Mr Jukes will also take to the stage, whose debut album, God First, hurtles headfirst through genres previously uncharted by the Bombay Bicycle Club frontman, gliding smoothly between 70s jazz, modern soul and woozy trip hop. There's also London-based art-rockers Django Django, whose trademark style of stuttering synth rock has given rise to a number of unlikely earworms, such as Default and Marble Skies.
Under 13s can go to WOMAD for free, a policy which the organisers insist on to preserve the festival's family-friendly atmosphere. Prams carrying infants happily wade through the mud alongside the elderly in mobility scooters, all of which contributes to a refreshing and visibly unique spread of attendees. It’s a place where young and old fans blend imperceptibly amongst its attractions and, despite the English rain, you really get a feel for the escapism which most British festivals lack. Book soon for a slice of laid-back midsummer magic.
Tickets are now available here.
|What||WOMAD Festival 2018|
|Nearest tube||Paddington (underground)|
26 Jul 18 – 29 Jul 18, timings to be confirmed
|Price||£185 (standard adult three day ticket)|
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|