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.