The very name of the festival reflects the organisations aims "to be embracing but non-definitive, inspiring and outward looking; and more than anything, enthusiastic about a world that has no boundaries in its ability to communicate through music and movement."
WOMAD around the world
- WOMAD Charlton Park (United Kingdom)
- WOMADelaide (Adelaide, South Australia)
- WOMAD New Zealand (Taranaki, New Zealand)
- WOMAD Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
- WOMAD Cáceres (Extremaduara, Spain)
- WOMAD Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain)
The first ever WOMAD event was held in 1982 at the Bath & West Showground in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
Over the intervening 30 years, the Peter Gabriel-fronted organisation has hosted festivals across the globe, from Sicily to Seattle, Adelaide to Abu Dhabi.