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WO-MAD

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:22 pm
by Andrewq
Has anyone tried to buy tickets for Womad? ( Silly question)
This year the organisers have announced that only weekend tickets can be purchased ( see below).

DAY TICKETS
Day tickets will not be available this year. This is in order to preserve the atmosphere of the event and improve security and access to the site.

So what does that mean- I can’t leave if I want to go home for a shower?

I may be addicted to the event but family and friends are not or have no idea what it’s about. But every year I have managed to persuade them to come back for the day together with another 2 or 3 people and their kids and there are always one or two acts that grab them, and influence their horizons, hopefully for life.

Womad ain’t Glastonbury, where the crowd is younger, is headline band driven and everyone is happy to crash in a field. But maybe the Womad organisers are hoping that punters will pay the full price even if they only want to go for the day.

Actually last Sunday at the Barbican felt like a mini Womad ,with half hour sets at the main event,and especially as I dropped into nearby Spitalfields market for lunch, so thanks for your afternoon set Charle and if you need someone for the Freestage I put forward my Tribute band Afrinocando.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:37 pm
by Chris P
I'm assuming they will issue day tickets again next year, anyone know ?
Disappointed to be missing Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, and have had to book to see Baaba Maal at the Anvil Basingstoke in 2 days time (roll on). Anyone see him or hear his talk at Hay on Wye on Friday ?

A £ 120 weekend ticket for Womad is simply not what I want or need...

btw Andrew - you'll be able to come & go as you please I'm sure once they've stapled and fused a gaudy cattle tag to you.....

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:23 pm
by Des
As there was so much thieving last year (albeit at another location) I'm glad only weekend tickets are available - it will not be a deterrent to all thieves but it is worth a try and must make things less complicated from an organisational point of view - I'm sure it will engender a better atmosphere if everyone is there for the whole weekend.

The decision has been welcomed by most of the famous Forum Nerds on the Womad website.

There's only one way to really experience the magic of Womad and that's to be there Thuirsday till Monday morning - can't wait!