend it was. I’ve been going to WOMAD for several years now, but this year’s festival was one of the best so far.

The music was great, I saw some amazing performances from some great artists, and of course, as with all festivals there was a load of stuff I missed too.

If I had to say what was the most enjoyable experiences of the whole festival though, here’s what I would choose:

  • Nouvelle Vague – I didn’t know them before this year’s WOMAD and I’m off to buy some very soon.
  • Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – They were very funny and very talented, but I think that this is something to enjoy live rather than recorded.
  • Syrianan – I really enjoyed their performance and so I bought their EP CD and was disappointed. I might get their album when it arrives later in the year, but live they were great.
  • Lastly, Rango. Who were the last act I saw and were fantastic!

I thoroughly enjoyed WOMAD this year. The weather was good, I got to meet up and spend time with lots of friends and the music was awesome.

If that wasn’t enough though I actually got to play on the Roots Architecture Stage too! But that’s more in Palm Sounds territory, so I’ll write about that later.

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